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Raw Vegan Food Pyramid and Update on my 100% raw vegan journey started on August 20th 2016. Skin looks way better as a result of raw veganism and I have more energy, enthusiasm and optimism. :) I've been raw before, but only a few weeks. For the last 10 years, i've been raw vegan by weight of food 50-90%.

I got a 69 dollar powerful 550 watt Oster blender from walmart ( and I make a puree in 1 minute or 2 out of anything (add water when nothing soft around) including omega 3 rich seeds (flax seeds, chia seeds - these you can pre-soak in water for minutes or even hours if you have any digestive problems, in 10 minutes chia seeds absorb easily 5-10 times their volume in water and are super-easy to blend), kale (155 times more lutein than carrots), watermelon (often times 10 cents a pound at 99 cents only stores), carrots, zukini (more protein than most foods per calorie, 20 cents a pound organic, at some Spanish grocery stores) and all the good things. Key thing is add first the softer stuff, or water if nothing soft then add a few of the harder ones and last one, after your pureed everything, add kale. If you add all hard stuff and kale at once, it will take you 5-10 times longer to puree the same stuff. I found that when you puree watermelon or water or something soft and carrots, you can attain the same juice and pulp (except they are mixed) as you do with a juicer. A good blender can basically can shred the carrots as much as a juicer does - juicers and food processors use basically the same blade. When you puree stuff you eat the super-healthy pulp also that juicing fans discard; the pulp is very good since it has vitamins, fiber, etc. and it prevents a sudden rise in blood glucose, colon cancer, etc.

If you want to eat more raw vegan stuff, but cannot find cheap produce nearby, try the 99 cents only stores which have produce now too (they often sell the same exact stuff Whole Foods or Sprouts or other health food stores sell at 3-5 times the price), the Spanish or Mexican grocery stores and supermarkets (like NorthMarket in Southern California, El Super, Superior Grocers, etc). These tend to have the lowest prices in America. In other nations, there must be cheap sources with lots of produce, you just have to ask around. There is no one store that's going to have every produce item cheapest - so you may need to go to 2-3 stores. If you live in California, being raw vegan is 10 times easier, since produce is everywhere, we ship it to other states, it's much cheaper too.

On August 20th I started my new 100% raw food eating habit (mostly smoothies - if i do things a that are hard i noticed adding some water to the blender makes the smoothie 10 times faster without the need to add soft fruits or veggies; zukini, tomatoes, watermelon, cactus pears, cauliflower, low fat so no avocados and coconut) - one can puree anything one eats, it will make it easier to digest and one needs to eat less to get the same cellular energy effectively (this is for proper food combining explained at, after you eat fatty avocados - it may be better to wait 5 hours before eating again, to let the slow digesting fat get out of the small intestine) and so far blood glucose is perfect after eating only watermelon first night (3 slices, glucose 98 two hours later), 5 big bell peppers next morning at 8 am (about 300 calories) - glucose 101 about 1 hour later, 3 zucchini at 1030 am (144 calories) - glucose 104 after about 1 hour, 1 coconut at 1:30 pm (probably 1000-1300 calories) - glucose 104 after 2 hours exactly, 5 zucchini (210 calories perhaps) at 645 pm, glucose 92 at 8:45 pm, 2 hours later. After 1 hour glucose is highest and must be below 140, after 2 hours must be below 120. To test your glucose 1 or 2 hours after eating for just pennies each time, see how at

