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Hey everyone! I’m posting today to let you guys know about a book that was just published by Karin and Rick Dina, The Raw Food Nutrition Handbook. This book is super informative about how to make sure your getting all the nutrients you need while maintaining a raw diet. In the book Karin and Rick analyze various types of raw food diets and compare their nutritional benefits to the standards set by world class organizations like the World Health Organization and the US institute of medicine. This book could prove super useful to anyone looking to learn more about the nutritional science of living on raw food!
You can find the book here:
8 vegetables that are healthier than kale
It’s no stretch to say that the past few years have been all about kale.
Of all the vegetables out there, watercress is the most nutrient-packed per serving. These greens are high in nitrate, which improves oxygen performance during exercise and lowers blood pressure. Watercress contains a ton of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A and beta carotenes. It’s also the best food source of PEITC, a naturally-occurring compound that has been shown to suppress the development of breast cancer. Calorie for calorie, you can’t get any better than watercress.
This southern food staple contains more calcium and double the amount of protein and iron in comparison to kale. Collard greens also beat kale in terms of cholesterol-lowering, and beat kale sevenfold when it comes to folate content.
Beet greens are absolutely loaded with fiber — one serving contains nearly 1/5 of the average daily recommended intake of the stuff. These greens, often relegated to the compost bucket, are also a much better source of potassium, copper, vitamin E and calcium than kale.
Chinese cabbage contains essential amino acids that kale lacks. It is also rich in phytochemicals and organic sulfur compounds and antioxidants — the latter of which stay intact when Chinese cabbage cooked, unlike kale.
Ah, spinach — the original healthy leafy green. Don’t underestimate the power of this superfood! In comparison to kale, spinach wins out in terms of antioxidants, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, protein and vitamin E.
Yep, this humble garnish packs quite the nutritional punch. Per gram, parsley contains 4 times as much folate, over triple the amount of iron and double the amount of fiber and vitamin K in comparison to kale. Another benefit? It’s so much easier to use than kale — many, if not most, meals will benefit from a little sprinkling of chopped parsley.
Chard and kale have plenty in common. And, yes, in some ways, kale is healthier than chard. But, chard has almost double the amount of magnesium as its leafy green cousin, and is a better source of iron. And, taken per gram, chard is more nutrient-dense than kale.
Surprised to see this on the list? Most notably, romaine lettuce beats kale in its folic acid content, one of the nutrients shown to help alleviate depression. And, like all of the others on this list, the nutritional value of romaine lettuce beats kale gram for gram.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-vegetables-that-are-healthier-than-kale.html#ixzz3TyteeSwt
99% of apple samples, 98% of peaches, and 97% of nectarines tested positive for at least one pesticide residue.
The average potato had more pesticides by weight than any other produce.
A single grape sample and a sweet bell pepper sample contained 15 pesticides.
Single samples of cherry tomatoes, nectarines, peaches, imported snap peas and strawberries showed 13 different pesticides apiece.
Lots of leafy greens also contain many pesticides
Avocados have the least amount of pesticides
Dirty Dozen Produce Foods for 2015
These are the “Dirty Dozen” (although this year EWG lists 15) foods the Environmental Working Group lists as having the most pesticides. If you’re trying to stay away from pesticides, buy these organic if you can:
3. Cherry Tomatoes
9. Snap Peas
12. Sweet Bell Peppers
13. Hot Peppers
14. Collard Greens
Clean 15 Produce Foods for 2015
These are the foods with the least amount of pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group. If you don’t have the budget for organic, you’re usually safer to buy these foods:
10. Sweet Corn
12. Sweet Peas (Frozen)
14. Sweet Potatoes
Normally I use a pea protein or some other raw protein in the morning in my smoothies but I just started using this shake from the Ranch in Malibu. It’s lighter and not as heavy as my normal raw protein but I love that it has a lot of sea veggie, chlorella, spirulina, kelp…
I’ve been taking it with me when I travel because it mixes well in water also and has a mild taste.
Check it out for yourselves here http://www.amazon.com/Actively-Healthy-Food-Complete-Organic/dp/B00IG1TYTI
And here is the link to there site http://www.theranchmalibu.com/
My very good friends at TastyMakes are giving you a 20% off of your order for Valentines day!
They have the BEST raw granola and raw food snacks. So order now to get your order by Valentines.
Use VALENTINE at checkout to receive 20% off your order.
Order by Tuesday Feb 10th and get your TastyTreats by Valentine’s day!
Reminder: I am offering a $250.00 discount on the April Raw Food Teacher Training. I have also decided that April and September of 2015 will be the last two classes for a while. I definitely will not be teaching this class in 2016 and not sure what will happen after that. So, if you have always wanted to take this training, NOW IS THE TIME! Please visit rawteacher.com for additional information and testimonials or call the office to register or for more info.
I look forward to spending 4 magical days with the many of you that have been wanting to take this class!
Do you ever feel like trying to eat healthy is just too hard? We all have days like that! With my friend Jennifer Cornbleet – author of Raw Food Made Easy – we’re holding a free online event all about making delicious food a fast, fun, joyful experience that fits into your busy life. It will improve your life and your health! Click here and claim your free spot:
I am sitting at my computer dreaming about Urban Remedies Raw Creme Carmel…If you have never hear of this company or had their products, you have to check them out! The Brownie was also mind blowing as was all of their desserts but I’m also so impressed with their juices!
I never order juice from anywhere thinking that making my own at home is always going to taste better. I’ve had juice from some of the new companies out there and they are ok…good in a pinch. But, these were so amazing! So full of flavor and I felt like they were energetically alive still! I had three different kinds and also an Almond Milk. This was better than what I make. They also have Juice Cleanse kits.
They also have some wellness kits that would make great holiday presents. Check them out at UrbanRemedy.com!