Benefits of Eating a Raw Plant-Based Foodstyle


WHY Eat RAW, Organic Plant-Based Food? 

When you eat Foods that the Body does not recognize, the Body and Organs have to work extra hard to deal with these foreign Toxins.  When the Body can’t deal with the Toxic residue, meaning it can’t Digest, Clean, or Filter the Food properly, the Body eventually just stores these in the  Body.  Ever heard of Toxic Buildup?  That’s when the Body and Organs can no longer work properly.  The Body either does nothing with the Toxins but store them somewhere in the Body, or just recycles them over and over again which leads to Fermentation and Putrefies – decaying and rotting undigested Foods, causing Gas, Bloating, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and all kinds of other uncomfortableness. 

When you eat RAW Plant-Based Foods, the Body recognizes Mother Nature and works together with these Plants to Nourish, Cleanse and Heal the Body. RAW Plant-Based Foods are more easily and readily absorbed by the Body and therefore help with Digestion and Elimination, which are the Engines in the Body.  And because of the effectiveness of distributing these RAW Plant-Based Nutrients and Vital Enzymes, along with Vitamins, Minerals and Amino Acids, the transit time of waste matter shortens, avoiding the buildup of Toxemia from the recycling of Toxins from the Colon.

What are some Benefits of a 

RAW, Organic Plant-Based Foodstyle?

We were meant to eat like Mother Nature intended … RAW, Fresh, Organic Fruits, Vegetables, Superfoods, Sea Vegetables (Algae), Nuts and Seeds. Simple and Basic rather than overload the Organs and Systems in the Body with Unnatural, Synthetic and Fake Foods.  In its most RAW state, Plant-Based Food is what the Body assimilates Best, Easiest and Desires because the Body recognizes RAW Plant-Based Foods as  part of Nature because it is in its Natural state.

  • Essential Vitamins, Minerals and other Nutrients are bio-available to the Body, simply put, Food Nutrients are easier to break down and therefore, more Nutrients are absorbed in the Body. 
  • When Food is Cooked over 118 Degrees Fahrenheit such as in conventional cooking, Valuable Nutrients are destroyed by the extreme heat.  When you eat Plant-Based Food RAW, or heat it in a Dehydrator under 118 degrees F, it keeps the Food in its Raw state and it keeps all of these Beneficial Nutrients in tact, and so, these Nutrients go directly into the Cells for an Uber Boost of Nutrition and ultimately Energy. 
  • Important Enzymes are kept intact which keeps the Body staying Healthy and functioning at its Peak Performance. 
  • Through these RAW Plant-Based Nutrients, the Body works to build up the Immunity System so that it can protect you against Colds; Flus etc.
  • By consuming RAW Plant-Based Foods, advancing Diseases such as Heart Disease, Cancer, Alzheimer’s to name a few, can help to be prevented and can even stop these Diseases because Cooking Food creates Free Radicals that wreak havoc in the Body. Free Radicals Bombard, Attack, Destroy and Mutilate the Body’s Cells.  By eating RAW Plant-Based Foods, you decrease the amount of Free Radicals in the Body, thereby lowering the risk of Diseases.
  • RAW Plant-Based Foods are more Flavourful and so there’s less need to ‘disguise’ food with Condiments, which can be taxing on the Digestive System and hard to digest.
  • Digestion will work at its optimal best, and therefore the Elimination Systems will improve, and Gas, Bloating, Constipation etc. will be a thing of the past.
  • You will Eat less because you get more Nutrition from eating RAW Plant-Based Foods.  The Body will be satisfied faster and longer with these Cleaner Foods, rather than filling the Body up with empty Calories and Content from Filler Foods (Cooked, Junk, Processed and Fast Foods).
  • Organic, RAW Plant-Based Food have no GMO’s, MSG’s, Toxins, Pesticides, Chemicals, Antibiotics, Preservatives or Growth Hormones. Organic is actually how Food was before these Poisons were introduced into the Conventional Mainstream.
  • You will Lose Weight and become Leaner as the Body becomes more efficient in using the RAW Plant-Food Nutrients.
  • Plant-Based RAW Foods are full of Proteins, Vitamins and Minerals that the Body needs to function properly.
  • The Sun’s Energy is what gives us Life and that Life goes directly into all Plants.
  • RAW Plant-Based Food is Alive, and Living Food which matches our Live and Living Body, making us more ‘Alive’.