On August 27th I pureed with a blender 6 pounds of zukini (mostly water and 435 calories and 36 grams of high quality protein, score 89, higher than lentils 86, milk 85, tofu 68, soymilk 25) and got glucose 103 one hour afterwards, which is excellent, given that it is well below 140 healthy limit. With raw vegan foods, i need less than half calories with vegan cooked foods for the same cellular energy. :) Why? See below. It took me 15 seconds to puree a cantaloupe (cut it first in smaller pieces of course). Makes it easy to drink and digest. Zukini takes longer, 80 seconds for 1 lb. After eating 2 cantaloupes pureed, and letting 1 hour pass, glucose was 87. Lower than usual, maybe because i had a brief walk, not sure. I will repeat this test many times with cantaloupes and watermelon and measure with a food scale exact carb intake, to better understand what goes on. This is really good, since 1 month ago eating watermelon would make it go to 140 easily. 87 vs 140 is a difference. On August 28th, i ate puree (i only eat puree made with the blender, so much easier) of some things and glucose was 86 after eating: 636g of cauliflower or 159 calories or 12.7 grams of excellent 103 score protein, and 848 grams of zukini or 10.2 grams of excellent score 89 protein, 136 calories, and 270 calories of cantaloupe (787 grams total or 6.3 grams of protein), some tomatoes, etc, total 695 calories. 23 grams of complete protein and 12 grams of incomplete protein. i got a food scale from walmart, so i can calculate protein and calories more exactly. perhaps i should not have combined cantaloupe with those, but i personally think when you puree it, it's very different. :) normally i only eat one thing at a time. :) If you cut a cantaloupe in 8 pieces and put it in a blender, in 15 seconds you get a drinkable puree - 1 cantaloupe is about 2 glasses of about 16 oz. Way faster than eating it the normal way.

On August 29th i blended in 10 seconds into a liquid 5.3 lb of watermelon (without the peel, 720 calories, 200 grams of carbs total, 150 grams of sugars total) and glucose was 104 one hour later, well below 140 healthy limit. Additionally, 4 hours earlier, I ate another 2.5 lb of watermelon (340 calories), so that was in the pipeline too. This was done on purpose to test glucose after a lot of watermelon, since I saw on youtube a lot of people eating 12 bananas and having blood sugar around 100 afterwards - saying that raw veganism cures insulin response in many people. :) Those 8 lb of watermelon mean about 21 grams of protein of score 52. Watermelon is a very complimentary protein to zukini (score 89, far better), since zukini doesn't have 100 score (like cauliflower has) due to lower threonine, but watermelon has about double the threonine per gram of protein as zukini. So eating both daily will make zukini super higher protein than milk 85 score or lentils 86 score. Also watermelon has about double the lysine of zukini, and lysine is a very important amino acid, even if not the low one (Threonine is the only "lower" one in zukini) in zukini, but missing in other vegetables. Watermelon has double the arginine per gram of protein of zukini too, but some amino acids 3 times less. Also, watermelon proline level is 25% higher per gram of protein compared to zukini - - and proline is actually very important to a lot of biological functions too. Watermelon with a score of 52 has more lysine, threonine and arginine than even avocado -, with a score of 129. So watermelon - - compliments any veggie low in these 3 amino acids. Just for those not aware, beef in hamburger is a medium protein quality of only 79, much lower than 103 of cauliflower.

I found on August 30th that adding some tomatoes and cauliflower into a blender makes it super-easy to make a cauliflower smoothie (cauliflower alone in a blender simply won't make a smoothie or it will take eons to ground up instead of 40 seconds it takes with tomatoes) that has 25 grams of high quality protein in 1250 grams - the weight of a medium cauliflower - (score 103, versus 79 for ground beef or 85 for milk) - better protein than beef and milk, imagine that. :) Tomatoes also have beta carotene and lycopene. Cauliflower is 25 cal per 100 grams, tomatoes 18 calories per 100 grams, so they are a perfect combo for eye health and raw vegan protein with all the biophotons, enzymes and other healthy compounds destroyed by heating over 50 centigrade, etc. Having a blender makes going raw vegan so much easier, i wish i knew that years ago. :) Cauliflower got 8 grams of protein per 100 calories with score 103, zukini got 7.5 g protein/100 cal with score 89, pinto beans 6.3 g protein/100 cal with score 96, garbanzo beans 5.4 g protein/100 cal with score 106, lentils 7.8 g protein/100cal with score 86, milk 5.3 g protein/100 cal with score 85, tomato 5 g protein/100cal score 52. It's a lot easier to go raw vegan or vegan with a blender. :) You can puree cauliflower if you add a watery veggie/fruit like zukini or tomato or some watermelon or cantaloupe (sometimes even 99 cents only stores have cauliflower, 1 big 4 lb one for 1$) and eat it in 1 minute, whereas with eating cauliflower raw normally takes you 15 minutes to eat same amount. Same for zukini and other foods that have more protein per 100 calories than lentils or beans - it's way easier to eat enough to get low calories raw vegan protein with a blender than if you do it without making a puree with the blender, even if you spend 2 minutes extra to puree it and wash the blender. Most people won't bother chewing that long. You can also puree carrots mixed with something soft, like tomato or zukini or cactus pear (the purple cactus pear has more anthocyanins and anti-oxidants than the green one, just like purple cabbage has 2800 times more anthocyanins than green cabbage) and you get a deep red or deep orange puree. Carrots alone are hard to make into a puree, they are too crunchy like cauliflower. You could mix them with tomato or other things too. Carrots have 27 times more beta carotene than watermelon per 100 grams (41 calories vs 30 for watermelon) but watermelon has 4500 times more lycopene - so it's good to eat both, if you are into carrots a lot. :) Carrots have 4 times more beta carotene than cantaloupe per 100 grams and 41 calories versus 34 for cantaloupe per 100 grams. Carrots are ultra hard to eat in non-puree form, so a blender makes it 30 times easier. Carrots have 217 times more alpha carotene than cantaloupe. :) Tomatoes have 2500 times more lycopene than carrots though, and lycopene is essential for eye health. Grapefruit also has 1400 times more lycopene than carrots.

