November 15

Alcohol on the Raw Vegan Diet

Filed under Raw Food & Health by Frederic Patenaude

People ask me if they can enjoy alcohol on a raw vegan diet. Why would I be the one to decide it for them?

The truth is: wine is basically raw and it’s definitely vegan, so why would it matter?

The problem, unfortunately, is not the grape juice used to make wine. It’s the alcohol that results from the process. Alcohol is an intoxicant and in spite of the slight health benefits derived from moderate, daily consumption, the harms outweigh the small benefits by a large margin.

That being said, to drink alcohol occasionally on a raw vegan diet or to become completely sober is an individual choice.

Personally, I avoid all alcohol.

But there’s no doubt that the healthiest choice between drinking a little alcohol on a raw vegan diet (or any diet) and not drinking at all is the latter.

4 Responses to “Alcohol on the Raw Vegan Diet”

  1. Bob Morgan says:

    In the window with the article on drinking alcohol is the window inviting one to get the raw recipe of the week. When i click on “Click Here” however i am taken to another window which says that an error has happened and to go back.
    Bob Morgan

  2. Frederic says:

    Thanks for letting me know. I’ve corrected the link. It should work now.

  3. Birgitte says:

    There is still something wrong with the link, an error is comming up. (It has been like this for a very long time). Birgitte

  4. Frederic says:

    Please refresh your page and try again – the link has been corrected. I just tested the recipe signup and it worked correctly.

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