Sunday, January 3, 2010
Thoughts: I ate raw today. Only raw foods. I feel alive when I eat foods that are alive. Then I thought if a food is cooked is it dead??? I did some research and discovered some interesting stories. Cooked food is dead organic matter that bacteria feast on. As a result, typical meals of protein, starches and sugars quickly ferment and putrefy.
Eighty million species on earth (about 700,000 of which are animals) thrive on raw food. Only humans apply heat to what they eat. WE ARE THE ONLY ANIMALS ON THE PLANET THAT APPLY HEAT TO OUR FOOD. Humans on average as a race, die at or below half their potential life span of chronic illness that is largely diet and lifestyle related. Domesticated pets also are fed cooked, processed, packaged food that likewise is denatured by heat. As a consequence, they suffer human-like chronic ailments including cancer, arthritis and other degenerative diseases.
The typical species in its natural pristine environment lives seven times past its age of maturity. Humans normally mature in their late teens to early twenties. Our average potential life span in robust wellness is actually in the range of 120-140 years. This is never actualized due to the effects of heating food and not learning to skillfully handle psychological stress through self-mastery (see Essentials of Health). Humans have been on earth for millions of years. Prior to mastering fire perhaps less than 10,000 years ago, humans thrived on a diet of nothing but fresh, live, unfired foods as furnished by nature in their whole unadulterated state.
Presently, humans apply heat to the bulk of their food day in and day out prior to consumption. Like eating ash from the fireplace, microscopic burnt nutrients are toxic. Slowly and silently as the decades pass, the harmful effects of consuming these toxins accumulate. Humans are biologically adapted to raw fresh produce Eating raw fresh produce as a staple rather than cooked food keeps your body vibrantly healthy at nearly any age.
Challenges: Eating my first raw soup.
Triumphs: Eating my first raw soup.
What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: lemon squeeezed in water. A nectarine.
Lunch: A salad with lettuce and olive oil and lemon dressing with advocado.
Dinner: Steph made an amazing raw soup. So you make the soup and you don't cook it. Sounds weird, and it actually tastes amazing :)))) With pumpkin, celery, avocado, onion, garlic.
haha the soup doesn't look appetizing! more like fresh new baby poop, however it's totally raw and fresh and well blended :)
Dessert: No dessert.
Snacks: Chocolate balls!
Recipe: Raw soup. Chop garlic, onion, avocado, pumpkin, celery. Blend it in a blender. Add chilli
Exercise: A run and swim on the beach! We took our boards to the beach and there were no waves so we ran instead ;)
It was raining today so I collected some to drink with my pot!!!
295 Days To Go!!!