Here are some Reasons to eat

RAW Plant-Based Foods …. 


  • Faster and Easier to prepare Meals because there’s No Cooking or Baking time involved.
  • Less Pots & Pans to Wash because you mostly use Machines like a High Speed Blender, Food Processor, Spiralizer etc. which can be easily rinsed.
  • You will have more room in your Kitchen because you won’t be using all those Small Appliances like Toasters and Microwaves, Pots and Pans, and you’ll have space in your Pantry as they won’t be filled with Pre-made, Packaged and Canned Foods.
  • You can be as Creative as you want. Eat anything you make in any combination, and you can’t even botch your Dinner. 
  • You can add as many RAW Plant-Based ingredients or, as little as you want to any Dish.
  • You no longer have to weigh your Food, Count Calories, Read Labels (none to read), or Portion Control, as you can eat as much RAW Plant-Based Foods as you want!


  • It helps Reverse the signs of Aging – who wouldn’t want that?
  • Your Hair and Nails become Stronger, your Teeth become Whiter.
  • Your Eye Colour may even change to blue.  
  • You will stop getting Colds, Sinus Issues and No more Flus!
  • Your Allergies, Asthma and other Mucus Building Systems will disappear as you stop eating Dairy, which is full of Hormones and is Mucus causing.
  • Your Largest Organ – your Skin, becomes Softer, Clearer, free of Rashes and Skin Disorders.
  • You will probably no longer even need pharmaceutical Drugs.
  • Because the Body absorbs the Vitamins, Minerals and Various Nutrients better from RAW Plant-Based Foods, you will no longer have any Body Odor and will notice you don’t need Deodorant (which is another Money-Grabbing Scam from Big Companies).
  • You will lose Weight and You Will Feel Great!


  • It is Friendlier to our Planet, our only Home, and our Mother Earth.
  • Organic Farmers use less power, which causes less Carbon Dioxide, and Precious Nutrients are maintained in the Soil. These Organic Farmers do not use any Pesticides, GMO seeds or Chemicals of any kind and therefore, Organic Food is Clean and Free of Toxins.
  • More Oxygen is produced from Plants.
  • Methane Gases are not caused by Plants but are caused by the Meat-Based Industry, and is one of the main Gases that instigates emissions that cause Global Warming.
  • Rain Forests and Trees would be saved. For Meat Production, Trees are cut and the land is converted into pastures for the Meat-Based Industry.
  • Factory Farmed Animals would no longer be chained to a life that’s not a life at all.  This Cruelty Farming is the largest contributor of Pollution and Toxins through Airborne and Underground Chemical Leaching, and which ultimately, contaminates our Air, Water and Soils.
  • Plant-Based Diets do not require a lot of water, and therefore Plants are more Sustainable and have a lower impact on the Environment than a Meat-based Diet.


