Sunday, 18 September 2011

The Great North Run

I'm watching the Great North Run on TV this morning. My brother in law with his brother and sister are running it to raise money for Cancer Research. Just to let you know that the run starts off at Newcastle which is about 15 miles (15-20 minute drive, depending on traffic) away from me. We go shopping in Newcastle often.
I'm not sure if the run is televised around the world but if it is then take a look as there are many athletes that come from all over the world to take part in this run, there are also a few celebrities running it.

I've vacuumed and polished my floors and vacuumed my stairs today.
I have eaten 3 or was it 4?.....Umm I can't remember, anyway, I have had a few of the chocolate crispies that I bought from Raw Living and I have also had a banana and 2 Chlorella tablets which are said to help with metabolism, getting rid of toxins and they also have other health benefits. I plan on having a salad with some FABULOUS sauerkraut and avocado for my evening meal tonight - Oh! And I really would like to get the cheese made.

That is my block chedda cheese made and in the fridge, pictures will come tomorrow as it is nearly time for bed.

For my evening meal I had salad consisting of: romain, cucumber, tomato, sauerkraut, mango, avocado, cashews and raw mayo, not good food combining there but I enjoyed it.

Just incase you wanted to know a little about Chlorella then here is a small write up about it:


New research from Japan suggests that this green algae could be effective in fighting major lifestyle diseases. It has been shown to reduce body-fat percentage and blood-glucose levels and help those suffering from Type 2 diabetes, obesity or heart disease. Its benefits include boosting energy, aiding digestion and fighting depression.
What excited the scientists, including the notable Carnegie Institute in Washington DC, was that this green algae proved to be almost a dream food. It is packed with protein – twice as much as spinach – and about 38 times the quantity of soybeans, and 55 times that of rice. It also contains nine essential amino acids, as well as vitamins and minerals.
These are the latest in a long line of health claims – ranging from boosting the immune system in cancer patients to improving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Nadia also believes chlorella is highly protective against toxins. "We are bombarded with chemicals in pesticides and fungicides; chlorella helps to get them out of the body. It is a fantastic detoxifier and deodorant."
Tests have shown that chlorella stimulates the growth of probiotic or friendly bacteria, and its cell walls absorb toxins within the intestine and encourage peristalsis – the muscular contraction that moves material through the bowels – preventing constipation and toxic material in the stool being reabsorbed into the bloodstream.
As it is a natural food, chlorella is safe for most people to take; but one exception seems to be those who are prescribed warfarin. This is because chlorella contains vitamin K1, which is important in helping blood clotting – the very opposite of warfarin, which acts as an anticoagulant.

Well, night night and I will be



Nic said...

Hi Linda

Nicole here from New Zealand ... remember me; the one with the Geordie husband. Well I have just come across your new blog and getting myself up to date, to be honest I haven't had time to read blogs for ages but with it being our summer holidays here in NZ I have 6 weeks off work with the kids and have started in on them all again.
Every February here in Wellington we have the 'Around the Bays 7km fun run' which I have participated in (as a walker) for the past two years ... funnily it was after running the NZ event that inspired Brendan Foster to devise the Great North Run.
Well keep up the good work, this raw business seems like a lot of hard work ... as much I as I 'sometimes' love cooking (I go through phases) I just couldn't handle all that preparation.
Bye ... From NZ

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