The Home of Daniel's Challenge
Eat more fresh, raw, and living fruits and vegetables to help you further improve your health. The following are some benefits that you will experience as you significantly increase your intake of fresh, whole, living, and uncooked fruits and vegetables:
During the first six months of my return to health in 2000 I ate only raw plant-based foods. It was an amazing transformation that occurred, and it felt to me as if I had discovered the fountain of youth. It is likely that the choice to eat bounteous amounts of raw fruits and vegetables significantly increased my nitric oxide production, best supported my epithelial progenitor cell production, increased my HDL cholesterol's efflux capacity until my vessels became squeaky clean, and my body was able to more reflux capacity, and enabled me to better metabolize and eliminate ADMA.
I've loved raw fruits, greens, and other raw vegetables ever since. They continue to be my favorite foods to this day and I always eat them abundantly with my choice of starch in any given meal.
The good, better, best recommendations in Original Fast Foods are rock solid, and they produce sound results. The major difference is that my testimony of the Word of Wisdom has continued to evolve. I will never eat animal products again, unless I absolutely need them to save my life. In this regard, I'm in a position to be able to better support those who receive a similar testimony, but do not know quite how to go forward. Also, I believe it is better to obtain at least fifty percent of our calories from starches, and while fruit may be eaten by some freely, others suffer imbalances that make it best to limit their eating of fruit to no more than three pieces a day. For example, diabetics and those who are overweight need calories that take longer to digest, such as vegetables and starches. Therefore, fruit should be eaten whole instead of blended or juiced, and should also be more restricted until they achieve balance.
I still believe we obtain more nutrients from raw fruits and vegetables than cooked, but a lot of good can be gained from also eating steamed veggies, or by adding veggies to soup broths, or by stir-frying. Still, I like wraps because it is so easy to fill them with raw veggies and to enjoy satiated eating them. I still like to eat all raw for days at a time during the summer months. My body loves it.
As for juicing, this is a hot topic, but evidence shows that while it can be very helpful to some, it is very harmful to diebetics, and anyone else who does not move blood sugars out of the bloodstream easily. Why? Juices required little to no digestive time. Therefore, they enter the bloodstream very swiftly, which isn't good for diabetics. However, there are juices that do not have much of a carb load, and they are fine. Even the non-diabetic is better off sipping their juices or smoothies slowly, over time, to prevent blood-sugar spikes.
I prefer people eating their fruits and vegetables whole, and the body prefers it too.
Debby Smith said:
Is there any differences in the way you eat now to when original fast foods was published? Have you refined anything, or is it the same?