Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Grrreat day

WowwoooOOOOoooowW! I came back home from practice today and guess what was waiting there in front of my door? Yep, my Super Foods. There was also package from Finland that my parents sent me...some finnish candies, salty licorice, chocolate, tabloid magazine called 7-paivaa(good stuff;) and a letter from them. It was a surprise but it's always nice to have stuff from home, and to be honest I've been missing my salty licorice... stuff that you can't find from here:(

Anyway, here's what I got today:

- one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet
- provides all 8 essential amino acids and over 68% protein by weight
- GREAT source of protein, to rebuild muscle, balance our blood sugar, and heal our bones
- supports immunity system
- one of the best products that you can have

- one of the highest antioxidant fruits in the world
- fortify immune system, uplifts mood, increase optimism, improve appetite, encourage better sleep patterns

- one of the most popular Super Foods out there
- straight from the cacao plant, nothing added so you can have the real experience how cacao tastes like (nothing like chocolate bars from Wal-Mart)
- improves heart health, brain function, growth and developm

- researchers and scientists have discovered that this extraordinary honey possessed significant health benefits beyond the hydrogen peroxide enzymes found in all honeys

- play an integral role in regulating blood pressure, heart function, and maintaining strong bones

- are considered by leading researchers and medical doctors to be one of most nutritious food sources on the planet
- great source of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and protein

- super food herb with outstanding ability to increase energy, endurance, and strength
- ability to balance and stabilize the body's system (cardiovascular system, nervous system, musculature, lymphatic system etc.)

- increases flexibility, help building healthy joints, help creating smooth skin etc.
- i recommend to check the website for more details

- one should cook with coconut oil instead of olive oil or butter--> coconut oil is more stable under heat and never forms toxic trans-fatty acids

Well that's it! Long list but I tried to make brief introduction to all of them. I really recommend the check each of those products for more details, because couple lines is just not enough the explain how these products help you to achieve better health.

I also prepared myself a delicious dinner, including some Supers.

Have to say that it was pretty fulfilling even thought I ate half of my pasta. All the salad ingredients were organic bought from Wal-Mart (Yes, they have organic foods there). But in the future I'm going to by my organic foods from the Farmer's Market, which I'm planning to go next saturday with couple of my friends. Right now I'm drinking my Cacao/Banana/Maca smoothie and feeling pretty damn good even thought it's getting late and I should go to bed soon. In the end, the meal was SUPER and I don't know if I've ever been so excited about cooking haha.

Here's what I did:

-hemp seeds
-goji berries

Pasta with ground beef, cooked with coconut oil and sea salt for taste.

I put MSM into my orange juice, because MSM works particularly well with vitamin-C.

-1 banana
-2 tbs of Cacao nibs
-1 tsp of Maca
-2 glasses or organic milk
-1 tsp of the healing honey

In the end, what a great day! I got the super foods, package from home, had a good workout, had a great conversation with my buddy trough Skype today, talk to my parents, and lot of other small things.

I'm gonna keep boosting my mood by finishing this smoothie, and listening some crazy beats!

I hope you had a great day as well!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Super Foods are on their way...

My Super Food order was made last week and they should be here by tomorrow. I'm anxiously waiting to start my new experience with these products.

I ordered the stuff from Sunfood and its products has come popular among people interested in nutrition, raw,organic and super foods, mainly because of David Wolfe. Wolfe is considered one of the world's leading authorities on nutrition. I'm gonna talk about him more later in my posts... I'm also gonna introduce and explain the purpose of those products I ordered once I get them in my hands;)

In the meantime, while waiting my Super Foods to come, I've been surfing in the internet and studying nutrition and raw food diet almost every day, and found lot of useful information concerning about my upcoming diet. There are lot of information available, but it is pretty hard to find the right stuff since raw- and Super foods are not YET well-known issue in the mainstream media. But my prediction is that within 5-10 years everybody will know what Super Foods are really about:) Anybody interested about learning basics about raw and super foods, you should start checking out and Googling guys like David Wolfe and David Favor. They both have tons of information, YouTube videos, and other sources available. David Favor is also a guy that i'm gonna talk about later...

I've also done some research about the local supply of organic foods, and supplements, and so far I've found that there are couple stores here in Harrisonburg that offers foods and products that I'm looking for. Kate's Natural Products is one, and I'm probably gonna check that out once I'm able to get a ride there (I don't happen to own a car which makes my life a little trickier when trying to get from place A to place B). Also I found out there is a local Farmer's Market in downtown, open in Tuesdays & Saturdays from 7am-1pm, and Thursdays 4pm-7pm. My plan is to visit there as well as soon as possible. I have a feeling that my Super Foods are not gonna last that long, so these local markets and stores are cool places to have in order to maintain my diet.

So soon I'll be able to start my experience, which I'm really excited about, and I'm gonna post more stuff about those Super Food products that I ordered, as well as visiting those local food markets and what they have to offer.

In the meantime, I wish you a great day!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Journey Begins

I've been playing tennis and other sports since I was 7 years old and the last 8-9 years I have done that competitively, now playing tennis in the US on a 1-division college level. So I guess I've always been in OK physical condition during my so-called "athlete" years, but OK is just not enough for me, and I know that there are ways to achieve higher physical and emotional well-being. I just didn't know how to achieve that higher level.

Couple years ago, one of my friend from Finland introduced me a raw/organic/super food diet, diet that makes wonders to your physical-and mental health. He had cured himself from all of the allergies that he was suffering, but most of all he cured himself from the disease called MS(Multiple Sclerosis), just by eating right. Eating right for him meant that he started to eat only organic and natural food, anything processed was prohibited. He was also telling me about Super Foods, which I had never heard of before.

Super Food is basically term for foods which are the most nutrient-rich foods in the whole planet, helping you to fight against everything from the flu to aging. They help you boost your immune system and give you all the needed minerals that your body needs. Super Foods are nothing like the food products you get from your nearest grocery stores. The beauty of Super Foods is that they're found in nature, they're raw, organic, and most of all, natural. One of the greatest Super Foods out there is raw Cacao. Chocolate is made out of Cacao, but during the process where raw Cacao is processed into a chocolate bar and put into a Wal-Mart store shelf, it looses all the most important nutrients that it had when it was picked out of the Cacao plant. So the thing with Super Foods is that they're not processed, they're all natural.

Long story short, my plan and the reason why I'm writing this blog is to do changes in my diet, try those Super Foods, and start to eat more raw, organic, and natural food. Instead of going to Wal-Mart's vegetable and fruit section, I try to find markets where they sell organic products. I wanna find out what kind of affects that has in my physical and emotional well-being. It's not easy to change my diet from hamburgers and pizza to something that I've never enjoyed, eating "healthy" food. But most of all I wanna start eating right, in order to achieve better physical well-being. Trough good physical condition I'm gonna be able to feel better emotionally as well.

So I think it's going to be a interesting and educating experience for me and I'm gonna keep posting frequently how I'm feeling at the times and how things are going with the new diet. I'm super excited to start a new life by eating right and feeling great every single day! My Super Foods are being shipped to me at this very moment and they should be here in about 5 days. So until that, I have to take the most of it by eating greasy, unhealthy, but super delicious fast food. As a reward of writing my first blog post, I'm gonna go to Super Size me with some burgers.