What to Eat

Going into the produce section of the grocery store can sometimes give you the “deer in the headlights” type of look. I’m here to give you ideas, tips and tricks on how to get past that roadblock and start you eating better.

Lets get started, shall we.

Here is a list of raw foods to help get you started. To get a printable PDF version of this list, CLICK HERE. Some of the harder to find foods have links attached to them so you can save yourself some time and order them online.

If you want to know more in-depth information on these and lots more foods, visit our RAW DICTIONARY page.

There are over 2000 varieties of fruit in the world. The western world only uses about 10% of them. This can be mind boggling to start with, so we will keep with the most standard stuff to start. Just keep in mind that there is a lot more out there.

Apple    . Grape    . Orange
Apricot Grapefruit Peach
Avocado Huckleberry Pear
Banana Jackfruit Plum/Prune (dried plum)
Blackberry Jambul Pineapple
Black Currant Kiwi Raspberry
Blueberry Kumquat Western Raspberry (blackcap)
Currant Lemon Rambutan
Cherry Lime Redcurrant
Cherimoya Lychee Salal Berry
Date Mango Satsuma
Durian Melons Strawberry
Eggfruit Honeydew Melon Tangerine
Fig Cantaloupe Tomato
Feijoa Watermelon Zizpus Mauritiana
Gooseberry Nectarine

There are about as many different varieties of vegetables as there are fruit too!

Chayote   . Broccoli Rabe    . Salsify
Cucumber Cauliflower Turnips
Eggplant Beets Asparagus
Okra Burdock Bamboo
Olives Carrots Cardoon
Peppers Celeriac Celery
Squash Malanga Chard
Tomatillos Parsnips Fiddlehead
Artichokes Radishes Fennel
Broccoli Rutabega Kohlrabi
Cassava Kumara Yam
Crosne Sweet Potato Cabbage
Jicama Taro

Nuts are a great source of protein and are very hearty, giving you that fuller feeling you are used to with cooked foods. Make sure to always soak your nuts first before you eat them. This release their enzyme inhibitors and makes them more easily digestible. CLICK HERE for instructions on how to soak them and for how long.

Almonds
Brazil Nuts
Cashews
Chestnuts
Coconuts
Hazelnuts
Macadamia Nuts
Pecans
Pine Nuts
Pistachio Nuts
Walnuts

Seeds are packed full of vitamins and minerals. Soaked and sprouted is the best way to consume seeds since it releases the enzyme inhibitors bringing them to life which increases their nutritional value and makes the nutrients more absorbable.

Sunflower Seeds
Pumpkin/Squash a/k/a Pepita Seeds
Chia Seeds
Hemp Seeds
Flax Seeds
Sesame Seeds

The idea of sprouting your own seeds can be intimidating. Don’t let it bother you though. It’s a lot easier than it sounds. Sprouting seeds releases the live enzymes and when you have a small sprout it has all of the living energy concentrated in one small little sprig. Visit the HOW TO SPROUT page for step by step instructions on how to sprout.

Easy for Beginners:     . Grains: Other Seeds:         . Legumes:
Wheat                 . Amaranth Almonds            . Garbano Beans
Sunflower Barley Cabbage Kale Channa
Almonds Buckwheat Kale Green Channa
Lentils Corn Fenugreek Soy Beans
Mung Beans Millet Flax Brown, Green & Red Lentils .
Oats Psyllium Mung Beans
Quiona Chia Urid/Urad
Rice Alfalfa Adzuki Beans
Wheat (including Kamut & Spelt) . Clover Moth Beans
Rye Mustard Peanuts (unblanched)
Triticale Pumpkin Peas
Radish Blackeyed Peas
Sesame
Sunflower

DO NOT SPROUT AND EAT RAW:
These beans have serious toxicity/allergy/digestibility issues when raw. Not to mention they taste horrible. These need to be cooked to be digestible and so I would just leave these alone if I were you.
Anasazi Beans
Black Beans
Fava Beans
Kidney Beans
Lima Beans
Navy Beans
Pinto Beans

Your mama always told you to eat your greens, however most people still have that rebellious little kid inside of us screaming not to. It’s time to show that kid that greens aren’t for garnishes anymore and can actually taste good.

Spinach Cabbage Endive
Kale Arugula Radicchio
Chard Cauliflower Leaves Miner’s Lettuce
Romaine Lettuce Broccoli Leaves Fennel
Green Leaf Lettuce Brussels Sprouts Mallow
Red Leaf Lettuce Turnip Watercress
Mustard Greens Bok Choi Parsnip
Collard Greens Chinese Savory Radish
Beet Greens Lamb’s Quarter Clover
Mixed Spring Lettuces            . Dandelion Greens              .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not ready to go all raw yet? That’s okay. Visit the Whole Foods page to get you started just eating and feeling better. It’s still high raw, just maybe a bit more familiar.

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