Live nutrients: Plant-based vs. animal products

What are live nutrients?

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Live nutrients or live foods are foods that grow from the Earth and are as close as possible to how they were in the Earth, meaning, they are uncooked and unprocessed, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and legumes. The beauty of these foods is that they contain all the essential nutrients we need to in order to live (vitamins, minerals, protein, fats, water, and carbohydrates). We don’t need to consume any animal products in order to obtain these essential nutrients.

Which foods contain live nutrients?

Listing all would take too many paragraphs so just keep in mind that if it’s a vegetable, fruit, nut, seed, and/or legume then they contain live nutrients. A rainbow of nutrition can be found in these foods!

Which foods don’t contain live nutrients?

Anything that is processed is considered “dead.” This includes (but it’s not limited to) packaged foods like cereals, crackers, desserts, frozen meals, pastries, sauces, fried foods, meal replacement bars and drinks, dips, bottled oils, sodas and animal products.

Why live foods?

  • Live foods retain powerful healing compounds including live enzymes, phytochemicals and antioxidants, all of which perform different key functions in the body such as fighting inflammation and disease.
  • Live nutrients are a wonderful way to take control of our weight. Dead foods are loaded with empty calories that result in excess weight and health problems. Live foods, on the other hand, contain necessary fiber to keep us full, helping us avoid junk foods and snacks.
  • Animal products are high in inflammation-inducing compounds, [LINK HERE to 7 ways animal protein is harmful to health] whereas plant-based, live foods fight (and even reverse) inflammation and disease.
  • Live nutrients contain protein (yes, protein!), eliminating our need for animal products.

Next time you write your shopping list, include a few live nutrients and enjoy them raw! It’s a convenient and easy way to get valuable nutrition, control your weight and feel better.

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