View Full Version : Avo, hemp and olive oil...in the same day. Ok?
08-31-2012, 12:54 PM
Im coming back to what feels like a more do-able style of eating raw, after a stint with 30Bad. They are amazing, wonderful people there--and I LOVE my fruit...BUT, I need more flavors, textures, variety...and MORE FAT to be successfully raw. I've learned through trial and error over the past five years.
Anyway, I've been giving myself permission to eat whatever fats I want, so my big huge salads typically have 2 T of olive oil and 1/2 an avo, and I've been having hemp smoothies quite often. I feel psychologically satisfied and sated. Is it TOO much fat?
Thanks for your feedback in advance. :-)
08-31-2012, 01:02 PM
Not if you feel good. But even better would be to sprout sesame seeds or hulled sunflower seeds for 1 or 2 days and throw those in your smoothie instead. Any source of fat that is sprouted will be broken down from (frequently) long chain or very long chain fatty acids (ie concentrated fats) to individual fatty acids, which are automatically available for use as energy. You pretty much can't overload on fat if you sprout the food first. Sesame seed sprouts are amazing sources of calcium, iron, vitamin E, B vitamins and many trace minerals, sunflower seed sprouts are also good. You can have sprouted pumpkin seeds sparingly. And if you can find living nuts then nut sprouts are amazing. Hemp normally won't sprout, at least if you're in the US.
08-31-2012, 08:22 PM
It doesn't sound like too much fat to me!
If you feel good (second what Living Food states) and it helps you stay raw then go for it!
I feel the same, by the way, about 30 BAD. I just can't eat that much fruit! Especially since I do not have a sweet tooth at all. I am constantly craving salt!
08-31-2012, 08:27 PM
I am constantly craving salt!
Kelp + other sea veggies. Celery juice has a lot too, but the sea veggies are far more nutritious.
08-31-2012, 10:59 PM
Thank you both for your responses. Yep, walnutty. I do love salty/savory, too. :-)
08-31-2012, 11:01 PM
I can eat lots of fruit but I would struggle to eat even four small bananas a day let alone 30. That said, yesterday I ate mostly fruits. Only a few hazelnuts ( which are sort of fruits but not), spring onion and salad dressing was not fruit. Some were savoury fruits such as toms and cucumber etc. I don't thrive on a no overt fat regime I have found.If you feel good rawsweetie then carry on. Your body will advise you to ease up on certain foods if necessary.
08-31-2012, 11:17 PM
for salt cravings i put alot of fresh crushed garlic cloves in my acv n evoo dressing
also if you dry tomatoes they taste salty to me
when i really crave salt i add as little as possible into my home made salad dressing
08-31-2012, 11:18 PM
i also use a garlic press to crush peices of celery into my dressings for its sodium kick
09-04-2012, 03:21 PM
I feel whole foods are a better source of fats than oil. Oil should be more used sparingly as a condiment. Since you're doing 1/2 the avocado, that helps. You can switch up every so often and use other sources.
yea same here.
I mean........ don't get me wrong maybe oil has it's uses. When you grind seeds the oil naturally seperates from it.
But yea I usually prefer grinding my nuts and seeds or just eating them germinated as is.
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