On September 1st, I ate about 1000 grams of cauliflower and 8 bananas in a smoothie at once and glucose was 112 one hour later. I haven't eaten 8 bananas at once in more than 5 years, due to fear of glucose spiking, etc. I was shocked the glucose was so low. Anyway, i don't like bananas, and will probably never eat 8 bananas at once again, or once a year. :) But it was a good test to do, since bananas have 3 times more carbs than watermelon per 100 grams. It's way higher glycemic index than pretty much any fruit and vegetable. If I can eat 8 bananas and still have sugar well below 140, then I can pretty much eat anything, but veggies do have more nutrients per calorie. :) :)

On September 4th, i ate almost a whole watermelon, (without peel maybe 7 lb at one time, since i ate 1 lb before) and the glucose was 100 about 90 minutes later, i didn't do any physical activity except 20 push ups - to tone the hand muscles a little, since i have zero muscles almost and having some muscles is helpful if you want to have a good grip of objects or steering wheel for skinny vegans like me, lol. I noticed that as those charts explain regarding glucose or triglycerides, if you do some exercise within first 2 hours after eating, it has a much stronger effect on blood glucose than if you do it after 2 hours. Just a few push ups lower the glucose a little. Or just walking or doing something like chores, cleaning, etc.

On September 6th, after eating zukini and carrots in a smoothie, glucose was 110, and 7 minutes from 110 reading 108 after i did 20 push ups ( to see if it drops by a statistically significant amount. Generally, as you might already know, glucose readings towards evenings are higher than mornings for some reason. You can read online about it. Same foods, and amounts will give higher readings evenings. On 9-6-16 i ate about 1550 calories - and 37 grams at least of protein with score 89 and 18 of which had score 129 due to a complimentary set of aminoacids. :) I noticed that the amount of "calories" does not matter that much, but more the amount of structured water and biophotons - as explained a few paragraphs below.

I like being raw, but i dislike having to go to bath so often, due to high water content of the diet (being raw vegan forces you to get the ideal amount of water intake that everyone reminds us of with "drink more water, 5 glasses a day, etc"...). other people who drink 8 glasses of water daily go to bath often, but i am not used to it, since when i was vegan i never drank water almost. the hardest thing to get used to is to not eat anything many hours before going to bed, unless you want to go to the bath a lot. One way is to eat more calorie rich foods after 2 pm, to avoid having to go to bath more than once during night hours. On September 26th, after i ate a whole watermelon (about 900 calories and 240 grams of carbs) of about 8 pounds - the glucose was shockingly only 93, 1.5 hours later was 86. This was unbelievable. However, typically, after watermelon only meals the glucose is around 105-115 on average, but there are exceptions. It's always below 140 limit though of course. After zukini only, the glucose is lower of course, since zukini has 3 times less simple sugars than watermelon per 100 grams. On October 1st, 1 hour after eating watermelon and zukini pureed with a blender the glucose was 103, which is ok, below the 140 limit. :) I have the same or more energy as when eating cooked food, even though i eat less calories, 30-40% less calories or even 50-60% sometimes.

