Mankind for what I know, have used different diets from ancient times.
Our present civilization is adopting many more forms of the so called “diet” than ever before… every person you talk with, may share with you a diet that they adopted for a few times or days or months and right away let you know is the best and they believe is best for you as well.
Hope I will NOT do that and share with you what diet I adopted, and let you decide if you like your self for what ever reason, with the hope it will be beneficial to you.
My inspiration to write about a diet, come after a friend asked me if I can share some “secrets” of my daily diet to avoid some painful recurrence of an illness (in my case was a stubborn gout and since my knowledge is mostly limited to my personal experience and some personal research, I remembered to go visit another friend website where I know I can get lots more great and healthy information about food and diets.
That is when I went to read some articles on a website written by my friend Shelley Alexander,
Her information and recipes are out of this world and I recommend you visit Shelly Alexander website soon if you love to stay healthy and you are looking for healing foods, great, delicious recipes and of course lots of information.
Now getting back to our article here, you are reading information from someone who `believed` all what others where telling him. What others shared with him and or what others “proved” that a specific diet was best… once this is clear to you, PLEASE do not take me as an expert to know what is best for you… but only write about what worked for me.
I am only an expert for the diet I use every day… and I tell you, is not the same at all times, so what I will share below is for you to read and pick up what is useful to you and create your own great daily diet that work 100% for you to keep you healthy and away from doctors and prescriptions and the whole medical establishment,that is mostly geared to make people more sick.
I cannot tell you what is right or wrong… I cannot teach you, this is something that your either like or not and follow it with passion… yes, it is natural to me right now since I have been passionately living a Vegetarian and vegan Lifestyle for more than 15 years, BUT I can tell you that you need strong passion to keep healthy and I also know you will succeed as long as you have faith in your self and most of all, Faith in God or whom you believe to be God..
My basic diet consist of 90% raw, uncooked, and unprocessed plant-based food, and 10% cooked, plant-based food.
I also have different other so called “diets” that I use often and it include much of the basic ratio above but it can also be totally off… when I feel like having cooked Pasta with an Italian tomatoes sauce, I have it and many times more than once a week
Now you know I am not reliable to teach you what you need ok? What I can say it that you need to start, find your comfort zone or “diet” and I assure you that with your faith and passion to become healthy, you’ll find what is best for you.
Many times I read that our human body is not the same of the “carnivorous mammals”; our digestive tract was not designed to properly digest and dispose meat like Carnivorous mammals species do… That was enough for me to believe (after experimenting and being successful many times over) a plant based diet is best for me… including the time when I found out that my new plant based diet, juicing and the like, was able to cleanse my whole body, by elimination as much causing toxicity—a components that was causing some (not great) diseases like gout… and as they say, I never looked back.
As I discovered that food has the amazing power to both, create and destroy health, the choice was easy… but I must say, it was not easy to keep on track at all times but I did all I could and got out of a very scary illness and I am not able to talk about.
The plant-based foods and their juices have sold me that they have enough nutritional ingredients needed to restore damaged cells and support the re-building of the whole-body health that can last a lifetime.
Do I have any Evidence? Yes and No!
I have evidence because many professionals and dedicated researchers clearly wrote about it… and NO, because as I stated above, my belief is that each and every one of us MUST find out what is best for them at certain time in their journey of their own quest for healthy lifestyles.
My own creation of a so called “diets” is based on nourishing my body as was intended from the begin of time… I can share some evidence written in scared scriptures, but I am certain if you are in the quest of re-gaining your optimum health, you already know what I am talking about so please go back and read it at your own time first hand and not reading from me second hand.
Many health professionals, recommend to includes eating more fruits and vegetables, drinking more water, eating less saturated fats and hydrogenated oils, consuming more fibre, consume NO packaged and processed foods, getting more exercise and alleviating damaging stress; Surprise!!!! I support all that but I recommend you do your due diligence and research as many studies that will validate your own foundation to what you believe it will bring you closer toward eliminating sickness and be 100% healthy.
Below is a basic guideline of foods eaten on my days when I follow the basic Diet. I am not listing any of the foods I avoid, that will be another article sometime in the future. Please check back here.
The 90% Raw Portion
This portion is composed exclusively of the garden foods that is reach of the dense living nutrients found in raw foods and their juices only, which produce abundant energy and vibrant health while satisfying our cells and nutritional needs efficiently.
Beverages: Freshly extracted vegetable juices, I use carrots mostly but I add many other veggies most times as celery, cucumbers, kale, collard, parsley and more leafy greens.
I drink only reverse osmosis water, distilled water, and other clean water.
I love fresh almond milk, creamy banana milk, as well as frozen banana, strawberry, or blueberry and other fruits combination.
Fruit: All fresh, as well as organic dried fruit, I do not use a lot dry fruit, just to taste most times.
Grains: this is where I have a little challenge.. but from time to time I soaked oats, raw muesli. sprouting mung bean, broccoli and other seeds… I love grain cooked so I do not go much for soaking or sprouting…
Beans: I love all beans, but found out they are uric acid producers and so I quit eating almost completely. But I still eat fresh green beans.
Nuts & Seeds: Raw almonds, sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, raw almond butter or tahini (this I consume very sparingly)
Seasonings: Fresh or dry herbs, garlic, onions, parsley, and Himalayas sea salt.
Sweets: Fruit smoothies, raw fruit pies with nut/date crusts, date-nut squares, chocolate (made from a combination of dates, carob powder, chery juice) and more.
Vegetables: All raw vegetables
Soups: Raw and cooked soups
Cooked foods always follow the raw salad at every meal, that serve me to maintain a natural weight for my body type.
Beverages: Caffeine-free herb teas and cereal-based coffee alternatives like orzo, along with bottled organic juices when nothing else is available
Soups: I love soups made from scratch without fat, dairy, or refined table salt
Vegetables: Steamed or wok-cooked fresh vegetables, baked white, yellow or sweet potatoes, squash, and much more.
Let’s end our 2013 strong and plant the seeds for a great 2014 by moving from a DEAD diet to a HEALTHY and ALIVE Diet that will keep us all Healthy and Vibrant. _nickc
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_I am nickc
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looking forward for our paths to meet again. Until then ~ Live Healthy,
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