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Recipe for Better Health: Raw Spaghetti

March 24, 2010 By: Lynne Brick

Eat your medicine!  Improve your health and prevent disease with the foods that you eat. One of the best ways to do so is to eat 50-60% of your food, raw.

There are several benefits to eating raw foods.  This does not mean that it is cold, hard or solid. Raw foods should have a temperature less than 108 degrees, should be fresh and should be organic.

There are several benefits of eating raw foods.  Raw foods:

1. Fuel each cell in your body.

2. Provide natural enzymes and vital nutrients. Enzymes are destroyed when food temperatures reach between 108-119 degrees. Microwaving your food also destroys enzymes. Enzymes enhance cellular health. Eating foods with minimal enzymes can cause illness and disease due to toxicity or nutrient deficiency.

3. Provide more fiber: Foods high in fiber aid in the absorption of all nutrients.

4. Energize your body: Raw food enzymes help energize each cell and help give you more energy.

5. Improve blood alkalinity: Cooked foods, processed foods or foods from animal sources raise your blood acidity which can cause degeneration and disease such as osteoporosis. Fresh citrus, fruits, leafy greens, almonds increase alkalinity.

6. Provide protein: You can still get plenty of protein from raw foods such as: Wheat grass juice, alfalfa sprouts, spouted sunflower seeds, greens such as romaine lettuce, kale, olives, avocados, coconuts and flax seeds.

7. Help your body to detox: Raw foods allow your digestive system to heal which encourages your lymphatic drainage system to discharge toxins.

8. Enhance Taste: When you detox, your body gravitates more toward enjoying foods that you may not have previously had a taste for.

Raw Spaghetti Recipe: (Preparation Time:  10-15 minutes!)

Sauce: Blend in blender on low pulsation:

2-3 Fresh Organic Tomatoes 3-4 Organic Mushrooms

3-5 Fresh Basil Leaves ½ Organic Red Bell Pepper

1 Garlic Clove 3-5 Black Olives

Spaghetti: Green Zucchini and Yellow Squash: Slice in rotating veggie slicer to create long strands.  Sprinkle olive oil and Italian seasonings then mix together.

Place raw spaghetti on a plate. Add raw sauce. Top with a pinch of parmesan cheese.

Enjoy in good health!

You Go Girl!    Lynne Brick, BSN

Last week’s question: What are GMO’s? Genetically Modified Organisms are plants and animals which scientists have inserted foreign genes for specific, desired results such as cold tolerance, insect resistance, drug production, or immunity to common pesticides.

This week’s question: How many women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis?

Corny Joke: What are two things you can never have for dinner? Breakfast and Lunch!