Presentation on theme: "Try a Simple Diet For a fresh start, try one full week of just whole, plant foods. Whole Plant Foods include: Vegetables Fruits Whole Intact Grains Starchy."— Presentation transcript:
Try a Simple Diet For a fresh start, try one full week of just whole, plant foods. Whole Plant Foods include: Vegetables Fruits Whole Intact Grains Starchy Veggies and Roots (like Potatoes, Beets, and Hard Squashes) Legumes (like Lentils, Beans, and Peas)
Try a Simple Diet Eliminate all: Caffeine and Alcohol Taxes liver and nervous system and dehydrates (water is our friend) Caffeine addicts should take an extra week prior to simple diet to reduce their intake gradually and avoid withdrawal. Animal foods like meat, fish, dairy, and eggs No fiber, very little water, hormones, fat, cholesterol All Oils like olive, coconut, canola, etc. No fiber, water, nutrients, high fat taxes the liver Added sugar including honey, agave nectar, maple syrup, etc. No fiber, no water, few nutrients, affects blood sugar Added Salt Increased risk of heart disease, stroke, stomach cancer, water retention High Fat Plant Foods like avocados, nuts, and seeds High fat foods suppress immune system and tax the liver
Ok, how do I do this? A Simple Diet: Eat a variety of raw and cooked fruits, vegetables, intact whole grains, legumes, and starches Use oil-free preparations for cooked food Use vinegars, lemon and lime juices, herbs and spices to flavor food instead of salt and sugar
Ok, How do I do this? Sample Breakfast: Whole fresh orange and a baked apple and sliced banana over oatmeal or quinoa with unsweetened almond or soy milk Fresh fruit salad and oil-free potato or sweet potato hash with spinach, mushrooms, and bell pepper Sample Lunch: Green salad topped with no-salt-added salsa, Quinoa and chickpeas with veggies Carrots and celery dipped in oil-free hummus, lentil soup over brown rice Sample Dinner: Steamed Greens with lemon juice and garlic, baked potato stuffed with broccoli, oil-free roasted veggies and hummus Cucumber Salad with sugar-free rice wine vinegar, Steamed edamame, Oil-free stir-fry veggies with brown rice.