Life has been busy lately. Volunteering, juice-making, kids, husband, housework and recipe testing has left this girl a bit burnt out. My blog has been neglected this past week. Since I'll be in Long Beach this weekend for the VIP Mega Conference all weekend, I don't feel too bad. I predict lots of great posts coming your way!
When I was a kid, I loved reading random tidbits about information. I'm that girl who knows crazy and random information. I still remember my phone number from 1st grade and can rattle off the entire 1988 McDonald's menu. I'm serious. Next time you see me, I promise to do it for you.
While looking through all my notebooksfrom school, I thought it would be fun to do a post on some of the random facts I learned. If you're like me, you'll never forget them!
If you believe you have a food allergy, ask yourself if you would rather have cake or ice cream? We prefer what we are allergic to. Cake=Wheat Allergy and Ice Cream=Dairy Allergy
If your eyes itch on the inner corner, you have a food allergy
Drinking cow’s milk reduces vitamin d absorption
Eating red meat makes you 3x more likely to develop colon cancer
Cheese really is addicting. When you eat it, your body produces opiates.
The seven most common allergens are corn, soy, wheat, dairy, citrus, coffee and eggs.
Wheat is the #1 reason people feel fatigued. Coffee is #2
Food loses 2/3 of it’s antioxidants once cooked
Raw honey and algae can replace allergy shots
You can’t digest calcium without magnesium
Quinoa is the only grain that is a perfect protein (contains all amino acids of meat)
How we raise livestock (factory farming) creates more environmental problems than anything else.
Emotions play a huge role in digestion
All disease can be traced back to the lymphatic system
Stick out your tongue. It should be pink. If it’s red, that is a sign of inflammation
Lunch should be your largest meal of the day
If you do drink coffee, you should drink it at lunch
The biggest cause for cravings is lack of water
I wish Girl Scout Cookies were a superfood (Had to throw that in there. They’re out in full force right now.)
Americans get 1/3 of calories from outside the home
A regular Denny’s breakfast has between 3200 and 6700 mg of sodium. People with high blood pressure should consume no more than 1500 a day.
If you had lots of ear infections as a baby, chances are you have a milk allergy.
If you crave carbs, up your fat intake. If you crave sugar, up your protein.
It’s the 4th law of the universe, that for every diet, there will be a binge.
Artificial food colorings are illegal in Europe because of the lengthy list of side effects.
Celery and Apples are the two most contaminated produce items when not purchased organically.
If you want to know how many grams of fiber your child should be consuming, take their age and add a 5 to it.
Did you learn something?
Feel free to comment if you want to learn more about any of these facts! I'd be happy to do a post on them in the future :)