The source of nourishment
If you were a professional gold prospector, would you pan for tiny gold fragments in a stream or search for the massive virgin deposit upstream? If we are looking for nutrition and great taste, it is helpful to search out its source. When we do this, we find that fruits and vegetation, nurtured by healthy soil, the sun, and the rain, are the source of nourishment for all animals and humans. Animal foods for humans are possible because of the plants, which nourished the animals. Even carnivorous animals eat plant-eating animals. In the supermarket, we can trace all foods to their source. Nearly every food that we see in the supermarket can be traced back to fresh-raw fruits and vegetation. One of the most widely used ingredients, sugar, was once sugar cane or beets. Most baked goods are made primarily with vegetable fat, wheat, and sugar, all processed forms of raw vegetables. Ice cream begins with grasses, which cows consume to produce milk. See the connection? Would you rather have a genuine autographed Mickey Mantle baseball or a reproduced copy? When we go to the source, we get ultimate nutrition, great taste and highest quality!
The poverty in processing
Fresh-raw fruits and vegetation, while growing in soil, are at their peak of flavor and nutritional value. If we could eat them then, most of us would be disease-free, glowing, and radiant like never before! Every food that we consume requires energy to process. Many processed foods require more energy from our body to utilize than they give us. Guess what happens then? Unfortunately, our health suffers and we age more quickly. Living foods give us the greatest nutrition potential per unit of energy required to process them. Sadly, many of us eat subdued versions of fresh-raw fruits and vegetables in the form of processed foods. After a fruit or vegetable is harvested, it steadily degrades in nutritional value. In nature, animals do not preserve their food! They eat fresh and alive to thrive! Many foods are heated to high temperatures to preserve shelf life. Heating drastically reduces value. In heating, many vitamins are destroyed, minerals are lost, and in some cases, carcinogens are created. Many foods we enjoy are months old before we consume them. All canned foods are heat processed. Its time that we ban the can and rock and stalk! Our bodies operate in an input-output fashion. We get out what we put in! We can start to enjoy new levels of health by enjoying more fresh-raw fruits and vegetables.
Fresh and raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, are a flavor sensation and in addition, are perfectly balanced for our bodies. To survive we need foods balanced in correct nutrients. We need minerals. Minerals originate in soil and fresh-raw fruits and vegetables are mineral rich! We need protein. Green vegetation is abundant in protein and supplies plant-eating animals such as elephants and gorillas. A gorilla can bench press 5000 LBS! We need fat. Most vegetables and fruits contain small amounts of fat. Avocados, olives, nuts and seeds are rich in essential fat! Studies show that raw, unprocessed plant fats are healthy. We need carbohydrates for energy. Fresh-raw fruits contain delicious unprocessed carbohydrate! Our bodies constantly need water and fresh-raw fruits and vegetables are mostly water. In fact, they contain about the same percentage of water as our bodies! Rich in vitamins, minerals, protein, fat, carbohydrate, and water, fresh-raw fruits and vegetables are a nutritional powerhouse! Because they are the source of nutrition for all animals and humans, they contain abundant amounts of these nutrients. Doesn’t it make perfect sense? Ok, here is the amazing part: Every fresh-raw fruit and vegetable contains most, and many times all, of these nutrients! Bursting with juices and big taste, they are supreme for creating magnificent meals!
Practical means healthy
Foods are wonderful when they lift us up, stimulate our immune and healing systems, and make us feel excitedly alive inside! There are thousands of foods available each day for us to enjoy. When we visit the local supermarket, we see the astounding variety. Hundreds of food-processing companies cater to our every whim and desire. Most foods are processed in such a way as to extend shelf life. This is accomplished by super-heating, salting, sweetening, adding preservatives, freezing, and others methods. The bulk of our food supply is designed to remain shelf-stable, not to keep us healthy and alive. Does it make sense to consume foods that bring us down and make us feel dull? We all want to fresh and energetic…right? Many highly processed foods do not make the grade because the energy our bodies spend to process them exceeds their nutritional value. If you asked for change for a dollar, how would you feel if you were charged two dollars for the service? You would feel shorted, right? Eating highly processed food is like this.
Easy preparation and cleanup
Most of us have busy lives and for most, free time is a luxury. Who wants to spend all of their free time preparing food? We all like foods that taste great, are visually pleasing, and smell wonderful. Conventional methods of preparing food require great amounts of time and in many cases a large number of ingredients to achieve exciting and tasty results. With living foods preparation is fast, easy, and makes time in the kitchen minimal. Did you ever make cooked, baked, or fried meal, and have to do all of the cleanup yourself? If you did, you likely wished the cleaning would go a little faster. Dishes are not a favorite for most of us. When did you last plead for the opportunity to remove baked on grease from a pan? Practical food prep methods require that cleanup is nearly a blink-of-an-eye task.
Many tons of garbage accumulate each day in the form of food packaging. Containers are required to store, preserve, and ship food. Ever notice all of the food containers in the trash? Vast amounts of energy are spent in the processing of our food supply. Much of our food is pasteurized, baked, fried, irradiated, canned, bottled, and boxed. Energy is spent on these and other food processes. No heat is required to prepare a living foods meal, which conserves energy! With living foods, little packaging waste is generated because little it required. Their appearance is their advertising- no fancy supermarket package is needed in most cases. With living foods, it is possible to make great food and care for the Earth at the same time!
Fun and delicious
Do you want food that is fun to prepare and a pleasure to eat? Living foods meals can be prepared in half the time required to prepare a conventional meal. When we can enjoy the process of preparing food, we are drawn to do it more often. We, as well as our families and friends, benefit when there are home prepared foods to delight in. We can enjoy an expression of anothers care for us in the form of their food creation. Fun and easy food preparation can be an activity we can do together and bond through. Lets do it!