Fruit and vegetables have hard cellulose walls which when chewed conventionally provide a maximum of about 20~25% of their nutrition with the rest passing through you in your body’s waste. Using a powerful blender breaks down the cellulose walls very efficiently and can supply up to 80% nutrient availability.
A smoothie of fruits & vegetables concentrates nutrient into an easier to manage liquid form, important where the ill person can’t eat large enough meals to get all the daily nutrition required. A good powerful blender can range from as low as $80~100.
Eat as wide a variety of raw organic fruits, vegetables, seeds, and herbs/edible weeds as can reasonably be obtained. Try to blend (eat) a full spectrum (rainbow) of the colours. There is no reason why a smoothie cannot contain vegetables only or a mix of fruit and vegetables, preferably with less of the fruit that is high in sugar. “Green for Life” by Victoria Boutenko, price about $20, is good reading and it is available from Raw Power, Murwillumbah (Australia) Ph: +61 (0)2 6672 8139.
Juicers working by high centrifugal speed are NOT recommended as they damage product. A twin gear juicer grinds more slowly & coolly, is easier to clean and importantly its product does not spoil quickly. Artificial Betacarotene supplements are heavily promoted as beneficial antioxidants but proof methodology seems doubtful, however the natural forms of Betacarotene and the much less studied Alphacarotene seem to play an important role in illness prevention management. The Greenpower Hippocrates extracts double that of virtually every other juicer – UK Choice Magazine testing. Shop around for best value.
Most people want hot food in winter and that is NOT HEALTHY. Smoothies allowed to warm up to room temperature are much easier to drink than cold. If food won’t be eaten cold, try a wrap with healthy vegetables on organic mountain bread and heat lightly on a small Foreman Grill ($35) for about 40~50 seconds but don’t let the vegetables get hot, ie above 45~50c.
A raw organic food diet (most ill people would be wise to consider one) might possibly cause a lack of the B12 vitamin and just possibly some protein. The Superfoods Info Sheet mentions some alternative foods with B12 and others that are very high in plant protein. The average person easily digests plant protein in minutes but has to outlay large reserves of energy over hours to digest meat.
Special Note: Some people may have a liver condition that makes it hard to digest plant protein.
While that does not change principles of “BHealthy” it does mean you may not be able to adopt them all unless you can identify the cause of the liver problem and eliminate it. It’s possible the condition is generated, or intensified, by the poisons in your current choice of processed foods, soaps, cosmetic products and/or the terrible levels of wireless device radiation (EMR) that now bombards us daily.
See Downloads page for information on poisons and EMR-driven devices.