Milk does not do the body good

November 29, 2010

It’s sad that most people think that milk is good for them and that they need it for calcium, when in fact the opposite is true.

Animal protein causes bone loss.
Read this article about milk and calcium. (it also lists some alternative sources of calcium):
http://www.notmilk.com/deb/092098.html

What else is wrong with milk and why is it not good for us? Read this:
http://www.notmilk.com/kradjian.html

What do I drink as vegan replacement for milk? Almond milk or Coconut milk. Read about some of Coconut milk’s health benefits:
http://www.ehow.com/facts_4744724_coconut-milk-health-benefits.html

“Half the medium-chain fatty acids in Coconut milk are composed of lauric acid, which is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal. Coconut milk can help boost the immune system.”

and more info in a video about why cow’s milk is bad:

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Raw food I ate

May 3, 2010

Here’s some things I’ve eaten lately as a raw food vegan

I went to a raw food potluck recently and here’s a photo of what I ate. It was great and I had mango & lettuce salad, asparagus, avocado, butternut squash salad, grapes, strawberries, apples, cucumbers, kale & tomato salad, broccoli, carrots, green beans, a pumpkin seed cracker with nut pate, and a salsa. Very tasty, colorful and nutritious.
Oh and for dessert I had a slice of raw cinnamon & apple pie. =)
Also I had recently… Strawberries and romaine salad with sunflower sprouts, sunflower seed crackers and a tomato basil dressing.
and hummus pizza on onion bread with sprouts, bell peppers and tomatoes. also cauliflower & dill salad and cucumbers.

and a Butternut squash salad with raw stirfry veggies.

also had raw chocolate (cacao) drops with almonds and coconut. And organic fruit (peaches, papaya, mango, banana, cantaloupe, etc.)


Standard American Diet (SAD)

April 30, 2010

Each year, the typical American on the standard american diet (SAD) consumes 600 cans (or 56 gallons) of soda annually, 150 hamburgers, 200 orders of french-fries, and 180 pounds of meat. And they purchase, on average, 125 take-out meals each year. What is more disturbing is that 90% of foods Americans purchase every year are processed foods lacking in essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants; in 1940, this statistic was only 10%. The number of people eating five servings of fruits and vegetables declined in the last 18 years from 42% to 26%.

And they consume about 140 pounds of sugar each year. That’s the sugar equivalent of 3,628 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the next 12 months. That’s just crazy. People should switch to raw foods and they’d be alot healthier. Of course the advertisers don’t want you to do that.


Raw and cooked food comparison

April 29, 2010

From the film “Breakthrough” the documentary.


Thoughts from Within – Woody Harrelson

April 28, 2010

interesting thoughts about the world from Woody Harrelson


Why go Raw?

April 22, 2010

Here’s a good article on some of the Reasons to Eat Raw Food:
http://rawdawgrory.com/why-raw-food/

There’s even more reasons than that too, such as looking  younger after being on it for awhile (I’ve seen 65 year olds who looked like they were 40 and 50 year olds that looked like they were 30), combatting or preventing diseases (several centers such as Hippocrates cure cancer and other illnesses through raw food), reducing visability of scars after several years, you get to try new food/recipes, and more.

We are the only animal on the planet which cooks its food. Animals in nature don’t seem to have the extensive list of diseases that humans do, including obesity. Note: The consumption of cooked food causes digestive leukocytosis (sometimes spelled leucocytosis,) which is the sudden increase of white blood cells in the bloodstream after consuming cooked food. The presence of digestive leukocytosis suggests that consuming cooked food is foreign to the human body. It also suggests that the consumption of cooked food compromises the immune system.

And food prepared using conventional cooking methods destroys up to 80% of that food’s nutrition. Can you afford 80% less nutrition than is naturally found in your food?

Science proves that cooking not only destroys nutrition and enzymes, but chemically changes foods from the substances needed for health into free-radicals and poisons that destroy our health. Acrylamide and heterocyclic amines (HCAs) are possible carcinogens formed in high-heat cooking. Try to eat more raw food instead.

A RAW-FOOD DIET*
The following should be unprocessed and preferably organic:

  • Fresh fruits
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Nuts, seeds and grains (all preferably soaked to reduce phytic acid which is an anti-nutrient)
  • Legumes (peas, carob, etc.)
  • Dried fruit
  • Seaweed
  • Unprocessed organic or natural foods (ie: sprouts)
  • Freshly juiced fruits and vegetables
  • Purified water
  • Young coconut milk
  • *SOURCE: About.com: Alternative medicine

Other interesting links:
“Cancer risk found in french fries, bread” (talks about acrylamide).
My list of raw food websites and recipe sites.


More Raw Food in April

April 21, 2010

Here’s some things I’ve been eating lately on my 100% Raw Food vegan diet:

Today
Breakfast: big Gala Apple
Lunch: Big salad with lettuce, carrots, broccoli sprouts, sunflower sprouts, avocado, carrots, raw croutons made of various seeds (store bought), and a raw Herb Vinaigrette dressing made with extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, fresh organic basil, parsley, rosemary, garlic, sea salt and black pepper. (raw dressing was bought at Whole Foods)

Some other things I ate lately in April include the following:

Red Cabbage and Romaine Salad topped with sunflower seed croutons and a tomato basil vinagrette dressing.

Raw Pizza topped with spinach

Raw Pizza topped with sprouts, and a mexican fruit salad.

Zucchini Spaghetti with walnut “meat”

Zucchini Fettucini Alfredo with pine nut “parmesan” and a salad.

Mock egg salad, carrot salad and cucumber salad.

Bunny wrappit (raw vegan wrap with carrots, avocado, tomato, nut “cheese”, sprouts and wrapped in lettuce)

raw Key Lime Pie

raw Chocolate; raw banana ball/nut dessert; raw lemon & fig dessert.

Flaxseed crackers spiced with tomatoes and bell peppers

Various fruit: Strawberries, pineapple, plums, oranges, apples, kiwi, bananas.

Pina Colada fruit smoothies