Almost everything Americans eat these days has been compromised nutritionally. Empty calories are created when a normally whole nutritious food is tampered with by food manufacturers to make it lighter, sweeter and to tantalize the taste buds by removing the nutrition. Our meals are chemical filled, over cooked, over processed and filled with sugar. Notice the difference in how you feel after introducing good portions of fresh raw fruits and vegetables that are “live”. Raw fruits and vegetables are the simplest purest foods designed for optimal nutrition. They haven’t been tampered with by man. Uncooked fruits and vegetables have raw energy because they are “live” – supercharged with nutrients and enzymes undamaged by cooking. They are the perfect foods for you to regain your health!
Yesterday I had the great opportunity to hang out with an old friend, Denley Fowlke, who has long preached to me how his life totally turned around when he cut out the “dead” foods and went “raw”! It has been years and he has lived healthy and is aging great. He puts in total live nutrition in his body every day – optimal fuel. He has tons of energy and he says it is super easy to do. While I may not go totally raw myself I know I must get a large portion of my intake from live foods. I feel so much better when I do!
For a simple way to ease into this I have experimented and here is what works for me. Make a commitment to eat 2 raw apples a day. They are portable and a superfood. There is an old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” – those old timers knew what they were talking about. My nephew Justin recently came to me all excited over a new apple he discovered that was super crisp and tasted amazing. It is a “jazz” apple. Id never heard of it! They are delicious! They are my new favorite variety. I try to buy about 10 apples at a time and eat 2 a day for snacks. So easy and what a difference I feel. Then I try to eat some sort of salad for one of my meals each day – though I may add some protein to the salad if I need the extra umph!
Years ago I ran into this friend who had been very overweight. He was a big guy – a house painter. When I met his after not seeing him for a long time I was shocked as he was very thin. I asked him what his secret was. Salads! He said he ate lots and lots of salads and became a super salad maker! He loved it! It can be delicious and the live foods not only shed the pounds they fill you with energy and restore your health! I’m going to continue the live foods direction as I am convinced having a large portion of ones daily food being raw is the healthiest way to go! Over the course of the next months, we will try to share more raw recipes for easy ways to add life to your body with live foods.