Todays lunch was a little bit snacky, and a lotta’ bit healthy.
Heres what it was, and why I HIGHLY recommend it!
Tuna fish is good for you in many ways: It is super high in protein which you need for healthy muscles, hair, blood, skin and nails. It’s high in Omega-3s which helps you maintain a healthy blood-pressure and cardiovascular system as well as lower your odds of heart disease and obesity. It is high in B-Vitamins which help build and maintain red blood cells and strengthen the immune system. Tuna can help you keep your tri-glycerides low which helps keep your cholesterol in check (and your doctor happy) as well as being an excellent source of Selenium, an antioxidant that helps improve the body’s immune system.
Avocados are funny because while most fruits are full of carbohydrates, avocados are full of heathy fats and nutrients. They are loaded with potassium (more than a banana even!) and fiber, and are an awesome source of Vitamin E, Vitamin K,
Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin E as well as trace amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin). Yeah… SUPER FOOD!
Hulled Hemp Hearts
Hulled Hemp Hearts are the insides of the tiny seeds from the hemp plants. They have absolutely no narcotic value, but a ton of nutritional value! Hemp Hearts taste like sweet little peanuts and are wonderful in aiding the heath of your brain, heart and digestive system. Hemp seeds are also essential if you are diabetic, or are at risk for diabetes, as they can help to control your blood sugar levels. This is due to the healthy fats which help the body to absorb the glucose from the bloodstream and turn it into energy. As a result, energy levels will increase and sweet cravings will decrease. (site)
Olives & Olive Oil
I don’t think I have ever met an olive I didn’t like. I love green olives in my egg salad, kalamata olives on greek salad, garlic stuffed, blue-cheese stuffed, anything stuffed really…and my favorite: lined up on a toothpick and floating in a martini glass with kettle one. 😉 Aside from being briney and salty and delicious, they are also super good for you! They can help protect against colon, breast and skin cancer. Olive oil contains little something called biophenols, which help suppress the absorption of LDL (or “bad cholesterol) which has been shown to play a role in the development of cardiovascular disease. Olives have strong anti-inflammatory properties and can aid in the pain relief of inflammatory diseases such as artheritis.
Sheeps’ milk & sheeps’ cheese isn’t just earthy and delicious, it also contains almost twice the beneficial goodness of cows milk. It has more protein, calcium, zinc, riboflavin and folic acid than goat or cow milk. It is very digestible and there is some scientific research showing that sheep milk can aid in the treatment of asthma, eczema and other skin problems. It also has naturally high in the B Complex Vitamins.
Ta-da! Super lunch!