  • We don’t Eat our Pets, so why are we Eating other Animals?  What really is the difference between a Dog and a Pig?  Did you know that Pigs are even smarter than Dogs?
  • When you eat RAW Plant-Based Foods you are choosing Kindness over Cruelty. 
  • It just doesn’t make sense to eat the Flesh of a purposefully raised-for-kill Creature. 
  • All Creatures have Feelings and carry their Stress and Fears in their cells, which ultimately are transferred to You if you consume their Meat.  Ever wonder why there are so many Angry people around?  Just ask if they eat Meat and almost all of them will say yes.
  • When you give up Meat and Dairy for a RAW Plant-Based Lifestyle, you are Saving Lives by those choices.  Demand influences Supply, and when the demand of Plant-Based Foods overrides the demand for Animal Products, it affects Factory Farmers and Meat and Dairy Companies and their bottom dollar. A great example of this is just how many companies are now switching to Organic ingredients and eliminating GMO’s from their products due to the high public demand, and Mainstream Grocery Stores are expanding their Organic aisles.
  • The more people change to this RAW Plant-Based Lifestyle, the more chance for these unfortunate Creatures to be released from a life of Misery and Slavery. 
  • When you eat RAW Plant-Based Foods you are not taking away a Mother’s Milk for her Baby, or taking away her Baby, or a taking away a Mother’s need to Nest and Nurture her Babies. Who do we think we are to do these things?  We need to really open our eyes and see just where our Food is coming from and how we get it.
  • Choosing Kindness over Cruelty regarding Animals, is better for them and it’s better for all of us. A few great Documentaries to watch are “What The Health” or “Meet Your Meat”.
  • This Lifestyle changes you, as well as, your perspective of the Meat, Poultry, Fish and Dairy Industry.  You will want to Live more Harmoniously with Everything and all Creatures on this Planet.
  • Treating Anyone or any Creature Inhumane is just not being Humane or Human.
  • If everyone ate Plants, no one would be, or go Hungry! Think about that!
  • Everything is connected, and we are responsible to be the Caretakers of this Planet, and our Future depends on US changing our Diets and Foodstyles to a Plant-Based Diet.

. . . All of these things and More!

  • Once you start eating RAW Plant-Based Foods, you will Feel Healthier, Better and more Alive! 
  • You will crave these non-Toxic Foods as the Body clears out all of the Junk and Toxins that have been building up since your Birth.  All of this ‘Junk’ became Toxins which also came from Plastics; Household Cleaners; New Cars (yes); Cigarettes and Smoke; Alcohol; Drugs (recreational and pharmaceutical); Conventional and Processed Foods laden with Chemicals and Poisons. 
  • Your Body will continue to want the Nourishment it so Desperately Needs and Wants!
  • You will Eat Less, Lose Weight and Have More Energy!
  • Chances are high that you will not ever get Sick or Tired again.
  • Your Mind will become Clearer, which will open the channels of Creativity to flow to you.
  • You will become more Spiritual and crave Positivity to surround you in your World.

If you are ready for a change in your life for the better,

a RAW Plant-Based Foodstyle is a Win-Win Lifestyle because,

Your Health is Your Wealth!

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Why Organic vs. Conventional Food?

Conventional and GMO Food

It wasn’t until the early 80’s that GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) were introduced into the Mainstream Public Conventional Grocery Markets. GMO Foods are Foods that have been altered at the Gene Level and have been treated with Antibiotics, Synthetic Chemicals and Hormones.

In reality, this ‘Food’ is being created in a Laboratory by taking Genes from one Species and cross breeding them into those of an entirely Different Species. There is so much information about GMO’s and the Leading Consumer Advocate, promoting Healthier NON-GMO Choices, is Jeffrey Smith.  I have read and highly recommend reading his books “Seeds of Deception” and “Genetic Roulette”.  They are heart wrenching and eye opening at the same time. For More Information: Facts on GMO’s

GMO’s changed so many things for so many people.  GMO Companies (Monsanto) became Rich and Powerful and Joe Public became Sick and Tired. Today with the help of the Internet, GMO’s have become a World-Wide Topic of Concern.  Many Countries are and have Banned GMO’s of any kind in their Food. People are starting to get Sick and Tired of being Sick and Tired.  They want Answers and they want their ‘Food’ Labelled. 

The reason I am writing about this is because I want to share a little bit of what I have learned about GMO’s, Chemicals, Antibiotics, Hormones, Synthetics in our Foods, Government Deception and Manipulation during my Food Journey into RAW Plant-Based Food.  I wanted to know what I was eating and hopefully you want to know too.

I, was raised with access to a Garden (Organic back then) and before every meal, I was asked to get something from the Garden.  It became a delight not a chore.  I loved listening to my Parents explain about Food and how important it was, and enjoyed watching them plant and grow our Garden and our Food, and took note of how they harvested seeds for the next year’s crop.  

