It is always hard going back to work after a wonderful week off! I did not want to get up today. Luckily I could sleep in a bit because it is my OFF day from exercise.
I’m not sure why but my right foot is hurting a bit.
I Googled common foot injuries when running, and I couldn’t find anything specific to the ache that I have- on the top of the foot. Anyone know?
It is nothing major though. I am sure I will be up and running by tomorrow. :)
This morning I used my new Motar and Pestle and grounded up some fresh flax on my cereal:
In You, The Owner’s Manual, Dr. Oz says that Omega-3 fatty acids are like ‘WD-40 for the body. They help provide lubrication that the joints need to function. By keeping the joints lubed you experience less friction, less grinding, and less pain as you age. They can decrease inflammation in inflamed joints.”
All the better reason to get enough when exercising!
After: (I should have grounded these a bit more but I was pressed for time!)
Because Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely unstable, make sure you store freshly milled flax seed in an air tight container in the fridge. Freshly milled flax seed is the only way you will ensure that you are obtaining these beneficial fatty acids. That’s why doctors always recommend to buy whole flax and then mill your own. (Source: Foods That Fight Cancer, By: Richard Beliveau)
For best quality in all aspects, grind/mill the flax just before use. Quality deteriorates quickly once milled due to oxidation and light exposure.
I remember my nutrition professor always saying that the ground flax you buy in the stores isn’t as nutritious as doing it yourself fresh.
Benefits of Flax Seed:
- They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which prevents and reduces blood clotting which combats heart diseases, diabetes and cancers.
- High in fibers, which reduce, the cholesterol level in the body.
- Gives strength and shine to hair, skin and nails.
- It decreases the risk of asthma, headache and arthritis due to its anti inflammatory agents.
- It is good for bones and joints.
- It makes the cell membranes flexible, which prevents constipation.
- It is helpful in curing migraine headaches.
- Researches have shown that it is protects form breast cancer and other menstrual problems.
- It is used as a bakery product and used in a variety of dishes
A New Study finds Cancer link to Food Additive
In a report by CBC News, claims that researchers from Southern Korea have found a link between a common food additive and lung cancer in mice. The Soeul National University study finds that inorganic phosphates may speed cancerous tumor growth in those with a predisposition to lung cancer.
Where can you often find inorganic phosphates? In bakery items, processed foods like meats, cheese, and beverages. Check your labels!
These phosphates are added to improve food texture and increase water retention.
More reasons to stay away from processed foods with ingredients that you don’t recognize or can’t pronounce!
Want to try new NYE make-up? Pearlized looks are in!
Off to work! See you later today! :D
Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!