hat is the GLAD Diet?
The Glad Diet is an alternative method of eating to the S.A.D. Diet (The Standard American Diet). It incorporates fresh and living foods such as salads, fruits, vegetables, greens, cultured, sprouted nuts, seeds, legumes and grains. Either diet can be a mix of the two styles.
Is the GLAD Diet a Healthy Diet?
Most will say that it is indeed, a very healthy diet. Eating raw fruits and vegetables can be the most primal and natural way of eating, as cooking foods is a more recent invention.
Are Cooked Foods Nutritious?
Indeed, cooked foods offer a great deal of nutrition. But there are many who will testify that turning to a GLAD diet helped their health in ways that cooked methods of diet or treatment did not.
Who Invented the GLAD Acronym?
Why, the culprits would be us. We’re very much in support of a Living and Alive Diet – especially if it’s derived from organicially grown plants. We feel that eating foods in their most natural, raw, enzymatically active state offers premium nutrition.
Has Anyone Endorsed the GLAD Diet?
There are many doctors and nutritional experts who have endorsed and fully support a Living Food Diet. There are also a number of professionals who feel a standard American diet is totally adequate. However, more and more research is discovering that the natural diet as provided by Nature seems to be much more beneficial for health and well being.
Can You Mix the SAD and GLAD Diet?
Absolutely – the choice is yours. As one of our most favorite friends said, “I’m not a purist in anything.” That said, many people find that the more “GLAD” the diet, the more greater the health benefits.
Is the GLAD Diet safe?
There is little evidence to prove that eating foods in their natural, raw state s harmful. However, there are certain foods that should be minimally consumed avoided being eaten raw without processing of some sort. These include certain legumes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, olives,
What About Raw Meat?
Some feel that raw meat (Tartare) can be highly nutritious, even superior to cooked meats. It has been shown that certain types of roasting, barbecuing, frying and sauteing can create various cancer causing substances.
That said, raw meat needs to be carefully prepared. One of our methods is to “blanch” a piece of meat in boiling water (Submerge for a short period of time to minimize pathogens or organisms on the surface – meat unexposed to any air is usually sterile) and then slice as desired.
This is not recommended with turkey, pork and is generally not used with poultry. However, there are cultures that do use raw chicken. Generally, they are meticulous with cleanliness and purity.
Only the highest quality, organic, naturally fed and humanely pasture raised meat should be used. The healthier and happier the animals, the better for the consumer.
What Are the Best GLAD Foods?
We hope to cover that shortly. Meanwhile, there are a ton of resources available online. We recommend careful appraisal to see if the information is appropriate for you. Those who are successful for years are great examples to follow. A thing to remember: It’s always a little difficult to transition from one dietary regimen to another.
Questions? Just ask us!
Eat GLAD, Be GLAD! : )