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Fighting Depression: Raw Foods to Light Up Your Life

October 1, 2012 LYT By:
LYT

Have you ever considered a diet that could be designed as a raw food depression-fighter? Eating a diet rich in raw, natural, whole foods means eating a diet void of processed, chemically altered, and nutritionally depleted foods. If you feel like you’re having a tough time fighting depression and opt for an entire lifestyle makeover or just choose to make small gradual dietary changes, you can benefit from an increase of raw foods that help fight depression for you!

DETOX: FOODS THAT FIGHT DEPRESSION

A diet rich in raw foods to fight depression helps shift your body and mind from sluggish and sad to healthy and happy. This change means our moods shift from unbalanced, depressed or anxious to calm, positive, and joyous as our digestive organs cleanse themselves of the poisons that may have created the hormonal imbalances in the first place. Get an easy start with some of these simple and delicious raw food depression-fighting recipes and let’s get you off on the right foot making both you and your digestive system oh, so much happier!

 

STABILIZE: FIGHT DEPRESSION MOOD SWINGS

A diet containing primarily cooked and processed food, especially a diet rich in refined sugar desserts can lead to sugar addiction and unstable blood sugar levels. This sets off a chain reaction that often leads to mood swings and depression. The enzymes in raw food help balance your blood sugar levels by waking up poisons and detoxifying your cells, thus helping to serve as food that fights depression. Detoxify and stabilize with a raw food depression-fighting diet by including some simple food combining principals to really help eliminate the anxiety and panic associated with unwanted mood swings and cravings.

EAT HEALTHY & FLY HIGH! Eat poorly and sit still!

SATISFY: RAW FOOD BLISS – DEPRESSION NO MORE!

A raw food depression-fighting diet is a diet free of many common irritants: sugar, dairy, soy, gluten, and eggs but more abundant in whole foods such as: fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. What a joy it is to eat whole foods that really heal the nervous system and nourish and heal your body rather than eat irritants that wreak havoc on your digestive system and leave you feeling unsatisfied, exhausted, and depressed. Even better, to really allow for optimal detoxification, practice eating a diet abundant in raw foods that fight depression combined with frequent colonics NYC with the LYT Method and you will see how this holistic therapy really creates ease in healing depression! 

 

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Simple Raw Food Recipes: LYT Staff Favorites

May 26, 2012 LYT By:
LYT

Simple Raw Food Recipes For Your Raw Food Cleanse

When we suggest simple raw food recipes for our clients we often hear, I don’t know what to make or it’s too time-consuming. So, we thought we’d share our easiest, tasty, light, and simple raw food recipes for your summer fun! Scroll down to view our favorite LYT-approved raw recipes.

You know by now that if it were up to us we’d have New Yorkers and the planet on a raw food cleanse – not forever, just as a detox.  We’re not saying you should never enjoy Momma’s home cooking but let’s be frank: in order to give your body a break from the sludgy build-up left behind by “comfort foods,” sugars, fermented gas, and cooked oils, you must take the raw-food-cleanse-leap! The more whole foods you consume, the healthier you will be! 

The Raw Food Transition Three-Step!

Put On Your Dancin’ Shoes!

* Step One: Consume more whole foods, 

* Step Two: Consume more raw food, such as those in our simple raw food recipes below.

* Step Three: Receive colonics to guarantee yourself a transformative detox raw food cleanse.

Perspective Is The Heart Of The Raw Food Cleanse

We understand that NYC makes it easy to grab-n-go and we say raw foods are just as easy in your busy day. A little more thought leads to profound results for your body. Instead of seeing your food as a quick-fix so you can get through the day, see your food as a lover. You don’t want some wimpy lover do you? You want a vibrant, fun, me-love-you, long-time-kind-of-lover. Right?

So embrace the idea of an avocado as a light meal or radishes as a crunchy spicy snack, or lovely cherry tomatoes and sliced red/orange peppers as a gratifying light lunch or snack or even a bowl of olives instead of chips. It’s possible!

The owners of LYT also offer group workshops that combine practical and spiritual guidance for those wanting to learn about simple raw food recipes, raw food cleansing, meditation and how to fill your heart with soul enriching practices. Whether it’s for weight loss or health maintenance, we are certain to have suggestions that’ll suit your raw food cleansing endeavors!

For even an even better way to cleanse your body and support your transformation, pair a raw food cleanse (with inspiration from our LYT-approved simple raw food recipes) with a colonic in New York City! It’s the best way to clear out toxins and buildup that can collect in your large intestine.  

