Crunch Time

Are buckwheat greens, sprouted legumes, raw mushrooms and sea vegetables the best food sources for our bodies? Are the vitamins and nutrients that humans need most eliminated from food cooked at temperatures higher than 104 degrees Fahrenheit? Do we really need to eat everything raw to feel better, healthier and younger? Get answers to these questions when registered dietitian and author Vesanto Melina — who has co-written The Raw Revolution Diet; Becoming Raw; and Raising Vegetarian Children, among others — discusses the ideas behind veganism and vegetarianism at Whole Foods Market (6621 West 119th Street in Overland Park, 913-663-2951). Are you ready to ditch your microwave and cross over into
a world that encourages colonics, coconut
water and lots of cauliflower? Find out at
7 p.m. There is a $12 admission fee.

Mon., May 16, 7 p.m., 2011