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September 20, 2012

Brewers Yeast and Calcium

I was hospitalized recently, and with the result of the diagnosis I decided to do a little bit of research on how to improve my health and hopefully prevent future ailments from happening. The doctors ran several tests and I found that I have not taken very good care of myself as I should or as I thought I had done. In my research in what my body needs I have come across a few things I would like to share with you.

1. Did you know that fresh fruit and vegetables have more calcium if they are cooked rather than fresh?
See the Facts here

EI: Fresh tomato=1%         Tomato soup=3%  Tomato sauce without salt=3%

Some fruits and vegetables increase in much greater percentage amounts.

As for meats, cooking with the bone increases the calcium content in food. Here's an example: Cook the meaty bone as if preparing stock, the calcium levels increases in the duration of the cooking. Then add your vegetables and meat. Read here.

That is just a small example of the many food products I have looked up. Not all cheeses are equal in calcium content nor are the nuts. One may be higher than the other such as with almonds, they are loaded with over 70 mg calcium, whereas walnuts have under 27 mg (eHow).

 I am not amazed how often I come across the information on almonds. Since Aaron's rod budded with almonds (Numbers 17:8), I have always felt that, since God used them they must be an above average nut. (Uhh, did that sound right or right funny). I eat a lot of almonds, always have and always will. (Remember the post I wrote on St. Ives, Almond Milk soap? Almonds have many health benefits. I buy natural almonds at Walmart on 51st Ave and Northern. By natural I mean they are not roasted, salted, etc...If you look in the produce section and in the snack aisle, the prices are outrages but if you go to the aisle where they have the dried fruit and pistachios and other nuts, on the top, top, top shelf hardly in the eye's view you will find packages for under $5.00. I have been grounding it and turning it into almond flour, which by the way is very expensive. (I save so much money making my own for baking, toppings, or gravies)

I decided to visit other sites and found (which I already knew) magnesium and the B complex vitamins were needed to be added (or I should say, taken FAITHFULLY, since I already have them in my cabinet). One piece of information I found was Brewers Yeast (not bakers yeast) and the health benefits (it does not have calcium) and what it can do to our hair. Amen, Sister! I ordered the Brewers Yeast Flakes on Amazon and the brand I purchased was...

Did you notice the label, Kosher and Glutten Free.NOTHING ADDED!

In doing the research I found a lot of positive remarks and rating on this product. I cannot wait to get started. I can add it to fruit, cooking, a juice or water, lose some weight, increase my good health, have shiny and restorative hair.

According to Healthline, "Brewer's yeast contains all the essential amino acids, 14 minerals, and 17 vitamins. It is one of the best natural sources of the B-complex vitamins thiaminriboflavin,niacin, B6pantothenic acidbiotin, and folic acid. It is also high in minerals, including chromiumzinc, iron, phosphorus, and selenium. Brewer's yeast is also a good source of protein. It contains approximately 16 g of protein per 30 g of powdered yeast. Brewer's yeast is a good source of RNA, an immune-enhancing nucleic acid that may help in the prevention of degenerative diseases and slowing the aging process."

I read on Livestrong.com, "Brewer's yeast contains many nutrients important for healthful hair. It contains the B vitamins biotin, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine and folic acid. It's also a source of selenium. All of these nutrients contribute to the health of your hair. There are many ways to incorporate this nutritional powerhouse into your diet. Try it on popcorn, in soups or sauces, on salad, mixed with butter on broccoli or in mashed potatoes.

You can add it as a topping on ice cream, or add to milk as a "malt-shake", sprinkle it on fruit, the list is endless. 

I read it can help heal acne, read here.

Someone who might be on antidepressants, or high blood pressure medication should not take this. It can cause some problems so talk with your doctor first. None of the information I am sharing with you is medical advice but web sources I have come across and you may want to discuss with your Primary Care Physician (PCP) before trying or adding anything to your diet.

For the overall improvement of my health, Brewer's Yeast and a calcium-magnesium drink.

There is only one you, so please, take care of yourself!
And know that I love you.
(That sounds like two spoons of sugar)




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