Its common knowledge that rastafari people are (or should be) vegetarians. And if you don't know, now you know (r.i.p Biggie Smallz :)
What am I doing?
Anywho, tomorrow, Friday June 6th 2013, to Sunday June 9th 2013, I plan to eat the rasta way. Except that I am going to take it a few steps further. I am going to (try to) eat everything raw and I am going to avoid all processed foods! I personally went to the Fitchburg Farmer's market to pick out the best from the best. I picked out a lot of organic veggies and fruit which I plan to feast on from Friday to Sunday.
Why am I doing this?
This diet was inspired by my girl Nette (what up Nette!). I am NOT doing this for religious reasons! I am doing this to detox.
Detox — n 1.treatment designed to rid the body of poisonous substances, esp alcohol and drugs
— vb 2.to undergo treatment to rid the body of poisonous substances, esp alcohol and drugs
We go on a detox diet when we try to rid our blood stream, our liver, kidney and colon of toxins. So in other words, it is like resetting your system. For more information on detoxing, click here .
My cynical friend Serign asked why detox when you are going to return to your "normal" diet anyway? Valid question! But have you asked yourself why shower when you are going to get dirty or sweat again anyway? OR why do you change your oil when it is going to accommodate dirt again anyway? Aaaaha... See where I'm going with this? Bueno!!
Detoxing is recommended at least once a year. It in an alternative medical practice so you are definitely going to find people that are not very enthusiastic about it. But whether it works or not, it doesn't hurt at all if you have a pure fruit + veggie diet even if it is only temporal :)
Today on the eve of the detox, I made 2/3 days worth of fresh salad! The ingredients were:
- Fresh organic romaine lettuce
- Jalapeno (penny sized) slices
- Green olives
- Fresh cucumbers
- Green, yellow and red bell peppers
- Baby cabbage
- Baby carrots
- Avocado (sliced)
- Fresh farm-made caliente cheese (shaved)
- Green onions
- Romaine tomato
- Parsley leaves
- Celery stick
Tomorrow, I am going to devour that! Now watch this space for whatever happens tomorrow!