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Chaya - A live dark green food.

Another key to excellent health is the use of a live, dark green food containing all the essential vitamins.

This is the most noticeable thing missing in the average person's diet.  Alfalfa, "father of all foods" and wheatgrass are well documented for their high nutritional content, ability to revitalize the cells and for their healing qualities.  My favorite green food is Chaya which I grow all around my garden in Mexico.  It is a small tree with edible leave that taste similar to spinach.

The ancient Mayans considered Chaya to be not only a perfect food, but also one of their top herbs used in all illness.  If has more than twice the amount of vitamins of alfalfa.

Like wheatgrass, Chaya has been know to eliminate cancer cells because of the presence of hydrocyanic acid.  The high concentration of chlorophyll is antiseptic and an excellent detoxifier.  These live green foods have essential amino acids, enzymes and high quality protein.  They build the blood and support good health by nourishing the entire body.

A "live dark green food" is best described as a living vegetable (freshly harvested) or sprouted seeds.  When not available, it is easier to find other fresh green foods such as: spinach, parsley, watercress, dandelion greens, kale, Bok-Choy, Swiss chard, beet greens, collard greens, broccoli, bell peppers and chili peppers.

Other "green food options:" Powdered young barley greens, wheatgrass, spirulina, liquid chlorophyll or blue green algae.

These various "panaceas" may not cure everything, but they definitely play a decisive role in the biochemical processes in the human body, helping it to heal itself and reach an optimum health level.  When in balance, our complex immune system functions automatically.  It is through our interference with natural processes that disease sets in.

You can eat the chaya plain, put it in a salad with oil and vinegar or use as an herb in spaghetti. Prior to use, soak the leaves in purified water.  If you are living in an area where you are not sure about the water, put in a few drops of iodine or chlorine.

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