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Benefits of a Raw Food Diet + Gorilla Burger Recipe

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A raw plant-based diet can offer numerous benefits to the body and overall health. The benefits include:

  • Increased nutrient intake, energy levels, and immune function
  • Improved digestion and gut health
  • Weight loss and maintenance
  • Reduced inflammation and chronic pain
  • Improved skin health and collagen production
  • Lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer
  • Increased energy levels and reduced fatigue
  • Improved mental health and reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Reduced environmental impact and support for sustainable living
  • Improved overall health and well-being

Additionally, a raw plant-based diet can lead to increased consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, reduced intake of processed foods and added sugars, and higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids from sources such as flaxseed and chia seeds.

OHI’s Gorilla Burger Recipe

Yields five 6 oz. portions


  • 1 cup soaked and rinsed raw pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup ground chia seeds
  • 3 chopped carrots
  • 2 ribs chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 5 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp tomato powder
  • 1 tbsp flakes dulse


Blend all ingredients in a food processor. Add small amount of water, if needed, for texture. Portion onto dehydrator trays and flatten into patties. Dehydrate over mesh screen (not teflex) for 2 hours. Flip halfway through. Serve with sliced tomatoes, onion, and drizzle of organic ketchup.

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