Those invaluable lessons are something I’ve never forgotten and have used in my own little Organic Garden that I love, nurture and cherish. As an Adult, Growing my own Organic Food has connected me in a way I never thought possible.  It opened up my eyes and helped me embrace the Life of all Living Things.  And, any travelers on my Food, are merely transported back into the Garden.  Once you realize everything is connected, you will not be able to harm anything, or eat any Creature – Big or small.

Organic Farmers have gotten my utmost Respect and when I eat something that was Lovingly grown by a Farmer. I always give Thanks for their Hard Work and Tenacity in Defying the Big Bullies that want to see them fail.  Please support your Local Farmers.

In Conventional Food use, there are over 400 Active Pesticide Ingredients used in over 7,500 different Pesticide Products registered for use in Canada.  What? Those Chemicals are Saturating Food Products found in our Local ‘Conventional’ Grocery Stores.  These Chemicals include: Insecticides; Herbicides; Fungicides; Rodenticides; Growth Regulators; Plant Defoliants; Surface Disinfectants to name a few.  They are ‘liberally’ used to Prevent, Destroy, Repel, Attract or Reduce Pest Organisms.  Preservatives make Food last longer, and the longer the shelf-life, the shorter your life.  

Can you see how their use and Ingestion is simply not in the best interests of our Personal and Environmental Health? Using these non-Organic Sprays and Cross-breeding DNA Genes on and in our Food is wreaking havoc to our Soil, Water and Air, not to mention the damage it is doing to our Human Bodies.

And here’s the real crazy part …

NONE of the above has to be labelled on any Non-Organic or Conventional Food Product!  What?

Organic Food

Once upon a time, All Food was all ‘Organic’ prior to the early 1980’s.  Now, the term ‘Organic’ refers to the way Agricultural Products are Grown and Processed. Specific requirements must be met and maintained in order for Products to be labeled as ‘Organic’. Organic crops must be grown in Safe Soil, have No Modifications, and must remain Separate from Conventional Products. Farmers are not allowed to use Synthetic Pesticides, Bioengineered Genes (GMO’s), Petroleum-based Fertilizers, and Sewage Sludge-based Fertilizers. Yet, Conventional Food can.  Really? YES!

Organic Food must be labeled as Organic or the #9 on the little sticker.  It often has NON-GMO labels as well. 

It still amazes me that Organic Food must be Labeled and GMO’s and Conventional Food do not have to have a Chemical Ingredient List, nor, have to tell us if it contains any GMO’s.  Anything other than #9 – it is NOT Organic.

Organic Livestock must have access to the outdoors and must be given Organic Feed. They may not be given: Antibiotics; Growth Hormones, or any Animal-By-Products.  Isn’t that just a right for these poor animals?  

Not with Conventional Food – the Animals are Abused, locked in Cages and never see the light of day.  They cannot move, and are injected with so much Toxic Chemicals, they often fall over because their weight is rapidly accelerated and their legs can’t handle the added weight.  They are stretched (Cow’s Udders), Gorged and Force-Fed (Foie Gras), Tortured, Beaten, Raped (Artificially Inseminated), and constantly Stressed by ripping their young from them within minutes of birth (Veal) and cattle for the Kill.  And this is what we are being Offered for Conventional Food in our Grocery Stores?  

Organic Foods have the Very Best Quality Water; Antioxidants; Vitamins; Minerals; Phytonutrients; Enzymes; Coenzymes; Fibre; Protein; Carbohydrates and Fats because they come from Highly Composted, Living Soils.  Organic Food is Fresher because they don’t contain any Preservatives, Taste Better because there’s nothing added.  Organic Food tastes like Food used to taste, rich in flavor and water.  

The Cardboard taste of Conventional Food is because of all the Chemicals and Preservatives – is Conventional Food really even Food anymore?

Because Organic Food is Clean, there are less Health issues reported as they are accepted by our Cells and not repelled like Conventional Food is.

