breakfast superfood #4

Posted on August 21st, 2009 by mountain girl  |  No Comments »

Breaking breakfast news flash. There is a fourth superfood flying around the kitchen!

I’ve had my rip-roaring chia/hemp/cacao-powered breakfast pudding for the 3rd day in a row. Still awesome, but the last two days were not as energizing as the first…I guess because I had single servings instead of double, like the first day. One awesome addition I made was to sprinkle unsweetened (they are still very sweet!) carob chips into the pudding…AWESOMELY YUMMY! I never thought carob was especially nutritious, but I was reading about it and found it is really good for respiratory and digestive health, as well as having several other benefits.  Here’s a list of a few of carob’s boons that I snagged from Oh She Glows (thanks, Angela!)

  1. Improves digestion.
  2. Lowers cholesterol level in the blood. Carob seeds don’t have a cholesterol agent.
  3. It acts as an antioxidant.
  4. It can be used to treat diarrhea in children and adults.
  5. It contains an active substance that is effective against asthma. Carob is also used for asthma problems caused by allergies.
  6. It doesn’t contain caffeine. It works nicely for patients that have high blood pressure.
  7. It can help to prevent lung cancer, if used regularly.
  8. It contains vitamin E and is used for the treatment of cough, flu, anemia and osteoclasis.
  9. Carob tannins have Gallic acid. Gallic acid is analgesic, anti allergic and antibacterial. It is also antioxidant, antiviral and antiseptic.
  10. It is used for the treatment of polio in children, as the Gallic acid in carob tannins helps to prevent polio.
  11. It is rich in phosphorus and calcium. For this reason, it is used in the fight against osteoporosis.

 

So, I confess: I am now a carob junkie, along with inhaling hemp, chia, and cacao. Well, now I have names for my next 4 children. (Or at least, Chia is a go…I dig the Mia, Zia, Chia thing!)

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