Tuesday, September 24, 2013

where is our "canary" now?

One of the many things i have learned through our son and his challenges is that once the LORD tells me something concerning his health through a dream or a conversation, the science and/or medical community sends information to confirm it.
Prior to our son being diagnosed with Celiac http://www.celiaccentral.org/ , we were told to try the autistic diet (gluten and dairy free). A few week later i read an article on the blood type diet. Our entire family is blood type "O" and we went on the blood type diet, reducing our grains (only rice), stopping our dairy, and increasing our vegetables. He was 3 and his head banging ceased.  Shortly afterwards he was diagnosed with Celiac. Sixteen years ago, very few had heard of Celiac and those who had, didn't believe it was real. We were so thankful we found a doctor who did.
A few years later he was diagnosed with arsenic poisoning. We had switched him to rice milk, the only non-soy, non-dairy milk at the time. Now we know that rice is high in arsenic,  http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/06/us-arsenic-rice-idUSBRE9850T820130906 . Whether the amount is too low to cause harm, it was the only grain consumed, and he had a greater than normal intake. He was chelated to rid his body of arsenic at age 5. Again progress. Still not knowing about the rice/arsenic connection, we found out he had candida issues (GAPS and Carb specific diet), we had to  find alternative milks from rice and soy. Now everyone knows about the issues from yeast, from leaky gut to cancer (Dr Simoncini  http://www.curenaturalicancro.com/video-simoncini.html# ). We continued with the alternative milks, animal products, and fats (oils) for calories. He wouldn't gain weight or grow.
When we were told our son had a short time to live in 2008 due to the frequency of his apnea and cynanosis episodes, i had a dream about his protein intake. Little did i know we were placing him on a "nutrient dense" diet. We found that lowering his protein (~1 gram per kilogram of weight) and increasing his vegetable intake reduced these episodes from every 2 minutes to once an hour.
Our family practitioner saw our son and asked if he had a mitochondria disorder and a month later a "stranger" sent me Dr Terry Wahls's video, http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/terry-wahls.html
Increasing his vegetables and eating whole pseudo grains decreased his apena and cyanosis to a few times a day. He grew, gained weight, and made more progress within these 3 years than he had in the last 15 years.
Within the last year we read Dr. Joel Fuhrman's books Eat to Live and Eat for Health  http://www.drfuhrman.com/ . We learned that our son was on a nutrient dense diet and did well with this eating lifestyle. However, he was still eating oils and alternative milks for calories.
In May we learned that although he has been off seafood for many years, he still had a seafood allergy, all things from the sea, possibly including seaweed,  kelp or dulse had been used daily. We stopped adding seaweed to his diet and researched the ingredients in all his processed products including his alternative milks, finding carageenan is red seaweed. When we got rid of that he has started growing again, gaining more weight, even less apnea and cyanosis episodes, and his fine motor abilities have made significant progress. A few weeks later we find that carageenan is a possible carcinogen,  http://www.naturalnews.com/042181_almond_milk_potential_carcinogen_food_labels.html
This summer i took a nutrition class and had to use https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/default.aspx . Using this i was able to see how many empty calories are in oils and animal products. I understood Dr. Fuhrman's concepts and began implementing limiting our oil consumption. Our son continues to thrive.
Along the way, we have gleaned so much information from dietary changes from so many sources. These are some of what we still have incorporated into our life style: Feingold (no petroleum based products - preservatives, HFCS, or dyes  http://www.feingold.org/ ),  GAPS (still eating fermented foods daily http://www.gapsdiet.com/ ), "O" blood type/Paleo (limited pseudo grains - buckwheat, quinoa... no sugar), raw (strive for 85% raw in the summer and a minimum of 50% in the winter), sprouting, alkalizing (mostly green vegetables  http://www.acidalkalinediet.com/Alkaline-Foods-Chart.htm ).
It has been amazing how all this fits together.  If i was given it all at once, would it have been overwhelming? I don't know, but I do wonder what our next lessons will be from our "canary".

