As a caretaker of your body, you will need to know how to keep this parts working at optimum health and peak performance. To make it easy for yourself to get these necessary vitamins and minerals. I’m going to tell you exactly what they are and how you can get them from a plant-based diet. I’m going to show you how to be completely nourished, healthy, and compassionate without animals being harmed in the process.
BRAIN: We use this organ to reason, think, and make decisions.Alzheimer and dementia take all that away.
What is needed: Omega-3 and good fats.
Foods to eat: Flaxseed, walnuts, apples, red grapes, blueberries, spinach, cranberries, strawberries, avocados.
EYES: We use them to see everything we do, along with the faces of our loved ones, flowers, the sky, mountains, oceans, trees, and all the beauty there is in the world. If we don’t take care of our eyes, we can get macular degeneration, eye diseases, and lost our sight.
What is needed: Vitamin A, lutein, beta-carotene, antioxidants.
Foods to eat: Spinach, broccoli, carrots, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, red bell pepper, dark greens, berries, red grapes, garlic.
HEART: Allows us to lead a healthy, active lifestyle and do the things we love. High blood pressure and high cholesterol can shorten our lives.
What is needed: Folate, potassium, alpha-carotene, fiber.
Foods to eat: Bananas, broccoli, berries, spinach, tomatoes, oranges, dark leafy greens, carrots, pumpkin seeds, oats, peas, watermelon, sprouts, pomegranate.
BONES: Living tissue that needs attention. We may get osteoporosis and be able to participate in daily activities. We can break a hip easily, and with bad bones, we may walk hunched over with canes and walkers as we age.
What is needed: Vitamin D, calcium, magnesuim, bromelain.
Foods to eat: Pineapple, arugula, broccoli, dark leafy greens, cherries, button mushrooms, almonds, spinach, and sunshine.
SKIN, HAIR, AND NAILS: We all want to look good as we age. Skin and hair are two things that we judge our looks and health on. Wrinkles and hair loss are not something we look forward to.
What is needed: Vitamin A, C, and E.
Foods to eat: Spinach, carrots, chard, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cantaloupe, squash, cabbage, pineapples, oranges, kiwis, red and yellow bell peppers, broccoli, almonds, seeds, papaya, cucumber, walnuts.
MUSCLES: We need them for stability and balance. Skeleton muscules are responsible for all our voluntary movements. Without muscle tone, the body is weak and susceptible to injury. A gym is not necessary for optimum muscle health, and much can be done in the privacy of your own home.
What is needed: Protein, omega-3, chromium.
Foods to eat: Walnuts, sprouts, flaxseed, chia seeds, hemp seeds, green peppers, apples, bananas, spinach.
TEETH AND GUMS: We don’t want to lose our teeth, not only because we don’t want to put our false ones in a glass of water at night, but also because they have a lot to do with the overall health of our internal system. When you have dental problems, you can be assured that other health problems will show up; bacteria of the mouth are warning signs.
What is needed: Vitamin, A, C, and D.
Foods to eat: Broccoli, tomatoes, papaya, jicama, mango, kiwi, carrots, pumpkin, cantaloupe, darg green leafy vegetables, exposure to sun for vitamin D, or supplements may be advised.
LIVER: Report claim over 30 million Americans suffer from liver disease. 50-75% are nonalcoholic fatty liver disease caused by obesity diabetes. A healthy liver is necessary to keep toxin out of our bloodstream. Our vitally depends upon having a healthy liver. The liver controls virtually every internal activity. If the liver is impaired, it can impair other body functions.
What is needed: Herbal supplements: milk thistle, fennel seeds, dandelion root, turmeric. Avoid hydrogenated fats, trans fats, saturated fats, alcohol, sugar, artificial sweeteners, white flour, and caffeine.
Foods to eat: Beets, apples, artichokes, bluberries, radishes, arugula, fruits, dark leafy greens.
KIDNEY: The arteries bring blood and waste into our kidneys, then the kidnye cleans the blood and releases the extra fluid through the urine, leaving clean blood to go through the kidneys and back into bloodstream through veins. It is very important that this system works at its best, including avoiding substances that damage the liver.
What is needed: Vitamin B6! D, E, and C.
Foods to eat: Broccoli, turnips, spinach, celery, nuts, high-water-content fruits such as oranges, berries, grapes, watermelon.
GALLBLADDER: This tiny organ below the liver and rib cage is shaped like a little eggplant and helps the liver process fats. The gallbladder works along with you liver to keep bile from piling up.
What is needed: Avoid carbonated drinks, fatty and fried foods, drink at least six glasses of water daily.
Foods to eat: Olive oil, flaxseed and flaxseed oil, beets and beet greens, cabbage, broccoli, sprouts, all berries, sweet potato, butternut squash, carrots, fruits high in water content.
Source: “Live raw” Mimi Kirk