“The news isn’t that fruits and
vegetables are good for you. It’s that they are so good for you that they could save your life.”
October 20, 2003
ARE JUST ANY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OK?
No, and here’s why…
- They need to be RAW because enzymes are only found in RAW foods. Enzymes act as catalysts for the 10,000 functions per second that our cells undergo. Cooking destroys enzymes.
- VARIETY is important. Each fruit and vegetable has a unique composition of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients, and trace elements. Most people eat only the 3 or 4 fruits and vegetables they like, instead of the 7-13 recommended for daily consumption.
- Produce needs to be VINE RIPENED. Not only does this create the beautiful bright colors of our fruits and vegetables, it allows the nutrients to develop in the food so our bodies can absorb them.
- Fruits and vegetables need to be FRESH! 75% of the nutrients are lost within days after picking. Most of the produce in the market was picked weeks ago, before it was ripe, and before the nutrients had a chance to develop. Then it was allowed to sit on trucks and in warehouses where even more nutrients were lost.
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