140 ◄ Previous Page Home Chapter Index Next Page ► Hints & Tips Eating for Energy Beverages: While there are a number of caffeine-free beverages on the market today, we should not rely on such beverages. Hot drinks are addictive and debilitating. For best health, nothing beats water- taken in-between meals and not together with meals. Bread: Bread really is the staff of life, but it must be produced from 100% unrefined flour (preferably stone- milled). Your bread should be free of hydrogenated fats, and the baking pans should not have been lined with lard (pig fat). Hunt out a baker who produces such bread. Home-baked, 100% wholewheat bread turns a house into a home. A small “one loaf” bread baking machine is a wonderful investment for life. Breakfast: Just as we do not fill our cars after the journey, but before, so we should make sure that breakfast is the most natural and nourishing meal of the day - for it is breakfast that gives us energy for the day. Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and supper like a pauper. Nature’s Choice cereals and porridges are like no other and they nourish like no other. Cereals: Avoid cereals that are made from refined products and that are loaded with sugar. Your cereal should be made up primarily of wholegrain products and should be sweetened with fruit, date jam, liquidised fruit, honey or fructose. Because you only have one life, insist on the best. We highly recommend Nature’s Choice Muesli, Granola, Wonder Crunch, Oat Bran, Millet Cereal, Molasses Bran (to be added to cereals, porridges and soups), Miracle Mixes etcetera. Jam: If you are going to use jam, then choose the sugar-free variety. St Dalfour jams are widely available and taste as good as any. Fruit: Because prime crops are being exported, and because of unnatural methods of cultivation, good fruit is becoming difficult to come by. Search out the very best green grocer - one who focuses on quality rather than economy. Restore natural sweetness by sprinkling a little fructose (not sugar) over fruit. Do not bulk-buy fruit or vegetables. Fruit Juices: If used at all, fruit juices should be used sparingly - even if they are freshly squeezed for immediate consumption. Generally, fruit juice contains too much sugar to be consumed any more than occasionally, and then only in small quantities. Water is Nature’s thirst quencher and wonder cleanser. Use it. Main Meals: Main Meals should always be made up of a savoury and either a raw salad or two or three vegetables. Your salad and/or vegetables should always make up at least four fifths of the meal. Nutritional Supplements: Thanks to unnatural methods of cultivation and food processing, supplements are sometimes necessary - but you still need to make every effort to obtain optimum nutrition from food- and/or to get the nutrients that you are deficient in from an appropriate food source. See the Natural Sources of Common Nutrients chart at www.natureschoice.co.za . Porridges: Porridges should always be wholegrain porridges. Highly recommended are Nature’s Choice millet, sorghum, oatmeal, maize meal, rice flour, or combinations of grains. Adding milled or crushed peanuts to porridge will improve the protein value. Always serve porridges with a minimum of liquid and together with something chewy such as nuts, sunflower seeds and/or pine kernels. Flax Oil: Flax oil is the finest source of essential fatty acids. A dessertspoon a day will keep a countless number of ailments away, and will help you to cope with stress and dry skin. Flax seeds, taken as preferred, will have the same effect. Miracle Seed Mixes: Scientists the world over are hailing the benefits of natural foods, and especially seeds. Buy a pre-mix such as Nature’s Choice Miracles, or prepare a mixture of linseed (flax seed), sunflower, sesame and pumpkin seeds. Dry mill this mixture in a blender or coffee mill - only mill for your immediate needs. Serve as a delicious cereal together with milk or soya milk and honey, date jam or fructose. Use the milled mix to boost the nutritional value of soups, stews and salads.