Monday, December 15, 2008
Hi to all my Raw friends,
I have to confess. I have been heavy on the nuts an seeds lately. I don't know what's happening. I know this is a stressful time of year for us all, however, I get started on those nuts and seeds and then I can't stop. When I first became raw, two years ago. I ate nuts and seeds very sparingly. Now I find myself binging on them all the time. I have gained back 15 pounds since my Juice feast. The good thing is, I have been 100% raw vegan and haven't swayed. The bad thing is, I have been an emotional eater my entire life. This is not he way to go for me. I prayed often that the nut and seed binges are not a major set back for me. I wondered if maybe my body is trying to tell me that I have a deficiency. I researched the vitamin and mineral content of nuts and seeds and this is what I came up with. I have a vitamin B deficiency. It really helped me to check in with myself.
NOTE: THIS IS A MODIFIED VERSION OF NUTRIENTS AND SOURCE FOODS FROM RAWSOME! BY BRIGITTE MARS. I HAVE LEFT OUT SOME ITEMS, SUCH AS GRAINS, BEANS AND FERMENTED FOODS IN ORDER TO FOCUS ON THE FRESH FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND SPROUTED FOODS.
Nuts and Seeds Alternatives
B complex(all nuts) (green leafy vegetables)
B1(Thiamine)(almonds, (green leafy vegetables, avocado)
brazil nuts, pine nuts, broccoli, asparagus,peas,
and pistachio nuts, chia, pineapple, watermelon and
flax, pumpkin, sesame apricots, avocado).
and sunflower seeds.)
B2(Riboflavin)(all nuts, (green leafy vegetables,like collard
and sunflower seeds. greens and spinach, broccoli, okra,
asparagus, avocado and black currants).
B3(Niacin)(sunflower seeds) (green leafy vegetables, broccoli,
asparagus, squash, tomatoes,
cantaloupe, strawberries, raspberries,
watermelon, and plums).
B5(Pantothenic Acid) (green leafy vegetables, asparagus,
(flax, sunflower and avocados, broccoli, cabbages, papaya,
sesame seeds, cashews. pineapple, watermelon and yams).
hazelnuts and pecans)
B6(Pyridoxine) (green leafy vegetables, apples
(sunflower seeds, avocados, asparagus, bananas,
brazil nuts, chestnuts, blueberries, cantaloupe, cabbage,
hazelnuts and walnuts) carrots, grapes, mangoes, oranges,
onions, plums, squash, sweet potatoes,
tomatoes and watermelon).
B12(Cyanocobalamin) (Alfalfa leaves, Barley grass, mustard greens
(sunflower seeds) plums, seaweed, spirulina, sprouts and
B15(Pangamic Acid) (There is no documentation of a fresh
(almonds) fruit or vegetable alternative)
B17(Laetrile) (blackberries, cranberries,
(almonds, flax and elderberries, raspberries, sprouts,
sesame seeds) strawberries and wheatgrass)
THERE IS TONS MORE VALUABLE INFORMATION IN THIS BOOK. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.