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02-29-2008, 10:48 AM
How do I know if I am getting the right amount of nutrients?
I don't have an unlimited source of money to go out and buy everything, so I need to have some guidelines to make sure I am getting enough nutrients.
Also do any of you take a vitamin?
02-29-2008, 10:55 AM
how do you feel? do you feel lacking in nutrients? i suppose if you are really concerned, you could go get a blood test done or something.
i don't take any vitamins. i'd rather just eat my vitamins through healthy foods.
02-29-2008, 12:49 PM
i think it is good to take a green whole foods supplement. there is an E3 thread out there, that s a good choice.....pure synergy is also excellent....there are many choices....alissa sells one which is nice as it doesnt have a strong taste.
02-29-2008, 03:47 PM
I don't believe that we need vitamins. What kind of a naturally healthy diet requires supplementation? Internationally, there's quite a discrepancy between the experts on what we should eat. Your body knows best if you give it a chance to learn to speak so that you can listen.
02-29-2008, 04:53 PM
Did you know, before raw, whether you were getting enough nutrients? If so, how?
If you are getting a wide variety of raw foods including fruits, veggies, greens, nuts and seeds you are more than likely getting more nutrients than you ever have in your life since you're not cooking the life out of them.
Also do any of you take a vitamin? .
Which would one take? Hopefully, I'm receiving many vitamins from fresh food. Anything else is basically dead.
03-02-2008, 10:43 PM
I don't worry about it too much. I just try to balance my fruits and veggies, and go easier on the fats (especially since I'm trying to lose a lot of weight). I am by no means eating a "low fat" diet because that's not recommended and that would take too much energy. When you eat a raw diet, you're already decreases your fat intake, especially your saturated and trans fat intake. I eat whatever I feel like eating. My body will guide me. Since I don't eat sea veggies everyday, I take a B-Complex supplement. To make sure I'm getting enough complete protein, I use a raw protein powder in my smoothies and I'm also going to purchase Alissa's chlorella tablets because they contain complete protein and they are a natural source of B-12 (I plan to stop taking the supplement when I purchase this product). I try to keep everything balanced but I also don't go nuts if I eat an entire head of kale in one night or an entire box of strawberries. Just pay attention to how you feel. If you don't feel well then something is off.
03-03-2008, 09:17 AM
Have you read Alissa's book....it really will set your mind at ease in this area of being raw....I just can't reccomend it enough.
03-03-2008, 10:33 AM
think about it. supplements... how are they processed? are they even alive anymore? probably not.
and does our body have the ability to get the nutrients OUT of supplements.. i doubt it.
so instead, my supplement is a green smoothie or two EVERY day!
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