WHAT ARE YOU EATING?

French Onion Dip from a Packet vs. Sprout Hummus

 

French Onion Packet:

You know the kind, grab a packet and a container of sour cream and your done. Know What You Are Eating:

Ingredients:

ONION, SALT, HYDROLYZED CORN GLUTENSOY PROTEIN, AND WHEAT GLUTEN, DEXTROSE, YEAST EXTRACT, CORN MALTODEXTRIN, AND SPICES.

Reference: article from Livestrong:

Herbicide

Hydrolized corn gluten has been shown to be as much as four times more effective than CGM for controlling the growth of weeds and other unwanted plants. The application of the corn proteins to plants inhibits root growth of germinating plants without side effects to mature plants until you reach a concentration around 80 lbs. of CGM per 1,000 square feet of soil. When applied correctly, weeds will form a shoot but no root system, and thus die shortly after germination.

 

Human Consumption

Hydrolized corn gluten and CGM are safe for human consumption but are rarely used for such purposes due to their taste. A 2001 study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture published in the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” found that spaghetti prepared with CGM had a high protein content and similar cook weight to control-group spaghetti. However, the researchers found that increased concentrations of CGM produced a stronger fermentation flavor and thus decreased the overall flavor quality of the spaghetti.

Animal Consumption

Though not preferred by humans, hydrolyzed corn gluten and CGM are used in animal food as a protein supplement. One 1995 study published in the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” titled “Evaluation of Corn Gluten Meal as a Protein Source in Tilapia Diets” found that experimental diets for the farm-raised tilapia containing CGM produced higher weight gains than standard commercial diets that did not contain CGM.

Expert Insight

According to the EPA, CGM and hydrolyzed corn gluten are not known to be toxic to humans in any way and can be eaten regularly if chosen. These products have also not been identified to have any toxic effect on other mammals, birds or fish. When used as an herbicide, hydrolyzed corn gluten has been shown to be particularly effective against “crabgrass, creeping bentgrass, smart weed, dandelions, redroot bigweed, purslane, lambs quarter, foxtail, barnyard grass, and Bermuda grass,” the EPA states.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/305982-what-is-hydrolyzed-corn-gluten/#ixzz2CDtBnCdL

 

KNOW WHAT YOU ARE EATING:

Sprout Hummus

This yummy dip packs a wallop of flavor and nutrition

Adapted from Mother Earth Living

1 cup sprouted beans, peas or lentils

2 T tahini

2 T lemon juice

1 T olive oil

2 cloves garlic, diced

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground cayenne pepper

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, tot taste

1. Boil sprouts for 10 minutes until soft. Drain.

2. Mix with remaining ingredients by mashing with a fork, or use a food processor.

3. Serve with seasonal vegetables, or toasted pita bread.

 

Sprouts , their Health Benefits and Chemoprotective Properties.

Sprouts have many valuable attributes in relation to human health. Back in the 1920’s, an American Professor named Edmond Szekely put forward the concept and way of life of Bio-genic Nutrition

He classified sprouted seeds and baby greens as the most beneficial foods and recommended that they make up 25% of our daily food intake, calling them life-generating Bio-genic foods which he claimed offer the strongest support for cell regeneration.

In our daily life, various factors transpire to create free radicals within our bodies.

Free radicals are highly unstable oxygen molecules needing an electron to stabilize their entropy (chaotic state).

By stealing electrons from healthy cells the causal effects of this are the breakdown of vital biological structures and the alteration of DNA and RNA (a process called per oxidation).

Once this has occurred, the affected cell will only reproduce the altered version.These superfoods are a powerful source of antioxidants (minerals, vitamins and enzymes) which assist in protecting against this damage.

A healthy body is alkaline (i.e not acidic).Bio-genic foods have an alkalizing effect on the body.

Raw foods contain oxygen and regular consumption of raw bio-genic foods with their abundant oxygen is valuable to health.

Double Nobel Prize winner Dr Otto Warburg found growth of cancer cells were initiated by a lack of oxygen and these cells, along with viruses and bacteria, could not live in an alkaline and oxygen rich environment.

Bio-genic foods are a good source of essential fatty acids (the average western diet is generally deficient in these) which play a major role in the immune system defenses and are one of the highest food sources of fiber.

When these superfoods are grown to the chlorophyll rich two leaf stage, it has been shown they have been effective in overcoming protein-deficiency anemia.

Some women have found that daily consumption of these superfoods has given relief from hot flushes and supported hormonal function.

The supply of vitamins (B complex and C) existing in seeds can be increased by the sprouting biochemistry over several days by 100% to 2000%.

This biochemistry modifies the array of minerals in sprouts so that they are in a chelated form which is more easily assimilated in the body.

It also denatures protein into the amino acid building blocks so that we can digest them in half the time of cooked foods.

Reference: http://www.sprouts-as-medicine.com/

It’s Your Choice Which Do You Choose, French Onion Dip from a packet or Sprout Hummus?