Healthy with Jodi

Ideas for Alternative Protein Sources

    Alternative Protein Sources

    Antioxidant Rich foods: EAT FROM THE RAINBOW!
    RED: Lycopene
    YELLOW/ORANGE: Beta Carotene & Beta Crytoxanthin
    BLUE/PURPLE: Anthocyanins
    GREEN: Chlorophyll

    Green foods have a high content of chlorophyll due to porphyrin rings.
    * Chlorophyll and heme units of red blood cells are virtually identical except the center molecule
    * Chlorophyll-magnesium
    * Heme-Iron
    * Heme units are the building blocks for red blood cells
    * Therefore, all green foods help the body to create new blood.

    How can I combat muscle fatigue?
    More GREEN foods create energy in the body! How do plants grow?
    They need sun, water, rest, minerals and vitamins, and time.

    Can help increase endurance and stamina
    Rich source of carotenoids and other valuable phyco-chemicals
    May reduce cravings and appetite
    Can help promote healthy cholesterol levels and cardiovascular function
    Spirulina has been widely regarded as nature`s most complete nutrient source. Organic Spirulina is a rich, whole-food source of vegetarian protein, chlorophyll, essential amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins. It contains an abundant amount of phycocyanin, a unique, blue-green pigment that may support healthy immune function.

    Rich In Chlorophyll
    Chlorella contains up to 7% natural chlorophyll, the highest percentage of any known plant on earth. Plant chlorophyll is one of nature’s most powerful cleansing agents.
    Rich In Protein
    Chlorella contains about 60% protein that is high quality and easy to assimilate, as compared to rice, about 7% protein.
    Protein is essential to support the body’s tissues, metabolism and to build the immune system.
    Rich In Nucleic Acids
    Chlorella is ultra-rich in nucleic acids, key RNA and DNA factors that help protect every cell and raise energy levels.
    Rich In Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF)
    This famous key factor can help speed your body’s rejuvenation and restoration naturally.
    Rich in Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes, Antioxidants
    Chlorella is packed full of naturally occurring nutrients, including the powerful antioxidant, lipoic acid. It is an excellent source of iron and vitamin B12, often deficient in older people. Chlorella has more B12 than liver!

    *How can I combat muscle fatigue?
    More GREEN foods create energy in the body! How do plants grow?
    They need sun, water, rest, minerals and vitamins, and time.
    There are two types of iron —
    Heme: found in animal foods
    Non-heme: Comes from plants.
    Heme iron (the kind from animals) is better absorbed than non-heme iron.
    Darker meat is better, more oxygen to the muscles leave the brown color, not fat content. Usually leg/rump cuts are best.

    Getting enough iron?
    Use Cast iron cookware…Easy!
    Good sources of iron are:
    Legumes: lentils, soybeans, tofu, tempeh, lima beans
    Grains: quinoa, black/brown rice, oatmeal
    Nuts and seeds: pumpkin, squash, pine, pistacio, sunflower, cashews, unhulled sesame
    Vegetables: swiss chard, collard greens, basil, broccoli, romaine lettuce, green beans
    blackstrap molasses, prune juice, cacao, chocolate, cinnamon, turmeric

    B12 Sources: Most fish, calf’s liver, eggs
    B6 Sources: Spinach and kale (don’t eat raw), bell peppers, garlic, broccoli, collard greens, Brussel sprouts, crimini musahrooms, celery
    ORAC= Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity