Here is a great sweetener that’s not bitter. Find it at Whole Foods.
Commercial water distribution systems are often loaded with chlorine, disinfection by-products, fluoride, and many other toxins. Find a good water purifier (like the Burkey with additional fluoride filters- http://www.berkeyfilters.com/)
You can also go to findaspring.com to get naturally purified water.
* Drink only purified spring water. I recommend a Burkey water purifyer.
* Don’t cook on teflon coated pans or in aluminum. Cook with stainless steel pots and pans.
* Don’t heat oils to a higher heat that what’s recommended on the label. (Avacado, walnut, and coconut oils can be heated to medium high heat without denaturing the oil. Olive oil should not be heated much and is why it’s used on things like salad)
* Minimize the use of plastic. Never heat food in plastic. Use glass instead.
*Minimize or eliminate the use of microwaves. The radiation from microwaves diminishes the health properties of food.
Juice- The most important meal of the day!
Our fruits and vegetables are much different than they were 50 years ago. They are less nutrient dense, laden with chemicals, and genetically modified.
Juicing is a process which extracts water and nutrients from produce and discards the indigestible fiber.
Without all the fiber, your digestive system doesn’t have to work as hard to break down the food and absorb the nutrients. In fact, it makes the nutrients more readily available to the body in much larger quantities than if you were to eat the fruits and vegetables whole.
I recommend juicing every day. Make sure all produce is ORGANIC. You don’t want to drink pesticides and herbicides- it defeats the purpose.
My favorite juice recipe:
- 2 small or 1 large leaf Lactino Kale
- 1 large leaf Rainbow Chard
- 1 small Apple (seeds removed)
- 1 small fresh turmeric root (optional)
*dilute juice with water and consume within 5 min of juicing (the healthy enzymes die quickly); also, add a few drops of a healthy oil to absorb fat soluble vitamins- I use organic red palm oil due to it’s high levels of vitamin E and vitamin A.
A word of caution: When you remove the fiber from the produce, the liquid juice is absorbed into your blood stream quickly. If you are only juicing fruits, this would cause a rapid spike in blood sugar and unstable blood sugar levels.
10 Ways to Add Juice Pulp Back in for Extra Fiber…
- Sneak it into pasta dishes
- Add to soups and stews
- Make vegetable broth out of it
- Add into muffin and bread recipes
- Dehydrate or freeze it in a zip lock and use it later
- Add it to your favorite burger, meatball, or salmon patty recipe
- Add it to your smoothie
- Mix in with oil and vinegar salad dressing
- Compost your pulp and add it to your garden
- Mix it into your pets food