VEGETARIANISM or close?
Vegetarianism, has many social and moral implications. The food crises need not be. Written on an Egyptian tomb in about the year 3000BC was “Man lives on one fourth the food he eats and the doctors on the other three fourths”. The body efficiency rate is 18% to 22%.
By that is meant that 18-22% of the food we eat is used to build the body. The other 78-82% is used by the body to digest and transport food to the vital body tissues. If we eat meat, which is difficult to digest, the efficiency rate drops, plus we are not receiving the best form of protein. Hormones to fatten animals, uric acid and excessive cholesterol (saturated fats) aren’t found in vegetable proteins. so the body efficiency rate drops even more. Perhaps now it is 8-12%.
If we eat junk foods devoid of most nutritional elements, our body efficiency rate may enter into the negative factor, meaning that our bodies are actually expending more energy to rid itself of the foreign elements than it is taking in. The result is we eat more food of less nutritional value. Why not reverse that the vegetarian way, but only if it feels right for you.
While it does not mean that we all must become vegetarians to become healthy, it does mean that reducing meat intake and increasing intake of raw fruits, vegetables and wheatgrass, will dramatically improve our health.
Taking these in the form of juices, makes it much easier for the body to assimilate them, in fact they enter the blood stream within 15 minutes, while solid food is subject to the ability of the digestive juices to break down the food and extract the nutrients, which also takes hours and requires energy from the body to do so.