Saturday, June 24, 2017

Super Easy ( & Super Tasty) Way to More Energy Now!!


Dragging around?
Need more energy?
No medical reason?

It's time to take a look at what you're eating!

While you may be eating good nutritious food, it's possible that you're eating too many foods with a high glycemic index.

The glycemic index (GI) is a scale of how rapidly the carbohydrate in food is released into the blood stream and put into storage by the body.

Foods with a high GI (70 or more) get gobbled up and stored quickly as body fat.

Foods with a low GI (less than 55) are used for energy immediately.

Simply by eating foods with a low GI index, you'll have energy now - when you need it.
Foods with a lower GI are often an easy swap.  Eating All Bran cereal instead of Grape Nuts. Choosing brown rice instead of white.  Enjoying premium ice cream instead of the cheap stuff.  Eating corn chips instead of fruit roll ups.  
Here's a link with 100 commonly eaten foods to get you started.  More complete lists are available (many for free) on line.
http://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/glycemic-index-and-glycemic-load-for-100-foods

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Power Porridge

Tastes like fancy oatmeal.
You'll never know the difference but your body will.
Both buckwheat (GI 45) and rye (GI 34) are low on the glycemic scale.  Adding them to oatmeal (GI 53) lowers the overall GI to a mere GI of 44 per serving.
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Serves 2 to 4

1/4 cup cream of buckwheat cereal
1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal (not steel cut,instant or quick cooking)
1/4 cup cream of rye cereal
2 1/2 cups water

Mix everything together in a small pot. Bring to a boil on high. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes (uncovered) or until it's the consistency you like. Serve with power toppings.


Power Toppings:
(Choose any or all. Must have raw foods daily to unlock enzymes.)

Fresh apple
Raw cranberries
Walnuts, pecans, sun flower seeds, and/or pumpkin seeds
Wheat germ
Milk (any type - cow, soy, coconut, rice or almond)
Sweetener - Maple syrup, brown sugar, agave, honey
Bee pollen

Go easy on the brown sugar, honey and maple syrup which will boost the GI.

Artificial sweetener is not recommended. It zaps energy.

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