I have problems at work. I have a desk job, and I often get the munchies, not because I’m hungry, mainly because my senses require stimulation. I get bored. With my recent switch to Sustarianism, I’ve developed a vending machine vendetta. The Mars a day (helps you work rest and play, as the tag line went…in the 90’s) was making me sluggish, the diet coke break was not living up to any of my expectations and as for the crisps pfff… it had to stop.
I avoid all contact with my old vending friend – I’ve got new friends now, but more about them in a minute.
Interesting article on chocolate bars, the bitter truth a great insight into some of the scandalous practices that go on within this industry, From human trafficking, to child labour.
And as f0r snacking, It was virtually unknown before the second world war, It is now one of the main cause of obesity and considered a constant major growth sector for the food and drink industry. On average people eat around 3 snacks a day on top of their ordinary meals.
Needless to say, the world isn’t getting any lighter or healthier for that matter, So with this lot in mind, I made the switch, to seed.
Now if I’m at my desk in need I have a ‘seed me’ moment. Could sound a bit dodgy, but stay with me:
The are healthy, low in calories and full of nutrients. Check out my mix:
These seeds are from the mint family. Extremely tiny, yet extremely potent, these small seeds are packed full of fiber, protein, nutrient oils, various antioxidants and even calcium.
Studies show that chia seeds stabilize the blood sugar, promote heart health, as well as increase weight loss. These amazing little seeds are an excellent source of high-quality fats, as they are made up of 34% pure omega-3.
Sesame seeds are very high in calcium, magnesium, zinc, fiber, iron, B1 and phosphorus. Possessing important cholesterol-fighting fibers, studies show that these seeds can lower blood pressure, as well as protect the liver from damage. Sesame seeds also may help prevent many health problems, including PMS
The perfect phytochemical-rich seed for those of us looking to lose weight, as they promote healthy digestion and increase fiber intake.
Sunflower seeds are also extremely rich in folate, a very important nutrient for women. They are packed full of good fats, antioxidant-rich Vitamin E , selenium and copper, all crucial elements in supporting heart health and balancing troublesome cellular damage.
Hemp seeds are truly a super food, as they are packed with an impressive list of nutritional attributes. Perfectly balanced with a three to one omega-6 to omega-3 oil ratio, they are also an excellent source of gamma linoleic and acid.
Containing 10 essential amino acids, hemp seeds are composed of over thirty percent pure protein, making them an excellent daily protein source. They are also composed of 40 percent fiber, the highest amount of any grain on earth!
Method: Mix a few good heaped spoonful’s of each into an airtight container, preferably one that fits a small spoon. Shake and take a few spoons if your energy dips. Try it for a week, you’ll be amazed. Then come back and tell me what’s in your mix??