The synergy of the nutrients working together
The conversions start as soon as we see food. "I can do that with dates instead of sugar", or sunflower seeds instead of traditional mayo
Some of us are mostly whole foods and we don't mind incorporating some more refined plant foods from time to time and some of us are so hardcore there are whole staples and produce in the house and nothing else.
Everything nature intended, nothing taken away, and nothing added.
It is easier than some make it sound. We eat spaghetti just without the animals, burritos, tacos, pizza, lasagna, potatoes, chili, squash, sandwiches, scrambles, casseroles, stir fry, ramen, pho, Buddha bowls, sushi nori, enchiladas, and sweet potatoes. There are a whole ton of Indian, Greek, Asian, Mexican foods and the list goes on just made without animals or dairy, and after a little while it's just normal, and to do it the other way seems very odd indeed.
Because processed "foods" and animal products create inflammation and other damage in the body every time and it adds up
There are magical healing substances we can take advantage of in foods we're already eating if we only knew how to prepare them the right way and it's super easy! sulforophane, allicin
Dr. Joel Fuhrman says chocolate cake is really white of course, it just has a fake tan from the cocoa powder vid short rant
Some whole foodies don't use any flour at all, and some save it for special occasions
Eating whole plants the way nature intended gives us energy. If we eat a lot of greens we could have a lot more energy. Level up.
" ... after a little while it's just normal, and to do it the other way seems very odd indeed." Imagine never cooking with fat or oil and then someone pours a bunch of oil into your food. Yuck! It blunts all the flavors! It's a terrible mouth feel. It tastes wrong. Some of them taste and smell Very wrong -- stay away from "normal" grocery store oils for a little while and you will know exactly because the chemical smell and flavor becomes obvious. Then notice it makes everything harder to clean, and it gets everywhere on the stove and counter tops and it clogs up the vent filters and the air conditioning filters and imagine what that's doing to people's lungs
"People don't die as a consequence of maturing; they die from disease, most commonly heart attacks. Most deaths in the United States are preventable, and are related to what we eat." Dr. Michael Greger, _How Not to Die_
The bright and magical sulforaphane made by broccoli when chopped or blended because of its enzyme action is only a little bit found is other crucifers? Who knew? So what are the other magical molecules healing people right and left? Or is it just that the miniscule amounts in kale are so very powerful that even only that much is healing?
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