Saturday, September 21, 2013

9 most cleansing alkalizing foods

This is from http://www.energiseforlife.com/wordpress/2013/09/19/the-9-most-cleansing-alkaline-foods/

The Nine Most Cleansing Alkaline Foods

Cleansing Alkaline Food #1: Avocado
alkaline cleanse food 1: avocadoAvocados are an excellent source of alkalinity and fantastic for cleansing. They are classed as a fruit, but are one of the few truly alkaline fruits.
Avo’s contain a wide variety of phytonutrients, including phytopstreols, stigmasterol, campestrol and sistosterol and are also a great source of vitamin B6, vitamin C and vitamin K.
The beauty of avocados are that they are such a good source of health promoting fats, which help speed the metabolism to help reduce weight, promote healthy skin and help stimulate the cleansing actions of the digestive system.
Avocados also encourage elimination of toxins from the body from the absorption of fat soluble vitamins including vitamin A, D, E and K.
Finally, avocados provide a great source of the super-cool antioxidant glutathione. Glutathione is so important because it is known as the ‘master-antioxidant’, meaning it ‘recycles’ antioxidants. According to Dr Mark Hyman in his report in the Huffington Post, Glutathione is “the mother of all antioxidants, the master detoxifier and maestro of the immune system”
Glutathione is the most critical and integral part of your detoxification system. Toxins actually stick like glue onto glutathione. From here they can then be carried into the bile and the stool – and finally, out of your body.
PLUS, one half-cup of avocado has a great big cleansing 8 grams of dietary fibre!
That’s just fantastic and a great reason to get LOADS of avocado into your diet.
Avocado Cleanse Nutrients: Glutathione, fibre, antioxidants, good fats, potassium.
Avocado Cleanse Target: gallbladder, digestive system
Top Energise Alkaline Recipes Containing Avocado:
Cleansing Alkaline Food #2: Cabbage
alkaline cleanse food 2: cabbageCabbage is part of the cruciferous family of vegetables, and provides super-nourishment across a variety of nutritional categories. It is an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C, along with being a good source of fibre, manganese, folate, vitamin B6 and potassium.
Containing fibre, antioxidants, alkaline minerals and more good fats, it’s a great all round cleanser, but is particularly noted for being powerful at cleansing the GI tract and for being an anti-inflammatory – which is always hugely beneficial during a cleanse.
It’s associated with the good ol’ cabbage soup diet of the 80′s and 90′s but don’t let that put you off – cabbage is a great food to cleanse your body all year round as part of your every day alkaline lifestyle.
Cabbage Cleanse Nutrients: Fibre, antioxidants, good fats, manganese, folate, B6 and potassium.
Cabbage Cleanse Target: GI tract and digestive system overall
Top Energise Alkaline Recipes Containing Cabbage:
Cleansing Alkaline Food #3: Kale
alkaline cleansing food 3: kaleKale is a green leafy vegetable, and is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. This helps to naturally detoxify your body whilst keeping you feeling healthy.
[Big word warning ahead] This is due to the fact that the isothiocyanates made from the kale’s glucosinolates have been shown to control detox activities within the cells of the body.
Kale is also rich in vitamins, including vitamin A, vitamin K and vitamin B6. I love to recommend kale whilst cleansing, because it helps to reduce your overall cholesterol levels. It is also wonderful to eat after cleansing, as it helps to rebuild your body with new material.
Kale is also high in vitamin k, vitamin a and vitamin c and being leafy green it also has huge chlorophyll content.
Remember, when you’re cleansing it’s especially important to cleanse the blood – so getting a big boost of chlorophyll is always fantastic.
Kale Cleanse Nutrients: Chlorophyll, antioxidants, good fats, antioxidants
Kale Cleanse Target: blood, digestive system.
Top Energise Alkaline Recipes Containing Kale:
Cleansing Alkaline Food #4: Cucumber
alkaline cleansing food 4: cucumberThe best thing about cucumber is that they provide the base for practically every alkaline soup, smoothie and juice, giving you a very alkaline, very nutritious base that also tastes great.
The water content of the cucumber also contributes to why it’s great to eat. Nearly 95% of the cucumber is made up from water, therefore making it very hydrating to consume, and also providing vast amounts of antioxidants. Cucumbers are a key source of conventional antioxidant nutrients including vitamin C, manganese and beta-carotene.
Cucumber Cleanse Nutrients: High-alkaline water content, antioxidants, vitamin c, manganese.