Organic Farming is Better for the Environment, as it reduces Pollution (Air, Water & Soil), Conserves Water, Reduces Soil Erosion, Increases Soil Fertility and uses Less Energy.  It’s better for the Small and Large Animals as there are no Killing Pesticides. Conventional and Factory Farming are the Biggest Polluters on this Planet.  

Organic Food is more Expensive because the Big Biogenetic Companies that are pressuring the Organic Farmers to get out of business by lowering their Conventional prices and raising the standards and requirements of Organic Farming. The joke here is, Organic Food has to be Labelled. It costs a lot of money to maintain the Organic Label and a lot to Farm Respectfully and Compassionately.  I say Hats off to the Organic Farmers because they are NOT doing this for the money, but rather because they have Pride and have taken a Stance.  They want to change the World for a Better Place for their Families, our Families, the Animals, our Pets, Mother Earth and the Environment. I don’t see Conventional Companies caring about the Future of Anything except their bottom dollar and Stock Prices.

Here’s what I say, you either Pay the Farmer Now or you will Pay the Doctor Later.  

So what can we do?  

  • Demand that Conventional Food is Labeled.
  • Demand to Ban GMO’s!
  • Demand our Right to a Healthy Environment.

A Healthy Environment matters big time –  for us, and our Children,

and for the Generations to come.  

Your Choice is Your Voice!

Your Health is Your Wealth!

Protein in RAW Plant Foods?

RAW Plant Based Protein

Every wonder where RAW Plant-Based Foodists get their Protein?

Ever wonder where some of the Largest Animals on the Planet get their Protein?  Think about a Giraffe, Elephant, Hippopotamus, Rhinoceros, Gorilla, Horse, Cow etc…

How do they get so BIG?  By Eating RAW Plants!

Apes eat RAW Plant-Based Foods

What exactly is ‘Protein’?

Protein is actually made from Amino Acids and All Plants have All 20 Amino Acids. We typically don’t think about eating different Amino Acids, but rather think about eating ‘Protein’.  The most common Plant sources of Proteins come from Nuts, Seeds, Grains and Beans, however, there are many other RAW Plant-Based Food sources that provide Protein such as Sea Vegetables, Spirulina and other Green Algaes, Sprouts and yes, even Nutritional Yeast!  

In order for Your Body to actually use any Protein, Protein must be first be broken down into individual Amino Acids by Your Digestive System with the use of Enzymes, so they can be used by the Body’s Cells and reassembled into New Proteins. 

It’s sort of like a Home Builder tearing down a Home Brick by Brick and then using those Bricks to build a New Home. It’s not far off that Amino Acids truly are the ‘Building Blocks’ of Protein, and the Building Blocks of Life!

There are 20 Amino Acids that Protein is broken into. All Food is broken down into a combination of these 20 Amino Acids after Your Body is finished Digesting them. There are Eight (8) Essential Amino Acids that have to be taken in from an outside source. The remaining 12 are Non-Essential as they can be synthesized within the body and can be synthesized from the 8 Essential Amino Acids. And again, All Plants have All 20 Amino Acids.

How much Protein do I need?

There are a few ways of calculating just how much Protein you need – the best one I’ve heard is more than 50 grams and less than your body weight depending on how much you work out!  So if you weigh 125 lbs, and you are not active, 50 grams of Protein is probably a good amount for your body to get daily.  If you exercise, move around, work out daily, you may need more protein – up to 125 grams if you weigh 125 lbs.

How much Protein is in Plant-Food?

If you are a ‘RAW Foodie’, or perhaps transitioning to more RAW Plant-Based Foods in your Daily Diet, you’re probably wondering just how much Protein is in Plant Food? The Protein content of Plant-Based Foods such as Nuts, Seeds and Superfoods are very high and rival the Protein amounts found in Meat and Fish.

