Sunday Square Share
Where I Share something to TRY, something to AVOID,
something to READ, and something to WATCH
Spirulina is a blue green micro-algae that grows in alkaline water. It is the world healthiest food rich in beta carotene (10 times more concentrated than carrots) and phytonutrients. This tiny aquatic plant offers 60% all-vegetable protein (with all the essential amino acids), essential vitamins (high in Vit-B12 and Vit-B complex) and phytonutrients such as the antioxidant beta carotene, the rare essential fatty acid GLA, sulfolipids, glycolipids and polysaccharides.
- General use: To take 3 to 10 grams (1 to 2 teaspoons) a day, will provide significant health benefits.
- Spirulina is easily to be digested, so nutrients are absorbed quickly.
- Spirulina is the most extensively researched food microalgae, well documented in numerous books, journal articles, and periodicals.
- Many people use Spirulina in their own self-care strategy for more energy, nutritional insurance, weight control and cleansing.
- Athletes discover more endurance and strength.
- Mix Spirulina powder in fruit juice or cool water. For cooking, add to soups, pastas, etc.. Preferably between or before meals for good nutrition without the heaviness of bulky food.
- FOOD COLORING!! Spirulina makes an excellent food coloring. I’ve used spirulina to color frosting, syrup, sugar, and more! Check out my Facebook page to see the GREEN foods I made for St. Patty’s Day!
There’s really no need to list all the reason’s NOT to consume a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake (because there are 54 of them right here: HuffPost: What’s Really in McD’s St. Paddy Shake). The average person knows that anything from McDonald’s is far from good for you, but what exactly makes the shakes (yes all of them) so bad? Well let’s first take a deep breath and remember the whole reason we put food and drink into our body… NOURISHMENT!
To nourish is to provide substance necessary for growth, health, and good condition. But some might say, “What’s wrong with a little treat now and then?”
Well of course we all need a treat now and then! BUT our treats should not do the exact opposite of nourish! CANCER, Obesity, ADD/ADHD, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and so many other diseases and health concerns are directly caused by the un-nourishing “food” we put in our bodies. Check out my earlier post for more about the connections between food and diet here: Diet and Health BEFORE 1984. So instead of putting a TON of empty calories (820 to be exact) and foreign chemicals into your body take some genuine me-time to prepare yourself a treat that’s not only good tasting but good for you too! Here’s a Healthy Shamrock Shake you can whip up by Health Starts in the Kitchen!
Food. There’s plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it?
Because most of what we’re consuming today is not food, and how we’re consuming it — in the car, in front of the TV, and increasingly alone — is not really eating. Instead of food, we’re consuming “edible foodlike substances” — no longer the products of nature but of food science. Many of them come packaged with health claims that should be our first clue they are anything but healthy. In the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we seem to become.
But if real food — the sort of food our great grandmothers would recognize as food — stands in need of defense, from whom does it need defending? From the food industry on one side and nutritional science on the other. Both stand to gain much from widespread confusion about what to eat, a question that for most of human history people have been able to answer without expert help. Yet the professionalization of eating has failed to make Americans healthier. Thirty years of official nutritional advice has only made us sicker and fatter while ruining countless numbers of meals.
Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words…. read the rest here: http://michaelpollan.com/books/in-defense-of-food/
Every day we are bombarded with messages about food. What to eat and what not to eat, but what can science tell us? To test the effects of food in our bodies BBC commissioned top scientists from around the world. Want to know what food really does to your body? Forget the headlines, watch our intriguing investigations with 500 volunteers as we expose the real science behind the food we eat.
Watch this documentary for free online at Top Documentary Films: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/truth-about-food/
Ok now it’s YOUR turn to share! What’s new that you’ve tried? What types of foods or ingredients do you avoid? What are you reading? What are you watching? Leave your answers in a comment!
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