Raw Foods

Raw Foods may be an old topic for some readers.  It certainly is for me.  However, this subject has been wildy rejuvenated and highlighted in the areas, albeit counties, of Northern California.  I know, I live here.

Whether you know it or not, raw foods consist of uncooked, uncanned, unfrozen, and/or unprocessed foods, especially fruits and vegetables.  Foods come in many packaged ways.  Shoppers and food preparers and daily planners know this.  All food types have different ingredients.  For instance, when in the supermarket choose two acceptable, familiar loaves of bread.  After reading the labels of each, turn them over and read the ingredients as well as the dietary amounts of each (e.g., carbohydrates, proteins, fats, sugars, vitamins, minerals, etc.).  Known as “label reading,” it is important to me and many of you, to know what you are putting into your bodies as well as that of your family members.   I refer to this action as self-respect. 

If you do not know what an ingredient is and cannot pronounce it, do  not eat it meaning do not buy it.  It is really that simple. 

Farmers’ Markets have been in existence for decades.  Purchasing such homegrown, local, and fresh-fresh-fresh delectible edibles not only helps the human body and soul, but helps to support our farmers.  The United States Federal Government cannot do everything.  We do not want them to!  Too many consequences!! 

Household vegetable and herb gardens can be enjoyable hobbies with positive results as well as a cost-saving results.  With this trend in mind, those folks whom do not have land property to grow edibles are encouraged to grow vegetables and herbs in patio pots and/or window boxes.  Ideas are everywhere.  Visit your local library! 

Keep in mind that retaining good health is an effort, but it is up to you.  On a small-scale raw celery, carrots, certain squashes, green beans, bell pepers along with all fresh fruits may be – perhaps should be – ingested on a daily basis.  This is up to you.  The benefits are countless!  Eat colors!  Doesn’t that sound like fun?  The amount is up to you.  Keep it simple and start small.  We are natural after all.  Best of health takes best of intentions.  Good health to all!



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