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CHOCOLATE – NATURE HEART MEDICINE

English: Dark chocolate. Español: Chocolate negro.

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A daily ration of dark bitter chocolate could help prevent heart disease, according to a study realized by a team of Swiss researchers. The Swiss researchers say that the antioxidants from chocolate could prevent the blood veins from becoming smaller and less wide.

The research team came to this conclusion after testing on a group of 20 volunteers, which were smokers without health problems. The subjects were asked not to eat any types of

(something that nourishes or sustains the body or mind) rich in anti-oxidants such as apples, onion and cabbage and after that they were given 40 grams (1.41oz) of different types of chocolate.

Two hours after consuming the chocolate, the echo-graph showed that dark chocolate, with a cocoa percent of at least 74%, significantly improved the blood flow. Additionally, ulterior tests showed that the risk of encountering blood accidents and blockages had decreased to half of the initial risk. However, white chocolate did not achieve similar effects. The researches that performed the study say that dark chocolate contains the biggest quantity of antioxidants for one gram than any other products like red wine, green tea or forests fruits.

Chocolate is indeed an aliment that has many antioxidant elements in it. But it also has fats and glucose in huge quantities. So, it can cause weight problems if excessively consumed. (Dark Chocolate)

If you adjust your chocolate portion to your actual weight and to the amount of physical effort you make every day it will balance out the good and bad. Active people can consume chocolate without fearing weight problems. But the ones that don’t, like people working in offices, sitting all day on a chair and not doing any kind of sports are confronted with a big problem if they eat too much chocolate. If the organism doesn’t call for sweets, like it does when we are cold, tired or worn out, then the chocolate use should be reduced to a minimal portion a day.

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Fruitarian

English: A fruitarian 'recipe'.

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Fruitarians, as the word implies, eat primarily fruits, with nuts and grains as well. A fruitarian diet may also include foods like tomatoes or avocados, which are fruits.

Fruits are nourishing and refreshing for your health. Fruit does not clog the body’s vital arteries; better still, it actually flushes and cleanses. A fruit diet also lightens our bodies and spirits, in line with the general lightening of our “planetary vibration rate” which many higher sources tell us is taking place at this time.

A person on a fruitarian diet needs to eat carefully, because it can be more of a challenge to get enough essential protein in your diet. A fruitarian eats nothing which has been killed or stolen. That replaces meat, dairy, and plants with the thousands of fruit and nut combinations on the planet. Fruitarians can eat an avocado sandwich, a coconut milk shake or the purest coconut ice cream made from the milk and meat of the fruit, veggie burgers made of lentil or bean paste or tofu, a succotash of corn, peas, and tomatoes, sweets made with pure maple syrup or date sugar, pecan pies made with fruit sugars, fruit shakes made of a mixture of orange and banana, pear and peach, pomegranate, papaya, and plum. A pizza of tofu, tomato, and pepper (not pepperoni), salads of tomato, cucumber, green and red peppers (but not lettuce, cabbage, or celery), nut butters such as almond butter or tahini, hummus {chickpea paste}.

In other words, fruitarians may eat fruits 99.9% of the time, but occasionally do indulge in the delicacies of other food groups.

Sproutarian

Deutsch: Mungosprossen im Sieb. English: Mung ...

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Vegetarians and raw food enthusiasts fall into various groups with different theories of what kind of natural foods are best. Most vegetarians eat fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. Vegans eat no animal by-products at all, including dairy or eggs. Fruitarians eat primarily fruits. And some vegetarians eat only sprouts.

Sprouts are very nutritious because they contain all the elements a plant needs for life and growth. The endosperm of seed is the storehouse of carbohydrates, protein and oil. When the seed germinates, these become predigested amino acids and natural sugars upon which the plant embryo feeds to grow. This life force we eat is filled with energy which is capable of generating cells of the body and supplying us with new vigor and life. For this reason sprouts can retard the aging process.

Sprouts contain goodly amounts of male and female hormones, as well, in their most easily assimilated form. Research shows that sprouts are among the highest in vitamins. They are not only a low cost food, but are also tasty and easy to grow. Children and the elderly can make sprouting a profitable hobby. All of us can profit from the boost to health they provide.

Almost any seed, grain or legume can be sprouted though some are tastier than others. You may try mung beans, alfalfa, wheat, peas, fenugreek, chickpeas, radish, fennel, celery seed, etc. These are most readily found in natural food stores. Remember to soak small seeds only for 4 hours and beans for 15 hours. You also can mix these seeds.

Get a 2 liter wide-mouth jar and a piece of cheesecloth or old nylon stocking to fasten as a cover with a rubber band. Put seed into the jar as follows:

  • 2 Tsp alfalfa,
  • 2 Tsp radish or fenugreek,
  • 1/4 cup lentils, 1/2 cup mung beans.

Soak these seeds for 15 hours and drain the water. Afterwards rinse and drain well twice daily for about 3-5 days.

If you wish to make larger amounts of sprouts, so you may share with others, place 2 cups of mixed seeds into a large porcelain pot, in the bottom of which holes have been drilled for easy rinsing. Simply place underneath the faucet and rinse morning and evening with warm water. Cover with a plate. The seeds grow beautifully and abundantly in a few days.

Seriously I like Taste

I am starting to think that many non-vegetarian Chefs believe that meatless people have no taste bud.  I actually don’t blame this on the chefs – just on my veterans and elder vegetarians who accepted the tasteless crap that is presented to them as vegetarian food.

For example I went to our favorite Chinese restaurant Monday and it still bothering me. I know the cook and everything that she cook is great.  Her Sous Chef and Line Cooks are well-trained and constant. The food preparation is always pleasing to the eyes and taste bud. The place is a 4.5 Stars in my book. If they would fix that ugly men comfort room they would get a solid 5 Stars.

Back to the point here. I have not been in the restaurant since I decided to change my dietary lifestyle. The waitresses and owner were happy to see us and the Chef herself even came out to see how we were doing. Wow, we felt like honored guests.

I think I can write about two pages about what happen next but that would be “venting.”  Simply put I really don’t have time for wasting your or my time.

The lesson I learned is that if you don’t talk to the Chef you are going to get what they think taste good to vegetarian.  When I asked her why was my rice non-appealing and my vegetable dish was over cooked while my wife rice was delicious to my eyes.  I quote, “No one else every complained….I thought that is how….”  I am not going to vent, I am not going to vent….

Tell me how can a 18 year with no professional training can bet a twenty-eight years veteran chef?  Easy because no one has ever said anything to that twenty-eight year experience chef.  I know there are good vegetarian meals out there because I have been reading blogs like the Fat Free Vagan, Seitan is my Motor, or Cooking Vegan with Soul and other blogs and websites that prove it.

So the next time you go to ‘any’ restaurant and they present you with not so appealing and tasteless food.  Corrected them because they have been mislead into thinking we as a group have no tasted buds or appreciation of good food.  If you can’t do this for yourself do it for me because I can assure you that if you walk into a restaurant that I have eaten in they will know.  I can’t promise you that they will do anything about it but if enough people say something I think we will be seeing more tasty food.

Stop being passive and starting being passionate with your life – enjoy it and live it.

No meat

No meat for almost 21 days. Twenty-one days of salads, soup and beans.  Twenty-one days of pure ignorance and hungry.  And than  I went to Portland, ME.  I ate two awesome lobsters.  No chicken, no pork,  or beef just the best tasting lobster that I ever had…

Oh the shame but it has  been another week without meat.

Four days of seeking,  getting advice and learning about what I will  be eating and not eat.

The journey begins…

May 2002 issue of The Journal of Nutrition

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