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Ice Cream for Raw Foodists...

Breakfast- A large fruit salad: chopped oranges, mangos, bananas, & kiwi

Lunch- 1/3 of a large watermelon

Dinner- 1/3 of large watermelon

Ninety degree weather has gotten people thinking about ice cream.    I received an email from Sarma at Pure Food & Wine and she's making sure every  knows about their One Lucky Duck Ice Cream special; they'll even ship it  to you overnight in ice packs!  I'm partial to watermelon, but it's good to know that raw foodists don't have to go without the creamy good stuff.

My approach to health is probably 180 degrees opposite from the AMA's approach, but I applaud their suggestion that salty foods should be labeled as such.  "The measure also calls for the AMA to ask the Food and Drug Administration to revoke salt's status as a food that is "generally recognized as safe," known as "GRAS" in the industry. GRAS food includes such staples as sugar and pepper."  Bravo!

Dr. Herbert Shelton, in Superior Nutrition, writes "Sodium Chloride is at all times and under all circumstances, non-usable;...a poison.  It is not metabolized as are organic salts.  It never becomes a part of any of the bodies tissues."

David Klein, in "Your Natural Diet: Alive Raw Foods", responds to a question regarding sea salt: "The major component of sea salt is sodium chloride.  Sea salt is touted as being healthier than table salt because the former has more trace minerals and the latter is heat processed.  Nontheless, mineral salts in inorganic form are extremely toxic- they impair all of our metabolic and cellular functions."

Our natural raw foods contain organic salts in a form that is perfect for our bodies.

Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006 at 12:58PM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments2 Comments

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I love this posting because it really dispells another myth that is widely held or misunderstood which is we all need a certain amount of salt in our diet to be healthy. Where the confusion for me comes from in that statement is I need to add a certain amount of salt. I don't think of it interms of the salts that are naturally in foods. Thanks Stephen this was a very informative post. What do you think about seaweed as part of our diet?
June 20, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMarla
Yes, all foods have organic salts that are integrated into the plant tissues and are easily assimilable by our bodies. Regarding sea weed, I don't know much about it. I occassionally use dried dulse flakes on salads. I've heard some raw food experts say that sea weed might have "anti-vitamins" that block the receptors within our cells and renders them unable to assimilate the real vitamins in our earth grown raw foods. I haven't researched this myself.
June 20, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterStephen Parker

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