WheatgrassKits.com

Eating More Raw & Living Foods: Our Family Story

My husband and I have enjoyed a 5 year run as junk food vegans!  Three babies under four years old and busy schedules have driven us to find all the convenience “health” junk food you can imagine!  But with the realization that this diet was not giving us the energy we needed, we decided last week to embark on a 4 day Living Food and Raw Food diet.  Wow!  What a difference it has made on our outlook and future meal plans! 

Raw food has grown to be a huge trend, and for a good reason, once you get past the first few days, you start feeling great, and the effects of even a few days eating a well balanced living and raw food diet can last for a very long time. 

For our 4 day living and raw food diet, we started by growing a lot more sprouts.  Luckily, we had to teach a class on sprouting, so we had grown enormous amounts of sprouts for a group of over 100 people.  We had tons left over (because seeds multiply by at least 8 times, and a few cups of seed became enough to feed an army), so that started us on the right track.  With the sprouts we made salads, blended them in smoothies, and made lettuce tacos with them.

Sprouts were central to our diet. There are lots of good reasons to make sprouts central to a cleansing diet, or a living food diet.  The proteins in seeds morph into complete amino acids when the seed sprouts.  Seeds become basically a complete food as sprouts.  Also the vitamins and minerals in the seeds multiply when sprouting.  The main reason I wanted to highlight sprouts as part of our diet though, is because sprouts are the easiest way to eat truly living foods while on a living and raw food diet. 

Living foods and raw foods are often interchangeably used.  Is there a difference between the two?  Yes!

How can you easily determine the difference?  If you ask the simple question:  Is the plant still growing? If it is, then it is a living food.  Perfect examples are sprouts, microgreens, baby salad greens, or when you eat something directly from the garden.  Those are living foods that are still growing.  They say for about 24-48 hours from when you pick a fruit or vegetable it is considered “living” and still growing.  

As soon as you pick a fruit or vegetable, it is no longer connected to the earth or its nutrient source. It begins to age and lose nutrients from that moment on.

From Living in the Raw Gourmet  by Rose Lee Calabro:

“Nutritionally speaking, living food is the richest source of enzymes, oxygen, chlorophyll, vitamins, essential fatty acids and fiber.  It also contains the proper ratio of alkaline to acid minerals.  Raw food follows as a close second, and all our cooked and store-bought processed foods come in at a distant third.”

In addition to our sprouts, we also ate from our own tower garden, and we rode our bikes around town to the local farmers and bought as many veggies as we could so that they would be as fresh and living as they could be.  It was a great time of year to do this diet because it was harvest season.  We also ate a lot of Raw food, that wouldn’t be considered as living, but was still very helpful in keeping us full.  We ate a lot of young coconuts.  And we ate lots and lots of nuts, including nut pates we made from raw cashews (so delicious). 

We also used several raw protein powders.  For example, I made a couple of shakes with Sunwarrior’s Chocolate Protein powder.  It was nice to have this as an option.  It was absolutely not the most living thing I could have eaten, but it was raw and kept me going on the diet because it was a lot more convenient than preparing a big living food meal. 

Overall, the immersion into a completely raw and living foods diet went very well!  The first couple of days I could feel my body craving sugar, I just wanted to eat every donut I saw.  I could feel good things happening though, so after about day 2 or part way through day 3 I was feeling extremely good most of the time.  In the 5 days since I finished, I have continued to eat at least 50% raw and as much living food as I can, and I have felt amazing!  My mood has been extremely good, and I felt way more energy at my weekly basketball practice.  My husband set all kinds of personal best records at the cross fit gym he goes to as well. 

We have made the resolution to increase our living and raw food intake permanently.


by


Copyright © 2012 by Living Whole Foods, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission granted up to 100 words in a review when proper credit is given. Proper Credit = website reference: www.wheatgrasskits.com and article citation.

Featured Categories
Soymilk & Tofu
Vegan Milk Kits
Sprouting Kits
Vegan Kitchen
Sprouting Supplies

Featured Products

Sauerkraut Crock

Micro-Mats Hydroponic Grow Pads


wheatgrasskithurricane.jpg (29731 bytes)
Almond Milk Kit


omega8003.jpg (13041 bytes)

Wheatgrass Growing Kit


Other Products

3 Jar Sprouting Kit
Bag Sprouter
Sprouting Dial
Sprouting Book
Sprout & Veggie Wash
Sprout Strainer Lid

Featured Info
Wheat Grass Benefits
Newsletter Archive
History of Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass Videos
Wheatgrass FAQs
Living Foods Blog
Wheatgrass Forums
Growing Tips
Top Ten Reasons to Sprout
Recipes
Our Family of Sites


Shopping Cart

Items: 0
Subtotal: $0.00

 All of our seeds are Non-GMO

       







Recipes, Articles, & Coupons 

Join today!
Enter Your Email Address:

The Living Food Habit is FREE and published monthly. Unsubscribe at anytime. Your email address is kept confidential. Article submissions are welcomed. Send your submission to support@wheatgrasskits.com
Newsletter Archives



In the News:

Read and view the inspiring story of The Wheatgrass Trucker!

See our Pre-owned equipment list.

Check this out!

Watch the incredible story of a 70 year old vegan!



WheatGrassKits.com is an Upfront Merchant on TheFind. Click for info.


Payment forms accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Paypal, Money Order and Check.

HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.

Home  ·  About Us  ·  Products  ·  Information  ·  Links  ·  Affiliates  ·  Shopping Cart  ·  Contact Us  ·  Privacy Policy  ·  Forum  ·  Site Map

WheatGrassKits.com is an Upfront Merchant on TheFind. Click for info.

Wheatgrasskits.com  1041 North 450 West Springville, UT 84663 (801) 491-8700  webmaster@wheatgrasskits.com

Wheat grass and other information provided on this website is derived from the writings of doctors and research scientists and
is not meant to replace the services of your physician, but only to offer educational information.