View Full Version : Eat The Spectrum
07-07-2006, 08:33 PM
Yo..... It's the Monkeyboy,
Take a minute and really take a look at what you eat.
Eat the rainbow of color you see at the market.
I see by your journals that many raw fooders are mono eating.
More starving yourself than eating a wide variety of food.
Just some thoughts from a long time raw dude.
All the best to rawtruth, rawkinlocs, path 310, misslinda, and sweetgoddess.
Peace in the Middle East,
07-07-2006, 09:16 PM
I am fairly new here and interested in what you say about the spectrum of foods one should eat.
How would a typical day of monkeyboy look like?
07-08-2006, 01:09 AM
(((((((( busted ))))))))))))
True that MONKEYBOY :) . Variety is so beneficial to our bodies..
Me like mono eating lately !!!!!!!! My body is going thru a period of simplicity--high level of healing.
OMG, remember that old thread about me bloating 2 years ago??? I have a conicidental sequelae...............
07-08-2006, 01:22 AM
I find that I have been eating alot of
white: apples, bananas
and green: honeydew, green grapes
and yellow: mango, pineapple
and orange: cantaloup, oranges
and red: watermelon, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes
07-08-2006, 01:29 AM
I always try to do this but am not overly fond of the foods in the blue spectrum. I know blueberries are very good for you but I really dislike them. I do like blackberries but only a few at a time and only in season. I am good with the rest of the colors though. I try to eat them every day!
07-08-2006, 05:01 AM
Can't you still mono eat, but make sure each meal is a different color ;)
07-08-2006, 08:32 AM
I always try to do this but am not overly fond of the foods in the blue spectrum. I know blueberries are very good for you but I really dislike them. !
I am not a great fan of the taste either but find that I can cover the entire top of a date nut tort with them and enjoy them that way.
07-08-2006, 08:34 AM
How would a typical day of monkeyboy look like?
Any person who has been on the line for a while will inform you that there would be a certian amount of exuberant lunacy involved.
07-08-2006, 08:12 PM
Oh Sport now stop that.
I don't do this often ,but I'll post what I ate today.
This is a big moment for all the new raw food dudes, so read carefully.
Breakfast: Strawberry smoothie, 2 Bananas, 1 Cup of espresso.(yes cooked coffee)
Lunch: Romaine, sea salt , cold pressed olive oil, watermelon, carrots, tomato,red and yellow peppers, raw cashews.
Dinner: Pinot noir, mixed greens, kale, english cucumber,pineapple, kiwi,spinach and avocado cold soup, a handful of raw cashews and sprouts.
Late nite snack: pinot noir, blueberry,grape,and orange salad.
07-08-2006, 09:13 PM
I love the way you list the Pinot Noir first, being the most important part of the dinner and all!
09-01-2006, 02:52 PM
I appreciated the reminder of eating a rainbow of foods. I know sometimes like many I can develop habits, like watermelon. I could eat it breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday. I have been trying to do do the whole rainbow thing myself more often. I do it when I am shopping. I am always looking for something of a new color to add. One color that I think some neglect is purple. It is so rich in nutrition. Purple cabbage is one example. Makes great veggikraut or coleslaw or convert into many oriental dishes. yummy!
09-01-2006, 03:07 PM
And the glittering colour is always in the middle of the rainbow: green :D
09-01-2006, 03:11 PM
yeah I love my greens tooooo! :D
09-01-2006, 04:05 PM
Red, orange, and yellow bell peppers
Are any of our greens actually bee purple?
09-01-2006, 04:10 PM
I didn't understand the question Pierre, bee purple?
No one food contains all of the 90 or so substances required by the human body.
Just a note: I think our bodies have incredible intelligence by themselves - this whole mono eating stuff is completely non-sensical to me, but I am more than open to hearing about supposed benefits. Much smarter, I think, to avoid combining certain foods then eating them one at a time.
I also think that the body appreciates a rest between meals. Since digestion is the most energy intensive duty that our bodies perform, I would think that between meals, it might be wise to let the body attend to other things like repair and maintenance, instead of constantly having to digest, digest, digest.
For what it's worth
09-02-2006, 09:12 AM
Hi... I have read about the spectrum of foods too... different nutrients in the colors... I do it simply with salads... greens salads and fruit salads... (sometime within the day... I get the colors in) For me, this has been the easiest way to do it... and the salads are pretty too :)
09-02-2006, 10:08 AM
Yo, Yo, Yo
Nice to see an old Monkeyboy thread still getting some attention.
Peace in The Middle east,
09-03-2006, 06:39 PM
Bee purple is the union of green and ultraviolet. Bees can't see red, but they can see ultraviolet.
09-03-2006, 07:39 PM
Mono-eating starving??? Lol!
My tummy prefers one color per meal. This morning it's the orange.
09-03-2006, 08:10 PM
The message I took is that mono eat the same things again and again could lead to deficiets, and that mono eating lots of different things is a totally different thing. That's what I read anyhow.
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