Let’s start from the beginning….Have you heard of the raw foods diet? For those of you who are new to Epic Self, you’ll want to get a little back story on my raw journey. Raw food is one way of eating that is sometimes mis-categorized as a ‘fad’. The truth is, raw foods are not a passing trend. If you think about it, we’ve been eating primarily raw foods for thousands of years, and yet in the industrialized world we are eating fewer and fewer raw foods with every generation.
A raw diet is composed of raw plant foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. These foods deliver quality oxygen and water to your body, and they are a good source of antioxidants and fiber. They are rich in enzymes and probiotics, which are important in metabolic and digestive function: in short, they help make your guts work! Raw foods also help balance your body’s pH.
Raw food is very cleansing, healing and refreshing to the body, and is especially good for people who eat a lot of meat, sugar and processed food.
Curious to give raw foods a try, but don’t know where to begin? I am here for you on your journey and now offering 15 minute free consultations to answer your personal questions. Pick a time on my calendar and I’ll confirm.
Here are my top 5 answers:
5.) Smoothie Start: In the wee hours of the morning take 5 minutes to fuel your cells with vibrant raw energy. Whether it’s a filling power smoothie or a few pieces of fruit from the market with a glass of lemon water, nourish the brain and body after the 8 hour sleep fast. You are worth the time. Treat your body like a temple and watch it flourish!
If you aren’t hungry in the morning perhaps your dinner is too massive. Eat the largest meal of the day at lunch so you can sleep soundly, restore properly, and fully appreciate breakfast. I literally run to my Vita-Mix“> in the morning…ready to create and nourish myself. I crave greens! Do you?
P.S The top photo is an iphone pic of my groceries at my favorite local health food co-op called Rainbow Market!
-greens- as many varieties as possible! Mixed greens, spinach, kale, swiss chard, sprouts
-herbs- cilantro, parsley
-veggies- cabbage, saurkraut, bell peppers, cucumbers, lots of celery, carrots, broccoli, zuccini,
-fruits- apples, berries, avocados, coconut water, bananas, oranges!!
-nuts/seeds: almond butter, pumpkin seeds, walnuts this time
-Ferments for digestion: saurkraut, kombucha