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EAT RAW - Eating fruits and vegetables RAW ensures that you'll get maximum nutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes from your foods, contributing to optimal health. A raw foods diet is made up of fresh, whole, unrefined, living, plant-based foods: fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, and seeds, which are consumed in their natural state
STIR FRY - One of the benefits is that because only a small amount of oil is used, is cuts down on fat and calories. Food keeps it's fresh taste, vitamins and minerals. It's also really fast, so if you're busy that's a bonus. All you really need to do is have your prep done, which can be done in bulk, making meals during the week a snap.
STEAM - Steaming food is a great way to ensure that you aren't pouring your nutrition down the drain! If you boil your vegetables and dump the cooking liquid, then you're doing just that.. Instead, lightly steam your vegetables to keep their nutrient density. Bamboo steaming baskets can be found in Asian markets across the world and are inexpensive and easy to clean. Steaming meat and fish also helps to keep it moist, which is a great benefit.
Keep the Meal Real
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Rocco Antonelli is the chef and owner of Award Winning, Island Breeze Soups. He writes about food, gluten free living and offers helpful tips on wellness and living a healthy lifestyle.