Adopt A Healthy, Life Lengthening Diet – Simple But Not Easy
Your mother was right
Vegetables are the basis of a good diet. A recent 15-month study of 2,000 subjects found that those with the highest intake of vegetables and fruits had a 70% lower risk of heart attack and other heart problems. (This was reported in the Health Sciences Institute’s e-alert, which sends free emails.)
Raw is of course preferable. Remember that we were not designed to eat cooked food and our primitive ancestors lived on raw food for millions of years. If you’re not willing to eat everything raw, at least eat a salad before eating cooked food. This gets your enzymes pumped up so they can handle the food that’s being cooked better.
There are many different salad combinations. A wide variety should be eaten – dark green lettuce (no lettuce), cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, beets, peppers of all colors (peppers to American), red onions, and any other vegetables you like. Chop, shred or dice them in different combinations. Arugula, cilantro (cilantro), parsley, and plenty of potted green herbs are great additions and provide calcium for your body to absorb, other beneficial minerals, and great flavor.
Eat a large salad every day with most of these vegetables and herbs. Since they make for an appealing texture, add in a sliced avocado and a small amount of extra virgin olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. Then, and it will be really tasty and crunchy, sprinkle two tablespoons of seeds over the salad. The result is so filling that it will keep you going all day. (See below for instructions on how to prepare the seeds.) Please do your best to use organic vegetables for their life-saving minerals and vitamins. If a spice is desired, use A. Vogel’s Trocomare and Herbamare.
Another great way to get plenty of raw vegetables is to drink a glass of freshly squeezed carrots, celery, beetroot, parsley, cucumber, etc. plus any greens available. Organically Farmed Raw Egg is delicious mixed with the juice. Add maca, minerals and rosehip granules and mix for a nutritious, filling meal.
Most people aren’t ready to go the all-raw route. For these, it’s a good idea to eat a wide variety of steamed vegetables, with a special focus on zucchini, celery, and beans, the three liver-cleansing vegetables. Combined in a soup and mixed together, they make a great detox that, according to Dr. Bieler is known as the Bieler Broth. Potatoes, steamed or baked and seasoned with herbs and butter, chives, shallots or chopped red onions (raw or cooked) are a delicious and filling addition to a vegetable meal. For those few who are allergic to nightshade vegetables (potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant), extra caution is advised. And forget dr. Do not use Bieler’s soup if you or a family member are feeling toxic.
delicacies of nature
Fresh, raw fruit can be prepared in so many ways, the only limit is your imagination. Fruit salads are delightful, especially when bananas are included for the fat. Sauces can be made from fruit to drizzle over salads by mixing multiple fruits with avocado and/or frozen bananas. Adding dried fruits, especially dates, creates a rich sauce. Sprinkle some nuts on fruit salads, even if they’re not an ideal combination, the nutritional value is there.
Fruit smoothies are great on warm days and a great treat for kids. Use fruit juice or make almond milk (instructions below) and add to blender with frozen banana and any other frozen or fresh fruit you like. Remember – when you freeze fruit, it should be very ripe and hard skins must be removed first. Cut frozen fruit into chunks before blending. For a change, you may want to add a raw egg before mixing, but be careful of the purity of the eggs you buy. Frozen mango and banana blended smoothly make a delicious ice cream, and it won’t shorten your life!
Try drying your own fruit. Get crates of ripe mangoes, bananas, and pineapples any time of the year, and make sure they’re super cute. A dehydrator makes this easy, but they can also be dried on baking sheets in a regular oven, turned on but no higher to preserve the enzymes. The major benefit of this is that it eliminates the sulfur and potentially messy conditions used during commercial drying. Dehydrators need to be set to 40 degrees Celsius or less or 100 degrees Fahrenheit or less to keep enzymes from being killed. If using an oven, be careful not to mold the fruit.
Dehydrators can be used to prepare delicious treats. As just one example, soaked, ground almonds can be mixed with soaked (and drained) dates and orange juice to form a paste, which can then be spread with a slug on a dehydrator tray. So that it does not stick, a small amount of coconut oil should first be spread on the blank. Dry until it reaches the desired consistency – crispy or soft. Use your imagination to create other treats, or consult the many dehydrating food recipe books available.
Don’t neglect your protein
If you’re a vegetarian, you need to learn how to prepare nuts in a way that eliminates the anti-enzyme factor. When choosing nuts, make sure they don’t go rancid and use as wide a variety as possible. However, do not use cashews or peanuts as they are not healthy. Place all the nuts in a large container and add more than enough water to cover them so that they are still covered when they swell. Add enough high-quality sea salt to the water to make it taste noticeably salty. Soak them overnight or longer. Drain in a colander, then place in a dehydrator until dry and crispy. Keep the temperature low to preserve the enzymes – they take about two days to finish, depending on room temperature and humidity. If you don’t have a dehydrator, nuts can be dried on baking sheets in an oven on the ON setting, no higher, and will need to be stirred occasionally.
Almonds should be treated separately. Soak them overnight and the next day drop them in extremely warm water to loosen the skin, which can then be easily removed. The skin contains oxalic acid, which should be avoided. They can then be placed in the dryer along with the other nuts. If you want to make almond milk, just mix it with juice or water until smooth. Almonds contain easily assimilable calcium and should be consumed frequently.
If you are drying seeds, you may prefer to keep them separate from nuts as they are tiny and tend to be “lost”. The aforementioned salad additive consists of pepitas (pumpkin seeds), sunflower seeds and pine nuts. Dry them using the nut drying technique, drain them through a colander instead of a colander, and sprinkle them over vegetable salads or cooked vegetables, or use them in other creative ways.
Before our oceans got so polluted, fish was an excellent form of protein and healthy oils. Not anymore – they are now contaminated with mercury. Farmed fish are the worst of them all, so don’t trust them. Because they’re tiny, sardines are considered mercury-free, and if you only use the ones packed in water, they can be a tasty addition to salads and other dishes, as well as a safe way to get calcium, protein, and the good oils sardines contain .
If you eat red meat, roast, grill, or sear it lightly. Never grill meat or anything like that: charred food is the most carcinogenic thing you can eat. And please never eat meat that has been injected and grain-fed. Grass fed is the only safe meat. The same rules apply to chickens. If you don’t like frying or grilling, chicken pieces slow-cooked in coconut oil are delicious. Don’t be afraid of the skin you should keep. Eat meat sparingly as a condiment rather than as a main dish. Eggs are a fine protein, especially when eaten raw, but they must come from free-ranging birds and be fresh.
It’s impossible to be healthy if you eat the wrong fats and oils. If you like frying, use coconut oil. It’s healthy and delicious. However, remember that it is important to get quality food enzymes when eating cooked food.
Once you’ve established the above rules and stuck to them for a while, you’ll find that eating healthy is easier than it seems. The secret is keep it simple. You will see such improvements in well-being that your efforts will be rewarded. The trick is to forget about fancy recipes and stick to the principles of safe food preparation. You will be infinitely stronger, healthier and live decades longer. Remember, some of us get stuck quickly because of poor nutrition, while others can endure years of adversity because we were born tough. But no one, including you, can get away with ignoring the laws of nature forever.
Thanks to Elaine Hollingsworth