Nov. 15, 2021

76: Is A Raw Vegan Diet Actually Healthy? with Chef Lena Ropp

Maybe when you were young you heard that it was important to eat your fruits and vegetables. But what if… fruits & vegetables were the ONLY foods that you ate?  If you’re listening to this in November of 2021, you may have noticed more and...


Maybe when you were young you heard that it was important to eat your fruits and vegetables. But what if… fruits & vegetables were the ONLY foods that you ate? 

If you’re listening to this in November of 2021, you may have noticed more and more brands hopping on “plant-based” and “vegan” trends. What’s that all about? Is it just another trend? Or could this truly be something life (and planet) changing? 

Plant-Based Chef Lena Ropp shares with us the power within a lifestyle that is not only fully vegan, but also raw. Lena’s been following a raw vegan diet for the past 7.5 years, along with her husband, children, and even their dog! 

It turns out there’s quite a bit of misinformation on nutritional advice out there. While this is by no means a conclusive guide to nutrition, it certainly sheds a lot of light on the food industry and the power of plants. 

 

Topics we touch on: 

  • Raw vegan versus whole food plant-based
  • Lena’s journey to raw vegan after growing up in Kazakhstan
  • How we’ve been misinformed as a society 
  • Dogs can be vegan too!
  • Getting enough micro & macronutrients from a raw vegan diet 
  • The “No-limits” diet
  • Raw Veganism in Athletics
  • Being more connected to the land and your food - relaxation and sustainability
  • How retreats can help change peoples lives

 

Learn more about Lena: 

https://www.instagram.com/pureveganfood/

https://www.mypureveganfood.com/

 

We still have a few spots left for our Surf & Yoga Wellness Retreat this December! Check out the details here: https://www.swellsolretreats.com/

 

Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nataliejkraus/