My question is, would I lose the benefits if I put my raw vegetables through a VitaMix and drank them? My dental problems mean it literally takes me over an hour just to eat a salad.
I'd cook them, but.....
If you can't chew them you'll likely end up with more digestive issues because of that and also because raw veggies are generally harder to digest than cooked ones.
There are some sites that 'cook' raw foods in food dehydrators so they don't loose all the vitamins and minerals that cooking or over cooking can cause, but you'd have to check that out. It might be another way in combo with cooked and blended veggies.
Why not get your teeth fixed. It is not normal to have pain in your body. That is your body's systems crying out for repair. Palieo will protect you from problems because it works within what is possible in human genetic programing. It CANNOT fix everything that was broken before.
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