Cucumber Cleanse Target: Liver
Top Energise Alkaline Recipes Containing Cucumber:
Cleansing Alkaline Food #5: Spinach
alkaline cleansing foods 5: spinachSpinach is one of the most nutritious and alkaline vegetables you can eat. The health benefits of spinach are so plentiful that no matter what your goal, you’ll get benefits from getting lots in!
Research has shown that there are a variety of different flavonoid compounds that can be found within spinach with function as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents.
Furthermore, this and the carotenoid nutrients found within the spinach also provide the body with antioxidant benefits. Spinach also contains a rich amount of vitamins, which all contribute towards reducing the many health problems related to oxidative stress.
The huge amount of chlorophyll in spinach also helps with cleansing the colon and blood, which again – is always recommended on the alkaline diet.
Spinach Cleanse Nutrients: Fibre, chlorophyll, antioxidants
Spinach Cleanse Target: Blood and colon
Top Energise Alkaline Recipes Containing Spinach:
Cleansing Alkaline Food #6: Broccoli
alkaline cleansing food 6: broccoliBroccoli has been proven over and over and over again to be incredibly powerful in inhibiting cancers, supporting the digestive system, the cardiovascular system, the detoxification processes in the body and also supporting the skin, metabolism, immune system, being an anti-inflammatory and providing ample antioxidants.
Broccoli contains an unusual combination of three phytonutrients, glucoraphanin and glucobrassicin. This unique combination of nutrients allows broccoli to have a solid impact upon the body’s detoxification system.
Eaten steamed or raw it’s a hugely alkaline and nutritious food. Broccoli also contains good amounts of Vitamin A which helps to maintain your eye sight. Broccoli contains Vitamins A and K, which help to keep the metabolism of Vitamin D in balance.
Broccoli Cleanse Nutrients: Critical detoxifying phytonutrients, fibre, antioxidants
Broccoli Cleanse Target: Anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, digestive system
Top Energise Alkaline Recipes Containing Broccoli:
Cleansing Alkaline Food #7: Celery
alkaline cleansing food 7 - celeryCelery is a rich source of phenolic phytonutrients that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and because it is such high-water-content AND fibre it is brilliant for cleansing.
It is also an excellent source of vitamin C, along with potassium, folic acid and vitamin B6 and B1.
Celery is often overlooked, however is a great food to complement your meal, which also keeps well and its roots, stalks and leaves call all be eaten!
A great base for all alkaline juices which makes it one of the most commonly used ingredients for cleansing the body, the alkaline way.
Celery Cleanse Nutrients: Fibre, antioxidants, good fats, manganese, folate, B6 and potassium.
Celery Cleanse Target: GI tract and digestive system overall
Top Energise Alkaline Recipes Containing Celery:
Cleansing Alkaline Food #8: Ginger
alkaline cleansing food 8 - gingerGinger is regarded as an excellent carminative and intestinal spasmolytic.
Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, and direct anti-inflammatory effects.
Ginger promote detoxification specifically by increasing the movement of food through the intestines, thanks to compounds called gingerols and shogaols.
It can be a great addition to your favourite vegetables, can be used to flavour juices, soups and smoothies and can even be eaten raw if you like it spicy (like me!).
Ginger Cleanse Nutrients: ginger is an anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-carcinogenic nutrient in itself!
Ginger Cleanse Target: intestines and digestive tract
Top Energise Alkaline Recipes Containing Ginger:
Cleansing Alkaline Food #9: Garlic
alkaline cleansing food 9 - garlic
Garlic has a huge reputation, and has the ability to certainly transform the taste of your meal.
The sulfur compounds in garlic are its most unique nutrients.
There are literally dozens of well-studied sulfur molecules in garlic, and virtually all of them have been shown to function as antioxidants. In addition, many provide you with anti-inflammatory benefits. Garlic is also an excellent source of manganese, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.
I use garlic every day without fail and love it’s immune-system-boosting, alkalising effects.
Garlic Cleanse Nutrients: manganese, sulfur compounds.
Garlic Cleanse Target: liver, immune system
Top Energise Alkaline Recipes Containing Garlic:
*there are pro and con arguments for and against tofu and soy. My personal preference is to include it a little.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

