Well, I hate to admit this, but yesterday, I found a box of peanut brittle left over from Christmas. I felt like a little treat so I decided to have one and ended up eating the whole box. It was mostly corn syrup and sugar with a little bit of peanuts. Blah!
I’m the type of person who likes to listen to my body. So, I asked myself, “I wonder what kind of symptoms I will have from eating all this candy.” I found out this morning when I woke up.
I didn’t feel as healthy and my heart area felt bad, so I realized that sugar is not good for my heart. I looked up some information online and found out that studies have shown that sugar has a connection with cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.
Sugar does increase the risk of heart disease and I could feel some little pain in my heart area. You can usually figure out what you have done to yourself by reflecting on what you have consumed or experienced in the last 12-24 hours.
Normally, I have low blood pressure, which is easy to maintain with a mostly plant-based diet. And, I try to exercise daily even if only for five minutes. Those are two important things to do in order to have a healthy heart.
So, I helped myself with a yummy green drink called Amazing Grass – all natural drink powder, green superfood that has powdered sprouted wheat and barley grass, spinach, beets, acai, goji, alfalfa, flax seeds, probiotics, and a yummy orange dreamsicle flavor.
I got this for a good deal at Natural Grocer for around $20. One scoop per cup of water and 30 scoops in the 8.5 oz container. I think that will help me to get some good vitamins and minerals.
I also have a bunch of parsley in the fridge that I could make a green drink with frozen orange juice much like the recipe for pineapple parsley drink I shared previously. Parsley has plenty of minerals, trace minerals, all vitamins, chlorophyll, omega 3, and protein.
Today, I will get back on track with good choices for my health. Don’t buy junk and you won’t have temptation in your house. Cara cara oranges are in season, they are a better sweet choice during the winter months. Just enjoyed one this morning!