Tuesday, August 20, 2013

2 Easy Ways to Add More Raw Food to Your Diet

When people ask me "How can I start eating more raw foods?", my answer has two short pieces, "Drink green smoothie, and eat salad." Those are the two simplest things you can do to increase your raw food intake.
                 
In the morning if you even eat the most ridiculous breakfast, add a simple green smoothie. Going out for breakfast, drink a small green smoothie before you go. What's the point? It ensures that you are getting fresh, raw, easy to digest whole foods into your diet no matter what else is going on.

Before dinner, eat a piece of fruit. It will take about 30 minutes to digest, then add a big salad to your dinner NO MATTER WHAT ELSE YOU ARE EATING. Obviously if you eat a plant based wholefood dinner, you will feel amazing. Something like a simple soup, steamed veggies, potatoes, quinoa, or a stir fry.
        
People get all confused about whether or not to eat fully raw until dinner and then only consume cooked foods then. I honestly think that whatever you do, focus on getting more raw foods into your diet. If you can be raw until dinner that is wonderful for digestion, but do what works for YOU.

These days I am crazy busy with Kennedy being so sick on a daily basis, lots of appointments, and daily meds and such. I can't go a day without my green smoothies or salad. Something about consuming them makes me feel balanced. When grabbing a snack, I make sure that I have some fruit handy.

I prep a lot of my food on the weekends and keep it as raw as I can. Happy eating!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know its seems like a dumb question but i really want to lose weight and to run a marathon does fruit really make people fat and kindly could you just give me a example of what you did for meals? You can email me at kinuthiachristine@gmail.com I would appreciate any help on this journey I'm about to start! Please!

Billy william said...

Goji Berry

Acai Berry

Grass-Fed Meats and Wild-Caught Salmon

Almonds, Walnuts and Other Nuts

Avocados

Garlic, Onions, Leeks and Shallots

Tomatoes

Sprouts

Grass-Fed Raw Dairy Milk, Cheese, and Butter

Fermented Foods

Superfood #1. Goji Berries - Goji or wolfberries have long played important roles in Chinese medicine where they are believed to enhance immune system function, improve eyesight, protect the liver, boost sperm production and improve circulation, among other things. They can be eaten raw, consumed as juice or wine, brewed into an herbal tea, or prepared as a tincture.

Goji polysaccharides show antioxidant activity in vitro. As a source of dietary fiber, however, polysaccharides would yield products from bacterial fermentation in the colon, such as several short-chain fatty acids, e.g., butyric acid, which may provide health benefits.

Goji berry fruits also contain zeaxanthin, an important dietary carotenoid selectively absorbed into the retinal macula lutea where it is thought to provide antioxidant and protective light-filtering roles.

Several published studies, mostly from China, have also reported possible medicinal benefits of Lycium barbarum, especially due to its antioxidant properties, including potential benefits against cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases, vision-related diseases (such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma, having neuroprotective properties, or as an anticancer and immunomodulatory agent. Without a doubt, goji berries are one of the best antioxidant rich foods you can eat.
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