Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Almond Milk

     Enzymes, what are they and why do we need them?   Enzymes are protein molecules which digest our food, making food small enough to pass through the tiny pores of the intestines into the blood.  There are around 2,500 different enzymes.  Enzymes also destroy toxins, break down fats and cellulose, and metabolize starch and proteins.   Everything we do as a living creature requires enzymes.  Enzymes are the catalysts that make metabolism happen.  Without enzymes we would not exist.
     The more active our enzyme activity is the healthier we are.  If our enzyme activity is low we can experience some devastating activities.  For our bodies to operate at its peak, fight off illness and repair cells, enzymes need to be plentiful and strong.
     Dr. Nicholas Gonzales of NYC has been successful in treating cancer and other degenerative diseases using primarily megadoses of enzymes and enzyme-rich foods.  The strength of enzyme function is essential for the strength of our health and well-being.
     Antioxidants are natural compounds that help protect the body from harmful free radicals.  Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms that can cause damage to cells, impairing the immune system and leading to infections and various degenerative diseases such as cancer.
     Free radicals are normally kept in check by the action of free radical scavengers that occur naturally in the body.  These scavengers neutralize the free radicals.  Certain enzymes serve this vital function.  But as we get older or we eat unhealthy foods our bodies produce less of these important enzymes.
     There are a number of phytochemicals and nutrients that act as antioxidants, including vitamin A, beta-carotene and other carotenoids, flavonoids, vitamins C and E, and the mineral selenium.
     What is one of the best ways to fight off cancer and other degenerative diseases?  Eat plenty of foods that contain antioxidants and foods that contain enzymes that help digest the food but also allow our bodies to produce healthy enzymes in our bodies naturally.
     It is very simple to obtain antioxidants and enzymes.   You only have to eat plenty of raw nuts, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, fresh herbs and sprouts.  But our diet in the modern world of fast food and busy, busy, busy has gotten us away from raw, fresh, natural produce.  This is a contributing factor to the increase of degenerative disease we are experiencing around the world today.
     So how easy is it to gain control of your health again?  Well, it is actually not that easy.  Why?  Because we have become accustomed to this specific way of eating and everybody around us is doing it.  But also because possibly you are fine right now.  So why change.  But then several years from now, BOOM!  How did I get diabetes?  How did I get cancer?  Why do I have bowel disorder, Crohn"s disease, ulcerative colitis, chronic bronchitis, etc...
     Your doctor will never mention the words, "enzymes or antioxidants".  And if they do mention diet it will most likely be filled with animal protein, carbohydrates and cooked vegis.  But they will mention, "chemotherapy, radiation, azulfadine, coumadine, plavix, linzess, etc...
     Many of us would rather continue eating these artificial, unhealthy, heavily marketed foods because your doctor told you that all you have to do is take this blue pill every morning and you will be fine.  Have you ever read the side effects of that little blue pill?  Vomiting, head aches, dry mouth, loss of hearing, anxiety and even cancer!  But hey, my doctor gave it to me so it must be alright.  Wrong!  The system is wrong!  And you are wrong for taking that pill and not changing your diet!
    If you do want to change your diet then here is a great recipe to get you started on rebuilding your temple!  I hope you enjoy it.

Living the healthy life on Mallorca

Almond Milk
by Jeff Harter
Prep Time: 3 hours
Keywords: blender beverage vegetarian vegan sugar-free soy-free low-sodium low-carb kosher gluten-free fall

This tasty and healthy milk can be used for smoothies, cereals, pancakes and just about anywhere you would use normal milk.
Ingredients (4 cups)
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup (optional)
  • 3 cups purified water
  • Cover almonds in purified water and let soak in a cool place for 3 hours.
  • Strain the almonds discard the water.
  • Put the almonds, vanilla, agave syrup and water in a blender.
  • Blend on high for about 3 minutes.
  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth.
  • Store in the refrigerator; lasts for 3 days.
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