A plant based diet is a menu of 85% raw, uncooked, and unprocessed plant-based food, and 15% cooked, plant-based food.
Why Plant-based Foods?
The design of the human body is not like that of carnivorous mammals; our digestive tract was not designed to properly digest and dispose of meat. Carnivorous mammals have a relatively short and straight digestive tract that eliminates meat waste efficiently.
Herbivores and humans have a much longer digestive tract that includes many bends and pockets. Because our stomach acid is not designed to completely break down meat (as it does with plant based foods), undigested meat can get trapped in these bends and pockets. Here it can putrefy for days, delaying elimination and thus causing toxicity—a key component of disease creation.
Food has the amazing power to both create and destroy health. The dense, living nutrients found in a diet of primarily raw, plant-based foods and their juices are the ingredients needed to meet and satisfy your cells’ nutritional needs, restore damaged cells and rebuild whole-body health that will last a lifetime.
Where is the Evidence?
What we are intended to eat for our physical nourishment as intended from our Provider in Genesis 1:29: is very clear “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat [food].”
As commonly recommended by health professionals, a healthy diet includes eating more fruits and vegetables, drinking more water, eating less saturated fats and hydrogenated oils, consuming more fiber, getting more exercise and alleviating stress; This kind of a diet can be a means toward eliminating sickness.
This form of eating has helped relieve the symptoms of acid reflux, obesity, cancer and more. Please note the basic guideline of foods eaten on a healthy diet that will provide the body with the fuel it can use to build our body to be healthy and well throughout our life. .
The 85% Raw Portion
This portion of the diet is composed exclusively of the garden foods God instructs man to eat (Genesis 1:29). The dense living nutrients found in raw foods and their juices produce abundant energy and vibrant health while satisfying our cells’ nutritional needs, controlling hunger efficiently.
- Beverages: Freshly extracted Vegetable Juices, Barley Juice, Carrot Juice, Beet Juice and mineral water
- Dairy Alternatives: Fresh almond milk, creamy banana milk, as well as frozen banana, strawberry, or blueberry “fruit creams”
- Fruit: All fresh, as well as unsulphured organic dried fruit (limit fruit to no more than 15% of daily food intake)
- Grains: Soaked oats, raw muesli, dehydrated granola, dehydrated crackers
- Beans: Green beans, peas, sprouted garbanzos, sprouted lentils, and sprouted mung beans
- Nuts & Seeds: Raw almonds, sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, raw almond butter or tahini (consume sparingly)
- Oils and Fats: Extra virgin olive oil, Coconut Oil, Flaxseed Oil (the oil of choice for people with cancer, except men with prostate cancer, who may be better served meeting the essential fat needs through freshly ground flaxseed, and avocados).
- Seasonings: Fresh or dehydrated herbs, garlic, sweet onions, parsley, and salt-free seasonings
- Sweets: Fruit smoothies, raw fruit pies with nut/date crusts, date-nut squares, etc.
- Vegetables: All raw vegetables
- Soups: Raw soups
The 15% Cooked Portion
Cooked foods follow the raw salad at lunch or evening meals and can prove beneficial for those trying to maintain body weight.
- Beverages: Caffeine-free herb teas and cereal-based coffee alternatives, along with bottled organic juices
- Beans: Lima, adzuki, black, kidney, navy, pinto, red, and white
- Dairy: Non-dairy cheese, almond milk and rice milk (use sparingly)
- Fruit: Cooked and unsweetened frozen fruits
- Grains: Whole-grain cereals, breads, muffins, pasta, brown rice, millet, etc.
- Oils: Vegan mayonnaise made from cold-pressed oils
- Seasonings: Same as the 85% portion, plus unrefined sea salt (use sparingly)
- Soups: Soups made from scratch without fat, dairy, or refined table salt
- Sweeteners: Raw, unfiltered honey, rice syrup, unsulphured molasses, stevia, carob, pure maple syrup, date sugar, agave nectar (use very sparingly)
- Vegetables: Steamed or wok-cooked fresh or frozen vegetables, baked white, yellow or sweet potatoes, squash, etc.
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