Plenty of Water Getting enough clean water and supplementing your nutrient intake with fresh vegetable juice results in giving your body a rest and chance to catch-up with cleansing.
If you are driven and want to truly allow your body to rejuvenate, you will need to migrate towards living off natural and fresh food sources. Though vegetable juice is providing nutrients, eating salad based meals is very beneficial. You get the fiber, and roughage. I like to put a can of kidney beans on salad for fiber, protein and change. Protein is something I make certain to get enough of and it's easy from natural food sources (after that stake is cooked, the protein isn't too useful in your body anymore).
Heating food above 116 degrees F is believed to destroy enzymes in food that can assist in the digestion and absorption of food. Cooking is also thought to diminish the nutritional value and "life force" of food.
Protien Rich Foods
Foods that contain good protein
Seeds and Nuts
You should be taking some seeds each day for the oils and the protein. Grind sesame seeds with flax in a coffee grinder.
Mix in some nutritional RedStar yeast, and you have lots of protein and b vitamins, along with the good fatty acids. A few table spoons daily is adequate, and your fresh vegetable juice, provides more nutrition to your body than any other natural food sources.
Fresh vegetable juice contains protein - amounts will vary with vegetable selection. Kidney Beans, Black Beans
They go good with salads and other natural food source meals and provide plenty of protein and fiber.
Soy Sources - There is debate going each way on how good soy based protein is. My stance is to include small amounts of protein from all food sources in my weekly diet. Mix it up. Don't settle on a small group. A variety will provide a wider range of amino acids and other nutrients. Everything in moderation, and good variety to insure complete protein.
Sea Weed Sources -
Spirulana, Chollera, Kelp to name a few. These are very complete and potent proteins and should be included in your natural foods list. I stir the powdered form into a small amount of water and let my juicer top it off with fresh vegetable juice. Chase it with a tablespoon of evening primrose oil and your ground seeds.
Some Meat - Yes, when I go out to a restaurant, I'll order a salmon dinner. It's good for you. More than anything, I'd say a little red meat now and then is fine. The objective here is to primarily live off salad based and natural foods. A steak now and then isn't going to matter. The idea here is the steak isn't all that nutritious and isn't passed through your body as easily as the salad type foods.
Try not to have too much bread. Mixxed whole grain breads are best, in moderation.
Nutritional yeast contains 18 amino acids (forming the complete protein) and 15 minerals. Being rich in the B-complex vitamins, it is vital in many ways and particularly good for stress reduction. The B-complex vitamins help make nutritional yeast such a valuable supplement, especially to the vegetarian. It is one of the rare vegetarian sources of B12. One element of yeast is the trace mineral chromium, also known as the Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF). This is necessary to regulate blood sugar and is important for diabetics and people with a tendency toward low blood sugar.
Nutritional RedStar Yeast, not brewer's yeast. It is readily available, inexpensive and easy to take. I mix it with my ground seeds.
Nutritional yeast is grown on mineral enriched molasses and used as a food supplement. At the end of the growth period, the culture is pasteurized to kill the yeast. You never want to use a live yeast (i.e. baking yeast) as a food supplement because the live yeast continues to grow in the intestine and actually uses up the vitamin B in the body instead of replenishing the supply. (Brewer's yeast is nutritionally the same but as a by-product of the beer-brewing industry it has a characteristic bitter hops flavor.)
Seeds And Nuts
Abundant source of Omega 3 fatty acids, important for strengthening the heart and arterial walls, lowering cholesterol, reducing high blood pressure, diminishing insulin requirement acuity, brain development, adrenal function and sperm formulation. Flax Seed is the richest known source of lignans, a constituent of fiber that promotes anti-tumor, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antioxidant effects in the body.
An excellent fiber source high in phosphorous, iron, calcium, vitamin A, folic acid, niacin and essential fatty acids.
Native to North America, the Sunflower was first grown and used by the American Indians. Sunflower Seeds have an impressive nutrient profile, containing significant amounts of calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. In addition, they are an excellent source of protein, the B vitamins, carotenoids and Omega 6 essential fatty acids. Most notably, Sunflower Seeds are higher in dietary fiber than all other seeds and nuts.
High in protein, niacin, calcium, copper, iron and magnesium - Sesame Seeds also contain unsaturated fat and dietary fiber.
Yogurt with active culture
Some yogurt manufacturers pasteurize their yogurt products, while others do not. Although the aim of pasteurization is to kill any harmful bacteria, it also kills the beneficial lactic acid bacteria in the yogurt, substantially reducing its health benefits. Therefore, to fully enjoy the benefits of yogurt, look for those that feature "live active cultures" or "living yogurt cultures" on the label.
Yogurt is a very good source of iodine, calcium, phosphorous, and vitamin B2. It is also a good source of protein, vitamin B12, potassium, molybdenum, zinc and pantothenic acid.