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(How to Lose Weight Fast) Painlessly and Enjoying Your (Raw Food) and Life! Part III-b

How to Lose Weight Fast Painlessly and Enjoying Your Raw Food and Life! Part III-b
Raw Food Desserts and Chocolates!!!

Summary of the video transcription:

  • Tasting the BEST chocolate I know of: Cru’s Chocolate Truffle Cake…
  • A friend told me about the Cru’s Chocolate Truffle Cake: “This Chocolate cake is orgasmic!!!” …
  • If I am in a bad mode, just give me a Raw dessert or chocolate!!!
  • Or take me to a Raw Food Restaurant and my day is already good!!!
  • When we used to go to regular cooked food restaurants, we end up feeling heavy, sleepy, and some people even need Peptobismol!?!?! (I apologize for the spelling. I’ve never seen or take that medication!)
  • My mother called me to tell me she had a vegan chocolate cake, and it was so good! and she is not even into healthy raw food or even vegetarianism!
  • Raw food puts you in an energetic state where you want to have more sex…
  • We had interviewed many raw food men and all of them report a healthy increase in libido and better sexual life!!!
  • The not so healthy food and chemicals in it is what makes you feel down, tired, and have lack of energy.
  • Raw Food is a natural and healthy aphrodisiac. Carlos Caridad
  • Yes, sex life improves because it gets (blood) circulation going, when you eat the right (raw) food
  • This is my own opinion: Sexual enhancer like Viagra, etc., increases blood circulation on sexual organs and have serious side effects (including dependency and vision abnormalities, from headache to heart attack). Raw Food does the same but in ALL organs and body parts!!!…and keeps you healthy and energetic!!! without side effects!!! 🙂
    People who incorporate a high percentage of Raw Food in their diet have thinner blood, thus mental clarity, memory improvement, feel better about them selves, happier, and other benefits are shown and enjoyed. 
  • Some people ask: can someone lose weight on green smoothies with raw protein?
    The answer is definitely YES! because Raw Protein is absorbed completely,  without over working the digestive system, without leaving foreign residues that the body does not know what to do with them. Those foreign chemicals or toxins, are deposit in different parts of the body, like fatty tissue, and takes a lot of work to get ride of them!
    Carlos Caridad

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How to Lose Weight Fast and Enjoying Your Raw Food! Chocolates & Desserts- Part III

How to Lose Weight Fast and Enjoying Your Raw Food! Chocolates & Desserts-Part III

  • Eat Organic food: organic is how the food is grown, not chemically altered, no pesticides, preservatives, or artificial fertilizer that poison vegetables and fruits. Organic food is not genetically modified, and naturally grown as nature intended.
  • Raw Chocolate is a great source of anti-oxidants and energy. Raw chocolate is delicious and good for you and me! Chocolate is a powerful food in the category of Super Foods
  • The Raw Cacao has those properties; when it is heated more than 118 degrees, it loses all those powerful properties
  • Eric said: ” I will be afraid to introduce you to the chocolate and raw desserts from Euphoria Loves Rawvolution because you will probably be there every day!”
  • Cru’s Chocolate Truffle Cake!!! The best chocolate in Los Angeles; the flavor-taste is so much fuller that you feel it is good for you!

    Cru's Chocolate Truffle Cake

    Cru's Chocolate Truffle Cake

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Restaurant Review: Juliano’s Raw Planet, an Evening Raw Food Experience!

Planet Raw by Juliano, a Raw Food Pioneer

This restaurant has been thriving for many years now, even at a time when hardly anybody knew what raw food meant. We have been frequent customers for the last four years. Recently I went with a friend, and she commented that the place looked so much more distinguished from outside. True, the decor is nothing fancy but the lighting and general ambience is inviting and unique. Juliano is a master at using herbs and spices in delicious dressings for the salads. He is also very innovative and creative with dishes like pumpkin tortellinis, garlic bread, zuchini fries and cheezy kelp. The imminent question when you have the mouthwatering chocolate mousse for dessert is: How does he do it?. There are plenty of smoothies and elixir drinks to choose from.

We’ve heard of people that for one reason or another wouldn’t give this place another chance, but for us: is our favorite one!

PS: The above was my wife’s writing, which I agree 100%.