On October 6th, i used the blender to puree watermelon mixed with broccoli. This was the first time i pureed broccoli (broccoli has 1403 mcg of lutein-zeaxanthin, while carrots have only 256 mcg in 100 grams). So far i did zukini, carrots, cauliflower, cactus pears, apples, bananas, ginger, onion (very rarely). But mostly zukini, watermelon, cantaloupe rarely, carrots. One thing i discovered is that if you add a little cactus pear or watermelon or cantaloupe, making broccoli or cauliflower or carrots or zukini into a puree is done instantly. Without a watery fruit, it takes much longer. Zukini can be pureed alone, but it takes 5 times longer without watermelon. Broccoli with watermelon tastes excellent and it's a good idea to chew a little the pureed stuff to get the benefits of some anti-cancer compounds in raw broccoli that only form when saliva reacts with the stuff in broccoli. :) Also, broccoli (or zukini or cauliflower) when combined with watermelon or carrots increases its aminoacid score from 83 (or 89 for zukini or 103 for cauliflower) to 130 to form a much better quality protein than in any vegetable or fruit alone.

On October 7th, my blood sugar 1 hour after eating was 82 (it may have been lower since i did exercise a little bit before taking the reading, but that only lowers it a few points maximum). The puree I ate was made of about 2 lb of watermelon or 270 calories, 2.7 lb of broccoflower (GREEN CAULIFLOWER) or 300 calories, 4 carrots (200 grams or 80 calories) and cactus pears (peeled about 50 calories) or about 700 calories (172 grams of total carbohydrates, 40 grams of high quality protein score 100, higher quality than hamburger beef with score 79). This is the lowest and healthiest glucose value i got 1 hour after eating EVER. It's mind blowing given that i just ate 172 grams of carbs. As i explained before, the blood sugar is much healthier now after going raw vegan compared to cooked vegan i was before.

On October 28th i did a smoothie with kale (lutein-zeaxanthin 155 times more than carrots), carrots, purple cactus pears, zukini, lemon and 2 hour after eating it glucose was 102, i think it's good. :) On November 1st 2016, World Vegan Day, i woke up, took a shower and did a smoothie. For glucose i got 94 , which is very healthy, one hour after eating a smoothie of 2 lemons, 3 tomatoes, 900 grams of zukini and 250 grams of kale and a tiny bit of ginger (40 grams maybe, not sure). This smoothie has 400 calories and 20 grams of high quality protein. Unless something is very soft ( like papaya, watermelon), i usually make a puree of it with a blender. But when i eat very little, i can eat things the usual way.

On November 2nd 2016, my glucose was 85, two hours after eating some papaya, lemon, ginger and zukini smoothie. 85 is the best value I ever got after a meal. Papaya has a lot of fiber, 3 times more than watermelon in 100 grams, and i guess because of the fiber papaya doesn't spike blood sugar as watermelon does. But I had eaten watermelon and gotten really low values too, like 95. But usually watermelon in large quantities causes the glucose to go to 100 or 109, for me.

