Raw food is often something we’re told to be scared of due to it being less safe than cooked or full of germs, something that isn’t always necessarily the case but definitely can be safe to keep in mind. So why are people eating raw meat more and more? Well, some meats are actually safe to eat raw if properly prepared. And there are some supposed benefits that add to eating raw over cooked food. What foods are able to be eaten raw? And why are some people opting to eat raw meat? Let’s get into it.
Popular foods that can be eaten raw safely include many different types of fish, which is why sushi is often such a popular menu item for restaurants and eating. Secondarily comes beef. This can be safe to eat partially cooked or properly prepared in raw form. Most other meats are unsafe or more difficult to prepare for raw consumption.
Beef tartare or tuna tartare involves ground raw meat mixed with seasonings and often egg. This is served as a popular fad for some restaurants introducing more raw food options to explore. Raw served menu items like tartare have more flavor than many cooked meals and have depth of taste that people enjoy.
Ever wonder why folk that eat more sushi tend to look and feel healthier in life? This is because it has been proven that raw meat is easier to digest than that same meat is when cooked. Improved digestion can help reduce bloating, make individuals feel better and healthier, and have added benefits of weight loss too!
Vitamins and Enzymes
Beef and some fish have good vitamins like Vitamin B as well as useful enzymes for your body’s function. These still may be present when fully cooked, but are much more prevalent if the food is prepared to be eaten raw. Vitamin B, heavily present in raw beef, can be great for your health and well being.
Onwards and Upwards
Anyone that wants to take a risk in life and try something new needs that small and safe transition stage to get where they want to be. Trying some safely prepared raw meat can help you have a small stepping stone into more adventurous eating in the future. This is a great thing for those that want to or love to travel.
Obviously, everybody’s individual reasoning may vary for their own eating and lifestyle choices. Sometimes eating raw meat is just something to try out and take a risk in life, whereas some folk want to pursue this as a habit to reap the benefits like some listed above. Are you somebody that has tried or would be willing to try raw food (safely) in your life? Maybe this information will convince you! Either way, be sure to always pursue safe options for eating if you try something new.