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Being a regular customer at Whole Foods for some time, I've had a chance to notice what they sell and who normally shops there.
After a recent visit I've come to the conclusion that contrary to popular belief, Whole Foods IS NOT a health food store in my opinion.
Ran across a very helpful web site for vegans and vegetarians looking to eat out and shop at veg-friendly restaurants and shops.
The site offers world-wide coverage, although most of the reviews are for locations in North America.
Nice site design makes it easy to use and you can review and suggest your favorite places. Many listings include pictures and links to a map - very handy! Looks like my local favorites are well represented
Enjoy - go vegan!
Tonya Kay, professional dancer, performance artist, actress and raw foodist talks about how she overcame manic depression by switching from a vegan diet to a raw vegan diet.
80-10-10 author, 27 year raw foodist, athlete, coach and raw food expert Dr. Doug Graham will be online tonight for an exclusive one hour audio and video presentation and interview, and available at no cost for the next 24 hours.
We all know the benefits of eating greens, although sometime it's challenging to get enough to meet your nutritional needs. Most people don't consume enough greens, even those on vegan or raw diets.
Well here are a few ways to get your fill.
First, try a delicious green smoothie!
A great combination of vitamins and minerals along with the important fiber that's missing in juicing. Try to mix 60% ripe fruit with 40% fresh, dark greens. They are easy to digest and assimilate and actually start absorbing into your body while still in your mouth. They're also easy to make and quick to clean up.
Here's how: combine some fresh fruit like pears, apples, or mangos with some dark leafy greens like romaine lettuce, parsely or kale in a blender. Add a little water and blend.
Try these combinations:
½ bunch romaine
½ lemon juice
4-5 leaves of kale
2 handfuls of spinach leaves
Second, try some "green lemonade".
You'll need a juicer for this one. Juice a 1/2 head of romaine lettuce, 2 celery stalks, 1 apple, 5 leaves of kale and 1 whole lemon. The apple and lemon add a sweet zing and make this a delicious and easy way to get your greens.
Inspired by Natalia Rose, author of The Raw Food Detox Diet.
After consuming these daily for a few weeks, I noticed increased cravings for more fresh, green foods and eliminated any past unhealthy cravings. This continues today after many months and is an incredible feeling.
Enjoy your life-giving greens!
All the best for your health,
This video shows how Scott Jackson lost over 100 pounds by switching to a raw food diet. He mentions that he didn't do any exercise. Imagine what he could have done with some added activity. Congratulations Scott!
If you're looking for a place to start learning more about the raw food diet, visit: RawFoodHowTo.com