On August 24th i ate about 11 tiny avocados (equivalent of 3 medium ones) without seed and peel they weigh 80-100 grams), which is about 90-100 carbs, 20 grams of protein (super-high quality score 129, higher than all vegan foods, even spinach, way higher than milk 85 or lentils 86). The glucose was 95 after 2 hours. However, in the following months I did not eat avocados anymore, but it's an interesting experiment that is worth recording. If I ate lentils before, same amount of carbs as avocados today, glucose would be 120-140 two hours later usually, sometimes even higher, 160. Raw veganism helps to lower your average blood glucose. :) I ate a lot of watermelon at 1 pm one day, half of it, about 3 pounds (that's about 120 grams of carbs), and glucose was only 103 1 hour after meal. Before, about 4 weeks ago when I was not raw vegan, and eating same watermelon, before my 5.5 day water fast, etc, eating that much watermelon would spike glucose to very high levels. Somehow, the glucose readings have dropped, which makes me believe all these youtubers who say in 10 days they cured their diabetes via raw vegan foods. I see that my kind of high levels 1 hour after lentils or watermelon (or other sweet fruits) values have dropped suddenly after going raw vegan too. Maybe cooked foods (just like carcinogenic Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) formed when meat or fish is cooked using high-temperature methods), cause some kind of weird compounds in the GI tract that go into the blood and interfere with insulin. Who knows? With 10 million trillion chemical reactions each second in our bodies, it is hard to figure everything out. My glucose response was OK after eating very small amounts of lentils or a lot of steamed veggies (broccoli, collards, etc) when I was not raw vegan, but each time I ate something sweet, even strawberries or watermelon, or a lot of lentils, it would shoot up really high. Apparently, raw veganism prevents that shooting up. I will repeat these tests and see how much watermelon or even bananas one can eat without glucose going above 110 one hour after meal. It will be interesting to see, since it's meant to stay below 140 one hour after meal. I like watermelon a lot more, since it's far healthier, has much more biophotons and water to hydrate per calorie, even more protein per calories than bananas. Watermelon has the same exact amount of potassium as bananas, per calorie too, so the myth about needing to stuff on bananas for potassium is just another of those "rice and lentils" is more complete protein than "lentils alone" type of misunderstanding from people who don't look at very scientific sources of information (anyone online can create a website with their nutritional advice). The "lentils and rice" or "beans and rice", "beans and bread", "beans and tortilla" myth is explained at Legumes are complete proteins and adding grains makes them MORE incomplete per calorie, not more complete. grains are very poor protein sources, as are all fruits, except kiwi (score 105), pineapple (amino acid score 81) and avocados (score 129, higher than any vegan food). Watermelon potassium data ► (112 mg in 30 calories, 373 in 100 calories). Banana potassium data ► (806 mg in 200 calories, so 403 in 100 calories, just a little more than 373 of watermelon). Watermelon gives you far more water and biophotons.

Why are water and biophotons so important?

The latest hypothesis I have is that MD Batmanghelidj ideas ( are at least partially true, i.e. the definition of energy as "calories" is at least partially incorrect. He thinks water is the primary source of energy in living cells MgATP only produces 10 times more energy if there is water around to hydrolyze itself. People might ask why is MgATP so important? explains that ATP hydrolysis powers our bodies. Without cellular water, there is no energy. MgATP is very important, wikipedia explains "ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the main source of energy in cells, must be bound to a magnesium ion in order to be biologically active. What is called ATP is often actually Mg-ATP. As such, magnesium plays a role in the stability of all polyphosphate compounds in the cells, including those associated with the synthesis of DNA and RNA. Over 300 enzymes require the presence of magnesium ions for their catalytic action, including all enzymes utilizing or synthesizing ATP. Mg2+ is the fourth-most-abundant metal ion in cells (per moles) and the most abundant free divalent cation — as a result, it is deeply and intrinsically woven into cellular metabolism. Indeed, Mg2+-dependent enzymes appear in virtually every metabolic pathway: Specific binding of Mg2+ to biological membranes is frequently observed, Mg2+ is also used as a signalling molecule, and much of nucleic acid biochemistry requires Mg2+, including all reactions that require release of energy from ATP" is a 4 min clip with testimonials about using water and sea salt to cure cancer and other diseases. Sea salt has 32 trace elements, not just sodium chloride. is a 2.5 min video about a lady who cured a 12 mm cancer tumor via a water fast, see for more information.

Nutritional labels could have listed amount of biophotons as a holographic number (a living hologram above the food) that changes, with biophotonic scanners on every aisle of the supermarket. At cellular level, if you got no water, certain hydrolysis reactions that can provide huge energy do not occur, so many calories are not really producing energy but stored as fat or eliminated, wasted due to poor digestion too. Also, if biophotons are lacking, information for cellular coordination across organs is not transmitted at the speed of light and this makes people sluggish and energy-less sometimes even if they eat 4000 calories and other people eat only 1000 with tons of biophotons and water and have far more energy. As such, eating more calories does nothing sometimes, more and more calories past the minimum required normally. Without cellular water and biophotons, there is no energy, that is perhaps why many raw vegans, not knowing this, end up eating 25 bananas daily, since they crave the structured biologically available (not tap water) water that is so scarce in bananas, not so much the sugar or calories. One can have more energy ingesting 1400 calories than ingesting 3500 with tons of bananas. Biochemistry seems to be far more complicated than "standard theories". We got 10 million trillion chemical reactions a SECOND in human bodies and some people think they got it all figured out and every time someone comes with a new theory or hypothesis, they often ridicule them, like with Galileo, the Wright Brothers, World Peace in 2040 or anyway soon dreamers, etc. But hey, one day, every theory is updated. :) That's the beauty of science, it's not dogma. :) Another hint that this WATER AND BIOPHOTONS are key to our energy supply, Longevity and HEALTH is that many saints, mystics, etc have lived on water ONLY and, if Catholic or Christian, also a weekly bread wafer called "Holy communion" (astral biophotons?, ehimatter? - for very long periods of time, as explained at Ehimatter production of wormholes to stimulate biophoton production may be a mechanicsm for energy supply via water-biophotons and altered biochemistry in mystics who live on Holy Communion and water only.

