Whether it is in a small pot on a table, or in the section of yard I have claimed for my garden, the smell of freshly turned earth turns me on – not in a horny way, but in a “this is really real life” special kind of way. It helps me feel productive and connected.
I call it my garden because it is my idea, and I am the one that insists on having it. Everyone in the household sees the benefit of it. Everyone in the house contributes effort to it, either because they want to, because I ask them to, or because it increases their allowance. It really is our family garden.
First in a series of Body Building videos for my new website buckangelbodybuilding.com. In this video I talk about the importance of good food and pre-workout eating. I show you one of my favorite workout foods.
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I have found eating raw foods to be an efficient, cost-effective way to achieve greater wellness. I took off over 55 pounds of excess weight when I embarked on a primarily raw foods diet. I got sick less often and experienced relief from health challenges such as chemical sensitivities, headaches, sinus congestion and painful joints. When eating a mainly raw diet I have more energy. By minimizing cooking and the associated clean-up, I save time and energy, and I get more nutrition.
Because eating food in its natural, whole form intuitively makes sense to me, this constitutes a worthwhile diet choice for me to explore. However, the best diet for me may not be the best for you. Finding the right diet for yourself involves combining your intellect, intuition and experimentation. It is important to have a balanced diet, and most of us could benefit from eating more raw vegetables and fruits.
Raw food is uncooked, unprocessed and unrefined. It is in its original state, retaining its natural vitality and health-promoting properties. Food provides invigorating doses of unadulterated nutrition when ingested raw. Cooking food diminishes its nutrition. At 105 - 108 degrees, enzymes (specialized proteins functioning as biochemical catalysts) begin to break down and become biologically inactive. When food is cooked, important enzymatic actions that were originally provided for by the raw version of the food are lost. Your body now has to tap into its finite reserve of enzymes to achieve the same functions.