The Raw Revolution . In addition to the menu suggestions and the recipes for the menus and other recipes she has several chapters on the theory of the benefits of eating raw food.
Most of us have heard about the theory regarding enzymes in raw foods are beneficial for our health. Enzymes are very sensitive to heat. Therefore raw foodists contend that food should not be warmed beyond 107 - 125 degrees. I encourage you to read some of the ideas behind this and let me know what you think. I know I feel great when I eat raw food and am not sure if it has anything to do with enzymes or just that the food is jam packed with all sorts of nutrients.
Since enzymes are proteins and all proteins are pretty thoroughly denatured (broken down) in the stomach when exposed to the digestive juices there that is primarily Hydrochloric acid - a pH of about 2. Highly, highly acidic. I've never put a huge amount of stock in the intact enzyme theory. You have to decide for yourself. That's just my take on it all.
So - this program is much less scripted than the ones we've done thus far. I'm happy about this now for a lot of reasons. First - I'm hoping to clear out some of the accumulated produce from the past two weeks that I've purchased and not had recipes for. And...it's nice to have some leeway when it comes to finding something to eat, especially when confronted with having a meal away from home.
MSB and I eat out a lot! Making so many meals at home has been a real change for me but I've really enjoyed making the recipes thus far. What I've really enjoyed most though is knowing exactly what is in each thing that I've eaten.
Africa Mercy . Her husband is the head surgeon on the ship and is world renown for all the brilliant Head and Neck surgeries he's done. They are here this week for an Oral Surgery meeting where he received yet another major award. His wife and I enjoyed lunch at one of my favorite restaurants - True Food Kitchen
Tomorrow should have more recipes to try. Here's the very abbreviated spreadsheet for today.
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