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Build your blood with molasses roasted veggies and pumpkin seeds and the importance of zinc

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I have been feeling a bit run down lately and needed an energy boost. Molasses and beets are loaded with blood building minerals and I always feel better when I consume them (especially together). Beets are also a great liver detoxer so that helps with an energy boost as well. I once read somewhere that beets and molasses together are an old folk medicine cure from Russia for menstrual problems/irregularities. You are suppose to eat a large amount of the two just before and during your period.

I try to eat pumpkin seeds often also because they are loaded with zinc and really how many other foods can you say that about? Not very many!-oysters/seafood, liver, red meat etc. Zinc is an essential vitamin that is probably seriously lacking in most peoples diets. It is needed for protein/hormone synthesis (which includes insulin and thyroid production), reproductive development and immune function. Supplements can’t be relied on to provide most nutrients because their absorption is not guaranteed. Vitamins have several cofactors and other vitamins that humans don’t even know about yet that are needed for their complete absorption. I would trust mother nature before a chemist in a lab! Too many grains/beans can lead to deficiency in zinc because the phytates bind to zinc and prevent its absorption. I have also done a research project on ADHD and several studies had showed zinc as one of the lacking minerals in the subjects( along with magnesium, iron, and low protein diets.)

Molasses roasted veggies

Saute on medium heat with olive oil:

2 carrots sliced/chopped

1/2 small onion chopped

1 garlic clove minced

1/2 beet chopped

1 zucchini sliced

1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds

2 teaspoons molasses

sea salt to taste

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One thought on “Build your blood with molasses roasted veggies and pumpkin seeds and the importance of zinc

  1. I love beets! Red, golden, stripped – you name it. It looks like you have just given me a new way to try one of my top of the list things! Oh the yum.

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