Monday, March 8, 2010
Raw food is an important part of my vegan diet. So, last week at the local Super Target, I splurged and bought a teensy container of organic raspberries. They were $3.50 of pure berry goodness! A real treat: low in calories, and high in vitamin C, fiber, and flavor!
Over a couple of day's time, these raspberries were my breakfast. I rinsed them off and then simply popped them in my mouth! Heavenly! Typically, I don't combine sweet fruits into recipes, unless it's an all raw, all fruit one. I have learned that fruit digests and is assimilated by the body best when eaten alone, on an empty stomach. For some, this might seem like too limiting a "rule" to follow. But for me, it fits just right. I always feel so uncomfortable when I eat foods of every kind all in one meal. Simple is better for me. My body concurs.
You can learn more about the principles of proper food combining and Natural Hygiene by reading these classics, Fit For Life or Fit For Life II, both by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond. They are fun, funny, and so informative! They changed my life! (Even the authors in the popular book, Skinny Bitch, gave 'Fit For Life' a brief shout-out!) Or, you can check out this website: RawFoodExplained.com. The delivery is a little more utilitarian and textbook-ish, but still very accurate.
Until then, just buy (or better yet, grow your own) organic raspberries! They are healthy and delicious... all by themselves!