medical journals on alkalizing diet for general information

Alkalize for Life's site listed many of the medical journals supporting the idea of an alkalized diet

These are for general information

Diet-induced metabolic acidosis

Modern diet is devoid of alkalinity and the compounding effect of chronic acidosis leads to a host of problems in the body.

Proof that consuming alkaline minerals DOES have an effect on acid-base chemistry – the alkaline diet DOES have an impact on our health!
Diet-induced acidosis: is it real and clinically relevant?
An overly-acidic diet (dietary-induced acidosis) is real, has a devestating effect and should be corrected with diet (alkaline).

Medical Journals for Alkalizing Diet and acid reflux

Alkalize for Life's site listed many of the medical journals supporting the idea of an alkalized diet

This is for those with acid reflux.

Potential benefits of pH 8.8 alkaline drinking water as an adjunct in the treatment of reflux disease.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22844861
Alkaline Water helps to relieve and remove acid reflux and provides good acid-buffering capacity.

Alkalizing medical journal for muscle mass and performance

Alkalize for Life's site listed many of the medical journals supporting the idea of an alkalized diet

 These are concerning muscle mass

An acidic diet creates metabolic acidosis, leading to muscle wasting and a reduction in lean muscle tissue. This can be corrected with a high intake of foods containing alkaline minerals such as potassium (alkaline foods).

Consuming Alkaline Minerals (Sodium Bicarbonate) Increases the Buffering Capacity of the Body & Provides Sports Performance Enhancement

Alkalizing medical journals for those with skeletal issues

Alkalize for Life's site listed many of the medical journals supporting the idea of an alkalized diet

These are for those with skeletal issues.

The acid-base hypothesis: diet and bone in the Framingham Osteoporosis Studyhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s394-001-8350-8
A diet rich in alkaline forming foods supports bone health and has been proven by numerous human studies.

Acid-base imbalance and the skeleton.
An overly acidic diet leads to the constant requirement for buffering of these acids in the body, which leads to the weakening of the bones as bone resorption takes place, with the calcium being lost from the bones to help buffer these acids. Even a slight decrease in metabolic acidosis leads to bone loss and risk of fracture

Alkaline mineral water lowers bone resorption even in calcium sufficiency: alkaline mineral water and bone metabolism
Alkaline water supports bone strength by eliminating bone resorption (weakening) and is especially more powerful than acidic water, even if the acidic water contains calcium. Thus supporting the hypothesis that acidic substances don’t necessarily promote bone health even if they contain calcium (i.e. milk).
The Effect of the Alkali Load of Mineral Water on Bone Metabolism: Interventional Studieshttp://jn.nutrition.org/content/138/2/435S.long
Alkaline water and diet inhibit bone resporption (bone weakening). Alkaline water is specifically show in this research to outperform acidic water.

Treatment with Potassium Bicarbonate Lowers Calcium Excretion and Bone Resorption in Older Men and Women
An acidic diet leads to weaker bones, but consuming alkaline minerals (sodium bicarbonate) and increasing the alkali content of the diet can slow bone loss and lead to stronger bones in older adults

Alkalizing medical journals diabetes

Alkalize for Life's site listed many of the medical journals supporting the idea of an alkalized diet

These are for those with insulin issues.

Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes by Dietary Patterns: A Systematic Review of Prospective Studies and Meta-Analysis
An adoption of the “HFV” diet that replicates the alkaline diet (lots of vegetables, fresh foods and no red meat, processed foods, sugar etc) has been proven to slow and turn around type-2 diabetes.

Acid–base balance may influence risk for insulin resistance syndrome by modulating cortisol outputhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306987704002981
High acidic, low alkaline diet leads to cortisol production, known to dramatically increase the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Alkalizing medical journals for those with kidney disease

Alkalize for Life's site listed many of the medical journals supporting the idea of an alkalized diet

 there are so many journals there will be separate posts by dis-ease. This is for those with kidney disease

Does correction of metabolic acidosis slow chronic kidney disease progression?
"Chronic acidosis is common among those with kidney disease and studies show that alkaline supplementation and diet can slow the progression of the disease"

Dietary acid load and metabolic acidosis in renal transplant recipientshttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22935845
"Acidosis is Prevalent in those with kidney problems, and an alkaline diet can help improve this by reducing the acidosis"

Influence of diet on acid-base balancehttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10923348
An acidic diet can be a contributor to renal (kidney) problems, and dietetic intervention with alkaline foods and substances can be advantageous.

medical journal for those alkalizing for decreasing pain for those with RA

Alkalize for Life's site listed many of the medical journals supporting the idea of an alkalized diet

 there are so many journals there will be separate posts by dis-ease. This is for those with RA.

