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.