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superfoods raw food course review
Submitted by turbosprout on Mon, 2008-11-10 13:25
I recently attended the Superfoods Elements of Health Raw Food Course after wanting to do it for some time. We've been juicing, sprouting, and making smoothies, on and off for a while now, but I was interested in taking it to a new level, and to see whether we can add more variety and interest to what we eat. There is after all only so much one can do with muesli, surely...
The course is not a cooking course, but rather an introduction to a whole new approach to doing food. If you have an interest in nutrition, want to improve your health, and still eat delicious food then this is the course for you. In short it is a mind expanding, consciousness altering kind of course - it will change the way you think about food. Peter and Beryn's positivity and passion for their subject is infectious, and because everyone attending the course has a shared interest, it makes for a great weekend of learning and interaction.
The raw food course strikes a good balance between theory, demonstration and consumption. You unfortunately don't get to don aprons and chop things up yourself as there is not enough time for this level of participation. But you do get to watch Peter and Beryn show you just how to put a juicer, blender and dehydrator through it's paces and they give you practical hints and tips along the way.
Your taste buds will tingle as you get to sample all types of exotic ingredients (goji berries, cacao beans, maca powder, hemp seed powder), as well as some locally foraged delights (aloe ferox, loquats, spring water from newlands). The quality of ingredients is emphasised, with a focus on those foods that provide ultra high levels of beneficial substances - super foods. Supporting the organic food movement and growing your own is also encouraged.
I initially had concerns about the cost of the equipment and the ingredients involved in pursuing a raw food diet superfood-style, but if you think of what you will be saving in health bills in the long run, it makes sense to make an investment like this in your health. What you could spend on two takeaway pizza's a month, will over a year, pay for a dehydrator which you could use to make raw food pizza's which are more delicious and infinitely more healthy than an industrial pizza!
The course format.
In a nutshell, I'd recommend this course to anyone who not only has an interest in healthy eating, but who also wants to eat delicious food. This course could be transformational for you as you realise that we truly are what we eat. It exceeded my expectations, which were pretty high, and I'm enjoying incorporating the changes into the way I eat.