I couldn’t finished my delicious Bacon Westen Double w/ Fries & Salad because I ate something before going to Juliano’s :(.
I took home the left overs, which I ate the next day and was delicious! and we order the  CHOCOLATE PARAFAIT. My my stomach full we shared this fabulous, and to my surprise, I felt less full after eating each bit of the CHOCOLATE PARAFAIT!!!

Juliano’s food have some magic to me, and I’m not imagining things! Two years ago we went to Juliano’s Planet Raw for lunch on a Saturday. I did not feel good and I asked for a Medicinal Salad. I remember Juliano passed by and looked at me in straight into my eyes for a few seconds right before getting the salad; I know this is my assumption ;-). I ate my Medicinal Salad and I felt much better after that, and I did not get sick!!! I ordered Medicinal Salads two times after this incident; they were different…

Today we had:

  • BACON WESTERN DOUBLE W/FRIES & SALAD 15.95
    Mushroom Nut Burger W/ Macadamia Cheeze, Heirloom Ketchup, Fig Mustard
  • GARLIC BREAD                                                                                4.95
  • AVO SANDWICH                                                                             7.95
    Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato & Caramel Onions W Honey Mustard Dressing On Flax
  • CHOCOLATE MYLKSHAKE                                                      7.95
  • CHOCOLATE PARAFAIT                                                           5.95
  • HOT MOCHA                                                                                    5.50
Juliano's Planet Raw-Garlic Bread

Juliano's Planet Raw-Garlic Bread

Juliano's-Planet Raw-Avo Sandwich

Juliano's-Planet Raw-Avo Sandwich

Juliano-PlanetRaw-Bacon Western Double w/ Fries and Salad!!!

Juliano-PlanetRaw-Bacon Western Double w/ Fries and Salad!!!

Juliano-Planet Raw-Chocolate Parfait, Yummmmyyyy!!!

Juliano-Planet Raw-Chocolate Parfait, Yummmmyyyy!!!


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Important Info on AGAVE

RAW FOOD ALERT UPDATE FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2011
The Real Raw Truth About Agave Nectar/AKA I TOLD YOU SO CARLOS :0)
(I believe you now Eric! We quit using Agave)

If you are reading this you probably already avoid any foods containing High Fructose Corn Syrup HFCS). The General Public is learning that this is really really bad for you, the industry has discovered something new to con us with, one targeted right at the health-conscious consumer – agave “nectar.” Agave nectar is advertised as a “diabetic friendly,” raw, and “100% natural sweetener.” Yet none of this is very false.

Agave nectar can found in the health food aisles of any store, as well as health food stores. It is also frequently found as an ingredient in many foods labeled as organic or raw, including ketchup, ice cream, chocolate, and health food bars. These labels on these products are designed to make you think that agave is a natural unrefined sweetener that has been used by indigenous people in Mexico for thousands of years. While it is true that they used to let the sweet sap one species of agave to ferment naturally, creating a mildly alcoholic beverage called pulque, the agave nectar in stores today is a newly created sweetener invented in chemistry labs during the 1990’s. Not Good :0(

You might have seen “Blue Agave” that you find popularized in stores isn’t even made from the sap or nectar of the yucca or agave plant as the original white agave traditionally was. Agave Tequilana, or Blue Agave, is processed by removing the pina, which is the root or bulb of the plant, which is then chemically treated, cooked and processed beyond all recognition!

The traditional Agave Salmiana (White Agave) associated with health benefits is made much more naturally.  Agave Salmiana grows a flower from the center of the plant called the Quiote.  The Quiote is cut off when the plants is 7-8 years old, creating a hole or pool of liquid in the center of the plant, called “Aguamiel.”  The plant is then milked twice daily as the Aguamiel collects.  Aguamiel is not the sap of the leaves as is often mistakingly thought. In fact, the sap from the leaves contains saponins, raphides and calcium oxalate making it inedible.  Aguamiel is the juice that the plant makes to feed the Quiote.  It is full of nutrients like carbohydrates, fructans, vitamins and aminoacids.   The removal of the water in the juice by evaporation leaves us the White Agave nectar. This healthy, tradtional and natural white agave does exist, it is hard to find and expensive. Even if you do find some, it is still loaded with fructose too much fructose for anything but limited use and is acid-forming for your body.

Disaster With Diabetes

Because high fructose agave syrup won’t spike blood glucose levels, some ruthless companies promote agave syrup as good for diabetics! For this they should probably be criminally prosecuted! Fructose doesn’t trigger a test for glucose – but that doesn’t make it good for anyone, including diabetics!  Yucca plants also can contain saponins. – highly toxic steroid derivatives. This unscrupulous industry actually tries to claim sapoinins have some ridiculous health benefits, but you should avoid them at all costs, especially if pregnant or breastfeeding!

