Rawgust, celebrated during the month of August, is an annual celebration of eating everything in its purest state. The title is a combined form of the words ‘Raw’ and ‘August’ to form ‘Rawgust.’ It is a fun way of spreading awareness on how much we consume processed foods that can be dangerous to our health and how we need to avoid it by shifting to organic, natural-state food items which are healthy.

The Beginner’s Guide To Ditching Processed Foods

There's trouble in aisle five. It also lurks in the frozen food aisle, the bread aisle, and the dairy aisle. The mischief-maker, my friends, is highly processed food. Now, technically any food that's been altered from its natural state—like pasteurised milk, roasted coffee beans, or even precut veggies—is processed. So a little processing isn't necessarily a bad thing, especially if you don't want to spend your entire life in the kitchen.

What Happens to Your Body When You Give Up Processed Food

Everyone has heard the phrase "processed foods" by now, but many people don't really know what life would be like without them. Here's a hint: Your health, mood, and appearance will improve—dramatically! Processed foods are chemical-laden, highly-addictive foods that are carefully curated to appeal to your taste buds—even if it means causing havoc to your health.

How to Follow a Raw Vegan Diet: Benefits and Risks

Though the raw vegan diet isn’t new, it has been regaining popularity recently. It combines the principles of veganism with those of raw foodism. While some people may choose to follow it for ethical or environmental reasons, most do it for its purported health benefits. These include weight loss, improved heart health and a lower risk of diabetes. However, a fully raw vegan diet may also pose some health risks — especially when it’s not well planned.