So I went and re-stocked on the hemp hearts.
After two days, the inflammation in that trick finger is gone again!!
I also grabbed some other goodies while I was at the store. Thanks for the additional suggestions.
What I'm trying:
Flax Seed - whole and ground.
I haven't tried the whole flax seeds yet but I know they're tasty. The ground flax seed goes on cereal for right now. Combining the flax, hemp and granola makes a heck of a good precursor for heavy exercise. I was able to churn out a pretty serious bicycle ride yesterday with little preparation. Normally, I need to carbo-load on the day prior in order to have enough energy laid in for the event on the following day. With this new food, I was able to have a bowl one or two hours prior to the effort and sail right on through like a pro.
I'm feeling some energy bars in the making. ;)
Next, I bought some extra-virgin coconut oil. The can has lots of suggestions for use and I'm eager to try some. Will be scrounging for ideas.
I searched for chia seeds but could not find them?? Shoulda asked for help from store personnel but the basket was getting full and approaching the limits of the shopping budget.
The next tasty little treat I tried is Kale Krunch - Alive & Radiant Foods (brand)
Several flavors were offered - like Doritos - The Cheezy Chipotle is a winner and I'm interested to try others with the goal in mind of making my own version at home with left-overs from juicing.
Another thing I found myself drawn to was crystallized ginger. I don't know why - I just couldn't take my eyes away from the stuff?? Didn't buy any but maybe next time.
I have been doing 2 tablespoons of hump hearts in my smoothies since this post started. I ended up on the road for a couple weeks and was not able to have my smoothies. I did not really notice the antinflamitory benifit side. Befor/during/after my start with hemp hearts my body still aches my bones still creak. That could also mean my aches and pains may be caused by something that does not benifit from hemp hearts. NOW what I will say is the effect it has on my appetite! I felt fuller and more satisfied using it as a protein source in the smoothies and how I felt when I ate breakfast on the road. Always ate as healthy as I coulda em I could but not always the easiest.
My general smoothie guidelines 3 servings of fruit (limiting only 1 serving of high sugar like mango and banana) 1 serving of frozen kale or spinach (soon to be replaced by shot of home grown wheet grass) home made coconut or almond milk to thin to consistency desired with add ins of 2 tbl spoon hemp hearts (can replace with chi seed) tablespoon or two of coconut oil (helps sweeten as well). I e been known to start my Saturday morning with this smoothie using THC laced coconut oil. Other additives as desired. You can add more but you get to a point when more is just excess. Other then protein, which you can easily add more if your working out, there's not much more needed. Your getting 3 fruits 1 vegi, all essential nutrients, fiber and benifits of coconut oil.
If you have not, invest in a vita mix. Pays for itself. Just knowing I made the almond or coconut milk and when needed and cheeper is awesome.
Flax seed - I only use the group as a food additive. Whole seeds are not digest able from what I understand. But unless your planning on grinding your own I suggest sprouting them. Chia seeds are good sprouts as well. Just like chia pets you can make fun edible art with em. Have grown em on small clay saucers that were setting in a pool of water for moisture. Gave me a mist in the morning and afternoon till they sprouted then just let em grow.