As I get older, I find myself looking at my life through the lens of does this gives me energy or does it take energy.
I've found it cuts out a lot of the nonsense. Starting with the food you eat is an easy way to start.
Before you sit down to a plate of food or the next time you mindlessly snack on something, pay attention to how you feel. You'd be surprised by the energy imprint the food you eat leaves behind. It's beyond food groups, carbs, and calories. It's priceless feedback your body is trying to give you.
For me, cutting out sugar is like cutting out gossip. Both leave me feeling yucky and drained. However, replacing the sweet urge with fruit makes me feel lighter and more flexible same way talking to someone about what they love inspires me.
I know it is different from conventional wisdom are dieting, but it's a fun and exciting way to get to know yourself and what works for your body.
This is my favorite recipe to add to my daily diet when I'm low on energy and need a pick me up. Try it and see how it makes you feel!!!
1 cup arame
3 tbsp soy sauce ( I like shoyu but braggs will work too)
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp chopped ginger
1 clove garlic minced
Cover arame with water, soak until soft. Drain. Whisk together all the other ingredients and toss in the arame. Add toasted seasme seeds, carrots, or any other veggies you like.
Rich in antioxidants: antioxidants rid the body of cancer-causing free radicals and eliminate inflammation within the body, which can result in chronic pain and disease.
Protection against environmental toxins: seaweed has strong chelating properties, which provides protection against heavy metals. The chlorophyll found in seaweed eliminates toxins that accumulate over time such as cadmium, mercury, pesticides, and industrial pollutants.
Nutrient rich: arame seaweed is rich in essential micronutrients such as calcium, iron, zinc, manganese, vitamins A and K, and iodine. It is harvested during the springtime when nutrient levels of the ocean are highest.
Immune system support: The antioxidant and micronutrient level of arame strengthens the immune system – preventing illness by giving your body the tools to fight back.
Regulation of hormone levels: estrogen and estradiol are two hormones that ensure the proper function of sexual organs. The iodine content in arame can help to regulate these hormones, improve libido, and assist with female fertility. Arame has been shown in various studies to reduce ovarian cysts and ease PMS symptoms.
Improved hair, skin, and nails: the nutrients in arame improve the elasticity of skin while the antioxidants and minerals draw toxins from the dermal tissue. Arame also contains Omega 3 fatty acids, which reduces inflammation in skin and strengthens hair and nails.
Blood purifying: The chemical composition of arame is able to regulate and purify the blood by drawing out and eliminating toxins.
Reduces acidity: The nutrient level of arame increases the pH of blood, neutralizing tissue that is too acidic. High acidity levels are most often attributed to a modern diet of over-processed foods.