Today we were cleaning out the garage and I said, “What is in this box?”. It was a dozen quart jars of beef stew that we had canned last summer. Needless to say, we had some for lunch. That is like finding a pot of gold. This is why I want my pantry built. Then I can actually see what I have prepared for our meals. Our garage is going to be made into a pantry, a cold-storage room, and a place to process meat. Right now, it has our Yukon in it so Jim can fix it out of the cold. It will take a while. He cannot also use two other structures on the farm for working on the cars but with it being so cold and him knowing this is going to take a while, we opted for the close garage.
We decided to sell our dryer today. We don’t use it at all. We don’t want to pay for the utilities to use it and so why have it. In the summer we hang clothes on the outside line and we really enjoy that. We thought we would hook up the dryer for the winter but we have a large indoor drying rack and use hangers for shirts and we really don’t miss the dryer at all. So out it goes. When our grandchildren were visiting, they could not believe we did not have a microwave. Our daughter actually found she enjoyed hanging the clothes out when she was visiting. I did not know we were so backwards. LOL. We do have a dishwasher after going without one for two years in the RV.
Protein is made up of 22 different amino acids. Different combinations fulfil different body needs. Protein is one of the neglected nutrients because we often fill our bodies with sugar laden products, vegetable oil laden products and manmade products.
Proteins are found in animal products with smaller amounts found in vegetables and grains.
There are nine essential amino acids which means our body cannot make them. We have to eat them.
Just eat an assortment of whole foods and you will get what you need for nutrition, but you still may need some supplements of amino acids for mood, addiction recovery and other mental health concerns. The following is a list of foods that are not animal products. Animal products contain all the essential amino acids so eat a variety of meat and you will get a variety of amino acids.
Isoleucine – Find it in: almonds, avocados, cashews, chickpeas, coconut, lentils, olives, papaya, seaweed and most seeds like sunflower.
Leucine – Find it in: almonds, asparagus, avocados, chickpeas, coconut, lentils, oats, olives, papayas, rice, sunflower seeds and walnuts.
Lysine – Find it in: amaranth, apples, apricots, beans, beets, carrots, celery, cucumber, dandelion greens, grapes, papayas, parsley, pears, peas, spinach and turnip greens.
Methionine – Find it in: black beans, Brazil nuts, cashews, kidney beans, oats, sesame seeds, spirulina, spinach, sunflower seeds and watercress.
Phenylalanine – Find it in: apples, beets, carrots, cashews, flax seed, hazelnuts, nutritional yeast, parsley, pineapples, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, spinach and tomatoes.
Threonine – Find it in: almonds, beans, carrots, celery, chickpeas, collards, flax seed, greens, green leafy vegetables, kale, lentils, lima beans, nori, nuts, papayas, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and walnuts.
Tryptophan – Find it in: Brussels sprouts, carrots, celery, chives, dandelion greens, endive, fennel, nutritional yeast, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, snap beans, spinach, sunflower seeds, turnips and walnuts.
Valine – Find it in: apples, almonds, bananas, beets, broccoli, carrots, celery, dandelion greens, lettuce, nutritional yeast, okra, parsley, parsnips, pomegranates, potatoes, squash, tomatoes and turnips.
Histidine – Find it in: apples, almonds, bananas, beets, broccoli, carrots, celery, dandelion greens, lettuce, nutritional yeast, okra, parsley, parsnips, pomegranates, potatoes, squash, tomatoes and turnips.
The body can make all the other 11 amino acids if all the raw materials are available for the liver to do that. We need a good supply of all the essential amino acids but also require co-factors which are vitamins, minerals and enzymes and the liver must be functioning well. Animal products provide all the essential amino acids. They are called a complete protein. Plant based need to be combined with other grains, legumes or vegetables to make a complete protein. (Information from my lectures at Hawthorne University, 2013).
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I can relate to having food in boxes. We are so close to having our pantry finished so I know what food I have in storage!
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