Fructose is broken down in your liver just like alcohol and produces many of the side effects of chronic alcoholism! Excessive fructose can cause mineral depletion, liver inflammation, hardening of the arteries, insulin resistance leading to diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, obesity, stroke, cancer, arthritis and premature aging.

If you have any insulin-related issues – high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, overweight – my suggestions is that you avoid all sweeteners. I use Stevia as well as Coconut Necture however try to avoid sugars when you have any kind of problem until you overcome. A raw foodist can rehabilitate the ability to enjoy the natural goodness in unadulterated foods. That empowers your innate ability to eat “intuitively.”

If you want something sweet, eat a piece of fruit, not a candy bar labeled as a “health food.” Even raw organic snack bars are loaded with processed sugar! How can I say that? Because “drying” fruit, even in the sun, is a form of processing!  Dried fruits are sources of highly concentrated sugars and can be almost as bad if abused as any other kind of sugar.

Now, of course that is an ideal. You might have to work up to it, since most people are addicted to things tasting sweeter than they really do. Your body may actually have adapted to an emergency form of cellular metabolism that needs more glucose since that is all you have been eating for decades. If that is the case, then you can wean yourself from sugar substitutes by using sweeteners known to be safer again like Raw Organic Coconut Necture or Stevia. For uncooked dishes try using Raw Organic Honey or Dates. For cooked dishes try a good Organic Maple Syrup. Also make sure that anything you buy like the honey and maple syrup is in a glass container or jar. For the occasional desert, use dehydrated cane sugar juice or maple sugar in moderation. Freshly made apple juice or orange juice can also provide plenty of sweetness – but remember, juicing sweet fruits is also a form of processing that concentrates sugars so should be used in moderation. If you must use agave, look for raw, organic white agave.

Ultimately all sweeteners are bad, forming acidic toxins just like cooking does. Healthy food is supposed to taste good naturally. When you alter the way foods taste, you confuse your ability to intuitively know what’s good and what’s not. With a raw, live food diet, after a period of cleansing and healing right down to the cellular level, your natural ability to truly taste real food begins to return and live, fresh foods begin to taste wonderful without any enhancement – and then when you have a craving its not just your addictions calling, it really means your body needs something nutritionally.

The Raw Food WAY – No Processing, No Labels, No Lies

When you eat fresh, organic raw food it doesn’t come with fine print on the label that can be distorted and twisted by greed. Every single new sweetener like agave syrup introduced into the market was invented to do one thing – make a profit. Since the FDA doesn’t enforce food-labeling laws, you can’t be sure what you’re eating is what is on the label of any processed food. So don’t eat that junk!

Reduce Your Consumption of Fructose and ALL artificial sweeteners!

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Raw Food Comparison Chart – What NOT to eat and What to Eat

Raw Food Comparison Chart

Here are examples on what to decide to eat. To help you become more raw, here’s a raw food comparison chart to determine bad to best.

The chart has the following categories:

