Thursday, August 6, 2009

REAL Food... everything plant based (grains, produce etc)

Quality over quantity everytime. The most common mis-conception I hear is that healthy eating is too expensive. The funny thing is, the better the quality, the less your body actually needs of any particular thing. A reason American's eat so much is due to the fact that there is so much food void of any nutrients. Of course we will keep eating, the body needs something!

Continuing from yesterdays post on fats/proteins... (again this is NOT comprehensive)

Grains and legumes:
All grains should be sprouted. For hot cereals, beans, and rices let soak in filtered water the night before. The next morning drain the soaking water and add fresh water place on the stove and cook. The sprouting process breaks down amino acid protein bonds to promote digestibility of the entire grain. You can find bread, English muffins, tortilla and cereals that are already sprouted. Such as:

Ezekiel 4:9 Organic sprouted whole grain bread
Ezekiel 4:9 Organic sprouted cinnamon raisin bread
Ezekiel 4:9 Organic sprouted tortilla
Ezekiel 4:9 Organic sprouted English muffin
Ezekiel 4:9 Organic sprouted burger bun and hot dog bun
Genesis 1:29 Sprouted grain and seed bread
Organic brown rice tortilla
Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted cereal in original, vanilla, and cinnamon raisin.

Bobs Red mill Gluten free rolled Oats
Organic rolled Oats
Cream of Buckwheat
Organic Buckwheat grouts
Brown rice cereal
Organic corn grits-polenta

Organic long grain and short grain Brown Rice
Organic Brown Basmiti Rice
Organic Wild rice
Organic Jasmine Brown rice

Make sure all beans if canned are organic. If you buy organic dried beans make sure you sprout them before they are cooked.

All fruits and vegetables should be Organic. Organic foods are produced according to certain production standards, meaning they are grown without the use of conventional pesticides, artificial fertilizers, human waste, or sewage sludge, and that they were processed without ionizing radiation or food additives. Choose Organic or local and make sure they are fresh or frozen.

Nuts and seeds:
Nuts and Seeds should always be Fresh, Raw, and Organic only. Stay away from roasted, salted canned nuts. The same rule applies to all nut butters (peanut butter, almond butter, cashew, walnut to name a few). Make sure they are fresh, raw and organic only.

In good health!

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