Category Archives: Nutrition

Why Eat Foods in Season?

There are three excellent reasons for this practice. 1.       Seasonal foods are nature’s way of making sure that we have an adequate variety of foods in our diets.  We need to eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to ensure our bodies get all of the vitamins and minerals it needs to keep us…

5 Benefits of Broccoli

1. Arthritis – Recent tests on cells and tissues of mice show that a sulfur-rich broccoli compound, sulforaphane, blocks a key destructive enzyme that damages cartilage. 2. Cancer –  Sulforaphane in broccoli has also been shown to kill cancer stem cells, thereby striking to the root of tumor growth. And, the broccoli compound glucoraphanin –…

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…

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…

Glycemic Index and Raw Food

What is the Glycemic Index? The glycemic index is the measure of the rate at which ingested food causes the level of glucose in the blood to rise – Merriam-Webster Dictionary.  The concept of the glycemic index was created in the early 1980’s.  Since then it has been linked to many different weight loss diets and is used to explain one…

Essential Fatty Acids

I love to talk to people about raw foods.  One of the biggest reasons I love to talk to people is because they ask me questions                . One of the latest questions I got was, “What do you do about getting your essential fatty acids, you need them for your brain.”  Here is some information…

Seven Reasons for Selecting the Best Quality Foods

Have you ever wondered if a low fat raw vegan (LFRV) diet will give everything you need to be healthy?  Will you get enough protein?  Will you get enough calcium?  Will you get enough vitamins and minerals?  The answer is yes, a LFRV diet will give your body everything it needs to be healthy.  A…

Mono Meals

What are mono meals? A mono meal is eating one food at a meal. For example, four bananas, four mangoes or four cups of grapes. Why do I want to eat mono meals? Some advantages of eating mono meals include: Easy to prepare, most food are wash, peel and eat. East to digest, this can…

My Food Combining Rules

1.  Eat fat at your last meal of the day. 2.  Eat fruit alone or before you eat anything else at your meal. 3.  Eat melons alone. 4.  Eat greens with fatty foods. When I first started with raw foods and learned about food combining, I wanted to turn and run the other way.  I…