Sunday, November 18, 2007

Vegetarian diet enhances mental perfomance

E.W Words: „Grains, fruits, nuts and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator...They impart a strength, a power of endurance, and a vigor of intellect, that are not afforded by a more complex and stimulating diet.“ ...Individuals will have greater power of endurance if they abstain from meat than if they subsist largely upon it.“ „ It is a mistake to suppose that muscular strength depends on the use of animal food.“

Medical science Speaks:
Bycycle tests of athletes who follow a high fat, high protein diet, high meat diet, can triple their endurance by switching to a vegetarian type of high carbohydrate diet.
Marathon runners among many others have discovered that meat is a detriment to distance running or other endurance activities.
The belief that a diet strong in meat is essential for people that do muscular work has been prevalent up to just a few years ago.

E.W words: Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables...impart a vigor of intellect, that is not aforded by a more complex and stimulating diet.

Medical science speaks:
Meat contains a substance that impairs brain activity and lacks a substance that the brain needs to function well. Arachidonic acid found in meat impairs optimal functioning of the brain center for wisdom, judgement and foresight – the frontal lobe.
Animal foods are devoid carbohydrate, which is the primary source of energy that the brain can use, but a vegetarian diet contains plentiful supply.

Pasta-carob pudding

Full corn pasta
Soya milk
Instant Grain coffee

Boil pasta, soak and boil dates. Blend all ingredients together.
Good to serve with fresh fruits especially with pears( and rice cracers).

Nut milk

1 cup raw cashews
1 cup hot water
3 tbsp swetener
1 tsp vanilla
374 tsp salt
5 cups additional cold water

Blend smooth all but additional water, when smooth add remaining water.

Its a privilage being single

Its a one time experience.

  • Developing character for marriage.

  • Learning contentment as a single, learning to make Christ the first, last and best in everything.

  • Ask God for spiritual mind and kill carnal mind.

  • Developing your vision of life.

  • Pursuing wisdom and knowledge. Proverbs 2:1-8

  • Learning practical skills.

  • Time to learn about yourself. Develop all your best qualities, especially the spiritual ones. They will take you very far into a good, long life. (Prov. 3:1-2)

  • Time to count the cost – maiking the list. (Write down prayfully your vision about your future spouse; open the Bible and take some nice characteristics.)
    Afterwords if you write for example „exellent cook“. It means you have to work on yourself to improve cooking skill. If your spouse will be ill, who will cook?! Be free to write all kind of words, remembering this: try to improve this characteristics yourself.

  • Learning to make money, save money, manage money.

Depression menu

1. Morning rising
Drink any herbal tea upon rising on an empty stomach. Drink water 30min before meal.

2. Breakfast

Eat 3 kinds of fresh fruits: Bananas, apples, strawberries, rasberries, grapes, kiwi.
Eat one of the following cooked grains: millet, brown rice, rolled oats, barley, buckwheat, spelt, quinoa, amaranth.
Nuts (5-10 almonds, 2 teaspoon sesame seeds) grain or nut milk.

3. Mid-morning
Drink a glass of water 1-2 hours after meal.
Drink herbal tea 3 hours after meal.

4. Lunch
Raw salad: to include dark leafy vegetables, carrots, alfaalfa sprouts. Make dressing using nuts, seeds or avocado.
Steam green vegetables: leafy vegetables(spinach or broccoli. Etc), fresh beans or peas
Eat one of the following cooked grains: brown rice, corn, millet, baked potato with skin, one slice of grain bread
Use cooked or sprouted legumes next to grains 3-4 times a week. Soybeans, any kind of beans. Etc

5. Mid-afternoon
Drink water 1-2 hours after lunch
Drink herbal tea.

6. Supper
(4-5 hours before bedtime) Choose 1 of the following:
-Popcorn and 1-2 fresh fruits.

7. Mid-evening
Drink water and herbal tea 1-2 hours after supper till going to bed.

Omega-3 fatty acids are a very important nutrient in reducing risk of depression. Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary for optional brain development during the critical formative time of early life. Cow´s milk and traditional baby formulas are both low in omega-3 fatty acids. Today´s adult who were given infant formulas and cow´s milk have, on average, a 9-10 point lower IQ than those who were receiving human breast milk.
It is impossible for both meat-eaters and vegetarians to have a diet too low in omega-3 fats. There is a way to bybass the cholesterol and toxins that come with the animal-derived omega-3 fats. We obtain the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from a plant fat called "linolenic acid".

Plant foods containing Omega-3 (linolenic acid)

Food Item Amount Omega-3 (mg)

Flaxseed 1Tbs 7520
Walnuts 1/4 cup 2043
Green Soybeans 1 cup 637
Spinach 1 cup 353
Avocado 1/2 cup 132
Almonds 1/4 cup 127
Turnips 1 cup 50
Banana 1 each 39
Sweet potatoes 1 cup 36
Apple 1 each 25
Roasted potato 1 each 17
Cucumber 1/2 cups 16
Whole wheat bread 1 slice 14

Flax-Nut Sprincle Recipe (High Omega-3 content)

1/4 cup walnuts, ground
1/4 cup flax meal
1 tbsp date (soak in hot water and smash)
1/8 tsp salt

Mix and serve over toast, cereal.
Also can make it as a bread spread adding little bit more water.

The omega-3 fats content in this recipe is nearly equal to the daily recommended amount (i.6 g/day) of fish oil.