Below are some of my Favorite RAW Plant-Based Foods and just how many Grams of Protein they have:

Amount          What                                                  Grams of Protein


10 Almonds  3
1T Almond Butter  4
1Cup Almonds for Mylk 24
1 Avocado  4
1Cup Beans Sprouted 15
2T Buckwheat  2
1T Chia Seeds Sprouted  3
1T Flax Seeds Sprouted  3
8T Green Juice 10
2Cups Green Salad  8
1T Hemp Hearts  5
1/2Cup Hemp Hearts for Mylk 40
4T Hemp Protein Powder 24
4T Plant Protein Powder 24
2T Nutritional Yeast  9
4T Nuts, Seeds & Dried Fruit  12
2T Oats Rolled Sprouted  5
1T Peanut Butter  4
1/2Cup Quinoa   8
1t Algaes  4
1T Seeds  2
1T Spirulina or Green Algae  6
1/2Cup Sprouts  4
1Cup Veggies  8
10 Walnuts 15
5 Dates 1
8T   Raw Veggies 5

¼ cup = 4 T
½ cup = 8 T = 4 oz = 16 Almonds
1 cup = 16 T




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When you start Eating RAW Plant-Based Foods, everyone will ask you What it is that you Eat! 

And since RAW Foodies don’t eat Meat, Eggs or Cheese, most people think there is nothing left to eat, when in fact there is!

RAW Plant Based Grocery Shopping


Food, Good Food – Organic, Fresh and RAW Plant-Based Food, becomes a Huge Part of your Life, or Lifestyle, or Foodstyle as I call it.  It’s all about Planning, Prepping and Shopping. 

There are so many benefits by going RAW Plant-Based, or even incorporating more RAW Foods into your Foodstyle:

  • Your Health Improves
  • Your Energy Levels are Higher and Stay Longer
  • Your Skin Starts to Glow and Your Beauty Shines through
  • You will notice that the Signs of Aging start to Disappear
  • You will Want to make Smarter Fuel (Food) Choices
  • You Save Time Working in the Kitchen
  • Your Body will start to Crave these High Nutrient Foods
  • You will Lose Weight 
  • You will just Feel Great!

It’s so important to Respect the Food you put into your Body.  Your Body is Your Machine, Your Ferrari.  You wouldn’t put cheap Gas into a Ferrari, so why put cheap Food into your Ferrari – Your Body – Your Machine.  So the Food you Buy and Eat starts to become a Priority.

The important thing to remember is that with RAW Plant-Based Organic Foods, you will need to be careful in buying just the right amount that you need and make sure nothing goes to waste.

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Can you Get Protein from Plants?

Ever Wonder

Where the Largest Land Animal in the World

Gets its Protein from? 

Simple Answer …. PLANTS!

That’s right!  The Largest Animals on Land were PLANT Eaters, and they were the Mighty and Strong Dinosaurs.

Largest Plant Eaters were Dinosaurs

Today, the Largest Animal on Land is Still a PLANT Eater. The Biggest Plant-Eater is the African Elephant, followed by the White Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Bison, Gorilla, Giraffe, Horse, Cow etc. All of these Big Animals are Herbivores and Herbivores get their Energy (Protein) from Eating Plants and ONLY Plants!   

They peacefully Eat Plants all day long to get Big and Strong so other Animals will not prey on them.  These Big Animals do not prey on other Animals to survive, they just need PLANTS for their Protein!

Teeth, Jaws, Digestion and Protein … 

These huge Plant-Eating Animals have Grinding Teeth, which are Wide Flat Teeth just like Human Molars.  The purpose of those teeth are to Grind Food into pulp, then into water so Food is easier to Digest.  

The Human Jaw structure is very similar to these Large Plant-Eating Animals, and both Humans and these Huge Animals can shift the Jaw back and forth, unlike Meat-Eating Animals which can only move their Jaw up and down.  These Meat-Eaters only have large Incisors to ‘tear’ their food and do not have Molars or Flat Teeth to Grind their Food. 

Meat-Eating Animals also have a completely different Digestive System and Structure to that of Humans.  Because of the Human Structure of the Jaw, the Flat Teeth and complicated and Long Digestive System, Humans really shouldn’t be eating Meat at all. Humans are just not build for Animal Flesh for Food.

So What exactly is ‘Protein’?

