Tuesday, June 5, 2012

SEQUENTIAL EATING. PROPER FOOD COMBINING. LIQUID VEGETABLES- THE HEALTHIEST WAY. SPINACH, CARROT AND SWEET POTATO SOUP .


SEQUENTIAL EATING
PROPER FOOD COMBINING
LIQUID VEGETABLES- THE HEALTHIEST WAY
SPINACH, CARROT AND  SWEET POTATO SOUP 

When the quality of food consumed is better, great  things will happen to the body and the mind
The amazing intelligence  present  in every cell of the body and the  wisdom of the body in its operation, will immediately  manifest (shows)

My regular readers  will be able to recall my earlier post on EATING FRUITS- BEFORE OR AFTER MEALS?  where I have posted excerpts from Dr Stanley-link here   

“Graying hair, balding, nervous outbursts, and dark circles under the eyes will not occur if you eat fruit on an empty stomach.”

Dr Stanley said, 
“In my opinion and experience as a nutritional consultant in Natural Hygiene (I began studying nutrition in 1936), sequential eating represents the most advanced approach to understanding proper food combining.
After testing and retesting the concept on myself thousands of times, as well as on others, including the experience of Dr. Cursio, his family, his patients, as well as other Hygienic doctors - Dr. John Mega, Dr. Marvin Telmar, Dr. Anthony Penepent, etc.

FOOD COMBINING
Example- generally fruits takes 15mins-30 mins to digest and  meat takes about 3-4 hours to digest.
Any quick digesting foods must wait till the slowest digesting foods leave the stomach before they too can leave - a process which can take up to 6 or 8 hours. 
While waiting, the faster digested foods like fruits, vegetables and some of the starches undergo some decomposition and fermentation. This produces gas, acid and even alcohol along with indigestion. .....

SEQUENTIAL EATING REFERENCES
  ...... Grutzner fed rats morsels of food of 3 different colors. First the black, then the white second, and third the red color. Shortly after, the animals were sacrificed, the stomach frozen and then cut in sections. The different colored food was found to be in layers.

...Dr Stanley said, a famous case written during the American Civil War, where a soldier received a gunshot wound which caused a large visible opening to appear in his stomach. His digestion was studied for a period of time by several doctors present, and they observed that his food digested in different.
layers.

BASIC RULE - WATERY FOODS FIRST
To simplify this concept of sequential or layered eating, the basic rule is:
Eat the most watery food first .....

BAD FOOD COMBINATIONS TO AVOID- see examples at end of post

He also advised to really chew all foods properly before swallowing- thus, less energy will be use in digesting process....... eating less food varieties at the same meal, also makes it easier to digest them. When there is more food variety, people tend to overeat. 

He added, conservation of energy in the digestive process is the key to all healing. What he meant is that, our energy must be spent on keeping healthy, not in digesting food. (Success in healing is measured in terms of energy available. This was known by the early masters of Natural Hygiene).

My mind now seriously thinking again of what he said. So, to be at best of health and to heal diseases, is mainly through eating healthy foods of the highest nutritional value, which is “super foods”.  I don’t think I will eat that chicken burger (filling) anymore- they have been manufactured a year ago, definitely this is not a super foodie. It is junk, I guess the “life force” is gone a long time ago.

Excerpts of what Dr Herbert said on “A BETTER NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM’:

HIGH QUALITY NUTRITION-
To summarize: the quality of food is higher, when it is closer to it’s natural state, in its raw, unfired (raw) form.
In this form, all the enzymes are found intact. The amino acids are in their finest form. The minerals, vitamins, trace elements, carbohydrates and "life force" are present. The life force, in turn is capable of reproducing healthy tissues. 
When the quality of food consumed is better, great  things will happen to the body and the mind. The amazing intelligence present in every cell of the body and the wisdom of the body in its operation, will immediately  manifest ( will be seen). 

Dr Stanley summarized that, when food that goes into the body is of higher quality than the existing/ present  body tissues, the body begins to discard the lower grade materials and tissues and take the more superior materials. The body now has new and healthier tissues.

HEALING BY NATURE
BY nature our body is very selective and always aim to improve towards better health. The body always tries to produce health and always will, unless our interference is too great. Only then do we fail to recover and degenerate further into disease.

