Todays video blog is # 5 I offer you a hodgepodge of fun 🙂
I hope you enjoy it much
We start out with protein, one of the most common questions I am asked. Where does a raw foodist get protein from, especially a vegan?
I find it interesting to note that protein deficiency is so rare, until recently there wasn’t even a established medical name for it. In fact the only ways to under consume protein is to consistently under consume total calories, and thereby starve, or have the bulk of your calories come from fractioned foods such as alcohol, oils, and white processed “non foods” such as white sugar, flour ect. Over consumption of protein is a much more pressing problem with various major health implications such as kidney failure, cancer, acidosis, arthritis, premature aging, and kidney stones to name a few. A random mix of fruits yields roughly 4-8 % of their calories coming from protein (or more accurately essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein), roughly the same as mothers milk at 6%. A random mix of veggies yields 15 – 20% protein by calorie, a mix of fruit and vegetables provides more than adequate amounts when you fulfill your personal caloric needs. IN fact the proteins and amino acids found in fruit and veg are of the highest most absorbable quality, heating and especially frying of food denatures proteins rendering a large percentage not only unusable but toxic to the body. The truth is the media and our various dietary recommendations have been infiltrated by special interest groups (meat, dairy, medical etc) whom inflate our needs for protein to fill their pockets, at the expense of our health and environment. Hope this clears that issue up for a bit, for a more complete scientific explanation I recommend reading “the 80 10 10 diet” by Dr Douglas Graham, a most excellent book 🙂
From here we go on to a quick road trip to regina to skateboard. Sorry folks we really didn’t get into filming much, next time I promise more skating action 🙂
Last Sunday’s family dinner is filled with a big fruit soup recipe that all the little ones help me make and enjoy, my brothers bday celebration, n much more fun 🙂
The day after was my brothers actual birthdate, he requested we goto his favorite burger joint, Fuddruckers. My brother said his biggest wish was for me to have a burger for his birthday, ahahah, I knew he was kidding, but instead I made some dehydrated raw vegan burgers. Simply made with some veggies and seeds mixed well and dehydrated for a short time they were excellent. I shall include this recipe in my upcoming ebook
“Low Fat Raw Gourmet and Cravings Busters Transitional Recipes” coming soon 🙂
Eating socially is only as difficult as we make it, I love to go out to salad bars and can easily get a great salad almost anywhere. Everyone (servers, your family, friends) wishes for you to enjoy and be comfortable, pre eat if you need to and be confident clear and positive with the waitress, have fun 🙂
Fast forward to the next Sunday, I make a amazing 3 course meal for yet another Sunday family supper. Starting with a liter of Oj, next “Nectarine Gazpacho”, and finishing with “Presto Sun Dried Tomato Pesto” !
My Pa the camera man takes a few pictures of the dishes for my “101 Frickin’ Rawsome Recipes” brand new in depth information page:)
that about wraps it up 🙂