Alkaline Mineral Supplementation Decreases Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: A Pilot Study

"Alkaline foods and supplementation of alkaline minerals can help with improved function and decreased pain in arthritis sufferers"

An acidic diet can increase the liklihood and intensity of pain, but a more alkaline diet can reduce this pain, specifically chronic back pain in this case.

medical journals for alkalizing for gout

Alkalize for Life's site listed many of the medical journals supporting the idea of an alkalized diet

 there are so many journals there will be separate posts by dis-ease. This is for those suffering from gout.

Effect of urine pH changed by dietary intervention on uric acid clearance mechanism of pH-dependent excretion of urinary uric acid
"An alkaline diet leads to a higher alkaline urine, providing an effective treatment of Hyperuricemia / Gout – alkalising helps remove uric acid from the body."

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


In Dr. Lustig's talk from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM , he suggests that people eat between 100 and 300 grams of fiber per day, where the average American eats less than 25 grams per day. He also suggests that smoothies grind the fiber too much to be used well. I had found that suggestion odd since so many "experts" recommend juicing and smoothies to increase one's fruit and vegetable intake. Not juicing made sense to me because the "pulp" was left behind and i had assumed the pulp was the majority of the fiber, both soluble and insoluble. I have been wondering why smoothies though. Everything that is placed in the blender, is in the smoothie, fiber and all right? 
I also know from courses taken and article read, fiber is important to diabetics to help control one's "sugar". 
Today i read an article from the Settle Times written by Barbara Quinn, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator.
I found this quote most interesting. 
"Here’s one way it may work: Dietary fiber — the indigestible part of a plant food — travels through the body ... undigested. When it reaches the lower end of the digestive tract (the colon), it becomes food for the friendly microbes (probiotics) that live there."
What if the fiber in smoothies is ground so fine that even the insoluble fiber can be absorbed leaving very little for the good bacteria to eat? 

If you are interested in more information on fiber. This is a great place to start  http://www.vegkitchen.com/nutrition/fiber/

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sprouting and its health benefits

A friend, Linda Daniels, introduced us to sprouting several years ago. She was told about the health benefits of sprouts and gave a mini class. Since the class, we have enjoyed lentil, red clover, and broccoli sprouts daily on our salads or just by the handful. Sometimes we sprout sunflower seeds and buckwheat grouts for greens as well.
She made a how-to video and recommended we follow the sprouting 101 school at

Today Dr. Joseph Mercola sent an article on broccoli and broccoli sprouts. The link is at the bottom. I found this portion of the article interesting.
"Sprouts—An Even More Potent Alternative
As stated earlier, about 10 broccoli spears per week has been shown to offer protection against prostate cancer, which isn’t a whole lot, but research14 has shown that fresh broccoli sprouts are FAR more potent, allowing you to eat far less in terms of quantity. This is also an excellent alternative if you don’t like the taste (or smell) of broccoli. In terms of research, even small quantities of broccoli sprout extracts have been shown to markedly reduce the size of rat mammary tumors that were induced by chemical carcinogens. According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University15:
"Three-day-old broccoli sprouts consistently contain 20 to 50 times the amount of chemoprotective compounds found in mature broccoli heads, and may offer a simple, dietary means of chemically reducing cancer risk.”
When compared to either broccoli or cauliflower, which also contains sulforaphane,16 three-day-old broccoli sprouts contain anywhere from 10 to 100 times higher levels of glucoraphanin, compared to the mature varieties. Best of all, you can grow broccoli sprouts at home quite easily and inexpensively. Another major benefit is that you don't have to cook them. They are eaten raw, usually as an addition to salad.
Furthermore, if you opt for mature broccoli heads, it becomes more important to make sure you’re purchasing a variety of high potency.17 In tests, the chemoprotective abilities of samples from 22 varieties of fresh and seven brands of frozen mature broccoli varied greatly. Fresh broccoli sprouts, on the other hand, are far more uniform in their potency.
Interestingly, researchers have found that an extract of broccoli sprouts helps protect your skin from sun damage, which could potentially lead to skin cancer. According to Dr. Paul Talalay, a professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore:18
"Cells contain an elaborate network of protective genes that code for proteins that protect against four principal injurious processes to which all of our cells are exposed and which are the causes of cancer, degenerative disease and aging. Those four processes are: oxidation; DNA damage; inflammation and radiation, namely ultraviolet radiation. The cells' protective system normally operates at about one-third capacity, so the real question is what would ramp up that system.
The highest doses of sulforaphane extract reduced UV-induced redness and inflammation (erythema) by an average of 37 percent, although protection varied from 8 percent to 78 percentIf you apply an extract of broccoli sprouts that contains high levels of sulforaphane to regions of human skin, you can protect them very substantially.” [Emphasis mine]

