7am: One Greens+ protein bar and one serving of KJ SuperFoods.
10am: Two handfuls of mixed raw nuts.
12-1pm: 1 slice of ezekiel sprouted wheat bread with organic peanut butter and 4 RAW, organic, free range eggs
…I know. This may sound crazy but trust me, I’ve been eating raw eggs for years and never once felt the least bit sick. The biggest misconception about raw eggs is that you’ll get salmonella poisoning from them. However, the only way salmonella can get into that air-tight shell is if the chicken that laid the egg had it. So, by making sure you’re getting high quality organic, free range eggs (preferably from farmers markets) you can enjoy all the benefits that eating eggs in the raw provide. For example: DIGESTIVE ENZYMES! However, not everyone can stomach eggs in the raw, so by all means cook them if you must.
3pm: One can of wild salmon in a bowl of lentils with some organic mayonnaise and a big dark green salad.
Why canned you ask? Well, as long as it doesn’t come from a fish farm, canned fish ain’t bad! I discovered that Trader Joe’s sells cans of wild Alaskan Salmon. Since you can’t technically buy “organic” fish or seafood, the best thing you can do is make sure it’s “wild caught”. The reason being that farmed fish are kept in tanks that severely limit the range the fish can swim causing it to never quit reach muscular maturity. Also, farmed fish are usually fed a corn base feed which is, of course, the furthest thing on the planet from what the fish would eat in its natural habitat. Not to mention there’s a good chance that some genetic engineering was done to give those filets that big, juicy look. YUK!
Wild. Organic. Raw. Period.
POST WORKOUT SHAKE: Half of a organic banana, strawberries, WILD organic blueberries, Organic peanut butter and a serving of KJ SuperFoods protein/green blend.
Why wild blueberries? It’s common knowledge that blueberries are pack with antioxidants, right? What’s not so well know is that antioxidants act a a natural pesticide to ward of insects. So, when blueberries are factory farmed, i.e. sprayed with insecticides like DDT, the berry stops producing its own natural insecticides (antioxidants).
6pm: 2 organic, free range chicken thighs, Half cup of lentils.
Why the thighs? Don’t buy into the belief that chicken breasts are the end-all-be-all of healthy eating. That’s just what the factory farming industry wants you to think. FACT: chickens don’t fly. If you get a chance, take a look at a WILD turkey or chicken breast. You’ll notice how small it actually is. Reason being: if the bird can’t fly, the breast is the most dysfunctional muscle it has. So the next time you’re in the super market and you see that massive chicken breast glistening behind that cellophane remember; genetic engineering is a real thing, and the USDA does not require food manufacturers to label their product if has been genetically altered. Bottom line, they’re in business to make a profit. Don’t be fooled by the happy farmer on their packaging. They know we, as a nation, are infatuated with chicken breasts, so they supply the demand accordingly by dosing the chickens with hormones to accelerate the growth of their breasts at a rate the rest of its frame can’t even support. Go for the dark meat next time. It tastes so much better!
9pm: Half cup of Organic Kidney, Black or Pinto beans, Organic red meat and mixed organic veggies.
By this point you might be asking yourself; What’s with all the beans, dude? Quit simply, beans are some the most nutritionally dense forms of un-bleachable carbohydrates out there. When it comes to carbs, (which should be eaten with caution) you want to eat the most complex-slow burning ones available. The difference between beans and say, wheat bread or brown rice is that flower and/or rice has the POTENTIAL to become a simple, fast acting carbohydrate by being bleached of its nutritional properties. So, in terms of superior nutrition avoid eating the “less bad” options like whole wheat or brown rice and opt for something like beans or nuts or even sprouted wheats and get the benefits of their nutritional density.
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To your health,