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How to Get Vitamins A, D, E, & K on a Raw Vegan Diet

Think you can’t get enough fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K on a raw food diet?

You’re wrong.

Check out my video below to learn how you can get plenty of these necessary nutrients:

How to Get Vitamins A, D, E, & K on a Raw Vegan Diet

Video Summary

Vitamin A

  • You’ll get TONS of beta-carotene from fruits and vegetables, which your body can then convert to retinal (vitamin A)

Vitamin D

  • Called the sunshine vitamin for a reason
  • Those who are deficient don’t spend enough time outdoors, live too far away from the equator, or both.

Vitamin E

  • Eat enough calories and get in your greens and you’ll get plenty
  • Magnesium is necessary for proper absorption, a mineral that you’ll get plenty of from fruits and vegetables.

Vitamin K

  • You’ll get TONS of vitamin K1 from fruits and vegetables (e.g. 8 ounces of romaine has over 4x the RDA).

What About K2?

Today, everyone is up in arms over vitamin K2, a form of vitamin K that has links to proper blood clotting and arterial health. The problem is that K2 is only found in animal products (or is it?).

But is vitamin K2 really necessary? Must we consume animal products or supplements in order to get enough and ensure optimal health on a raw food diet?

You’ll have to stick around for the next Fit On Raw video to find out! :)

Go raw and be fit,
Swayze

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42 comments

1 Watzzupsport { 02.10.12 at 4:11 am }

Like the text summary, thanks Swazye

Swayze Reply:

No problem!

2 AELucero82 { 02.10.12 at 10:38 am }

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3 AELucero82 { 02.10.12 at 10:38 am }

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4 AELucero82 { 02.10.12 at 10:39 am }

[..YouTube..] Not to minimize what you shared cause that info was great too! Thank you!

5 AELucero82 { 02.10.12 at 10:39 am }

Not to minimize what you shared cause that info was great too! Thank you!

6 FitOnRaw { 02.10.12 at 10:55 am }

[..YouTube..] @AELucero82 Haha, thanks.

7 FitOnRaw { 02.10.12 at 10:55 am }

[..YouTube..] Haha, thanks.

8 FitOnRaw { 02.10.12 at 10:55 am }

[..YouTube..] Haha, thanks.

9 FitOnRaw { 02.10.12 at 10:55 am }

Haha, thanks.

10 Leonie { 02.10.12 at 6:01 am }

Brilliant stuff, Swayze, thankyou! And I love the new format. Much obliged.
Dominus tecum
Leonie in Australia

Swayze Reply:

Glad to hear it! :)

11 natureasintended { 02.10.12 at 6:29 pm }

[..YouTube..] Wonderful info., thanks :-)

12 natureasintended { 02.10.12 at 6:29 pm }

Wonderful info., thanks :-)

13 CountToBen { 02.11.12 at 4:24 pm }

[..YouTube..] Great video. Thanks for posting this

14 CountToBen { 02.11.12 at 4:24 pm }

Great video. Thanks for posting this

15 wormmy1 { 02.13.12 at 4:12 am }

[..YouTube..] You may do well on a raw vegan diet but not everyone can efficiently convert the plant forms of the fat soluble vitamins to the animal forms. That’s a huge reason that most people fail to thrive on a vegan diet. I’ve been there myself. It’s irresponsible to ignore that fact.

16 wormmy1 { 02.13.12 at 4:12 am }

You may do well on a raw vegan diet but not everyone can efficiently convert the plant forms of the fat soluble vitamins to the animal forms. That’s a huge reason that most people fail to thrive on a vegan diet. I’ve been there myself. It’s irresponsible to ignore that fact.

17 JulietHuman { 02.13.12 at 4:19 am }

[..YouTube..] How to get Vitamins A, D, E, & K2 on a Raw Food Diet? Simple! Eat a raw paleo diet including organs, marrow and fat.

18 JulietHuman { 02.13.12 at 4:19 am }

How to get Vitamins A, D, E, & K2 on a Raw Food Diet? Simple! Eat a raw paleo diet including organs, marrow and fat.

19 FitOnRaw { 02.13.12 at 7:41 am }

[..YouTube..] @wormmy1 So you got a blood test done to confirm your low levels?

20 FitOnRaw { 02.13.12 at 7:41 am }

[..YouTube..] So you got a blood test done to confirm your low levels?

21 FitOnRaw { 02.13.12 at 7:41 am }

So you got a blood test done to confirm your low levels?

22 FitOnRaw { 02.13.12 at 7:42 am }

[..YouTube..] @JulietHuman And also consume too much animal protein and too much fat, both of which have been linked to a myriad of modern diseases and disorders.

23 FitOnRaw { 02.13.12 at 7:42 am }

[..YouTube..] And also consume too much animal protein and too much fat, both of which have been linked to a myriad of modern diseases and disorders.

24 FitOnRaw { 02.13.12 at 7:42 am }

And also consume too much animal protein and too much fat, both of which have been linked to a myriad of modern diseases and disorders.

