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Caffeine and Raw Foods health just don't mix...

Breakfast- fruit salad: 3 large peaches, 2 bananas, 1 dry pint blueberries

Lunch- 10 Medjool dates, 1 head of celery

Dinner- a salad: 1 head Romaine lettuce, 4 medium tomatoes, 1/4 cup black olives, all drizzled with tahini

I had intended to make a smoothie instead of a fruit salad but as I was slicing the peaches they tasted so delicious that I couldn't bring myself to putting them in the blender.  I wanted to taste the individual flavor of each fruit, mmm mmm!  It was GOOD!

Before breakfast I did something really dumb this morning.  For some reason I had a hankering for a cup of tea, yes, real black tea.  I don't know why; I woke up with plenty of energy and didn't feel groggy or tired.  Mistakenly, I thought that I could tolerate one small cup, about 6 fluid ounces; man was I wrong.  The one small cup that I made and drank has left me feeling nervous and shaky.  I'm throwing the tin of loose tea out right now!  Wait here, I'll be right back.

It's done; I just flushed the dry loose tea down the toilet.  I'm too healthy and know too much to fool around with caffeine.  The strong fast negative effect of the tea on me is probably a sign that I am in good health and that my body can respond to toxins very quickly.  Man, it feels sad to let go of familiar and deceptively pleasurable things.  I'm not a tea drinker, at least not in any frequent way.  My tea drinking episodes are few and far apart.  Maybe this was the last one.

A guy I know and speak with regularly is having trouble sticking with raw foods and his energy level is in constant fluctuation.  He is a daily coffee drinker and I don't know that his energy level can be even and constant as long as he is drinking coffee and other caffeinated products.

Obviously I recognize the lure of the caffeine high.  It is a powerful and seductive lure.  I hope that being open about it here will help me to once and for all let go of it.  The empty tea tin will make a good new rubber band container on my desk!

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 11:57AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | CommentsPost a Comment

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