To get the full nutritional benefit from your foods and the supplements you take, a full spectrum vegetable enzyme supplement is highly suggested, especially if you eat a lot of cooked foods.
Contrary to American eating habits, fresh fruits which are the easiest to digest should not be eaten immediately after the main course. The main course consisting of meat, vegetables, etc. take longer to digest than fruits causing the fruit to stay in the stomach longer than needed. This may lead to an “upset” stomach. Eat fresh fruit later after the main course has time to digest. Plant based digestive enzymes should be taken at the beginning of a meal or during, if you forget. Animal based enzymes, should only be taken during or at the end of a meal. They have HCL which would upset most stomachs.
Melons which are the easiest to digest should be eaten alone. They are very rich in in vitamins and minerals.
If you MUST have something on your no-no list…..in MODERATION. Your body, if well maintained, can handle some spurges without permanent damage. Remember, over a lifetime, things add up so live accordingly.
SUGGESTIONS FOR HEALTHY FOODS TO EAT
ELIMINATE FROM DIET SUBSTITUTE WITH
White sugar Honey, Maple Syrup (NO Aspartame)
White Bread Fresh Rye, Stone-Ground Whole Wheat Flour ( NO High Fructose
Corn Syrup or White Sugar) Bread should have Grain, Yeast, Salt and Sweetener. Anything else is not really required.
Prepared Cereals Cooked/ Raw Whole Grains
“Dead” foods—Processed, Canned Fresh Foods, Raw or Lightly steamed (Warm not Hot)
Fluid with Meals Minimal— Fluids 30 minutes Before or After Meals
Iced Beverages Room Temperature if Taken with Meals
Pop, Coffee, Black Tea, Alcohol Herb Teas, Fresh Fruit or Fresh Vegetable Juices, Water
Table Salt, Black Pepper Vegetable Seasoning, Sea or Kelp Salt, Capsicum
Cow’s Milk Products, Pasteurized Prefer Goat’s Milk Products-Raw, Almond Milk, ( watch out for the sugar content!) If you Must—Raw Cow’s Milk
Head (Iceberg) Lettuce Leaf Lettuce (Dark Green)
Preservatives Food that Spoils
Fried Foods Raw or Lightly Steamed Foods ( NO Lard or Olive and Canola Oil) Grape Seed or Coconut Oil is Better for High Temperatures
Tap Water Filtered (If you live in a hard water area), or Reverse Osmosis
Foods Containing Hydrogenated Oils Foods containing Natural Oils (Absolutely NO Hydro or Partial)
Desserts- Cake Cookies, Pies Fresh fruits, All Nuts, Granola Bars
Margarine, Lard, “Crisco” Spreads made from oils, Use Grape Seed or Coconut for Heating
REDUCE FROM DIET SUBSTITUTE WITH
Red Meat—Beef & Pork Fish, Turkey, Chicken — Bake, Broil, or Roast ( Limit intake of red meat to 3 oz. per day)