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How Do You Build Your House? – The Magic Of Raw Foods

We all know that Living Foods have been used by thousands of people to gain health, energy, youth and vitality.

The answer does not come from the foods; the secret lies in the inherent powers of your own body. This body is made of the most precious and non-replacable machine we humans have ever come across.

It has a tremendous ability to heal, renew and rejuvenate itself if only we give it the best materials to work.

Scientists and doctors have not been able understand the human brain beyond 10%, not able to figure out the purpose of our pineal gland (except that it reacts to light, and nothing else is known), let alone the rest of our body organs and tissues.

In actual fact, all our body organs are made of tissues, which are in turn made of cells. These clusters of cells make up tissues, clusters of tissues form organs, or bones etc, which make up our physical body.

Every morsel of food we intake into our body, are metabolized into substances delivered to the cells. The foods we eat become part of the cells in the body, and eventually make up the tissues and organs and our body.

It is like building a house with different grades of materials – junk or real good building, materials.

Like the Three Little Pigs, you can choose to build your house with straw, wood or bricks. Everything we do in Life is a Choice.

When you make a change to eat more Raw Living Foods, you infuse your body with the top grade of building materials for a firm solid house.

When your spirit dwells in a strong sturdy house, you live comfortably, you are happier, and you have time for more meaningful, enriching activities with your family and loved ones. You are free to pursue your true purpose in Life.

But when the house is constantly falling apart, you are heavily involved in major overhauls, repair works, cleaning and healing. No time for love, laughter and living your true purpose.

I, for one, choose only the best possible materials at any given point in time, towards building and maintenance of my house. Like the Big Brother Pig of the Three Little Pigs story, I choose only firm, genuine solid bricks which stand strong even in the harshest wind, typhoon attacks or any VIRUS scares.

Are you like me? Remember everything in your life is your choice. You have the power to decide, resume the responsibility now.

To more Light and Love :)

© Copyright Linda, Light Love Laughter

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Yin Yang Balanced Smoothies

We know that consuming Green Smoothies is an awesome way of getting the best nutrition into the body. They are easy to make, taste delicious, contains first class nutrients, requires little to zero digestion, and produces no by-product toxins.

Now, the key is to balance the nature of the Green Smoothie so that the resulting smoothie is not too cooling, nor too heaty.

In Asia, it is easy to tilt over to the cooling side because firstly, Greens are already alkalizing and most Greens cools the body. Plus the fact that most of our fruit crops are cooling (because we are in tropical climate with warm weathers), it is extremely to feel too cold from consuming Smoothies.

By becoming informed with the nature of fruits and greens, we can plan our Green Smoothies ingredients to make sure we can enjoy the benefits while feeling balanced.

By including a mixture of fruits from both Yin and Yang groups, on rotational basis, we make sure that our Green Smoothies has somewhat a balanced nature, instead of skewing towards either being too cooling or heaty.

To intentionally increase the thermal nature of a Green Smoothie, some easy tips to remember also include throwing in:

1) a 2 inch Fresh Ginger
2) a 2 inch Fresh Tumeric
3) 2-3 Tbs of Raw Cacao
4) Basil, Dill, Oregano
5) a handful of heaty “topping fruits” (fruits which are not suitable for blending but do well as a topping over a Green Smoothie or Green Pudding)
– Longans, Lychees, Rambutans, Duku Langsat,
6) a handful of soaked Goji Berries
7) a handful of soaked walnuts, pumpkin/sunflower seeds

Cooling Fruits in Singapore

Bananas
Water Melons – Red, Yellow
Starfruit
Oranges
Grapefruits/Lemons
Kiwi
Strawberries/Blueberries/Cherries
Pears
Coconut Water
Pineapples
Passion Fruits
Most Greens & Herbs are Cooling in nature. Especially cooling Greens are:

Xiao Bai Chye
Sweet Potato Leaves
Water Cress
Cilantro/Parsley

Warming Fruits in Singapore

Durian
Jackfruit/Chempedek
Coconut Meat
Mango
Rock Melon
Sun Melon
Ba Chiku
Red Grapes (with seeds)

Neutral

Papaya
Plum/Peach
Honey Dew
Apples
Avocado
Persimmon
Apricots
Figs

© Copyright Linda Loo, Light Love Laughter

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Smoothies for the Cool Season

We are right in the middle of the year end monsoon season in Singapore, where showers and cool wind are present almost every day after noon.

While I’m enjoying the nice cool change, it does get a bit chilly to be eating raw foods unless we plan intelligently on food selection. Singapore is situated right next to the equator, and we are a tropical country with plenty of cooling fruits. For somebody eating mostly raw foods here, it can be easy to tilt over to the cooling side.

Just like natural forces in life, foods also have a particular nature of Yin, Yang or neutral. This is also the time to add in some warming foods into the raw food meal plans.

When you are making a smoothie and you use common fruits like Bananas, Melons, Citrus fruits and/or Coconut water, the smoothie will be of a very Yin consistency. There are some easy pointers to follow if you wish balance or warm the consistency of the resulting smoothie:

1) Add a small piece of fresh old ginger into the smoothie
2) Throw in handful of Basil – which is warming
3) Use more of local greens which are neutral like Tung Oh
4) Reduce the use of Xiao Bai Chye and Sweet Potato Leaves
5) If you are using coconut, make use of the coconut meat as well as the water
6) Use more Mangoes to replace Bananas in smoothies
7) Include some “heaty” fruits like Durians, Jackfruit, Longans, Rambutans and Lychee in the weekly diet

© Linda Loo, Light Love Laughter