"Biophotons are the body’s “fiber optic” network. If biophotons are lacking, the enzymes are there, but don't know what work they are to do. This is one reason why a high level of biophotons in the body helps the body to regenerate itself. Biophotons are the life force of the body. A healthy newborn emits 200 to 220 biophotons per second per square centimeter. Adults emit 80 to 120. A senior adult will transition from 60, to 20, to 10, and then none. When that happens they die."

Normally i don't eat coconuts or avocados daily. :) I rarely eat coconuts, a few times a year (i ate more in the first days of switching to raw, actually coconuts helped me make the switch, due to changing the digestion dynamics positively).

What some vegans forget is that there are tons of RAW veggies with higher than milk or lentil or beans amino acid score such as: zucchini 89, yellow pepper 86, avocado 129, coconut 87, spinach 119, cauliflower 103, asparagus 91, kale 92, green leafy lettuce 90, versus 68 for tofu, 44 for miso (fermented tofu), 85 for milk, 25 for soymilk.

Protein quality is key, since otherwise, you need to eat a lot more to get the missing aminoacid. And lentils or beans alone are more complete than lentils plus a grain or beans plus rice, contrary to the popular myth perpetrated by whoever since 1950s, as I explained at

Zucchini has 7.5 grams of protein per 100 calories, higher protein quality than cooked lentils which have 7.75 grams of protein per 100 calories. Not to mention, far more biophotons and hydrating water. Raw Vegans often wonder - what am I going to eat to get protein?

Yellow bell pepper has score of 86, higher than milk, and 3.7 grams of protein per 100 calories. Spinach has 12.5 grams of protein per 100 calories with score 119, way higher than milk 85. Kale has 6.6 grams of protein per 100 calories with amino acid score of 92. raw broccoli has 8.4 grams of protein per 100 calories with amino acid score of 83. Spinach, kale kill the plant if eaten and are impossible to eat raw in large amounts due to oxalate in spinach and goitrogens for all cruciferous veggies. Cauliflower has 7.9 grams of protein (score 103) per 100 calories, but it has goitrogens raw, so only can eat it in small amounts daily - 1-2 pound or less probably, to be safe - but it depends. And cruciferous veggies are far harder to digest and eat than the other stuff like zukini which is ultra soft and easy to digest in comparison and has more water and biophotons per calorie. Advantage of broccoli and cauliflower though is that they don't kill the plant and have far fewer pesticides than zukini, spinach, kale, however, zukini can be peeled to remove 90% of pesticides. (that applies for apples and cucumbers too, 90% of pesticide are in the peel). Cauliflower has less pesticides than broccoli, but far lower than most veggies.*

