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30 Days of Thanksgiving – 8

30 Days of Thanksgiving - 8

 

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raw, REAL, soaked, fermented and sprouted

This previous post talks about “raw” foods being anything in it’s natural state (whole) that is unprocessed, unrefined and uncooked (or cooked under 100*).  This includes all the food groups, even sweeteners which would include honey, maple syrup…

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“Real” foods are similar to “raw” foods in that they are all natural from their origins, plants or animals. They can all also be soaked, fermented or sprouted. The difference is they can be cooked to any temperature. They are not limited to 100*. These are God made and man prepared without commercial processing. Think about something your grandmother would be making.

You can find information supporting both sides of the cooked-vs-uncooked debate. Here are the pro-cooked claims. Some foods are more nutritional when they’re cooked. Cooking meat, for example releases it’s nutrients and brings out it’s flavor. Some vegetables are said to release phytonutrients when cooked which are easier for the body to absorb this way. Cooking broccoli breaks down goitrogen which affects the thyroid. Cooking can kill bacteria such as E. Coli. Sometimes cooking just makes food more palatable. Cooking is not limited and includes steaming, baking, broiling, boiling, roasting, frying, sauteing, grilling… Food should not be charred, as this is carcinogenic(cancer causing).

More on Raw and Real foods:

Obviously raw fruits and vegetables, herbs, spices, whole grains, grass-fed and wild meats, raw dairy products, natural sweeteners and local eggs are all raw and real foods. From here on out, you’ll have to do a little investigating. *Refined white sugars, grains and rices are NOT raw or real.

Most foods in boxes are processed and therefore NOT real. Frozen foods can be healthier than fresh in stores because the nutrients are sealed in right away. Look for single ingredient packages, no sauces, no cheeses, no rices nor pastas. Whether boxed, packaged, bottled or frozen, check the labels for the number of ingredients and what those ingredients are. Look for obvious signs such as lists of numerous and unrecognizable ingredients. The general rule of thumb is that packaged real foods don’t have more than five real ingredients.

*Bonus term- Paleo. This is pretty much living off the land. Similar to raw and real foods, except their is NO processing of any kind. So no grains or dairies.

Happy Cooking!

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Daily Verses

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Family Prayer Challenges

I received a hard copy of a prayer challenge for husbands a long time ago. I’ve done it off and on for years and have been wanting to share it. I finally took the time to look it up online to share it with you all. The following links are from Revive Our Hearts Calling Women to Freedom, Fullness & Fruitfulness in Christ.

30 Day Challenges by Revive Our Hearts

31 Days of Praying for Your Husband. There is also a program and more information HERE, and other programs HERE.

I saw the 30 Day Praying for Your Children Challenge that I just signed up for and a pdf link for 31 Biblical Virtues to Pray for Your Children.

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Holiday Giving and More

2Corinthian 9:7” Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

November and December are the biggest months of the year for giving. I’ve already mentioned T-shirts for Turkeys that kicks off this Saturday in a previous post, but there are so many good charities to consider.

Here are a few that my friends and I help support.

9th Annual T-Shirts for Turkeys!

T-shirts For Turkeys

Gospel for AsiaGospel For Asia Christmas Gift Catalog

The Joy FM

The Joy FM

Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off dates Nov.18-25th.

  

Visit My World Vision Catalog *I opened a catalog here if anyone is interesting in donating. I set a $500 goal by Christmas.

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