To emanate natural positive energy, we must- Eat For Energy!
Drink at least 2 litres of water a day. Being dehydrated can make you feel fatigued and often send us to the coffee machine for all the wrong kinds of energy. We are over 80% water- look down at that body of yours- 80% of it is water and that water a part of the required energy conversion processes within your body. Its also one of the easiest ways to assist in preventing stroke and heart disease, water simply thins out the blood which will in turn make it easier to pump around your body- blood contains oxygen! Oxygen is also required for energy conversion.
Move over spinach, Kale is here. Kale is delicious, full of Iron, is alkalizing and contains easily digestible proteins- so it’s great for the bowels too! Kale is higher in Iron than Spinach and able to be substituted in any recipe where spinach is required. Extremely high in Vitamin A makes Kale great for eye health. Kale is chock full of Vitamin K- what our blood needs to clot. There are many varieties of Kale with varying degrees of bitterness and sweetness. Dinosaur Kale is one of my favourites when sautéing or steaming. Don’t ever boil your Kale, you lose to much of the Nutrients.
Chock full of vitamins and minerals, however their best feature is the high Anthocyanins- a powerful antioxidant that has been proven to lower blood pressure by up to 15%. Anthocyanins have also been proven to promote brain health by reducing short term memory loss and Alzheimer’s. With more Vitamin C & K, fibre and antioxidants than another Anthocyanins containing fruit, eggplant- makes blueberries a better choice.
Contains such a high amount of protein that it is comparable to meat. With healthy fats, a whole lot of Vitamins- especially Vitamin C and fibre, Edamame beans are a great snack alone, or used like regular beans in salads, soups and dips.
Or “Cacahuatl” as it was known to the ancient Aztecs, can be used as medicine for the mood- if not the body, as long as you are eating the right type of chocolate. As long as there is a high content cacao in your chocolate- at least 50%, then your chocolate is considered a super food and will be chock full of antioxidants- in fact raw cacao bean is probably the most chemically complex food in the world. Chocolate is the highest anti oxidant food in the world- up to 20x greater in anti oxidants than green tea, 30x high than red wine 15 x higher than blueberries- so yes, its safe to say- dark chocolate helps reduce fatigue! Did you know the cacao bean contains more Vitamin C than any seed or nut on the planet and is one of the highest sources of Vitamin C of any other foods? Surprisingly high in fibre and packed with Tryptophan which promotes a feeling of wellbeing and elevates mood. Chocolate also helps your blood flow more smoothly- isn’t this fabulous! Chocolate reduces clotting and improves arterial function. Dark chocolate- get into it!
Closer to spinach than wheat in its origin, this seed contains all 9 essential amino acids that make it a complete protein food, so nutrient rich is quinoa that it was one of the foods NASA sent into space with its astronauts! Quinoa is a high manganese food
A rich source of heart healthy mono unsaturated fats and a high percentage of Omega 3 fats eating just one hand full daily can reduce your risk of cardio vascular disease by up to 50%. Walnuts contain a large number of anti inflammatory nutrients that are considered anti cancer and particularly beneficial in prevention of breast and prostate cancers.
A member of the morning glory family puts sweet potato closer to road side bushes than they are to an actual potatoes. So don’t sweat the carb content, they are full of complex Carbohydrate, this makes sweet potato the best source of fuel for your body. Complex carbs digest more slowly than other carbs- which is great for decreasing risks of diabetes or helping someone to overcome and reverse their insulin resistance. Extremely rich in Vitamin A, this promotes better eye health and vision- especially at night and high in Beta Carotene. Studies have shown that diets high in Beta Carotene provide significantly better liver function than those without a diet high in Beta Carotene. Sweet potato is also high in manganese- which has been shown to reduce symptoms of PMS in women!
Rehydrates your body better than anything else! It is the closest thing to human blood there is thanks to it electrolyte profile of magnesium potassium phosphorous calcium and sodium. Those electrolytes are great to balance our nervous system and reduce blood pressure. Full of anti viral and anti fungal nutrients, it is also anti bacterial and anti microbial. There is so much goodness from our mother earth- why would we consider junk food? The nutrient dense profile of coconut water is a natural energy drink- some people use sports drinks, id rather use the water of a coconut.
Marine Phyto plankton
Jacques Cousteau has a lot to say about marine phyto plankton. MPP are the producers of the proteins that feed our Whales. Whales produce the biggest nervous system in the world, but are fuelled by these tiny micro algae’s called marine phyto plankton. The oils of DHA and EPA that are found in all our fish and the whales come from marine phyto plankton. Very likely the most nutritious food in the world, MPP contains every known mineral and all the essential fatty acids and amino acids- which makes it a complete protein source. The richest source of chlorophyll there is, marine phyto plankton is unsurpassed by ANYTHING!
I think the best thing we can do to keep from negativity and jealousy is to be kind and show understanding for those that for some reason have not yet found their own “happy”. Maybe its their life circumstance, strains from their children, a lack of their own self worth- there are many reason people display jealousy and are not yet as happy as some of us happy souls. We all have different gifts, adversities and challenges of our own- it would be nice if the jealous and not so positive people of this world would recognise this. If one looks like they are on top of the world, or higher than life, perhaps that is because they have been through the lowest of lows. Whatever it is, happiness is all you can wish for others and yourself- the best thing one can find is happiness with one’s self. Then there is no room for jealousy or anger.
“When you’re moving in the positive- your destination is the brightest star” SW