The self-curing nature such as on colds, fevers, cuts, swellings, injuries, etc. are examples of how the body tends towards being healthy always - unless we do something to stop the process.

Finally, he advised those who wants to practice a better diet, to be consistent. Don’t quit after a few days, with excuses like-“old diet is better, the new one makes me feel sick”. 
It is true about feeling weak or may be feeling sick. but he needs to give his body a chance to adjust and complete its first phase of action - recuperation. If he had waited a while longer, he would have begun to feel better than before he started

THE IMPORTANCE OF BLENDED SALADS

Liquified vegetables by blending makes:
1 -  The absorption and assimilation of its vitamins, minerals proteins etc. will increased to approximately 5 times  more, as compared to eating and chewing the salad.
2 - The blended salad will digest and leaves the stomach in 15 to 20 mins, as compared to 30 to 60 minutes for a tossed salad eaten whole.. Etc.

RECIPE

SPINACH, CARROT AND SWEET POTATO SOUPBLENDED FOR A MORE SUPERIOR VALUE

Ingredients:
2 cloves garlic- slice
3 shallots- slice
3 cups finely chopped spinach
½ cup baby carrots- very thin slices
1 small sweet potato – very thin slices
4 cups chicken stock (1+3)
Salt and pepper to taste.
Olive oil for sauté

Cooking technique:
Heat olive oil in a pan and saute garlic and shallots until golden brown. Add in 1 cup chicken stock and sweet potatoes. When the sweet potatoes are half cooked, add in spinach and carrots. 
Cover with lid and put off fire when sweet potato is cooked. Spinach will be cooked al dente.

Leave to cool. Next, pulse it in a blender, until done.
When ready to serve- heat up the remaining 3 cups of chicken stock, add in salt and pepper. 
When stock boils, add in blended veggies for 2 minutes only. Put off fire. Serves hot.

NOTE:
BAD FOOD COMBINATIONS TO AVOID- 

According to Dr Stanley, here are some examples of bad food combinations to avoid. This is very interesting and after reading many times and thinking deeply on this, I am eager to follow his advice at best. Some examples are:
  1. Mixing dried sweet fruit, honey, maple syrup or bananas with nuts or seeds
  2. Mixing starch foods with fresh or acid foods or fruits
  3. Mixing dried sweet fruits with acid fruits.
  4. Never eat dried sweet fruits with or after concentrated proteins
  5. Eating raw, fresh or dried fruits after any cooked food
  6. Avoid drinking beverages or even water during or after meals 

54 comments:

  1. Wan this article is amazing and opened my eyes on how to eat right. I usually avoided salads before, but now I'm eating these regularly and can actually feel the changes...my skin and hair look much healthier than before and I am more active now! Thanks for this amazing post!!

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    1. hi purabi naha, glad you finally eat more salad, they a really nice to eat, very light apart from being very nutritous. have a nice day

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  2. wow! informative.. I will avoid that bad combination..thanks Wan

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    1. hi rina, you better not eat junk food,, since you always eat out. have a nice day

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  3. I have learned so many Wan which I myself will try doing it..I need this information..thank you ;)

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    1. hi sie, i also find this post very useful for myself to follow...small steps at a time...already started since the first post from dr stanley. have a nice day

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  4. Thanks for this great informative article Ms Wan, very informative. Bookmarked the recipe the Veg soup recipe as well.

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    1. hi prathiba, thanks for liking my post and my recipe... :) have a nice day dear

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  5. Totally agree...Sometimes (just sometimes) we should let the obsession go and eat whatever we fancy (until we get sick to our stomach...just joking - all the findings are welcome!

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    1. hi jasna, yes, i do agree with you, sometimes we just indulge in whatever food.... ha ha
      take a break...pamper our taste buds.. have a nice day

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  6. thanks for sharing it. Soup looks delicious

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    1. hi dear, thanks to you too. you have great pics in your blog. have a nice day

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  7. This is very interesting Wan, there is a lot to learn there and apply to our daily eating routine. And thanks for sharing the soup recipe as well, I love soup so can do with many recipes.
    Have a lovely day!

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    1. hi marie, thanks, i am of the opinion that you care about good nutr. have a nice dayition.. reading from your past comments

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  8. wow what a healthy soup and nice write up.. thanks for sharing...

