"When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits - anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving."
| ~ Kim McMillen (via asian-fitspiration)|
Hey! Personally, i’d be worried about my fructose levels, but that’s just my fructose malabsorption speaking. We need a minimum of 4800mgs potassium a day, the lethal dose is 2500mgs per kg of body weight in 30 seconds. So you have nothing to worry about. Your kidneys are more than able to handle the potassium in bananas. Even if you do eat 30 a day.
There is 358gms of Potassium in 1 banana (average sized 100gms)
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Researching things for uni and coming across studies like this (oh so often) make me never want to eat anything store bought again. To think that this one singular additive has such a profound impact on our cells.. Just sit for a second and think about all the other unknown crap they add.
“Various studies have confirmed the link between MSG intake and its side effects including headaches. In those studies, an oral dose of MSG at 3g or higher reproduced [symptoms] within 30 min. A direct intravenous dose of 50 mg also produced similar symptoms. The presence of high affinity glutamate transporters located at the BBB capillary luminal membrane could facilitate the uptake of MSG into the brain. Assuming 10% of the blood concentration can be reached in the cerebral spinal fluid, it would yield ~5 µM MSG in the brain which is above the threshold concentration of MSG for causing neuronal injury in our studies. Our finding that neuronal swelling takes place at ~30 min after MSG treatment is also consistent with the time course of MSG-induced headache in clinical studies.
Glutamate is an endogenous neurotransmitter required for a variety of physiological functions of neurons. Increased release of endogenous glutamate has been suggested to play an important role in neuronal injury associated with a number of neurological disorders. Previous studies have also shown that incubation of neurons with high concentrations of exogenously applied glutamate (e.g. 500 µM) rapidly induces neuronal cell death. We show here that with a threshold concentration of as low as 3 µM, MSG (monosodium glutamate) can induce detectable neuronal injury if incubated for a prolonged period of time.
In conclusion, our studies suggest that the headaches caused by MSG intake may be related to its injurious effect on brain neurons. Although the brain does not register pain because of the lack of nociceptors, the increase of intracranial pressure due to cell swelling is well known to cause headaches.”
"Calcium is better derived from plant foods. The bioavailability of milk calcium is relatively low compared to several types of vegetables rich in calcium (eg, broccoli), which means that whereas milk is rich in calcium, it cannot be absorbed and used by our bodies very well. Animal-protein sources, including dairy products, meat and eggs, can also cause a significant loss of calcium through the kidneys because of a high amount of sulfurous amino acids. The facts are clear: the protein content that milk is praised for makes the absorption of the calcium in milk more difficult and even causes a net loss of calcium! In fact, the osteoporosis rates are the highest in countries where people drink the largest amounts of milk and lowest where people drink the least amounts of milk."
| ~ Dr. med. Ernst Walter Henrich, Pro Vegan (via snowpeasprout)|
Oooo.. No real recipe. It was 3 large (very ripe) mashed bananas mixed with rolled and quick oats, lots of cinnamon, 3 flax eggs, a few tablespoons of coconut milk, then just mixed in the choc chips. Bake until golden. The cookie mix should be wet, but not extremely runny.