Why Eat The Ideal Diet?

As Americans, we are indeed privileged to have the option of selecting The Ideal Diet.   Your food choices can be of tremendous benefit, not only to your own life, but to the less fortunate of the world as well. No self-deprivation is called for, but simply the understanding that the healthiest, tastiest, and most…

This is the beginning of a new day.

You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left…

Corn Salad w/Cilantro Dressing

Kernels from 6 ears of corn 1 red pepper, diced 1 avocado, cubed Combine above ingredients in a bowl. ___________________________________________ Combine the following in a blender: 1 clove garlic 1 small onion 1/4 jalapeno pepper 1/2 tsp cumin juice of 1 lime Blend ingredients and add the leaves of 1 small bunch of cilantro. Blend…

Eight Principles of Food and Health

The benefits of a healthy lifestyle are huge.  Some of the benefits include: Living longer Looking and feeling younger Having more energy Losing weight Lowering your cholesterol Preventing and reversing heart disease Lower risks for breast, prostrate and other cancers Prevent and treat diabetes Avoid osteoporosis, impotence, and stroke Prevent kidney stones Lower blood pressure…

Sunrise Surprise Smoothie by Carl Bennett

3 medium bananas, peeled 3 oranges, peeled 1 C. red grapes Blend above ingredients. Add: 2 carrots, cut in 1 inch pieces 2 ribs celery, cut in 2 inches Blend again. Sunrise Surprise Smoothie Carb Protein Fat Grams 180 11 3 Calories 647 40 21 % of total calories 91 6 3 Total calories 708    …

How Much Do You Need to Eat on a Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet?

The short answer is a lot! However, I know that probably doesn’t help much.  I know when I first heard about a low fat raw began diet (LFRV) I didn’t understand how much food I needed to eat.  I didn’t understand how to keep my fat at less than 10% of my total calories either….

Calorie content of raw foods

To thrive on a low-fat raw vegan (LFRV) diet you need to consume enough calories. I encourage people to track their calories online at nutridiary.com, cronometer.com or fitday.com. All three of these websites have free programs to track your calories each day. How many calories are enough calories? Here are some guidelines to follow: First…

Have you had your salad today?

Yesterday was my first bicycle ride of the season.  I went with my husband Carl.  We rode from our house to DePere WI for a total of 31 miles.  The above 60 degree Fahrenheit temps were great for March. I really love to ride my bike and one of the best things about it is…

Soy – it’s a plant. Do you really want to eat it?

Today’s topic is tofu and soy (or soy protein isolate/textured vegetable protein). Neither is a raw food. I wanted to talk about this because these are products to me like milk. A lot of misinformation abounds because of marketing.  We are led to believe that soy products are a healthy source of protein and that are…

Five Ways to Transition to a Raw Food Diet

Here are five ways to transition to a raw food diet. The meal method The day method The fruit first method The elimination method The haphazard/jump right in method 1. The Meal Method This transition method requires you to pick a meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner that you want to start eating raw food.  The…