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And for the RAW FOOD side of my life….
We have all heard how great all of the Omegas are but the biggest star of the trio is OMEGA-3!!!!
The benefits of Omega-3′s are as follows: reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke while helping to reduce symptoms of hypertension, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), joint pain and other rheumatoid problems, as well as certain skin ailments. Some research has even shown that omega-3s can boost the immune system and help protect us from an array of illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease. However, the latest research shows that the most promising health effects of essential fatty acids are achieved through a proper balance between omega-3s and omega-6s. The ratio to shoot for, experts say, is roughly 4 parts omega-3s to 1 part omega-6s.
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are important in the normal functioning of all tissues of the body. Deficiencies are responsible for a host of symptoms and disorders including abnormalities in the liver and kidney, changes in the blood, reduced growth rates, decreased immune function, depression, and skin changes, including dryness and scaliness.
Where do I find Omega-3? Where do I find Omega-6?
Omega 3 can be found in walnuts, hemp seeds & hemp oil, algae, flax seeds and flax oil, Pumpkin Seeds & Pumpkin oil.
Omega 6 can be found in flax seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds and grape seeds. Food sources of Omega 6 fatty acids include pistachios, olive oil, chestnut oil and olives.
Where do I start?
I asked myself the same question. The best answer I could come up with was make RAW GRANOLA!!!
Here is my favorite recipe, (RAW of course) and I will update with pictures a bit later this week! I am always finding options that are better and better!! This is my fave at the moment!!!
¼ cup Walnuts
2 tablespoon Almonds
1 tablespoon Cashews
2 tablespoon Sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon Pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon Ground flaxseed
3 tablespoon Raisins
1 tablespoon Golden raisins
Cinnamon to taste
Agave nectar or raw honey to taste/desired consistency
Preparation: Throw it all in a blender/food processor and pulse/blend until it’s crumbly enough for you! (Serving Size 1) I use a combo of almond milk with a banana in the blender as my nut milk for this granola!!! and it usually makes enough for two portions for the day. Although serving size states one on Gone Raw.
For all of the avid readers out there…
A new book will be out in bookstores on April 7, 2010. It is called: THE REMEDY – By Super Nova Slom
Erykah Badu º Hype Williams º Tyson Beckford º Chuck D
º Meylissa Ford º Jim Jonesº Rodney Jerkins all have something to say in this book! Stay tuned…I have pre-ordered this book!!!
For more information go to: The Remedy