Zucchini has 7.5 grams of high quality protein score 89 (higher than milk) per 100 calories and more water than tomatoes to hydrate the body, (cow milk has 5.3 grams of protein of score 85 per 100 calories - totally inferior to zucchini - almost zero biophotons and far less water/calorie), cooked lentils have 7.75 grams of protein of score 86 per 100 calories but zero biophotons and zero hydrating water, tomatoes have 5 grams of protein score 52 (so you need to eat a lot more to get some amino acids) per 100 cal. Watermelon has 2 grams of protein per 100 calories, while bananas have 1.2 grams of protein per 100 calories. Banana protein score is 62, watermelon 52, but both are very incomplete. Watermelon has more photons, hydrates more, has more protein, even adjusted for lower score, so watermelon wins among all common fruits by far for biophotons and hydration, but is inferior to tomatoes and zucchini. No other sweet non-tomato fruit comes close in water, biophoton and protein per calorie content. All fruits are way behind zucchini, which beats tomatoes big time in quality and quantity of protein and milk in quantity of protein. Zukini is really amazing, if you eat a lot of it, you get almost all Ca, Mg, Iron needed too, the rest from other foods or your multivitamin pill. Oxalate (which forms kidney stones if overeaten in some people who cannot eliminate it) in zukini is 20 mg/100 grams or among the lowest ( as you can see at the USDA list, 2.5 times lower than tomatoes, same as cucumber, lower than virtually all of the listed foods, except sweet corn and coriander. What's shocking is carrots have 25 times more oxalate, spinach 50 times more, broccoli 10 times more, beans 18 times more, cauliflower 8 times more, collards 23 times more, lettuce 18 times more, potato 12 times more, peppers 2 times more. All common veggies have far more than zukini, so to avoid kidney stones, zukini is ideal. Zukini also has omega 3 to omega 6 in ratio almost 2:1, unlike tomato 1: 27, avocado 1:17, etc. Cauliflower has 7.9 g protein/100 calories, less pesticides, less oxalate, higher 103 protein score versus 8.4 g protein/100 cal and 83 protein score for broccoli. Usable protein is actually higher, due to much higher score, even if amount is 7.9 vs 8.4. Zukini has 7.5g/100 calories but score is 89, not 103 as cauliflower. When you run out of zukini, cauliflower in a blender pureed is a great alternative. We cannot eat 2 lb of RAW cauliflower daily for 1 year as we may develop thyroid issues (especially if not taking iodine containing multivitamin), BUT EVEN THAT IS NOT PROVEN to happen in most people - there was one case reported of a lady eating 2-3 pounds of bok choy for 6 months and having some issues (of low Iodine) which ended when she stopped eating bok choy. In people with good iodine intake from iodized salt or multivitamin or sea veggies, cruciferous goitrogens are less problematic. The other problem with cauliflower is 8 times more oxalate than zukini, so it's not wise to eat a lot daily, same with broccoli, 10 times more oxalate than zukini. Yet cauliflower has 2.7 times more vitamin C than zukini per 100 grams and 1.7 times more per 100 calories, broccoli 5.2 times more vitamin C than zukini per 100 grams (2.4 times per 100 calories).


100 grams of raw broccoli has 21 mg omega 3, and 17 mg omega 6 for raw. cauliflower got 37 mg omega 3 and 11 mg omega 6 in the best ratio out there: 3.4 to 1. I don't think there is any vegetable that has such a perfect ratio. omega 3:omega 6 ratio of 1:1 in raw broccoli is highly anti-inflammatory, but cauliflower 3.4 to 1 is the best. Zukini has 47 mg omega 3 versus 28 mg omega 6 or 1.7 to 1 (, way better than broccoli. Walnuts, one of the most popular sources of omega 3, have a paltry ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 of 1:4, but better than all other nuts. I never eat nuts, nobody needs nuts to be healthy. Tomatoes have only 3 mg omega 3 and 80 mg omega 6, onions 4 mg omega 3 and 13 mg omega 6, peeled cucumber 2 mg omega 3 and 2 mg omega 6, unpeeled cucumber 5 mg omega 3 and 28 mg omega 6, so virtually no omega 3 in these common veggies used in salads. Raw kale has 180 mg omega 3 and 138 mg omega 6, but most people eat very little raw kale, due to taste and difficulty in chewing. Avocados are a very inflammatory food in a way, since omega 3 is just 110 mg and omega 6 is 1700 mg, a ratio of 1:17, which is a known trigger of disease. Most nuts have way more omega 6 than omega 3, with the exception of chia seeds and flax seeds. Red bell pepper has 8 times more beta carotene than green bell pepper one and also omega 3 fat 25 mg, omega 6 45 mg per 100 grams, better than watermelon (no omega 3 and 50 mg omega 6). Cantaloupe has 46 mg omega 3 and 35 mg omega 6, awesome ratio, and almost 7 times more beta-carotene than watermelon and more than red bell pepper. Watermelon has thousands of times more lycopene than cantaloupe though. Cantaloupe has far less pesticide than red bell pepper though, especially if it's from USA (the Mexico ones usually have more pesticides, since there is less regulation as explained at - read the label on where it is from). Pineapple got 17 mg of omega 3 and 23 mg omega 6 in 100 grams. Besides protein score of 81, higher than all fruits, except kiwi 105. Banana is a really low quality protein score 62.


