Life Extending – Disease Preventing Foods
Asparagus:When eaten raw, asparagus provides the body with a number of minerals, including trace minerals. It also offers a wide range of phyto-nutrients. Asian research shows that asparagus assists the renal (kidney) area of the body, which has a direct effect on emotions.
Avocado: Avocadoes contain 14 minerals, all of which regulate body functions and stimulate growth. They also contain a high amount of fruit oil giving them a high food-energy value. Avocadoes contain no starch, little sugar, and very few carbohydrates.
Beets: High in Vitamin A, beets are good for the eliminative system, as well as the digestive and lymphatic systems.
Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries: Tufts University’s Center on Aging determined that there are abundant antioxidants in these raw fruits. Antioxidants reverse the harmful effect of aging on neuronal (brain cell) signals. Maintaining these signals is crucial to maintaining memory and preventing Alzheimer’s, as well as alleviating depression and melancholia.
Carrots: The most neutral of all vegetables, carrots are so high in Vitamin A they have been used extensively to improve eyesight and as a general body builder.
Celery: An alkaline, protective food, celery aids digestion, counteracts acidosis, halts fermentation, and purifies the bloodstream. It can even help reduce high blood pressure. One of the best foods for keeping the body well, celery can be a brain tonic, and the sodium in it can neutralize acids in the body. The leaves are rich in potassium, sodium, and sulphur.
Corn: One of the easiest foods to digest and one of the best balanced starches, yellow corn is high in magnesium. It is a wonderful bowel regulator, a bone and muscle builder, and an excellent food for the brain and nervous system.
Cucumber: Alkaline and non-starchy, cucumbers have a cooling effect on the blood. They are a wonderful digestive aid, have a purifying effect on the bowel, and are beneficial to the skin.
Daikon Radish: This Japanese root vegetable has a long history of assisting the body in blood purification, improvement of circulation, and the reduction of ulcers. When juiced, the large community of nutrients and phyto-chemicals are delivered in adequate quantities to assist in the above-mentioned areas.
Endive: This blood builder and liver detoxifier contains a high quantity of minerals and chlorophyll, making it similar to nettles and dandelion which are commonly used in the battle to reduce the effects of aging and increase vitality.
Fenugreek (sprouts): These pungent and spectacular germinated seeds assist in all gastro-intestinal and eliminative concerns. They have a direct impact on the pancreas and help to regulate blood sugar levels for both low and high blood sugar sufferers.
Garlic: This powerful herb and food contains allyl sulfides which researchers believe inhibit the growth of cancer cells. It acts as an antiseptic disinfectant and helps to reduce ventricular plaque and inflammation—the causes of both heart attacks and strokes.
Hemp Seeds & Sprouts: An edible complete protein, hemp seeds are an absolutely balanced essential fatty acid food. They not only build muscle, but also maintain brain, organ, and nervous system function, ultimately fueling a healthy metabolism. In the seed’s germinated form, it is 24 times more bio-available than fatty acids, which help to curb appetite and weight gain.
Iceberg Lettuce: Although not known for its nutritional properties, Iceberg lettuce, often called head lettuce, contains silica and silicone, as well as an opiate aphrodisiac. Silica and silicone strengthen the skin, hair, bones, and sheathing of the nervous system, while providing elasticity in the soft tissue.
Jicama: Eaten either as a root vegetable or as a green leafy sprout (grown in clay pot soil), this food can help with blood sugar, electrolyte balance, and cardiovascular disorders, while providing increased energy. The germinated version is superior to the consumption of the root vegetable itself.
Kale: Its superior calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium content strengthen the teeth, skeletal structure, and red blood cells. Its sulphur content assists in the reduction of ulcers and other gastro-intestinal disorders.
Lettuces: The leafy green varieties contain a close cousin to opiates, which have the ability to heighten positive moods and increase sexual desire. It is often used as an aphrodisiac in its juiced form, which provides far more benefits than eating large amounts of the leaves themselves.
Mustard Seeds: As sprouts, they are significant mucous membrane cleansers that also play a roll in ridding the veins of debris. When consumed in abundant amounts, they also help respiratory disorders, including asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and chest colds.
Nutmeg: This spice contains a wide array of phyto-nutrients that are directly linked to improving urinary flow and to the reduction of bladder inflammation. Many reports claim that nutmeg can be helpful for regulating frequent urination.
Onions: These root vegetables contain a multitude of phyto-chemicals that help to protect the cells from mutagens, as well as viral, bacterial, and fungal concerns. They can also be helpful with Lyme’s disease.
Pea Green sprouts: These are a complete protein, serving to build muscle tissue as well as fibrin within cells. Their high beta-carotene content protects vision and creates an anti-oxidant effect against many forms of cancer. This powerful, germinated food has inherent blood-building properties.
Quinoa: A high-protein and high-mineral grain that helps to alkalinize the body. It also provides an abundant amount of energy for mental and physical activity.
Red Sweet Peppers: These succulent fruit/vegetables are rich in Vitamin C, which acts as an anti-oxidant to reduce free racial damage—the essential cause of all premature aging and disease. By drying the seeds and germinating them you will attain 37 times greater positive effect from their banquet of nutrients.
Spinach: An excellent source of Vitamins C and A, and iron, spinach contains about 40 percent potassium. It leaves an alkaline ash in the body, and is good for the lymphatic, urinary, and digestive systems.
Squash: All squashes are low in calories, high in fiber, and easily digested. Great for the eliminative system, they produce absolutely no gas in the intestinal tract. Winter squash contains more Vitamin A than summer squash.
Sweet Potatoes and their sprouted greens: These highly nutritious vegetables contain every vitamin and most minerals and trace minerals. They have been used to increase vitality, both mental and physical; strengthen the heart and other vital organs; and, most importantly, increase the cell’s ability to regenerate more quickly.
Tomato: When organic and vine ripened, this fruit contains phyto-nutrients that have been directly linked to the prevention of breast and prostate cancer. They also are heart-healthy, and help to build heart muscle tissue.
Ugli fruit: This variation on the grapefruit contains the citric acids, nutrients, and phyto-chemicals that help to dissolve waste in the gall bladder and liver. They create an antiseptic effect in the blood stream, break up excess mucus, and reduce excess uric acid. All of this effectively helps to alkalize the body.
Watermelon and its sprouted seeds: These are often used as a diuretic and to flush the kidneys and bladder. Watermelon provides high chlorophyll and mineral content when the outer skin is juiced and high protein and mineral content when the seeds are sprouted into greens. This delicious fruit has been used as a morning drink by living-food connoisseurs for many decades.
Yucca and its sprouted greens: These are commonly used as a stomach and small intestine cleanser, a gastrointestinal and elimination canal lubricator, and, most important, as a reservoir of energy for physical activity and stamina.
Zucchini: This summer squash contains a unique variety of phyto-chemicals that have been noted as protectors of hearing and eyesight. It also reduces female disorders such as PMS. The zucchini flowers provide an extraordinary amount of beta-carotene, one of the most important antioxidants for protecting the body from cancer and other diseases.