Raw whole plant-based foods rock our world! They are the ultimate to sustain and repair our health, they reduce the needless and cruel suffering of countless sentient beings, and they help save the planet. But, in my opinion, humans over complicate it! The science is confusing and will tell us almost anything depending on who funded the study. And I am convinced that we really know little about the produce we eat, in part because we only study food in parts, rather than in the way the food as a whole affects our bodies.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to learn what science has discovered, but I think it is only a fraction of what is really happening in our food. Some of us love the currently touted superfoods for all of the “extra” health benefits they are supposed to offer, some of us worry about food combining and getting just the right foods together in each meal, and some feel that it is best to count the carbs and nutrients we consume each day. But all whole, plant based, raw food is excellent for us, and I want to reduce the barriers and excuses for people to enjoy it. Nobody likes rules. The truth is we need variety, not just a concentrated few or in complicated combos or precise amounts.
Be free! Just focus on all the colors, flavors, and textures of the raw food diet for optimum health. Listen to your body, after all it knows best. If it tells you it wants watermelon for dinner, eat it! Enjoy your food, don’t stress about it. The only thing we really need to know is that raw, whole, plant food provides us the best possible nutrition.
In love and good health!