A lot of tomatoes (especially from Mexico) have far more pesticides than US (even Mexico) watermelon and cantaloupe. The reason is that the rind of watermelon absorbs all pesticides, while tomatoes we eat the skin and the skin lets pesticides go in. Watermelon has almost double the lycopene of tomatoes per 100 grams, cantaloupe has 5 times more beta carotene than tomatoes per 100 grams (7 times more than watermelon), so it makes more sense for some people (sensitive to tomato lectins) to no longer eat low-medium oxalate tomatoes (2.5 times higher than zukini), as they can also irritate the intestine if overeaten and have very bad omega 3 to omega 6 ratio of 1:27. Cantaloupe has more beta carotene than all bell peppers, one of the most pesticide contaminated conventional produce. Cantaloupe and watermelon are more alkaline. The beauty of research is that for anything you are allergic to or don't want to eat, there is an alternate veggie or fruit that has it. The issue with a lot of tomatoes is they are the only raw veggie with a significant amount of lectins, known irritants of certain people's digestive tract. Because of that, a few people can get acne or "leaky gut" episodes if they overeat tomatoes. But many people have no problem with eating tomatoes. See for more oxalate listings.

200 grams of chia seeds have 15 grams of protein (amino acid score 115), a medium avocado has 4-7 grams of protein of higher quality than soy even (score is 129), depending on how small or big medium it is. The huge avocados can have 12 grams of protein each, or 25% of the daily need of most people. One big mature coconut got 16 grams of protein of score 87, higher than lentils.


Avocados are often hard like a rock and take weeks to ripen if ever. If you want them to ripen in 24-48 hours, place all avocados in a closed paper bag (not plastic bag, since paper allows oxygen inside a little) and place the bag in a warmer room (not the fridge), so ethylene (released by avocados) is concentrating in the bag. Avocados, bananas and many other fruits (apples, apricots, cantaloupes, honeydew melons, kiwis, mangoes, nectarines, prunes, papayas, peaches, pears, plums, tomatoes) release ethene (or ethylene as it is called by some) CH2=CH2 in the ripening process and ripe much faster in the presence of ethylene (which is used commercially to ripen some of these fruits). Actually lots of plants do that. So, when the bag concentrates ethylene, it increases the ripening speed by 50 times even. Left in a room in the open, the concentration of the ripening hormone (ethylene) is too small and many people trash unripe avocados which don't ripen fast enough, not knowing how easy is to ripen. That's why if you store a lot of tomatoes in a bag in the fridge, since ethylene concentrates, it will cause those tomatoes to go bad, whereas if you left the tomatoes in the open in a cool place outside of the fridge they can last longer since the ethylene did not concentrate and did not cause them to go ripe ultra fast.

Ethylene gas is used commercially to ripen tomatoes, bananas, pears, etc. That's why banana peels are super loaded with ethylene and bananas too and adding any ripe banana or ethylene producing fruit to the avocado bag help avocados ripen faster. Also, the more avocados in the bag, the more ethylene generated, the faster they ripen. Once ripe, you can take them out of the bag and start eating them to prevent them going over ripe. Ethylene has been called the aging hormone of plants, and many fruits and veggies go bad really fast in the presence of ethylene so ethylene sensitive fruits and veggies need be stored away from ethylene producing fruits and veggies to maximize shelf or fridge life. Ethylene-producing fruits (those that are ripening way faster in a closed paper bag) are avocados, bananas, Apricots, Cantaloupes Honeydew melons, Kiwis, Mangoes, Nectarines, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Tomatoes. Ethylene damaged (they go bad way faster if around ethylene producing fruits in closed spaces like the fridge) fruits-veggies are: Asparagus Broccoli Carrots Cucumbers Eggplants Green beans Lettuce and other greens Potatoes Zucchini Summer squash Mexican Squash Watermelons. The idea is to never place ethylene producing and ethylene sensitive fruits in the same closed bag unless you will eat them really soon. :) For more info, you can also read and


Raw Vegan foods hydrate the body really well, water that can carry poisons out of the body, besides providing biophotons, enzymes and many phytonutrients - all destroyed by cooking, freezing and even pressure high temp steaming. :) Freezing is not as bad as cooking, but quite bad.


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