WISE FOOD CHOICES
Selecting healthy food to eat is learned through wise food choices. Some foods add on weight by increasing toxicity to your body. Other foods reduce toxicity by cleansing and slimming your body. It is not necessary to follow these recommendations “to the letter” for better health, but to keep on improving your diet for better wellness. There is a good diet, a very good diet, and a really good diet. Keep moving up the dietary health ladder towards a better diet.
Simply be aware of what is best to do and naturally begin adapting more healthy foods into your own personal diet. As your body chemistry begins to function more efficiently, any intense food cravings will begin to diminish. As you continue to make more wise food choices, you will find this new way of eating easier. You will experience the benefits of more energy, a better attitude and a healthier body.
Fresh, raw vegetable and fruit juices. Green drinks from grasses and algaes.
Bottle fruit and vegetable juices, diluted half with purified water.
Purified water is best, 6-8 glasses daily.
Small amounts of soya, rice, almond, goat and coconut milk.
Alcohol, Coffee, Black Tea.
Sugared fruit drinks.
Fresh, raw vegetable and fruit juices and green drinks contain lots of absorbable enzymes, vitamins and minerals. These liquids will help to reduce the acidity in the body by alkalizing the pH level.
Try grain based coffee instead.
Change from black tea to herb teas. There are many different kinds.
There are 10 teaspoons of sugar in a can of soft drink.
Artificial sweeteners can damage the body.
Bottled fruit and vegetable juices have been heat (pasteurized), so do not contain as many enzymes.
Frozen, unsweetened fruit.
Dried, unsulfured fruit.
Commercially canned sweetened or unsweetened fruit.
Some dried fruit is too high in sugar. Canned fruit has added sugar.
Fresh fruits contain necessary enzymes and nutrients to support life.
When fresh fruits are cooked, valuable enzymes are destroyed.
Fruits that are genetically tampered with are a threat to health.
eg. Fruits with no seeds have little nutritional value.
Fresh, raw, enzymes rich. Organic is best.
Fresh salad. Start a meal with one.
Frozen, nothing else added eg. fat
Cooked: Lightly steamed or fried in water.
Waterless in Teflon pan.
Still firm and crunchy. Bright in color.
Canned, chemically processed or preserved.
Overcooked, deep fried or fried in refined oils.
TV dinners, prepared foods, and fast foods.
It is always best to eat fresh vegetables and lots of them, many raw. Buy fresh vegetables in season. Home-freeze or home-dry them for later use. Try not to eat vegetables that are preserved, canned, treated, sweetened, salted or overcooked. These foods are “dead foods” with no living enzymes left. Foods that are “live foods” are those which will spoil. When cooking, use the lowest temperature and shortest cooking time possible to retain the color and crispness of vegetables. Stir fry vegetables in water adding oil only when completed for taste and before serving.
Whole, natural, and organic if possible.
Bread, cereal, flour, rolls, waffles, pancakes, pasta.
Spelt, barley, brown rice, kamuth, cornmeal, buckwheat, millet, oats, rye, quinoa, etc.
White, refined, bleached, processed or sugared bread, cereal, flour, muffins, crackers, pasta, rice, cookies, pastries, etc.
It is best to eat home-made bread that is organically grown with no additives. Some healthy, commercially-made organic breads can be found at health food stores. Any bread labelled “natural” and doesn't go moldy in a warm place within a few days is preserved and not natural. Store bread in the refrigerator. Refined grains have valuable fiber removed, while “added fiber” is not good enough. Refined grains are very constipating because of the lack of fiber.
NUTS & SEEDS
Fresh, raw nuts and seeds only.
Unsalted nuts and seeds.
All raw nut butters except peanut butter.
Commercial, roasted, salted nuts and seeds.
Commercial peanut butter.
Peanuts and peanut butter are not a good choice as they actually are a fungus, so can cause the growth of fungus in the body. Many peanut butters have hydrogenated oil added to it.
FATS AND OILS
Cold-pressed, natural, organic oils.
Home-made salad dressings, dips, mayonnaise.
Small amounts of butter, organic is best.
Limited animal fat from organic fowl and beef.
Low fat cottage cheese occasionally.
Raw nuts and seeds.
Refined, hydrogenated oils found in commercial mayonnaise, shortening, margarine, shortening, margarine, or other foods.
All refined vegetable oils.
Purified oils of cottonseed and palm.
All heated, rancid oils, including deep fried foods..
Animal fat and skin.
All processed, heated and hydrogenated oils, including margarine. They are not digested by the body and actually cause harm. Deep fried foods can be carcinogenic. (See Fats and Oils article).
Soups made from scratch are best.
Can also make with defatted chicken stock.
Some packaged soups from health food stores.
Canned or packaged soups.
Creamed soups. Fatty stocked soups.
Packaged soups are adequate if they do not contain additives and preservatives, especially salt.
Raw, uncooked honey.
Maple syrup, carob, unsulfered molasses, fructose, fruit juices.
Sugars, raw sugar, brown sugar.
Candy and chocolate.
Fresh or frozen fish.
Baked or broiled fish.
Eat only 1-2X week. Seafood occasionally.
Canned tuna or salmon packed in water.
Breaded, fried, or deep-fried fish.
Canned tuna or salmon packed in oil.
Fish is predominantly polluted with mercury, other heavy metals and chemicals
Eat fish only 1-2X week.
Deep-fried fish can be carcinogenic.
Fresh, fertile, free-range, or organic eggs.
Poached or soft boiled eggs.
Scrambled or fried with a little butter in the pan.
No more than 4 eggs per week.
Commercial, unfertile, store-bought eggs.
Non-fertile eggs contain sprays and antibiotics. Commercial eggs come from poultry farms where the animals are kept in small cages. They are force-fed and force-fattened. These eggs are then often frozen and re-frozen, losing nutrients.
Raw, unpasteurized milk only in small amounts and occasionally.
Butter or organic butter in small amounts.
Buttermilk, whey, cottage cheese, ice cream, and yogurt in small amounts, occasionally.
Pasteurized milk products.
Artificial dairy products.
Imitation butter – no margarine at all.
Ice cream that is unnatural or artificial.
Dried or canned milk.
Pasteurization destroys valuable enzymes. Homogenization allows xanthine oxidase to circulate in your body causing lesions in artery walls leading to heart disease. Pasteurized milk has molecules too large to pass through the small intestinal wall, thus causing mucus build-up and possible constipation. It is extremely difficult to obtain raw, unprocessed dairy foods, so it is best to avoid dairy in general. Ice cream contains excessive amounts of chemicals and preservatives.
CHOOSE: Poultry, occasional beef or lamb that is naturally raised, non-commercial, non-chemically fed and hormone-free.
All pork products, including bacon.
All commercial red meat and poultry.
Commercially raised cattle and poultry are fed hormones, antibiotics, tranquillizers and other chemicals for purposes of force-feeding and force-fattening. Pork products are extremely difficult to digest and high in fat. Organically raised meat tastes better, but still should be eaten only in small amounts and preferably occasionally.