Our body is made up of over 100 trillion cells which are constantly renewing themselves. In about 1 year from today every one of us will have a completely new body. For example, in about 4 weeks the entire outer layer of our skin is replaced with new cells. Every cell in our heart is replaced every 2 months and a year from now every cell in our bodies will have been replaced.
This means that our body has the ability to heal itself and to become stronger, healthier and more beautiful if we give it the right conditions, like the food that we eat, the air that we breathe, exercise and water.

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Raw vegetables and fruits are made up of living cells. These cells contain the same organic minerals, natural vitamins, living enzymes and amino acids our human cells need. When we cook, freeze, process or pasturize food it kills the food and the life force that was once in the food will go.


It is estimated that cooking destroys about 83% of vitamin content, kills all enzymes & phytonutrients, de-natures protein and minerals become inorganic so that they cannot be used by our bodies. This is why living foods have a tremendous advantage over cooked foods especially if we are trying to heal ourselves from illness or want to attain better health.


Someone once pointed out that if you put a raw carrot and a cooked, steamed or frozen carrot in the ground the raw one can grow whereas the rest can’t. So whatever it is in the raw carrot that makes it grow (alot of people attribute the growth to the enzymes in the food), it is that same lifeforce we get when we eat raw.




Cruciferous Vegetables
The cruciferous vegetables are also known as the cabba ge family. They are called the superstars of the plant kingdom because they are loaded with antioxidants, B vitamins, minerals like iron and calcium etc. Antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals in our body which cause so many problems like cancer, wrinkles and more than 60 other diseases have been linked to free radical damage. By giving free radicals an electron which becomes a companion to their unpaired electron, the threat of that free Start radical is eliminated.


There are many known stories today of people who have healed themselves of different kinds of illnesses, some life threatening, like cancer, diabetes, MS, simply by changing their diet and lifestyle and eating high antioxidant rich RAW foods.




Leafy Greens & Grasses
Kale, spinach, wheat grass, spirulina, romaine lettuce and even plants that are found in your garden and considered weeds including dandelions and nettles are a great source of protein, iron, calcium and many vitamins including Bs. Actually all the protein the body needs can be easily obtained from plant based foods. For example:
1) Vegetables contain about 18% protein
2) Fruits: 6%
3) Nuts and seeds: 11%
4) Grains: 12%
5) Legumes: 30%


The burning question which is mostly asked when one approaches a vegan is “where do you get your protein from?” This shows the widespread misconception that people need to drink milk to get calcium and eat lots of meat to get enough protein. If we look at the animal kingdom, some of the strongest animals on the planet, including elephants, silver back gorillas and horses, thrive on eating plant based foods. Funny thing is no one ever wonders where they get their protein from.


So, dark leafy greens are a great source of protein which is needed to build healthy new cells. They are also a rich source of calcium needed for strong bones and teeth and are rich in iron which prevents fatigue and promotes healthy skin, hair and nails. Start



Stalk Vegetables
Stalk vegetables like celery, fennel and asparagus are often used as medicine because of their cleansing properties. If you are planning on doing a juice or smoothie fast then include these foods in our diet plan. They are also a rich source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C.




Root Vegetables
Root vegetables like carrots, beets, yam and potatoes are great sources of fiber. Fiber acts like a broom in your colon (large intestine). It helps you to sweep waste out of your body so that your digestive system will be strong, clean and able to absorb the nutrients from the food.




Ripe Fruit
Ripe fruits are great because they are easily digestable and provide our cells/bodies with the energy. This comes from the glucose in these foods. If weight gain is your aim or you are an athlete try to eat more of these high calorie foods. It is important that you always try to eat fruit which is ripe because unripe fruit has fewer nutrients and can cause indigestion.




Phytonutrients
Always eat a whole rainbow of different fruit and vegetables because each color represents a different group of phytonutrients (phytochemicals) which will protect you against illnesses like stroke, heart disease, bad eye sight, premature aging, varicose veins and so much more.