Every day we are faced with many choices when it comes to what food we nourish our bodies with. Often in our busy lives choices are based on convenience rather than good nutrition.
They are usually also based on habit and cultural conditioning. If we are not in peak health and don’t have abundant energy and vitality maybe it is time to start eating more consciously.
Dr Norman W Walker spent 70 years researching health through foods. He was a living example of his work. He lived in perfect vibrant health for well over 100 years (116 years according to most sources). He was a great advocate of eating a diet of unprocessed and mainly raw foods.
Freshly extracted vegetable and fruit juices he maintained could heal the body of all illnesses even cancers. This was due to their ability to be readily assimilated and to cleanse and regenerate the cells of the body. He said that while it is true that processed foods sustain life they do not have the ability to regenerate cells and tissues and in fact can be accumulated as toxic waste that the body must then try to eliminate. Definitely not conducive to good health.
So what can we do? The single most important change to your diet and your health is to eliminate all processed sugars and starches. i.e. white flour and sugar.
We all know that fruit and vegetables are good for us but sometimes we find them plain and boring. The accompanying live green dip recipes are full of zing and flavour and guaranteed to liven up any meal.
By Bronwyn Edwards
• 2 bunches of coriander well washed stems left on
• Grated rind and juice of 1 lime
• 1 small chilli, seeds removed
• 1/3 cup raw macadamia or cashew nuts
• 1/3 cup olive oil
• pinch sea salt
Process in a food processor
Delicious with carrot and celery sticks
• 2 bunches of parsley stalks removed.
• 1 clove of garlic.
• 1/2 cup raw almonds
• 1/3 cup virgin olive oil
• 2 tblsp Lemon juice
• pinch sea salt
Process in a food processor.
P.S. Olive oil is good for lowering cholesterol too.