nutrition

Wait, no peanut butter?

I spent a good portion of my morning getting my mind blown about the super foods that were now deemed super bad. The bad list: tomatoes (just the pulp is okay), beans (lectin), wheat bread and grains (fattening cause it makes you crave sugar and other bad Microbiota, meat (antibiotics in the meat passed through), and worst, peanut butter and cashew that…are not nuts (more lectin poisoning), but come from a fruit [thanks, Keaton].

Super take-aways: Eat 70% cacao, drink lots of coffee, and drink olive oil (but not with that bread!) I’m still gonna eat baguettes – I don’t care.

Here are some alternatives he’s written about, and we’ll see if they go on my list of consumables.

Healthy Substitutions for Your Favorite Lectin-Rich Foods
http://gundrymd.com/healthy-substitutions/

So the point is – intestine health requires less poisoning and deteriorating by GROWING a good microbiota environment down there with prebiotics (more research to come) not worthless probiotics that just die.

Trying to absorb some info from MayoClinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/probiotics/faq-20058065
Will need to add more tables with this; https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/19-best-prebiotic-foods

Makes me wanna cry:
https://lahealthyliving.com/health/case-peanut-butter-even-organic-peanut-butter-bad/

“Peanuts contain anti-nutrient lectins:
Legumes such as peanuts contain anti-nutrient lectins. These are sticky proteins which are almost impossible to digest. Lectins have been shown to strip away mucous from the small intestine, which is one of the main culprits and cause of many autoimmune diseases like IBS, Crohn’s, colitis, thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and arthritis. Now, it is true that most foods contain lectins, however certain foods have a high concentration of this substance (such as legumes and grains). Legumes also cause “Leaky Gut” which leads to increased inflammation in your gut.”

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nutrition

So berry fresh and so clean, clean

Everyday you bathe and rinse, so should those berries! Don’t forget to give them a few minutes with the vinegar rinse and dry.

I did the science experiment and watched my rinsed batch keep for almost two weeks. Do you know how many dollars I’ve saved per organic berry capita! I will add all the other vinegar projects on their own page soon. See that big bottle I’ve made – I could keep kegs of this for everything in my house. Now if I could just learn to make Adobo.

Rinse: 2/3 parts vinegar to 1/3 parts water 
Don’t forget to rinse unless you like vinegary fruits which can be tasty.


Lastly, dry off the berries unless you ate them all while do this. I will put a napkin with them into the container and let them breathe. Each precious little berry is so worth the rinse.  

Part Deux: Lunch Prep – 2 Ways no Waste  

Glad and Rubbermaid failed to make the container tops stay near the containers. I have no idea where the tops have gone, maybe into the dishwasher. So here’s an idea that came to mind. Reuse the blueberry container you would have thrown away. Yes there are holes. So the day of simply sack into a plastic baggy.