The raw food movement came to Chicago through Karyn’s Fresh Corner a couple decades ago. But it has steadily grown in popularity as more people either go completely raw or try to incorporate raw foods as part of their diet. So what are the benefits of this diet? Who is practicing it? And why and where is it growing in our area? Chicago Raw co-founder Polly Gaza has just opened the second location of her chain which aims to make raw foods accessible to all, and she explains how a raw diet works.