Having attended a lecture by David Wolf, Master of Dietology and a raw-foods adherent, I have considerably broadened my knowledge of the subject. To give you just a few instances — 16-alpha-estrone (‘bad estrone’), which feeds cancer cells along with promoting weight gain, is accumulated in our liver in the course of time. Beetroot is rich in betaine, which helps detoxicate liver by stimulating cell activities. Once beet juice enters the liver, it produces trimethylglycine that removes ‘bad estrone’ from the liver.
It should be noted that all this works with raw beet juice only. Cooked vegetables lose their enzymes that are essential to healthy digestion and overall health.
I have also learnt a lot of interesting facts about superfoods and their properties. For example, bee products account for the one of the largest shares in raw-foods diets. Bee pollen, which has been one of my favorites for so long, contains nearly all B vitamins, especially В9 (folic acid) and all essential 21 amino acids, making it a complete protein. It’s a most complete food found in nature.
Honey is rich in minerals, antioxidants, probiotics and enzymes. Russian scientists decided to find out why there are so many long-livers among beekeepers. They have discovered that, actually, it has nothing to do with bee bites (as it used to be formerly believed), but directly linked to the amount of honey they consume. Thus, honey is now recognized as a longevity superfood.
Special thanks to David Wolf for such an enlightening lecture – it turned out to be a perfect match to my lentil salad with raw beetroot and Manuka honey. In addition to all health properties of honey, Manuka honey contains substances with powerful antimicrobial, antiviral, antiseptic and antifungal effects.