Topic Benefits of Maintaining a Diet Rich in Raw Foods
Female athletes and endurance athletes are a very high risk group owing to excessive use of their RBC's. Alpha ArmorLoss of iron through sweat is commonly observed in their case. Inadequate dietary iron clubbed with extensive training does more harm than good. The body has a tough time meeting these demands. Doctors suggest iron supplements in the form of ferrous sulphate or ferrous gluconate for them.
Red meat is prescribed to fulfill the demands of the body in such cases, so is poultry food like eggs, turkey and chicken and sea food such as mussels, clams and shrimps-more so because they contain heme iron which is easily absorbable. Vegans too have a variety to choose from. Cereals (iron enriched ones), pastas, bread, legumes such as peas, baked beans and leafy vegetables such as spinach and coriander leaves, canned asparagus, baked potato ,lentils and molasses are some of them. Apart from this, dried fruits, raisins and apricots can act as good substitutes as well. Though rich, vegetables and fruits are a source of non-heme iron.
The physical cause of more than 90% of human sickness is the same: too many toxins in the body. Most of these toxins are located in the stomach, intestinal system, organs and circulation system. As an example let's look at the common cold. Here the symptoms are a running nose, fever, sore throat, sneezing, and so on. The use of medicine turns off these "problems".
Unfortunately they are alarms, not problems. They are also the means for the body to rid itself of the real problem -- excess toxins. The increased flow of mucous provides a channel for toxins to flow out. The fever causes sweat, which is also a medium for elimination. At the same time the message of the sore throat and the sneezing is: "Stop eating! Drink more and more!" Because they go on eating even though they are not hungry, most people who catch colds are compelled to continue suffering for many days or even weeks at a stretch. If they were simply to fast on water or lemon water (with a little salt, not sugar), the cold almost always fulfills its purpose and stops within one or two days.