Hey guys, happy Sunday! 🤗 I hope it's a lazy one for you all today! I've been on-the-go🤸 all week + I'm happy to finally have some free time to C H I L L. Although...my kind of chilling tends to involve frantically ploughing my way through my "to do" list, to complete all the things I didn't get done in the week! Today on my agenda:
️ 20min reiki meditation
️ Sweet potato paleo pancakes for breakfast 🥞🥓🥑
️ Jar up + freeze bone broth️
️ Instagram post
Food diary college assignment 🥕
Analyse friend's consultation notes + devise diet plan 🧐🥪
Work on Live Love Balance website
Make flax + chia crackers
Make natural toothpaste + deodorant
So yeah... I'm not putting too much on myself today!🤣 Anyway, as I always remind myself - "I can only do what I can do". Life is all about going with the F L O W, staying in a state of B A L A N C E.
So... E numbers! 🤓 Swipe left on the image above to see the whole list of EU approved additives. There are many, so I'm just going to let you in on some of the main ones to watch.
An artificial sweetener. Disrupts metabolism. Linked to diabetes. When sweeteners are consumed, the brain's pleasure pathway still gets activated by the sweet taste, releasing dopamine + other feel-good hormones. But since the calories never arrive, there's nothing to deactivate the process, resulting in continual sugar cravings.
Used to stabilize. Aluminium is a heavy metal that accumulates in the body, especially the brain. It's linked to neurotoxicity + the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Butylated Hydrox-anisole (BHA):
A preservative used in fatty foods. Considered carcinogenic by The International Agency for Research on Cancer. Interacts with nitrates to form chemicals which cause DNA mutations.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG):
Widely used as a flavour enhancer. Found in some baby foods. Linked to seizures, chest pains, headaches. .
Used to leaven bread, reduce acidity + improve moisture retention in processed meat. High phosphate levels in the body can lead to heart disease.
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