Thursday, August 30, 2007

Have You Had Your 3 Apples Today?

Awhile back, there was a news report that said not only "an apple a day keeps the doctor away", but it's even better to have 3 apples each day! A recent study showed that people who ate 3 apples a day actually were able to loose weight easier, keep their blood sugar levels more stable, and felt better overall.

Why? Apples are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, and they are water rich for great cleansing. Plus eating apples usually means that you are not eating other high calorie foods you might normally eat, and your body is actually more satisfied and filled, plus they are live foods which is most important.

My friend and mentor, John Childers, said: "If you want to be alive, eat live foods." That is really true because live foods contain LIFE! Cooked foods do have some vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients we need, yet they are not life giving as live foods are.

Here are some of the benefits of eating live (raw) foods:
* You feel better, more satisfied, and with better quality you eat less
* There is more natural flavor, so there are less added seasonings and fats
* Raw food contain natural enzymes so you have much better digestion
* You have more energy and stamina
* You rest better, sleep better
* You are more alert, think more clearer and more logically
* You are more active, less subject to stress
* You are not as susceptible to sickness and disease
* You have better weight balance, natural cleansing
* You save money on doctors, pills, and health insurance
* Plus raw fruits and vegetables are great for natural weight loss!

There are several reasons why raw foods are so important:
1) they are high in nutrition, leaving your body more satisfied
2) they are high in fiber, a natural cleanser for the intestines
3) they are water rich foods, for more natural cleansing
4) as they are increased, they take the place of other foods that are low in nutrition and high in calories and fats

Apples, as well as other fruits and vegetables, are great eaten for breakfast as well as a great mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack instead of many unwholesome breakfast foods and snack nibblers. Most fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants and are rich in vitamins and minerals, enzymes, fiber, and are the healthy carbs our bodies need - plus they are low in calories. Raw nuts and seeds, and any kind of sprouts also have these mentioned benefits.

Eating raw foods at every meal or eating interval is vital for better nutrition, best digestion, more energy, and better weight control!

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For your best health,
Erleen Tilton

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