Monday, January 10, 2011

The Ideal Breakdown

The 85% Raw Portion

The dense living nutrients found in raw foods and their juices produce abundant energy and vibrant health while satisfying our cells’ nutritional needs, controlling hunger efficiently.
  • Beverages: Freshly extracted vegetable juices, BarleyMax, CarrotJuiceMax, BeetMax, and remineralized distilled water
  • Dairy Alternatives: Fresh almond milk, creamy banana milk, as well as frozen banana, strawberry, or blueberry “fruit creams”
  • Fruit: All fresh, as well as unsulphured organic dried fruit (limit fruit to no more than 15% of daily food intake)
  • Grains: Soaked oats, raw muesli, dehydrated granola, dehydrated crackers
  • Beans: Green beans, peas, sprouted garbanzos, sprouted lentils, and sprouted mung beans
  • Nuts & Seeds: Raw almonds, sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, raw almond butter or tahini (consume sparingly)
  • Oils and Fats: Extra virgin olive oil, Udo’s Oil, flaxseed oil (the oil of choice for people with cancer, except men with prostate cancer, who may be better served meeting the essential fat needs through freshly ground flaxseed), and avocados
  • Seasonings: Fresh or dehydrated herbs, garlic, sweet onions, parsley, and salt-free seasonings
  • Sweets: Fruit smoothies, raw fruit pies with nut/date crusts, date-nut squares, etc.
  • Vegetables: All raw vegetables
  • Soups: Raw soups

The 15% Cooked Portion

Cooked foods follow the raw salad at lunch or evening meals and can prove beneficial for those trying to maintain body weight.
  • Beverages: Caffeine-free herb teas and cereal-based coffee alternatives, along with bottled organic juices
  • Beans: Lima, adzuki, black, kidney, navy, pinto, red, and white
  • Dairy: Non-dairy cheese, almond milk and rice milk (use sparingly)
  • Fruit: Cooked and unsweetened frozen fruits
  • Grains: Whole-grain cereals, breads, muffins, pasta, brown rice, millet, etc.
  • Oils: Vegan mayonnaise made from cold-pressed oils
  • Seasonings: Same as the 85% portion, plus unrefined sea salt (use sparingly)
  • Soups: Soups made from scratch without fat, dairy, or refined table salt
  • Sweeteners: Raw, unfiltered honey, rice syrup, unsulphured molasses, stevia, carob, pure maple syrup, date sugar, agave nectar (use very sparingly)
  • Vegetables: Steamed or wok-cooked fresh or frozen vegetables, baked white, yellow or sweet potatoes, squash, etc.