My circle of friends, and new people I meet ask me what I’m eating. In fact, the other day at the Herb Shoppe in Clermont Florida, a woman I’d never met before walked up to me (while I was trying to get food out of the cold display case) and asked me, “What do you eat?”.
Most people know if they eat healthy they can achieve or maintain a healthy weight but clear and soft skin can also be a wonderful benefit of eating healthy. Don’t give up if you’ve tried to ditch the junk food before.
I never really thought about whether I was the picture of health – and I wasn’t quite prepared with a short answer to her question. But I will next time! Eat raw fruits and vegetables for natural health and beauty!
Turns out the lady who questioned me at the Herb Shoppe was there to find gluten free food and / or products to help a relative afflicted with celiac disease. If you or someone you care about has celiac disease have them talk to their doctor and a certified nutritionist to find out what foods they should eat, and what they shouldn’t eat. (Fruits and vegetables do not contain gluten.)
We can maintain our health and beauty while getting older and skip diseases that are directly attributed to what we eat. Check out a few of the following videos and websites for a start (just click on the links):
I want to look like this when I’m 67: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoE5hunq2mE
YouTube has thousands of videos that will show you how to eat a raw foods diet. All I can tell you is that the more raw fruits and vegetables you eat, the more your body will thank you. Hair, skin, nails, and over health will improve and if you need to lose weight you’ll find that a happy bonus as well.
You don’t have to eat a raw fruit and vegetable diet 100% of the time, and it’s hard to sustain that – most raw vegans will admit that. It takes a lot of planning and dedication to eat this way all of the time and in every dining situation. BUT that does not mean you “throw the baby out with the bath water”.
Just eat a few more servings everyday of fresh raw produce and look for the differences in your body and how you feel. You may end up eating one meal a day of all raw produce, or just making all of your side dishes raw. Either way you’ll be on your way to a healthier and happier life – happier because you very well may rid your body of some excess weight or disease that you otherwise would have continued to complain about.
Comedian Bill Maher talks about his eating habits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aztxTPXbWbw
As for what I eat? Raw fruits and vegetables in a variety of recipes, juices, smoothies, and some cooked foods. I eat more raw foods during the summer months, and more chili and hearty soups in the winter months. I buy more local and organic produce than stuff shipped hundreds of miles – when I can. I also shy away from factory farmed meat. I can eat anything but choose to only eat things I believe nourish my body. I’ve been a raw vegan for a time, but the smell of food cooking is still something I enjoy therefore I have tried to find a happy medium, or balance in my diet these days.
Give some of these videos a watch and eat some raw fruit and vegetables while your watching – then, in a few weeks, let me know if you see and feel an improvement.
As a footnote: SAD awareness month does not mean what I first thought of “Standard American Diet” awareness month but rather it does mean, “Seasonal Affective Disorder” awareness month. My hope is that by eating more fresh raw fruits and vegetables anyone who is suffering from SAD will find some relief.
Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, vibrant, and beautiful. Be who you want to be.
Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.
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