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…

Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load

You have probably heard of the glycemic index, which is a measure of the rate at which ingested food causes blood sugar to rise.  The reason we hear about this is that high blood sugars levels are linked to many diseases such as Candida, chronic fatigue, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, diabetes and even cancer. Here is the…

FAQ – Can I really eat only one food for a meal?

Yes, you can! This practice is also known as mono eating or mono meals. What are the benefits of eating one food at a meal? Ideal digestion, absorption and assimilation, which equals maximum nutrition. Mono eating also helps prevent over eating.  Eating a variety of foods at a meal increases the chances of overeating as…

Fat Facts

This past couple of weeks I have written about carbohydrates and protein.  Today I would like to talk about fat. How much fat do we currently eat? According to Dr. Doug Graham, Americans consume one-third to one-half of their calories as fat.  Or said another way 33% to 50% of the calories in their diets come from…

Where do you get your protein – Again….

We have probably all heard this question, that is, if we are not practicing the Standard American Diet (SAD). How do you answer the question?  My husband (a vegetarian for 35 years before going raw) usually says, “Have you ever heard of someone with a protein deficiency? I haven’t.”  For him, this usually ends the…

FAQ – Where do you get your protein?

This question has several answers. Protein is in all fruits and vegetables. Below is a chart of the percent of calories of carbohydrates, protein, and fat in some fruits and vegetables. You can see that most vegetables and greens have a high percentage of protein. If you consume enough calories to meet your needs, you…

FAQ – Don’t you feel hungry all the time?

Don’t you feel hungry all the time? I don’t feel hungry all the time. When I first started with raw foods, I did feel hungry some of the time. There were a couple of reasons for this. First, I was not eating enough fruit. The people I was talking to kept stressing that I had…

FAQ – Why do raw foods work over other diet choices?

Raw foods work because it is our natural diet. Our natural diet is the diet we were designed to eat.  All living things have their natural diet and we are no different. From Ross Horne’s book Health and Survival in the 21st Century, he states, “The study of comparative anatomy and the different natural diets…

FAQ – Why are raw foods special?

Raw foods are special because they contain all of the nutrients our bodies need to be healthy. Raw foods are easy for our body to digest and assimilate the nutrients.  By supplying the body with proper nutrition along with pure air and water, regular exercise and rest, our chances for vibrant health increase dramatically. Raw foods…