Protein is actually made from Amino Acids and All PLANTS have ALL 20 Amino Acids! 

We typically don’t think about eating different Amino Acids, but rather think about eating ‘Protein’.  

In order for the Body to use any Protein, Protein must be first be broken down into individual Amino Acids by the Digestive System with the use of Enzymes, so they can be used by the Body’s Cells and reassembled into New Proteins. 

It’s sort of like a Home Builder tearing down a Home Brick by Brick, and then using those Bricks to build a New Home. It’s not far off that Amino Acids truly are the ‘Building Blocks’ of Protein, and the Building Blocks of Life!

There are 20 Amino Acids that Protein is broken into. All Food is broken down into a combination of these 20 Amino Acids after the Body is finished Digesting them. There are Eight (8) Essential Amino Acids that have to be taken in from an outside source. The remaining 12 are Non-Essential as they can be synthesized within the Body and can be synthesized from the 8 Essential Amino Acids. All Plants have All 20 Amino Acids.

What are some PLANT Protein Sources?

Every PLANT Source contains ‘Protein’ as mentioned above, All 20 Amino Acids. The most common Plant Sources of Proteins come from Nuts, Seeds, Grains, Beans and Superfoods.

There are many other RAW Plant-Based Food Sources that provide Protein such as Sea Vegetables, Spirulina and other Green Algaes, Sprouts and yes, even Nutritional Yeast!  Here are some Protein Plant Foods:

Plant Proteins

And if you are old enough to remember this guy Popeye,

He had the right idea a long time ago …

Eating Plant Protein (SPINACH) to get Stronger! 

Popeye Eats Plants for Strength

RAW Plant-Based vs. Cooked Food

So what is the Difference between RAW Plant-Based Food and Cooking your Food? 

Why should I not cook my Food and instead, eat Fresh, Organic, RAW Plant-Based Foods?  By the Way, when someone eats Plant-Based Foods, they are eating ‘Vegan’ Food, so there is still a difference between eating Cooked Vegan Food and RAW Vegan Food.  Read on to find out Why ….

Although Humans have been Cooking Food for Thousand of Years, NO other Animal on the Planet Cooks its Food.  NO other Animal on the Planet experiences Disease (other than if Humans have fed Animals).  NO other Animal on this Planet drinks another Animal’s Milk – only Humans do that.  All Animals on this Planet eat RAW Food.  Humans are the only ones that do not, unless you are a RAW Foodist.

Why do Humans Cook their Food?

Cooking Food creates Sensations and Emotions that trigger Memories.  The Smell(s) of Cooking or Cooked Food, can stimulate strong Emotions and can either Entice or Repulse you.  Cooking Food often brings Family and Friends together, and Socially, Cooked Food creates Gatherings.

BUT, there is a Disconnect between Eating Cooked Food and understanding of just what Cooked Food does to the Food, and to the Human Body.

What does Cooking do to Food?

Whether you Steam, Fry, Cook, Broil, Bake, Heat over 118 degrees Farhenheit changes and radically alters the Molecules and Chemical Structures of Food:

  • Proteins are Altered, Modified and Changed
  • Nutrients are Damaged and are then rendered unusable to the Body
  • Fats are Oxidized and become potentially Dangerous Compounds such as Trans-Fatty Acids, Free Radicals and other Toxins
  • Sugars and Starches are progressively Caramelized which creates Erratic and Excessive Body Sugar Metabolism Reactions
  • Enzymes Get Destroyed because they are extremely Heat Sensitive 
  • Minerals return to their Inorganic Ash State making them Unusable and Toxic to the Body
  • Vitamins are Inactivated and turn into Toxic or Useless Chemical Structures that no longer add to the Capable Function of the Body
  • Poisonous, Highly-Reactive Free Radicals are produced adding to the Body’s Burden and Accelerates Aging

Note: RAW Plant-Based Food does NONE of the Above to the Body

What does Cooking do to Your Body?

