Need a quick lunch that is equally quick, healthy, and delicious?
(from Jessica’s blog, @more_than_food)
When we feel those sinus-like symptoms start to kick in, our society tends to turn
very quickly to antibiotics. These antibiotics eliminate the harmful bacteria
that are intruding on our systematic physiological flow (“anti”- against, “biotic”- living organisms).
Unfortunately, they also destroy the thriving bacteria that keep our guts strong.
We have so much concern with bacteria in and on our bodies that we go to extreme
lengths to eradicate them- all of them (which means destroying the destructive
and beneficial little buggers alike).
Here is a run-down of what happens when antibiotics are introduced to the body:
Now, please do not misunderstand me- I believe antibiotics can have their place in our lives (i.e. in emergency situations). However, when we take them, we have to be so intentional about also giving our bodies plenty of probiotics to help support our gut’s natural ability to rid itself of harmful illnesses. In Joyce Killian’s article “The Overlooked Role of Probiotics in Human Health” in Life Extension Magazine, April 2012, she explains the impact that probiotics have on a person’s overall health. Our bodies depend on these organisms for healthy immune functioning (as the gut is host to more than 70% of the immune system), decreased inflammation, and gut flora balance. Probiotics also group together to line the intestinal walls, hence acting as a shield against the determined and harmful bacteria that want to escape into the body. Protecting the gut is foundational to a healthy and thriving body.
Food sources of probiotics
Kombucha (fermented tea)
Organic Keifer (from grass-fed animals)
Organic Whole Fat Plain Yogurt (from grass-fed animals)
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This past Friday, I went over to my friend, Dr. David Jockers office for some catching up and bonding time.
He was going to make me lunch and since he knows that I am paleo, I figured I would be receiving a chicken salad, burger, or something else along the cavemen diet. Instead, he made me a pudding that was delicious, super healthy, and simple to make.
The pudding was packed with good fats for metabolism, a super-food to regulate hormones, and grass-fed whey for great protein. I wanted to share this healthy lunch recipe with you as I am making it a few more times this week.
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Image credit to https://drjockers.com/chocolate-pudding/
This recipe includes putting 3 ingredients into a blender and the way you have it right is when it tastes good. Here is how I usually make it:
This protein is by far the best in the market and gold standard for many Crossfit athletes. We just started carrying it as the whey is from grass-fed cows and there are no sugar, additives, or soy. If you have a protein powder now, let’s have a look at the ingredients and if you do not have a protein powder you take then this one is a must!
Maca is a tuber similar to a potato. Maca is well known for its ability to stimulate hormones and help keep them regulated. In todays World with low T levels and complete hormonal imbalances this super-food is essential.
So What do you think of our healthy lunch recipe? Try our this easy to do chocolate hormone pudding and let us know in the comments below if you like it!