Do you wake up famished but have limited time to eat? Try to get into the habit of soaking your grain of choice the night before. All grains contain phytates or phytic acid and if not soaked will bind with vitamins and minerals and prevent their absorption. Unfermented grains can lead to bone loss and other complications.
Start out by measuring 1/2 cup of teff, amaranth, steel cut oats, quinoa flakes, sweet brown rice or buckwheat. Place into a small bowl and cover w/filtered water. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, lemon or whey to help it ferment. Next morning, drain, place in a pot w/1 cup of filtered water and /or rice milk. Allow it to simmer w/lid ajar.
Prepare for your day in the meantime. Come back and give the grain a stir. When thickened but creamy, turn off the stove, pour it in a bowl and add rice milk, a sliver of organic butter, ground cinnamon, a touch of maple syrup and a handful of pumpkin seeds.
You will start your day feeling energized! These ancient grains are not only high in fiber but are a rich source of B vitamins and minerals.
An alternative to the above is to place 7 or 8 different grains, seeds and nuts in equal amounts in a food processor, grind and store in the refrigerator. Soak 1/3 cup of the cereal w/warm filtered water to cover. Soak overnight w/a cover. In the morning, it will be ready to eat. You can add a touch of honey or maple syrup, date or banana slices or some other fruit and chia or flax seeds for the omega 3 essential fatty acids.
The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat. -Albert Einstein
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. -Buddha
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. -Buddha
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death. -Buddha
To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. -Buddha
I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true. -Audrey Hepburn
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. -Mark Twain
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. -Mahatma Gandhi
The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not. -Mark Twain
Not necessity, not desire – no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything – health, food, a place to live, entertainment – they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied. -Friedrich Nietzsche
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. -Thomas Jefferson
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning. -Thomas Jefferson
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health. -Henry David Thoreau
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. -Lao Tzu
The first wealth is health. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Attention to health is life’s greatest hindrance. -Plato
And so our goal on health care is, if we can get, instead of health care costs going up 6 percent a year, it’s going up at the level of inflation, maybe just slightly above inflation, we’ve made huge progress. And by the way, that is the single most important thing we could do in terms of reducing our deficit. That’s why we did it. -Barack Obama
It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label. -Barack Obama
But if you – if what – the reports are true, what they’re saying is, is that as a consequence of us getting 30 million additional people health care, at the margins that’s going to increase our costs, we knew that. -Barack Obama
After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land. -Barack Obama
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. -Jiddu Krishnamurti
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins. Jim Rohn
Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society. -Karl Marx
Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself. -George Bernard Shaw
Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not. -George Bernard Shaw
It’s no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. -Jiddu Krishnamurti
Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health. -Carl Jung
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn’t much better than tedious disease. -Alexander Pope
Health consists with temperance alone. -Alexander Pope
The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny. -Colin Powell