Ohsawa Detox Diet – Day 5

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Day 5

What did i eat:

Breakfast:

I started my morning with 2 cups of water and 10 pieces of bread bites. I burned them a little bit, but they tasted good. (Bread bites made with wheat flour, buckwheat, salt and water)

Lunch:

I found out about a ‘new recipe’: you let the wheat for a couple of hours in water, then you take all the excess water from it, put the wheat in a pan, through some salt in it and let it cook for a few minutes at high temperature. When the wheat will start to ‘dance’ then it is time to turn off the heat, your meal is done. I must say, it was pretty pretty good and crunchy!

Dinner:

My future mother in law made us some bread from whole wheat flour and i had like 5 slices of that. It is really good bread, even if you eat it with nothing else.

How did i feel:

I woke up energetic and determined to make it a great day. I started my meditation and visualization routine, followed by squat challenge and abs workout, before eating anything, i was just bursting with energy. Another thing i have noticed, was that my body was not hungry anymore, i ate less than previous days and my hunger disappeared.

Results:

It is really hard to notice major results day after day, because even if i lost one or two pounds a day (which i do not know, because i do not want to know until after detox) i cannot see that just looking at myself in the mirror. My thighs and abs look more toned than ever, but i still cannot fit in my last year clothes. Also my skin radiates, it is clear and soft.

 

Today i want to tell you about MILLET.

 

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Health benefits of millet:

Good for athletes

Contains 15% protein, so if you are looking for high-protein food, millet is one of them.

Reduces blood sugar

Millet has high amounts of fibers and low simple sugars, with a low glycemic index.

Reduces cholesterol

Because of B-complex vitamins including niacin, folacin, thiamin, and riboflavin. Rich in photochemicals including phytic acid, which is believed to lower cholesterol, and phytate, which is associated with reducing cancer risks.

Others 

It is high in iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, and potassium
Calcium & zinc and has the essential amino acids like methionine, lecithin, and some vitamin E.
Also, because it is alkaline and it digests easily and will hydrate your colon to keep you from being constipated. Has serotonin which will be calming to your mood and acts like a prebiotic feeding microflora in your inner ecosystem.

Also the Hunzas – who live in a remote area of the Himalayan foothills and are known for their excellent health and longevity – because they enjoy millet as a staple in their diet.

 

Photo source

Feature image: splitshire.com

 

By | 2017-06-13T20:31:33+00:00 January 19th, 2014|Lifestyle|

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