Our planet shelters 700,000 different species of living things, but only the animals we have domesticated and ourselves feed on cooked foods. Natural food should be raw, but unfortunately our stomach and intestines are normally unable to deal with-especially in cereal form; because we are not like the grain-eating birds that predigest food.
Professor Werner Kollath, German dietician and doctor of medicine, found a way to make wheat digestible without cooking it. This “Kollath breakfast” is not to be confused with Bircher-Muesli, which is based on fruit (grated apple, especially), condensed milk, lemon juice, and small quantity of flakes-and designed to increase the consumption of fruit with cereals as only a secondary ingredient. The Kollath breakfast is intended to make wheat easily digestible without cooking; the fruit is added to improve the taste and to complete the food value. This diet may not be acceptable to some people, as it includes a mixture of fruit and grain. You will have to try it to see if your body will accept the combination at all.
How to Prepare the Kollath Breakfast
The basic recipe that follows lists ingredients for one person:
2 to 3 tablespoons (20 to 40 grams) of fresh whole wheat flour
3 to 5 tablespoons water
1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup (15 grams) dried fruit, finely chopped
½ -1 cup (100 grams) apples, grated just before serving
(any other fresh fruit in season can be used)
1 tablespoon ground almonds or hazelnuts scattered over the top
In the evening: Place 2-3 tablespoons (20 to 40 grams) fresh wheat flour into a bowl (your coffee grinder will make the wheat grains into flour in a few seconds).
Add 3 to 5 tablespoons water. Never add milk.
Stir, and then leave it at room temperature until next morning.
The cereal will go on swelling through the night, and by morning it will have become a firm paste, and chemical changes will have taken place through fermentation-a process responsible for the value as well as the digestibility of the Kollath breakfast.
In another dish, soak 2 to 3 tablespoons (15 grams) of dried fruits (figs, raisins, or dates) finely chopped.
Next morning: Mix the contents of both bowls using the water in which the dried fruit was soaked, and adding 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice together with ½ -1 cup (100 grams) grated apples or pears, or any other fruit in season: crushed cherries, strawberries, plums, peaches, etc.
Dust the mixture with the crushed almonds or hazelnuts.
You can vary the mixture according to taste, adding fresh cream, almond paste, or hazelnut spread, or alternatively, a teaspoon of honey. Each person should. Each person should be given 4 to 6 tablespoons of the mixture.
The apple must be granted just before serving to avoid oxidation (always use stainless steel grater), because the pulp must remain white. The meal should be juicy but not liquid.
If you are still hungry afterward you may eat a little whole grain bread, with cottage cheese made from skimmed milk. Regular use of Kollath’s breakfast will result in these effects:
A feeling of satisfaction for at least next four hours. No false hunger during the morning-no bloated sensation in the stomach.
The weight will adjust itself. Those who wish to slim not fell hungry before lunch, and therefore will not require so large meal. Those, in the other hand, who wish to put on weight, will find their digestion improving, and with this there will be increase of weight. It seems paradoxical, but is, in fact, quite logical.
Constipation, a factor in auto-intoxication, is banished. Because this breakfast is a detoxifier any signs of tiredness and exhaustion that point to the accumulation of toxins, rather than to real fatigue, will disappear.
Physical and intellectual efficiency increases.
There is a feeling of general well-being that comes from improved biological balance.
Inner happiness and satisfaction will banish all cravings for stimulants, such as coffee, tobacco, or alcohol will go way too.
The powers of concentration increase, because the digestive system is not overloaded with a heavy meal. Remember that digestion accounts for 70% of available nervous energy.
Resistance to stress improves.
Composition of the blood improves. The multiplication of the skin cells, resulting from better irrigation of the subcutaneous tissues, makes the complexion rosy, and banishes eczema, boils and dry skin.
The hair becomes supple and alive. Dr.Kollath has even cited cases where regular use of this breakfast formula has put a stop to graying hair and allowed the normal color to return.
The nails become shiny, and lose their fragility.
The teeth improve. Dr. Kollath can cite instances where paradentosis, for which so far no cure has yet been found, has not only been stopped, but has retrogressed. Teeth which had become lose have tightened in their sockets.
The skeletal structure is strengthened, so the fractures become less common, and, if an accident occurs, the bones knit more quickly.
Cereals and fruit taste good together in the Kollath breakfast. The odor of the fresh ground flour is blended with the fragrance of the fruit.
Carefully prepared, the breakfast becomes a delicacy varied in its composition by the use of a seasonal fruits. The fruits add its juicy freshness to the cereal, and by stimulating the salivary glands, assists, from the moment it enters the mouth, in preparing the alimentary bolus, so that the food is better assimilated and with the least expenditure of energy.
The B complex vitamins found in fresh flour are added to the vitamin content of the fruit. Organic acids in fresh fruits are neutralized by the carbohydrates in the cereal. Preparation is easy, and simple, since there is no morning cooking required at a time when there is often a minute to spare. Try it faithfully for a few weeks and see the results!