January 30, 2013

All the seats were filled and the interest was high!

Georgia Barnwell, BSc, MHA, DHN,  from Cuisine for Life.ca  presented an exciting and informative workshop introducing the many attendees to the benefits of the Living/Raw Food diet.  The main focus of this particular workshop was 'How to grow sprouts'.

A Raw Food Diet, is a diet that consists mostly of fresh fruits, vegetables, sprouts, nuts, seeds, grains, and seaweed.
Heating the food reduces the nutritional value or "life force" of the food and the enzymes are destroyed. Food cannot be heated above 116 degrees F.
 Cooking destroys up to 85 percent of the nutrients.
Live foods are cleansing, hydrating, alkalizing, & full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients & high quality protein that are easily absorbed by the body. They are also high in life force energy & taste great!
Raw foods contain very little sodium and saturated fat and are high in potassium and fiber.

A diet of live foods offers one of the fastest and most efficient ways to boost your immunity, cleanse your body of toxins and increase your strength and vitality.

Sprouts are nature's superfood - they bring the highest nutrition density of any food, and cost pennies a day. They are full of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and protein and can energize your winter diet. Georgia demonstrated how to grow sprouts in jars and trays, with and without soil. She discussed growing alfalfa, pea, beans, lentils,  buckwheat, radish and more.

Then she invited everyone to sample the flavours of the various varieties of sprouts that she brought with her.

Many purchased seeds and sprouting supplies so that they can start this project straightaway 
For more information on the Raw/Live Food Diet, visit www.cuisineforlife.com


Myra thanked Georgia for the wonderful presentation and invited members and guests to enjoy a healthy snack and social time before beginning the meeting.