by Karen Ranzi, M.A.
Much research in the past decade has reported the immense benefits of eating mainly fresh plant foods, or eating them exclusively. Raw fruits and vegetables, sprouts, sea vegetables, nuts and seeds are vitamin and mineral packed. Nutrients can be severely depleted from 70 to 85% by means of the cooking process. Organic, living foods provide “life force energy,” so encouraging children to create healthful and tasty snacks, smoothies, salads, main dishes and desserts with living foods can enhance their abilities in all areas.
After increasing their children’s fresh plant food intake, here are some improvements in their health and wellbeing parents have pointed out to me: Reduction or absence of eye, ear, nose and throat infections, increased energy and longer attention spans, enhanced ability to process information, less hyperactivity, strengthened immune systems, enhanced athletic performance, and increased brainpower.