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.