How to Grow Your Own Broccoli Sprouts

Broccoli sprouts look and taste similar to alfalfa sprouts, and are easily grown at home, even if you’re limited on space. I strongly recommend using organic seeds, and a pound of seeds will probably make over 10 pounds of sprouts. From the researcher’s calculations mentioned earlier, this can translate up to as much cancer protecting phytochemicals as 1,000 pounds (half a ton) of broccoli!
I used to grow sprouts in Ball jars over 10 years ago but stopped doing that. I am strongly convinced that actually growing them in soil is far easier and produces far more nutritious and abundant food. It is also less time consuming. With Ball jars, you need to rinse them several times a day to prevent mold growth. Trays also take up less space. I am now consuming one whole tray of sprouts every 2-3 days and to produce that much food with Ball jars I would need dozens of jars. I simply don't have the time or patience for that. You can find instructions on how to grow sprouts by viewing a step-by-step guide at rawfoods-livingfoods.com." "

 I love this quote from another link "The researchers also found that while the sulforaphane in broccoli is powerful, broccoli sprouts have more than 50 times more sulforaphane than the matured plant."
Read more at http://www.realfarmacy.com/study-shows-why-eating-broccoli-can-literally-save-your-life/#b7g4Pg5mKrQCizlU.99 

Here is a soaking/sprouting charts

great article from Hippocrates Health Institute on sprouting

A video from Nutritionalfacts.org

Sunday, September 8, 2013

blueberry cheezecake vs. blueberry cheesecake

 We made these as individual cheezecakes instead of using the 12" springform pan. The texture of the crust was similar to a graham cracker crust, The raisin gave it the correct amount of sweetness,
The cheezecake portion of this dessert was so creamy. We didn't add the stevia drops (because i forgot). Most of us thought it tasted great, but one person would have liked it a little sweeter, therefore the stevia would be needed for those with a sweet tooth. The "jelly" on top was sweet due to the 3 dates and tasted great; however, the texture was gelatinous, more like a jelly than a syrup topping due to the chia seeds.
Making this as individual cakes instead of the a 12" cheezecake, we were able to make 30 servings, ~ 100 g, (either one cupcake or two "mini" as a serving). Here is the nutritional information:
  Calories 230.3
  Total Fat 17.3 g
     Saturated Fat 8.0 g
     Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 g
     Monounsaturated Fat 6.2 g
  Cholesterol 0.0 mg
  Sodium 3.2 mg
  Potassium 182.6 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 18.1 g
     Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
     Sugars 10.7 g
  Protein 3.9 g

When one compared this healthier recipe to a 1 oz or 125 g serving of a typical cheesecake, it has about half the calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, very little sodium, no cholesterol, and 5 times the fiber content. We have copied the typical cheesecake nutritional information below.

  • Nutrition Facts
    Amount Per 1 piece (1 NLEA serving) (125 g)
    Calories 401

  • % Daily Value*
    Total fat 28 g43%
    Saturated fat 12 g60%
    Polyunsaturated fat 2 g
    Monounsaturated fat 11 g
    Cholesterol 69 mg23%
    Sodium 548 mg22%
    Potassium 113 mg3%
    Total Carbohydrate 32 g10%
    Dietary fiber 0.5 g2%
    Sugar 27 g
    Protein 7 g14%

  • Here is the healhier recipe link: http://www.rawguru.com/raw-food-recipes/wild-blueberry-cheesecake-with-blueberry-jelly-topping.html.html