Category Archives: Raw Foods Info

Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides

Here is an updated guide to foods with the most and the least pesticides. The Dirty Dozen – buy these organic if possible. Apples Strawberries Grapes Celery Peaches Spinach Sweet Bell pepper Nectarines – imported Cucumbers Cherry tomatoes Snap peas – imported Potatoes Click here for the full list. Every sample of imported nectarines and…

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…

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…

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…

Berries

Berries are some of my most favorite fruits.  Here are the ones I like best. Blackberries: This fruit is not a true berry. Blackberries have a solid center unlike the raspberry, which is hollow. Sweet and juicy blackberries grow on bramble bushes with pickers. Blackberries are high in vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese. Choose…

Raw Food Shopping Tips

Here are some shopping tips to help you get started eating more raw foods. Experiment: try new foods.  There are hundreds of fruits and vegetables.  Look around the produce department; have you tried every single item there? Get in touch with the foods your body finds to be most flavorful or refreshing and observe and…

My Transition to Raw Foods and the Mistakes I Made

Transitioning to raw foods can be a fast or slow process. For most of us, it is a slow gradual process. I say for most of us because it took me about 9 months to get to eating 100% raw 99% of the time. And actually, the time it took me was really a year…

Apples

Selection and Storage: Look for firm, smooth-skinned apples free of bruises and gouges.  Dry brown patches on the skin called scald will not affect the taste.  Apples should have a fresh smell.  They should not smell musty.  Store apples in a cool dark place or put apples in a ventilated plastic bag in the refrigerator. …

Persimmons are in season

Eating seasonal fruit is a great way to add variety to your diet. A healthy diet depends on eating a variety of food overtime. When I say overtime, I mean a period of time that can be as long as a month. We don’t need to eat a variety of food at every meal. Actually,…

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…