    Event: Dish Name Starts With M

    Learning-to-cook

    Regards,
    Akila

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    1. hi akila, o i did bookmarked your mango jam recipe..thanks and have a nice day

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  9. Very healthy soup and great info on eating habits,nice one!!

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    1. hi julie, thanks for the comment and have a nice day

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  10. Wan, You give very nice info. Sure next time onwards will try to include 3 combo togther in my soup recipe. Delicious.

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    1. hi swathi.. i always like 3 in 1 veggie soup. adds flavor.
      have a nice day

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  11. Thank you for sharing a wonderful post. It is of great help to anyone who wishes to stay healthy and feel good. :)

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    1. hi balqis, thanks , nice good feeling to remain healthy. have a nice day

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  12. I never thought about sequential eating. I'll have to rethink how I eat now!

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    1. hi yummy chunklet, for me it will be a change in my eating habits... will chew my food more and not drink after meals, but half hour later. also always drink my fresh juices 45mins before eating other foods. have a nice day

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  13. Thank you for its sharing. And happy blogging

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  14. Good.. And thank you for it sharing

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  15. Great information! Delicious & healthy soup, looks fantastic!

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    1. hi ambreen, thanks, glad you like the soup. have a nice day

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  16. I love the spinach soup, blended and thick all the more flavourful. We will enjoy it with some slices of toast, perfect for a light dinner meal. Btw, great infor esp chewing the food.

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    1. hi nava, i am also going to chew my food longer than before... and practice a little sequential eating habit.. since i read dr stanley's on fruits- i never mix my fruit juices nor eat anything else until 40 mins later.
      i can feel a great difference. have a nice day

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  17. your blog is full of useful information. Loved it and I am ur new follower.
    Do visit my space when you get time.
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    1. hi lavarnya, glad to know you through shonha. have a nice day, will visit you too.

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  18. Such a nice color and so nutritious! Thanks for sharing this useful post dear!

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    1. hi treat and trick, thanks for your kind visit and have anice day

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  19. wow.. ur blog is very different and too good.. you have a wonderful space here.. very happy to follow u dear:)
    pls visit and join my space:)
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    1. hi rakha, thank youuu, your sweet compliments inspire me a lot. will gladly visit you. have a nice day

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  20. this soup looks sooper tasty dear
    thanx for the great sharing of health facts..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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    1. hi jay, thanks for complimenting on my 3 in 1 soup dear. have a nice day

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  21. Hi Wan, I sure learn a lot reading your this very interesting, informative posting.
    And yes, our health depends on what we put in our mouth.
    For one, I avoid red meat, not too often, more vegetables, soups, and seafood. And very often salads. And lots of tau fu.

    And without fail 2 or 3 bananas a day, or grapes, guavas too.
    Thank you for the enlightenment.....Enjoyed reading it same time learning.
    Can see you have done your homework, ha ha. Wayyyy to go, Wan!
    You have a great weekend, have fun.
    Lee.

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    1. Hi Lee, thank you for your visit and inspiring compliments. glad you are enjoying a healthy diet along with your green tea :). yes, i researched a lot past few months for all my posts- even more now.
      my focus is more on the health benefits of what we eat, which is the ultimate. have a nice day

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  22. Delicious soup n thanks for sharing.

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    1. hi hemalata, when seeing your name , i always remember the cool panoramic himalayas- ha ha have a nice day

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  23. thank u so much for dropping by my space dear.. pls join my space in ur free time:)
    http://indiantastyfoodrecipes.blogspot.com

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    1. hi rekha, you are welcome and thanks to you too. glad to visit you. have a nice day

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  24. I have been collecting several sweet potato recipe soups but have not gotten around making the soup yet.
    Looks yummy.

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    1. hi diana, glad you are an ardent sweet potato consumer. i saw your own garden produce of sweet potatoes...looks so fresh and must be tasting much sweeter at source.have a nice day dear and take care. hugs

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  27. Well as with any other diet, you'll start to lose any excess weight and you'll feel and look healthier. But food combining for anti aging will also result in a clearer complexion and healthier, more alive looking skin.

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  28. Many times, it has been found that correct food combining helps many people who suffer digestive issues and who have given up on pills. Nevertheless, these same people find relief after learning about this food program.

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