Did you know that there is now scientific proof to the old adage, “eat your vegetables.” Research by German scientist, Fritz-Albert Popp, concluded that plant foods provide energy to your cells due to their high levels of biophotons, and increase your energy level when you eat them¹. Biophotons are small waves of light transmitted by the cells of almost all living things and possess healing and energizing characteristics. Plants absorb and store photons emitted by the sun, and change them into biophotons.
Popp also discovered that the people who ate a lot of fresh plant foods measured the highest levels of biophotonic energy in their DNA and created a device to measure the biophotons in DNA. When the DNA of people with varying diets was measured, the results showed that “the average junk-food person had about 1,000 units of biophoton radiation . . . the average person eating live-foods had about 83,000².” Pretty amazing, huh?
Another researcher, John Switzer, author of Biophotons, Our Lifeline to Health, writes, “Biophotons will energize our body, detox our organs, enliven our brain, stimulate our hormones, eliminate cravings and even turn back the biological clock³.” If this information doesn’t want you to high tail it to the nearest farmer’s market, I don’t know what will! Meanwhile, here are some great ways to get more fruits and veggies into your diet.
1. 10-Minute Tips for a Veggie-licious Breakfast
- Eat melon, grapefruit or other fruit (limit to one piece total).
- Add raisins or berries to your grain-free cereal (the amount that would fit inside your palm).
- Add chopped vegetables to your salads, soups, or stir-fry recipes. Try onions, celery, or spinach.
2. Tips for a Veggie-licious Lunch
- Have a fruit or vegetable salad with lunch (limit fruit salad to one cup). Or make a salad your main dish for lunch, just add some protein.
- Put vegetables in your lettuce wrap sandwich, such as cucumbers, carrots, sprouts, or avocado.
- Eat a bowl of vegetable soup (only buy prepared soups from health food stores and compare food labels and choose the product with the lowest amount of sodium you can, or better yet, make soup from scratch).
- Have a piece of fruit or raw veggie sticks instead of chips.
- When dining out, choose the salad, not the fries.
3. Tips for Veggie-licious Snacks
- Prepare sticks of celery, carrots, cucumber, or zucchini and enjoy with a veggie dip made from cauliflower instead of chickpeas.
- Prepare small bits of fruit such as apricots, apples, pears, pineapple, raisins, or dates and carry them with you. Note: The sugar content of dried fruits can be high, so only consume a small handful at a time.
- Grab a piece of fruit to eat on the go, such as an apple, banana, orange, kiwi, or tangerine.
- Wash and freeze pieces of fruits or veggies to enjoy on hot days such as grapes, peas, or bananas.
- Make your own chips by baking butternut squash or baked sweet potato slices.
4. Tips for a Veggie-licious Dinner
- Have a fruit or vegetable salad with dinner.
- Add a side of steamed vegetables—frozen veggies are fine, but choose organic!
- When you use the oven to cook your meal, put in a sweet potato or yam at the same time.
- Add chopped vegetables like onions, garlic and celery when cooking soup, stews, and sauces.
- When making cauliflower rice, add some cooked peas, carrots, or broccoli.
I hope you have been inspired to increase your veggies and fruits, get your biophotons up, and feel awesome (or more awesome). Until next week. Take care and be well.
¹ For more information about Dr. Fritz-Albert Popp of the International Institute of Biophysics, see here.
² Gabriel Cousens, MD, Creating Peace by Being Peace: The Essene Sevenfold Path (Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2008), 28.
³ John Switzer, “Biophotons—Missing Link in Our Health,” Microminerals, USA, click here.