The Lord will guide you continually, watering your life when you are dry and keeping you healthy, too. You will be like a well watered garden like an ever-flowing spring. Isaiah 58:11 (NLT)
Genesis 1:29: “And God said, “see, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.”
APRIL 1ST, 2013
HOMESTYLE SUBSTITUTE BUTTER
¾ cup of cold pressed coconut oil
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lecithin granules
½ cup water
½ teaspoon sea salt
Blend again and place in a container with a lid and place in the refrigerator until set
HEALTH BENEFITS OF LECITHIN GRANULES
Produced by the liver and an important component of the mucus layer in the large intestines, lecithin is composed of three types of fat-soluble molecules called phospholipids. These molecules are major building blocks for cell membranes and, along with cholesterol and triglyceride, help facilitate cell communication and keep cells from sticking to each other. Soybeans are rich in lecithin and are used in soy lecithin granules, a natural compound containing all the elements found naturally in cell membranes.
Lecithin granules raise choline levels in the liver, which increases an enzyme effective in breaking down collagen. Because of lecithin's ability to emulsify and break down fat, it may also prevent fatty liver disease, a condition resulting from accumulation of fat deposits in liver cells.
Ingredients in soy lecithin granules are essential to nerve and muscle function, including the heart, and are contained in the sheath that covers every nerve and muscle cell in the body. According to the Nutritional Supplement Education Center, "without lecithin the membranes in our body would harden and our cells would die." Lecithin is an emulsifying agent that breaks down cholesterol and other lipids by helping fats mix with water and body fluids, easing their removal from the body. This prevents build-up in artery walls, benefiting cardiovascular health and helping prevent atherosclerosis.
Gallstones form in your gallbladder where bile is stored and released into your intestine to aid in digestion. Too much cholesterol can crystallize into stones. Lecithin is a major component of bile and helps breaks down fat by allowing it to mix with water, ensuring its quick elimination from the body. According to the Healthier Life website, increased risk of gallstones is related to age, weight, diet and hormonal changes. As many as 20 percent of people over 65 develop gallstones but only about 4 percent experience symptoms which can include pain in the upper right abdomen or back lasting several hours, nausea and vomiting.
HOW CAN YOU USE LECITHIN GRANULES?
This is the good part: lecithin granules have a very pleasant, nutty taste. They can be added to beverages, sprinkled on granola, nut cheese, butter, non dairy yogurt, mixed into salads or fruits, or just eat them by the spoonful.
NB: Soy, along with corn, make up the highest percentage of GM crops in the market, which means the soy lecithin you are eating may be GM. Many commercial food companies use lecithin in nutritional bars, mixes, and baby foods - so make sure you check the label for non-GMO soy lecithin.
The information given here is for educational purposes only. It is meant to be used as a guide towards health and does not replace the evaluation by and advice of a qualified licensed health care professional. For detailed interpretation of your health and specific conditions, consult with your physician.