The simple pleasures in life remind me of the magic here on earth. Take a look at this apple! Did you know a star exists inside every apple, and pear too?
My husband is from Estonia. Over there, the apple eating practice includes eating the entire apple, with the core. He told me, as I struggle to learn and speak the language properly, that “the language exists in the apple core.” I found that cute, so for the first time ever, I interacted with the entire apple, and to my surprise, I found a star.
The Doctrine Of Signatures tells us that food indicates how it contributes to the human body by how it looks. We see the scientific evidence of this in many foods. A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three dozen neuro-transmitters for brain function.
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food. Avocados, eggplant and pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female—they look just like these organs. Today’s research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them). Celery, bok choy, rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23 percent sodium and these foods are 23 percent sodium. If you don’t have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
I LOVE understanding the perfection of the Universe! So I ask myself, what is the star in the center of an apple telling us? Perhaps that we are way more connected to everything that exists in all of time and space than we realize.
On a practical level, apples are amazing superfoods for mind, body, and spirit. Apples are rich in antioxidants, phyto-nutrients, flavonoids and polyphenols. The important flavonoids in apples are quercetin, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2. Apples also have tartaric acid that gives tart flavor to them. This compound helps protect the body from the effects of free radicals.
In addition, apples are a good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6). Together these vitamins help as co-factors for enzymes in metabolism as well as in various synthetic functions inside the body.
Apple also contains small amount of minerals like potassium, phosphorus and calcium. Potassium in an important component of cell and body fluids helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus counters the bad influences of sodium.
Two new studies from Cornell University suggest that apples may provide food for thought – literally, by protecting the brain from oxidative damage that causes neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s (AD) and Parkinson’s. In one of my favorite books, RAWSOME, by Briggitte Mars, it list all the chemical compounds found in apples that support brain and hormone function, which supports our happiness, interest in life, and energy level.
Research published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry shows that apples and apple products are among the richest foods to contain antioxidants. In fact, Cornell University researchers report that one apple packs more cancer-fighting antioxidant capability than a 1,500-milligram dose of Vitamin C.
My dehydrator is a huge key to my success with eating plenty of LIVE foods. There is much more you can do with it than simply dehydrate fruits and vegetables.
Stayed tuned to my new show on www.BlytheRAW.com, I will show you how to make amazing onion bread from just sprouted sunflower seeds, chia seeds, onion, olive oil and sea salt, and many more simple delicious living food recipes.
Remember, decreasing garbage is important and super easy. Check out these AWESOME organic cotton GrainSacs, Garden Sacs and Nut Milk bags. You can purchase your staples like rice, quinoa, raisins, cacao, dates, hemp seeds, lentils, millet, sunflowers seeds, etc. in the bulk section with reusable GrainSacs. The bag weight is on the tag and can be deducted at the register.