Are raw-foodist nut-itarians? Well I certainly hope not, I remember snacking on nuts and making a few nut filled dishes when I first transitioned. Nuts were grounding, filling and comfort foods when I had removed my traditional comfort treats but today they are far from a staple in my diet.
One thing I have learned in the past few years is that there are many ways to be a raw foodist. It is important to find the way that works with your body, and that is not someething that you can find the answer to in a book.
My diet has become much more green and living food oriented than it was a couple years ago. Why? Because I started to see how the nuts and heavier foods were affecting my health. I recently moved to Southern Virginia and thus have returned to the area where my heavier raw habits began. (more in “my story”. I began a Meetup group as soon as I arrived in town, knowing that a local community was an essential part of my raw life that I was going to miss the most from NYC. There are a few of us around and the word is spreading and our group continues to grow. At a Thanksgiving potluck last weekend I brought a soup, a mushroom gravy for the potatoes, zesty kale krisps and an slow brewed tonic tea as well as local spring water. So basically – little to no nuts. The meals were fantastic! But I have not had that much dense food in many months, my body definitely reacted to the added energy used for digesting it all by sleeping an additional 2 hours more than I normally do. 2 hours! What? Yeah, that surprised even me.
Nuts are a treat, not a staple in my daily diet. I gain so little energy from eating them that they don’t factor highly as a need in my meals. Protein? Yeah, I get protein and plenty of it from living vibrant foods. And my energy is soooo fine, its rebounding. Thanks!