The Raw Foods Evolution

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Save time and money with Raw Foods!

Here are some quick tips for lowering your monthly food bill. Feel free to leave any tips you may have in the comments area!

1) To get started on raw foods, you can purchase a blender at Wal-Mart for around $15. I recommend purchasing two, one for home and one for work or travel.

2) Next, you can purchase fresh organic produce at the Farmers Market. The farmers market usually sells food for less than the grocery store. Use the produce to make Victoria Boutenko green smoothies.

3) Sprout your own food. If you purchase organic lettuce in the store, it may cost $2 a head. If you grow your own sprouts and sunflower greens, it only costs ten cents a pound.

4) You can grow your own wheatgrass juice. If you buy wheatgrass juice in the store, it may cost more than $1 an ounce. If you grow your own, it costs five cents an ounce.

5) Make your own nut and seed butters. If you purchase a pound of raw organic almond butter in the store, it may cost $12 to $18 a pound. If you make your own in the food processor or champion juicer, it only costs $3 to $6.

6) Make your own dehydrated crackers, cookies, breads, burgers, and trail mix. In the store these items may cost $1 to $2 per cracker. If you make your own, it may only cost thirty cents a cracker.

7) Make your own sauerkraut. The sauerkraut in the store may cost $10 a pound. Homemade, it may cost $2 a pound.

For more time and money saving tips, you'll want to pick up my eBook "The Health Evolution: The Ultimate Guide to the Raw Foods Diet" by Michael Snyder.

Have the Best Day Ever!

Raw foods for brain health

There is a great presentation on brain specific foods on The Best Day Ever website, I highly recommend it.

These are some notes I took from David Wolfe's brain lecture:

The first step is to go organic. Non-organic foods have residues of herbicides, pesticides, and other chemicals that are neurotoxins which damage the brain.

The number one fuel for the brain is oxygen. Get it through deep breathing, exercise, and chlorophyll rich foods.

There are certain foods that prevent oxygen from reaching the brain, such as cooked, partially hydrogenated oils, processed sugar, cooked starches (potato chips, french fries, cookies,...), etc.

High oxygen foods include green veggie juice, wheatgrass juice, algae (E3 Live, Cell Tech, blue manna) Spirulina, Chlorella), MSM, Pau D'arco tea, young coconut water, Vita-Mineral Green, Pure Synergy, Nature's First Food, etc.

For the green veggie juice, I recommend making it 25% celery, 25% cucumber, and 50% leafy greens (especially sunflower green sprouts).

Good brain minerals include magnesium, iridium, rhodium. Minerals in the M-state are the best. Rhodium and iridium are found in high concentrations in grapes, noni cactus, aloe vera.

Foods high in pigments are also the foods highest in anti-oxidants. These include berries, spirulina, E3 Live, Cell Tech AFA, cherries, grapes, raw cacao.

Some of the best foods for the brain and eyes are DHA rich foods. The only vegan sources of DHA are the Omega-Zen DHA Algae and the Klamath AFA algae. The herb purslane has the other long-chain fat EPA, start growing it in your garden.

The omega-3 fats are good for the brain. Some of the best sources are walnuts, hemp seeds, flax seeds, algae, coconut oil, berries, cat's claw and pau d'arco tea, etc.

Fasting on water or juices is the best way to improve the brain. If you have a big test or presentation, fast before the big event and you'll have a clear head.