One of my favorite songs.
today we are talking healing.
ever have a bug that just lingers like a fog or a boo boo that stays red around the edges for days? well, maybe this will give us a natural body weapon. amino acids are apparently the key to healing with gusto! make sure your meals and snacks have lots of fish, chicken, eggs (especially the whites), brown rice, walnuts, almonds and sunflower seeds.
some studies show that vitamin C and zinc can also help. drink a glass of OJ and eat the daily recommended amount of fruit and produce, for real. we say we are but if we measure and weigh for one day most of us come up short in these departments.
a fortified breakfast cereal is an easy way to get zinc. and for healing power, if we take multivitamins, we need to choose one that delivers B12 and iron, both of which aid bone marrow in forming new blood cells.
finally, consider how cool this one amino acid is – a Harvard study found that folks who got the amino acid glutamine intravenously after surgery spent four fewer days in the hospital. how cool is that?
the Lord has put us together in marvelous and mysterious ways!
in trying to make nutrient-rich meals for my mom who lives with us i began making a high-fiber oatmeal for her in the morning along with her beloved coffee (don’t tell her it’s decaf!). anyway, as time has gone by, without realizing it i was adding more and more of what i love and add to my own oatmeal to this oatmeal and then eating half of it while i fed her. she still loves it but i’m thinkin it’s maybe just as much for me now 🙂 .
oh, what creatures of habit we are….
adding spices to you meal might lower your risk for heart disease!
spices can reduce the levels of triglycerides – fat in your blood that’s linked to heart problems – by 30%. researchers believe that the high levels of antioxidants found in spices with bold flavors slow the digestion of food and absorption of fat.
best bets: paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, rosemary oregano, black pepper and garlic powder.