25 JulietHuman { 02.13.12 at 2:25 pm }

[..YouTube..] @FitOnRaw It’s the processed foods, grains, vegetable oils, and hydrogenated oils have. Increased animal protein protects the liver and is associated with greater bone density. Saturated fat intake is associated with higher HDL and the good type A LDL. The isolated traditional peoples Price studied were superbly healthy eating animal-based diets. What has changed since then. It’s not meat consumption, it’s frankenfood consumption – too much sugar, Omega 6, etc…

26 JulietHuman { 02.13.12 at 2:25 pm }

[..YouTube..] It’s the processed foods, grains, vegetable oils, and hydrogenated oils have. Increased animal protein protects the liver and is associated with greater bone density. Saturated fat intake is associated with higher HDL and the good type A LDL. The isolated traditional peoples Price studied were superbly healthy eating animal-based diets. What has changed since then. It’s not meat consumption, it’s frankenfood consumption – too much sugar, Omega 6, etc…

27 JulietHuman { 02.13.12 at 2:25 pm }

[..YouTube..] It’s the processed foods, grains, vegetable oils, and hydrogenated oils have. Increased animal protein protects the liver and is associated with greater bone density. Saturated fat intake is associated with higher HDL and the good type A LDL. The isolated traditional peoples Price studied were superbly healthy eating animal-based diets. What has changed since then. It’s not meat consumption, it’s frankenfood consumption – too much sugar, Omega 6, etc…

28 JulietHuman { 02.13.12 at 2:25 pm }

It’s the processed foods, grains, vegetable oils, and hydrogenated oils have. Increased animal protein protects the liver and is associated with greater bone density. Saturated fat intake is associated with higher HDL and the good type A LDL. The isolated traditional peoples Price studied were superbly healthy eating animal-based diets. What has changed since then. It’s not meat consumption, it’s frankenfood consumption – too much sugar, Omega 6, etc…

29 FitOnRaw { 02.14.12 at 8:34 am }

[..YouTube..] @JulietHuman Yes, processed grains and oils play their role as well. But animal protein has been linked again and again and again to heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, breast cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and a whole host of other diseases. I highly recommend checking out The China Study. And have you read The Blue Zones? All of the longest-lives cultures consume a high carb, low fat, low animal protein diet.

30 FitOnRaw { 02.14.12 at 8:34 am }

[..YouTube..] Yes, processed grains and oils play their role as well. But animal protein has been linked again and again and again to heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, breast cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and a whole host of other diseases. I highly recommend checking out The China Study. And have you read The Blue Zones? All of the longest-lives cultures consume a high carb, low fat, low animal protein diet.

31 FitOnRaw { 02.14.12 at 8:34 am }

Yes, processed grains and oils play their role as well. But animal protein has been linked again and again and again to heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, breast cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and a whole host of other diseases. I highly recommend checking out The China Study. And have you read The Blue Zones? All of the longest-lives cultures consume a high carb, low fat, low animal protein diet.

32 JulietHuman { 02.14.12 at 12:30 pm }

[..YouTube..] @FitOnRaw I highly recommend you check out the truth. Go to rawfoodsos (dot) com/the-china-study/ Also read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. These are people who have no agenda; no reason to twist the truth.

33 JulietHuman { 02.14.12 at 12:30 pm }

[..YouTube..] I highly recommend you check out the truth. Go to rawfoodsos (dot) com/the-china-study/ Also read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. These are people who have no agenda; no reason to twist the truth.

34 JulietHuman { 02.14.12 at 12:30 pm }

I highly recommend you check out the truth. Go to rawfoodsos (dot) com/the-china-study/ Also read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. These are people who have no agenda; no reason to twist the truth.

35 jammatoonarmy { 02.16.12 at 8:50 am }

[..YouTube..] orange..have you read any of norman walkers work..specifically in this case to carrots? he goes into alot of detail but simply its the carrots, (fresh carrot juice) stimulating the bodies production of bile to drop alot of the toxins out of the body..should be leaving the body the right way but due to meny possible reasons it doesn’t, at least not fast enough so the body tries to get ride of it any way it can..out the skin! ~ more great stuff swayze, meny thanks james :)

36 jammatoonarmy { 02.16.12 at 8:50 am }

orange..have you read any of norman walkers work..specifically in this case to carrots? he goes into alot of detail but simply its the carrots, (fresh carrot juice) stimulating the bodies production of bile to drop alot of the toxins out of the body..should be leaving the body the right way but due to meny possible reasons it doesn’t, at least not fast enough so the body tries to get ride of it any way it can..out the skin! ~ more great stuff swayze, meny thanks james :)

37 paarmg7 { 05.14.12 at 1:48 pm }

[..YouTube..] Hello Swayze!I love your videos! & thank you soooo much for all your very educational info to help us thrive & keep enjoying a lfrv811 diet.I just wanted to ask you if you could make a video talking about vitamin b12 supplements. Im researching the best form & I have found that the methylcobalamin form is the best. Also could you also mention what is a good brand to purchase please. I am now looking in to the DEVA vegan brand.Thank you! You are awesome and a great inspiration & motivator ;)

38 paarmg7 { 05.14.12 at 1:48 pm }

Hello Swayze!I love your videos! & thank you soooo much for all your very educational info to help us thrive & keep enjoying a lfrv811 diet.I just wanted to ask you if you could make a video talking about vitamin b12 supplements. Im researching the best form & I have found that the methylcobalamin form is the best. Also could you also mention what is a good brand to purchase please. I am now looking in to the DEVA vegan brand.Thank you! You are awesome and a great inspiration & motivator ;)

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40 PamelaViktoria { 01.16.13 at 3:19 pm }

Good point! As a raw vegan, you should feel better and look better, week by week. If something is off, check it out with blood work.