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Week 19 (2015) – Pasta
(Week 19 – 2015)
By Robert Redfern
Really Healthy Pasta! Gluten Free, Organic Legume Pasta
There is a big announcement from me this week…something that I know will be very popular with all of you who try to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Over the years I have helped many readers to radically change their lives by firstly suggesting healthy foods to eat and secondly, by following an appropriate supplementation plan when required.
What comes back to me time and time again is how correcting the food you eat is often the hardest part of the change. It is absolutely fundamental that you eat well if you want to remain healthy.
Part of my published health plans advise you to:
- ‘eat your greens’, as obvious as it sounds yet very often overlooked (9-14 small portions per day, try raw)
- ‘eat healthy fruits’, such as dark skinned fruits and avocados
- ‘limit meat intake’ (organic, free range, grass fed is best)
- ‘eat oily wild fish (not farmed)’
- ‘STOP all inflammatory carbs’, such as rice, bread, cakes, cereals, grains and pasta (not all pasta though – see below!)
- ‘eat beans, pulses, nuts and seeds’ (see below)
- ‘drink 6-8 glasses water’, with a pinch of bicarbonate in to help alkalise your body
This is the Big Announcement (I like Good News!)
Whilst in California recently, at the Anaheim ExpoWest health show, I unexpectedly stumbled across a new legume pasta and thought ‘not only could this be the perfect substitute for any bad food that my followers eat, it could also provide a range of health benefits too’.
I gave it some thought and now, 6-8 weeks later, I am pleased to announce (for the first time ever), the launch of a food within the Good Health Naturally store…
WELCOME TO REALLY HEALTHY PASTA!
This pasta is Organic, Gluten Free, packed full of essential vitamins and minerals and tastes great (trust me, it does). It is currently available in either Red Lentil or Black Bean.
It is not just for coeliac sufferers, even though it is a better alternative than the ‘processed’ gluten free alternative on offer.
CHILDREN LOVE IT
If there was only one group to benefit from this I would choose children as it’s highly nutritious and a convenient fast food (around 15 mins for a meal). They can even take it as a cold packed lunch to school or on a picnic. They will never complain again about you offering weird healthy foods in front of their friends. They won’t even notice as long as you don’t mention it.
Those wanting to lose weight, get over an illness or seniors who need highly nutritious foods to keep them strong will all benefit. In truth, it is suitable for anyone and everyone and is simply the best tasting, healthy alternative to traditional wheat pasta (hopefully you aren’t eating wheat pasta!?) and any other unhealthy food that ends up on your plate.
Once cooked it keeps its consistency and remains a nice texture – this is real food that you can enjoy eating! It can also be eaten RAW if you prefer by soaking it in warm water for 60 mins.
With a ‘vegetable Bolognese’, it is an easy way to eat your veggies and will provide you with a nutritious meal for all the family, many times per week (breakfast, lunch, dinner packed lunches). It is the perfect excuse to STOP any inflammatory foods that you are eating, processed foods and any foods that are bad for your health.
So, why Legume Pasta?
Free from grains and high in nutrients and fibre content, Really Healthy Pasta is unique and healthy because it is made with one simple ingredient: either Red Lentil or Black Bean and nothing else (no additives, chemicals etc).
It is hypoallergenic, meaning it is free from the top allergens, such as dairy, eggs, gluten, soy, corn, nuts, etc
Certified Organic, Vegan, Kosher & Non-GMO, the pasta provides an excellent source of vitamins: Iron, B6, Thiamine, Niacin, Folate, Zinc, Calcium and amino acids: Isoleucine (plenty), Leucine (plenty), Lysine (plenty), Methionine (not much), Phenylalanine (plenty), Threonine (plenty), Tryptophan (minimal), and Valine (plenty).
It will also deliver you with approx. 50% of your daily fibre requirements, 35% of your daily iron requirements and over 21g protein per serving (2-3 servings per small box), great for vegans and any sport enthusiasts.
Health Magazine has already selected lentils as one of the five healthiest foods. A study in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine reveals a direct link between bean consumption and a lowered risk of coronary heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.***
Dr. David Jenkins, director of the St. Michael’s Hospital’s Risk Factor Modification Centre, said in a statement, “But this is the first study of its kind to specially look at legumes’ effect on cardiovascular risk factors and find they also have a blood pressure lowering effect in diabetic patients.” (Huffington Post)
See further study info below in the PS.
LAUNCH OFFER – COURTESY OF GOOD HEALTH NATURALLY
For an initial introductory period only, Good Health Naturally are providing customers with a COMPLIMENTARY packet of pasta with any order placed.
This is so that you can taste how good it is yourself (and healthy!)
This will be automatically added to any order placed and I have assurances that this will last until at least next week – so that all of my readers get chance to receive a complimentary packet.
Order x1 packet of pasta +
(2 packets total)
Buy 5 Get 1 Free pasta +
(7 packets total)
Order any product in the Good
**PS further study info:
* Brazil and India grow more beans than any country in the world, an beans have an exclusive place on the Brazilian Food Pyramid. Beans in Brazil are recognized as their own unique food group.
** The country’s Food Guide recommends the Brazilian population to consume beans at least once every day. The US Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend 3 cups or 720 grams of cooked legumes per week, or 1/2 cup (120 gram) serving six days per week, as the minimum desired amount.
*** Lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Recent research linking bean intake to lower risk of type 2 diabetes, many types of cardiovascular disease, and several types of cancer was one of the key factors used by the Brazilian government and the U.S. government in establishing their bean intake recommendations.
**** With about 30% of their calories from protein, lentils have the third-highest level of protein, by weight, of any legume or nut, after soybeans and hemp.
***** Proteins include the essential amino acids isoleucine and lysine. Lentils also contain folate, vitamin B1, and minerals.
****** The American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society – All recommend legumes as a key food group for preventing disease and optimizing health.
******* The low levels of Readily Digestible Starch (RDS) at 5% and high levels of Slowly Digested Starch (SDS) at 30% make lentils of great interest to people with diabetes.
******** Black Beans are pretty low on the glycemic index with a rating of 30 to 43, depending on the source you consult.
********* A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine confirms that eating high fibre foods, such as lentils, helps prevent heart disease. Almost 10,000 American adults participated in this study and were followed for 19 years. People eating the most fibre, 21 grams per day, had 12% less coronary heart disease (CHD) and 11% less cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared to those eating the least, 5 grams daily. Those eating the most water-soluble dietary fibre fared even better with a 15% reduction in risk of CHD and a 10% risk reduction in CVD.
More information and recipes available at www.ReallyHealthyPasta.com