I did not feel like cooking this morning! And my policy is when in doubt, make granola and yogurt.
A sliced banana, flax, Stonyfield yogurt, and two tablespoons of flax. Yum!
I didn’t get to do yoga this morning because I have some work to get done (something amazing and awesome is going down in my house tomorrow related to Operation Beautiful…. I cannot say what it is yet!). I did have time to make a video about how to make French Press coffee, which I will share at lunch!
Amazing Grass Responses
Remember a few days ago when we discussed possible allergic responses to Amazing Grass?
I wanted to comment on the stomach pains and other concerns about gluten in Amazing Grass products.
Regarding the gluten question: There is no gluten in our products. People who are typically allergic to wheat or barley usually find it to be the gluten in the grain itself. Our products contain no grain and are harvested prior to any gluten being formed in the plant. We have lots of customers who have gluten intolerances including celiac disease who consume our products daily. Our products are 3rd party using an R-Biopharm RIDASCREEN Fast Gliadin at 10 parts per million and they are all confirmed BLD. How many people did I just bore to sleep with that?
Now for the stomach concerns: we have seen very little in our products disturbing the digestive system, but the individuals who have had issues usually stems from our prebiotics from chicory root (ingredient in the superfoods). Prebiotics should increase the number and/or activity of bifidobacteria and lactic acid bacteria (beneficial bacteria). The importance of the bifidobacteria and the lactic acid bacteria is that these groups of bacteria have several beneficial effects on the host, especially in terms of improving digestion (including enhancing mineral absorption) and the effectiveness and intrinsic strength of the immune system. This process in your stomach is the very essence of a healthy digestive tract (this is why yogurt companies promote it so much), however a few may experience discomfort from this exciting bacteria feeding frenzy! Wow, you must think we are total biology geeks now! But it is a miracle what foods can offer our body and how it can heal them.
Basically, if you have been scared to try Amazing Grass because you have a gluten allergy, you are fine. Todd suggested I try the Amazing Grass Wheat Grass again because this does not have the chicory root in it. I actually have a tub of the Wheat Grass and I don’t think I have the same reaction to it as I do for the regular AG. I’ll give it another shot because I do really like the Amazing Grass concept.
Have a wonderful day!