Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lapis Lazuli Light: What to eat 三餐吃什么

A natural, clean diet is the basis of a healthful lifestyle. Choose plant foods grown without pesticide by natural farming methods. All parts of the plants should be part of the diet: roots, stems, leaves, fruits, seeds and flowers. Sea vegetables and plants of all colours should be eaten.

One can add a little oil, such as olive oil, sesame oil, sunflower seed oil, or coconut oil. Cold-pressed or expeller-pressed oil are the best. Avoid oil extracted with chemicals. Whenever possible, use seasonal local product.

Root vegetables:

Carrots, beets, burdock, turnip, lily bulbs, sweet potato, lotus root, Chinese wild yam, ginseng, etc.

Stem vegetables:

Kohlrabi, celery, asparagus, bamboo shoots, water chestnut, horsetail, etc.

Leafy types of foods:

Spinach, cabbage, lettuce, Chinese greens, Napa cabbage, etc.

Flowers types of foods:

Broccoli, cauliflower, tiger lily, squash flower, chrysanthemum, rose petal, sweet olive flowers, etc.

Fruit types of foods:

All varieties of squash, beans, bell pepper, hot pepper, corn, eggplant, tomato, lycidium berries and all kinds of fruits like apples, oranges, pears, mangoes, etc.

Seed types of foods:

All grains, such as rice, wheat, millet, pearl barley, rye, barley, buckwheat, sesame, sunflower seeds, nuts, spices such as fennel, Sichuan pepper, black and white pepper, nutmeg, etc.

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