DAY 48! Great day with awesome women planning our yearly conference for July 2011! I was running and running – chose my healthy bowl to go.
CLUE TO FINDING BELINDA’S NEW BODY: Knowing when and what foods to eat raw & organic for my body type!
Turkey, 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper, 1 heaping tsp Ginger, 5 pieces raw Broccoli, Cilantro, Garlic Water, Red Bell Peppers, Green Onions, Onions, Pineapples w/ juice, Squash & Zucchini, all over Brown Rice
Protein (g): 32
Carbohydrates (g): 54.8
Dietary Fiber (g): 9.7
Total Fat (g): 2.1
Saturated Fat (g): 0
Cholesterol (mg): 60
Sodium (mg): 444.2
Enzymes = life. I have said it before, we get our energy from the energy in food. The more colorful, the more minerals. The more minerals, the more nutrition. The more nutrition, the healthier you are.
Now, there are some people who cannot eat raw food. The sicker you are, the weaker your liver and your veggies must be lightly steamed or juiced.
If your digestion is strong and you chew the food well, the digestive juices can pull the nutrients out of the structure of the veggie and raw veggies work great for you ! Try to eat something raw each and every day so that you get the live enzymes into your body.
If you do have bad health, and perhaps it has been like that for a long time, the digestive enzymes are not the right strength to get the energy out of raw foods. Cooking predigests the food and makes the minerals and vitamins accessible to your weaker digestion.
I also recomment digestive enzymes to my clients whether eating raw or cooked, especially if you have had your gall bladder out or are over 30 years old and eat only cooked food!
Everyone would benefit from raw green vegetable juices, the weaker person may need to dilute with some distilled water.
I like Genghis Grill and the way that they cut their veggies, they cook fast and can retain their color and still be a little crisp, especially if you ask the grill masters to do so!
Ok here is a little bit of nutrition science for those interested!
We all have heard about the mineral depletion in our Midwestern farmland. Recent studies show that the use of N-P-K fertilizers increased and the mineral levels dropped 68%. What that means to us is that a higher level of acid-treated phosphates used on the land made a decrease of colloid minerals=when this happens, and the produce is eaten RAW, it has a low colloid phosphate and a high level of non-colloid phosphates. These non colloid phosphates are NOT utilized very well by our bodies, most is DUMPED INTO OUR URINE! This then contributes to water imbalances OR body dehydration.
SO….. I have learned and teach that we must cook the regular commercially grown produce instead of eating it raw. When you cook it, the non-collodial phosphate is released so that your body does not have to be stressed out by releasing it thru your urine.
All that to say, it is ok to have GG grill your veggies!!!! Lightly!!!!
Then you can eat a raw organic greens salad for supper OR juice your organic veggies like I do in my blender!
Hope you have learned a little bit about organic vs non organic/ raw vs cooked.
As we come out of hibernation and spring into Spring, our gardens will soon be offering the best of the best! Make wise choices and THRIVE !