  1. Food
  2. Beverages
  3. Condiments and Spreads
  4. Special Treats
  5. Supplements
  6. General Guidelines

1. Food

Bad Better Best
Sugar All forms:
– Dextrose
– Corn syrup
– Rice syrup
– Malt
Raw honey
Raw Agave
Maple syrup
Raw fresh fruits
Raisins
Dates
Stevia
Vanilla
Cinnamon
Raw honey (25g) and
Raw fruit in moderation
Artificial Sweeteners All forms:
– Aspartame
– Splenda
– Xylitol Stevia
Vanilla
Cinnamon
Salt Table salt
Iodized salt
Unrefined sea salt
Unrefined Himalaya sea salt
Celtic sea salt
Organic salt from plants:
Celery
Seaweed
Phytoplankton
Flour White flours from:
– Wheat
– Corn
– Rice, etc.
Organic whole flours from:
– Spelt*
– Kamut
– Quinoa
– Buckwheat
– Millet
– Brown rice*
– Other non stored grains
*stored grain
Sprouted grains
Almond flour
Coconut flour
Bread From supermarket Home made
Health store
Yeast free
Wheat free
Sprouted
Dehydrated flax crackers
Essence bread
Lettuce wraps
Pasta White pasta Organic spelt or buckwheat
Sprouted pasta
(Raw) spaghettimade from squash
Fat Butter
Shortening
Margarine
Chemicals
Trans fats
Animal fats
Fermented fats
Cold pressed coconut oil
Olive oil
Hemp seed oil
Flax seed oil
Whole hemp seeds
Whole organic flax Seeds
Nuts
Fresh coconut
Meat Cold cuts
Processed meat:
Hot dogs
Bacon
Salami, etc.
Organic raised
Nitrites free
E-numbers free (EU)
MSG free, etc.
Vegan nut pate’s
Raw “meat” balls
made from nuts/seeds
Fish Farm raised fish Wild fish
Not endangered
Wild Alaskan fish
Caught same day
Cold smoked wild Alaskan salmon
Eggs Conventional eggs Organic farm free eggs Egg replacers:
– Agar agar
– Flax seed
– Psyllium fiber
Cheese Cheese
From cow
Pasteurized
Not organic
Homogenized
Organic raw goat cheese
Organic raw sheep’s cheese
Nut cheese
Seed cheese
Milk & Yogurt Milk, yogurt
From cow
Pasteurized
Homogenized
Organic milk
Raw goat’s milk
Almond milk from store
Rice milk
Coconut milk
Raw almond milk
Raw milk from nuts
Raw milk from seeds & grains
Raw coconut juice & milk

2. Beverages

Bad Better Best
Water Water from tap Plastic bottled water
Evian, Poland Spring, Fuji Water
Distilled water
Low mineral spring water
Bottled in glass
Tea Black tea Herbal teasYerba Mate
Coffee Coffee
Decaffeinated coffee
Coffee replacer Raw “hot” chocolate milk
Soft Drinks Lemonade
Jam
Soft drinks
Fruit juices
Organic fresh juices
Flash pasteurized
Freshly squeezed juice:
Fruit juice
Orange Juice 
Vegetable juices
Green powder juice
Juice fresh from juice bar
super foods drinks
Coconut water (fresh)
Smoothies
Homemade lemonade with stevia

3. Condiments and Spreads

Bad Better Best
Tomato Ketchup Tomato ketchup
From supermarket
Organic, sugar free ketchup
Home made ketchup
Raw ketchup
Mayonnaise From super market Organic, no sugar added
Home made
Raw home made mayonnaise
Raw mayonnaise made from avocado
Raw mayonnaise made from nuts/seeds
Pasta Sauces From package
Cans
Mac n cheese
Ready made
From health food store
Organic
Home made
Pesto sauce
Tomato sauce
Organic Cheeses
Fresh raw tomato sauce
Raw pesto
Nut cheese
Salsa
Bread Spreads Cold cuts
Processed meat
Jam
Chocolate spreads
Cheese
Organic almond butter
Jam/Jelly 100% fruit
Raw honey
Raw cheese
Avocado
Pesto
Tapenade
Salsa
Guacamole
Nut pates
Nut cheeses
Coconut butter

4. Special Treats

Bad Better Best
Candy Candy from supermarket
Energy bars
Diet bars
Chips
Cookies
Organic from health store:
– Candy
– Chips
– Cookies
– Popcorn
Larabars
Raw Cookies
Raw cakes
Fresh fruits
Dried fruits
Dehydrated crackers/chips
Cookies, Cakes Cookies from super marked
Cakes from super marked
Organic from health store
Home made cookies
Home made cakes
Raw cookies & cakes
Raw cakes & pies
Dehydrated cookies

5. Supplements

Bad Better Best
Supplements
Vitamins
Supplements
Vitamins
From supermarket
From drugstore
Supplements from some small companies Whole foods supplements
Super foods
Green powders

6. General Guidelines

Bad Better Best
Resources Grocery store Health store Home made foods
Green/farmer’s market
Grown Conventional grown Organic foods
Naturally grown
No pesticides, herbicides, chemicals
Local farmer’s/green market
Wild
Local and organic
Own garden, sprouts
Processed Junk
Pre-packaged
Fast food
Grilled
Microwaved
BBQ
Fried
Steamed
Cooked
Stir fried
Baked at low temperatures
Raw
Juiced
Blended
Dehydrated
Ingredients Many ingredients
Conservatives
Sweeteners
Chemicals
E-numbers
MSG, flavor enhancers, etc.
Few ingredients
Ingredients you can pronounce
Home made
All fresh ingredients

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