LYT-Loved and Approved Simple Raw Food Recipes:

India Inspired Raw Salad

 

Ingredients:

4 leaves romaine lettuce

1 bunch spinach 

2 T extra virgin olive oil

1/2 squeezed lime

2 T shredded coconut flakes

1 T cumin powder

sprinkle of nutritional yeast – to taste

sprinkle of sea salt – to taste

splash of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos

 

Preparation:

1. Wash greens and place in salad spinner to remove excess water.

2. Chop greens to desired size

3. Place in large salad bowl so you can toss easily 

4. Add oil and the rest of the ingredients and toss to mingle the ingredients evenly.

5. Serve!

Benefits of Spinach: 

*Keeps the colon regular! 

*Increases oxygen to the blood

*Rich in vitamins, K, A, C, & B6, magnesium, manganese, & folate

*Good source of protein, phosphorous, zinc, copper, selenium, niacin, & omega 3 fatty acids

*Rich in flavonoids which act as antioxidants


Super Creamy Dreamy Banana “Pudding”

Great For A Summer Breakfast!

 

 

Ingredients:

3 ripe bananas

sprinkle of cinnamon

 

Preparation:

1. Peel 3 ripe bananas

2. Break into small 2 or 3 inch chunks and place in closed container in freezer overnight or for a few hours until frozen solid

3. Remove from freezer and place the chunks in a Vitamix or other high speed food processor with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

4. Blend until smooth

5. Pour into bowl

6. Go bananas!

Benefits of Bananas: 

*High in potassium & can lower blood pressure which lessens chances of atherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke. 

*Potassium prevents weakening of bones.

*Potassium neutralizes high amounts of sodium in the body and prevents calcium loss and helps calcium absorption.

*High in B6 helping reduce inflammation — warding off heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. 

 

Jicama Ceviche

JICAMA! High in fiber & a good source of magnesium, copper, iron and manganese.

 

Ingredients:

1 jicama

1/2 cup of cold pressed olive oil

1/4 of finely chopped red pepper (adds a light sweetness to the tangy cilantro flavor)

1/4 cup of fresh lime juice

handful of chopped cilantro

pinch of Himalayan sea salt

pinch of black pepper

 

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and let marinate for 1 hour in your refrigerator. Simple, refreshing, and flavorful.

 

Guacamole Kimchi Wraps

 

Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado-Sliced

Romaine lettuce or nori seaweed

Kimchi-Sanja’s (vegan kimchi)

OPTION: Alfalfa Sprouts for added decoration and trace minerals!

 

Preparation:

1. Place slices of avocado (or 2-3 tablespoons of guacamole) in a romaine leaf wtih 2 fork servings of kimchi. 

2. Roll up romaine leaf and enjoy the creamy, crispy and spicy flavors.

OPTION: If you enjoy nori seaweed, use this as the wrap and you’ll definitely want to use avocado slices instead of guacamole.

 

Avocado Mango Salad

 

 

Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado

1 ripe mango

2 T  fresh lime juice 

2 T of chopped cilantro

pinch of Himalayan sea salt

 

Preparation:

1. Slice avocado and mango.  

2. Place in a bowl with chopped cilantro, lime juice, and pinch of Himalayan sea salt.  

3. Allow to sit for about 15 minutes for juices to be released. 

4. Enjoy this sweet, creamy and slightly tangy dish as an afternoon meal.

 

Basil Salad Dressing:

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup olive oil

1 oz of fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves

 

Preparation:

1. Add ingredients in a blender and voi la!  

This refreshing basil-lemon is great over a bed of chopped kale and Arugula. Add shredded beet over your salad for a touch of sweetness.

 

Vegan Parmesan Dressing

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon of Nama Shoyu

2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast

Nori seaweed – cut into strips

 

Preparation:

1. Place ingredients (except the nori) in blender until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly.

2. Drizzle over a chopped romaine salad with strips of nori seaweed for a Caesar-influenced taste.

 

Green Velvet Smoothie

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup – 1 cup filtered water

3-5 leaves of fresh chard*

1 avocado

*Option: baby spinach or any raw green. It’s all about the flavor you crave!

 

Preparation:

1. Pour water into blender jar (start with a lesser amount, and add as you go. Add water slowly so you can control the thickness.)

2. Add chopped chard leaves (stems optional)

3. Scoop avocado into mixture. 

4. Blend & voila! 

This makes a pretty big smoothie (16oz) or just use half the avocado and fewer leaves for half the amount.

 

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