In the US acrylamide is classified as a Group 2A carcinogen and as an extremely hazardous substance. In 2002 it was discovered in extremely high concentrations in potato chips and French fries. The concentrations were so high that these two types of food would be banned for children in any normal circumstances.
The paradox of the “Plant Paradox” is that people who eat lectins (beans and whole grains) have less cancer.
Heat destroys a large number of nutrients such as phytochemicals, vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants. On another hand, some of the food items like raw beans or mushrooms can be lethal but are very health-promoting when coed. The base belief in the raw food community is that humans should live in a balance with nature. They believe that eating raw food diet is the most natural and health-promoting way to live. What does evolutionary biology tell us?