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Rawgust – August 2024

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. There are many ways in which this month can be celebrated and we assure you that if you follow what we say then Rawgust can be so deliciously good.

History of Rawgust

First, let us inform you, that there is no fixed history of Rawgust. It is a movement to encourage people to shift from their fast-life routine in which 90% of what they consume is processed, to consuming all-natural food items and drinks. The purpose and direction of the campaign came from people who are mostly vegetarian or avoid processed food in favor of organic, natural-state food.

The supporters of this movement speak about the health benefits of eating natural-state food items and how they boost the immune system. Yes, it is true that today, most of the food that we eat is either inorganic or processed. On occasions where many people initiate an awareness campaign on ditching inorganic items and going organic, some people go one step beyond and emphasize the need of consuming natural-state items.

The general understanding about this month is that people are encouraged to eat fruits, vegetables, and nuts instead of meat and related items. In the drinks category, they say to avoid sugary and carbonated drinks but to drink milk, pure fruit juices, and shakes instead. But here is the loophole: the standard understanding of this month is to avoid processed food. This means that you cannot eat fried items or items that have been preserved with chemicals, but you can grill your food. This means that steaks and barbecues are fine. You can stir, heat your vegetables, eat them with meat, and you will still be staying true to Rawgust.

Now, for an even more interesting part, Rawgust is not just for humans. You can apply these food preferences to your pets as well. Instead of giving them a formula-based diet and canned food, you can give your pets raw, natural, uncooked food which matches their nature. If you have a dog or a cat, you can give them raw meat. Yes, you may find yourself a little bit uncomfortable in terms of animal waste, but trust us, your pet’s health will be prioritized.

Rawgust timeline

Five Million Years Ago
Earliest Man Ate Everything Raw

The first men begin eating whatever they find, raw and fully natural.

The Vegan Movement

Donald Watson initiates the vegan movement, stops consuming meat, and urges others to do the same.

Vegans Multiply

Voices against animal cruelty rise and people shift toward consuming vegetables, fruits, and nuts.

Rawgust Begins

Sometime in late 2010, an unsung celebrity calls for a campaign to eat everything raw.

Rawgust FAQs

Is Rawgust an event for dogs?

No, Rawgust is for everyone — human beings and pets.

Which vegetable cannot be consumed raw?

Vegetables that belong to the cabbage family such as cauliflower, Brussels, broccoli, and sprouts should never be consumed raw.

Who are vegans?

Veganism is defined as a way of living that attempts to exclude all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty, whether for food, clothing, or any other purpose. Those who follow this are known as vegans.

Rawgust Activities

  1. Give it a try

    We understand avoiding fast food and processed products is not easy, but you can always try. Start with a short goal, try it for three days, and keep progressing forward. Let us know how you feel.

  2. Share your experience on the internet

    Start a daily blog in which you explain your experience of consuming raw vegetables and fruits with others on the internet. Read their comments and see how you attract others to follow you.

  3. Give your pets some raw meat

    If you find yourself unable to avoid processed food, let your pet try it out. Treat your pet to raw meat and see if they love it.

5 Interesting Facts About Rawgust

  1. 5% of Americans are vegan

    Americans loved fast food, it would not be a surprise that only 5% are vegan and the rest are not.

  2. Maximum recipes on Pinterest

    You will find hundreds of recipes for Rawgust on Pinterest.

  3. Eating everything raw is debatable

    Not all vegetables and nuts can be consumed raw.

  4. August is the ideal month

    The heat in August makes it the ideal month to observe Rawgust as the temperatures would naturally cook half of all that you would eat.

  5. A growing trend

    Although the number of followers is still low, it is rising slowly, and in 2021 the number of followers was twice that of 2020.

Why We Love Rawgust

  1. Vegans would be proud

    This month is the happiest month for vegans as the public is compelled in general to boycott processed food and consume all-natural, unprocessed food like fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc. At least some of us are happy!

  2. An addition to several events

    August, in general, is a very happening month. The more events and activities happening, the more there is to talk about and discuss.

  3. A nice change in daily routine

    Avoiding processed food is always healthy. Although some may not observe Rawgust fully, we do agree that the increase in consumption of fruits and vegetables contributes positively to the changes in our bodies.

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