Your Mother Was Right

Vegetables are the foundation of a great diet. A recent, 15-month study of 2000 subjects found that those with the highest vegetable and fruit intake had a 70% reduced risk of heart attack and other cardiac problems. (This was reported in Health Sciences Institute’s e-alert, which sends out free emails.)

Raw is preferable, of course. Bear in mind that we were not evolved to eat cooked food, and that our primitive forbears lived on a diet of raw food for millions of years Klw gummies. If you are not prepared to eat all raw, at least be sure to eat a salad before eating cooked food. This will get your enzymes perking so that they can cope better with the cooked food that follows.

There are many different salad combinations. A wide variety should be eaten – dark green lettuces (not head lettuce), cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, beet root (beets), capsicums of all colours (peppers to Americans), red onions and any other vegetables that take your fancy. Chop, shred or dice them in various combinations. Rocket, coriander (cilantro), parsley and any number of green herbs in pots make great additions, and provide calcium your body can assimilate, other valuable minerals and great flavour.

Every day have a large salad with most of these vegetables and herbs. Because they give an appealing texture, add a cut-up avocado and a small amount of virgin olive oil as well as a squeeze of lemon. Then, and this really makes it yummy and crunchy, sprinkle two tablespoons of seeds over the salad. The result is so filling that it will keep you going all day. (Instructions for preparing the seeds are below.) Please do the best you can to use organic vegetables for their life-saving minerals and vitamins. If a seasoning is desired use A. Vogel’s Trocomare and Herbamare.

Another great way to get lots of raw veggies down is by drinking a glass of freshly squeezed carrot, celery, beet root, parsley, cucumber, etc., as well as any greens that are available. Organically raised raw egg is delicious, blended with the juice. Add Maca, minerals and RoseHip granules, and blend it all for a nourishing, filling meal.

Most people are not prepared to go the all-raw route. For those, it’s a good idea to eat a wide variety of steamed vegetables, with particular emphasis on zucchini, celery and string beans, the three liver-cleansing vegetables. Combined in a soup and blended they make a great detoxifier known as Bieler Broth after Dr Bieler. Potatoes, steamed or baked, and seasoned with herbs and butter, chives, shallots, or chopped red onions (raw or cooked), are a delicious and filling addition to a vegetable meal. For those few who are allergic to the nightshade vegetables (potatoes, capsicum, tomatoes and eggplant) special care is needed. And, don’t forget Dr. Bieler’s soup if you or a family member are feeling toxic.