Anything that is consumed by the Body that cannot be Digested or Stored, must be Eliminated as Waste. Eating Cooked Food produces a lot of Waste in the Body, so much so, that our Eliminative Organs cannot keep up, and Waste continues to Accumulate. This Accumulation leads to an overall Toxic State in the Body and ends up resulting in Disease.

Eating Cooked Food is like piling so much Trash into the Garbage Bin that it overflows and the Garbage Men (your Eliminative Organs) can’t keep up. Eventually the Trash is going to overflow and you’re going to have a Problem.  

Just by Eating Cooked Food, the Body’s White Blood Cells must Triple or Quadruple in order to Expel and Counteract the offending substances.  Just like when the body has been given any Poison or Drug – it creates the same Defensive Response. A lifetime of Eating Cooked Food causes the Body to become Saturated in Waste and Organs can become over-taxed and lose their Functionality.

Cooked, Unnatural and Processed Food (which includes Chemicals; GMO’s; Hormones; Additives etc.), is less Digestible which can cause Digestive Issues such as Bloating, Gas, Irritable Bowel Syndrome to name a few.

Your Body’s Cells die at an Accelerated Rate and Tissues that are in constant contact with these Toxins become Irritated; Inflamed; Ulcerated; Hardened and often leads to Degeneration.

The Body ultimately develops Chronic Illnesses and Diseases.

Note: RAW Plant-Based Food does NONE of the Above to the Body

Benefits of Eating RAW Plant-Based Foods:

Foods that we eat are our Fuel, just like the gas you put into your car – I’m sure you’ve heard that before.  When you put High Octane Gas into your Car, the overall performance is much better than if you put in Cut-Rate Fuel.  Same thing with our Bodies.  When you put in Dense Nutrient-Rich Raw Plant-Based Foods into the Body, the overall performance of the Body excels. Our Bodies recognize Mother Nature and works with our Food within our Bodies.  Free-Radicals are killed, Cells Repair, Organs Detox and everything starts to Clean and Clear out the ‘junk’ that has been, well, killing us. 

When you cook Food, 80% of the Body’s available Energy is used in the Processing of that Food. When you Eat Raw Plant-Based Foods, the Body only uses 20%!  What does that mean?  It means the less Energy the Body expends on Digestion, the more Energy it has left for Living!  This ‘extra’ Energy increases your potential in so many ways!  

Spiritually, you connect more to all Living Things in the World; Mentally, your Focus is Increased and you become more Clear. Physically, you will Lose Weight and your Endurance is Enhanced and you become Healthier.  Emotionally, you become more Loving, Peaceful and Moods become more Balanced. 

We are Live, Living Beings so we should not be eating Dead Foods meaning, they have no Substance; Nutrients; Vitamins; Minerals or Enzymes.  Dead Foods are: Breads; Cookies; Crackers; Snacks; Pasta; Pizza; Processed; Packaged and Cooked Foods etc.

We are also made up of mostly of water – almost 60% and all RAW Plant-Based Foods are Water Dense. 

When you eat RAW Vegan Plant-Based Foods, old Aches and Pains; Cold and Flus; Inflammation and other Health issues just seem to Disappear. You begin to look Youthful again, have more Energy and become Healthier.  You will also want to Eat Less, as your Body is being fed what it needs, “High Octane Fuel” and will be satisfied with the Powerhouse of Foods its getting.  Whereas, when the Body gets Dead or Garbage Food, it wants more ‘Real’ Food as it’s not being Satisfied, so your Body keeps telling you its ‘Hungry’ and, if you pile in more and more Garbage, more and more Garbage gets accumulated in your Body and will not be ‘used’ by your Body for Energy or Function.

The bottom line is, our Bodies run Smoother and more Efficiently with RAW, Organic Plant-Based Foods.  We become Healthier, more Alive, Compassionate, Energetic and Younger!  At the end of the Day, without your Health, Money means nothing…

And as I like to say, Your Health is Your Wealth!

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Foodie Food Girl at the Farmers' Market in Toronto - October 2015

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Raw Vegan Food Festival Toronto Foodie Food Girl
I’m home!

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