The truth about fish oil and essential fatty acids.

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One of my favorite, very simple solutions, for covering hard-to-find nutrition bases, is our SPROUTED FLAX. Why? Because people desperately need essential fatty acids (EFA’s), EVERY DAY, from their food. To avoid heart disease, neurological problems, and anxiety and depression.

And Americans aren’t getting adequate levels of EFA’s. 80 percent of us are deficient in Omega 3’s! And Americans have been duped into believing that FISH OIL is a good means to that end.

Fish oil just isn’t an effective or health-promoting solution. I’ll share why in a minute.

But first, for the good news–you can get essential fatty acids easily, inexpensively, from nutrient-dense plant foods. I’m a fan of raw, live, plant-based whole foods being our nutritional answers. I just knocked $6 off the price of our sprouted, raw flax, through the end of the month only, while supplies last. That’s one-third off, the best deal we’ve ever had.

That’s the ONLY ingredient in the bag. No flow agents, preservatives, fillers, chemicals for “mouth feel” or clumping or other crazy stuff nearly every manufacturer puts in their food supplements.

It’s how I cover my essential fatty acids daily.  And our testing shows NO rancidity after two years. That’s because sprouting stabilizes Omega 3 fatty acids. When you sprout a nut, seed, or grain, you neutralize enzyme inhibitors and unlock the nutrition inside that food!

sprout flaxMost flax grown in American soil is poor quality, feed grade, and often it’s rancid before it is milled. Most flax is processed at high-speed, involving high heats—which causes that seed’s oils to become rancid. Companies who sell MILLED flaxseed recommend refrigeration because they don’t want to expose that their product is so low quality, that it is rancid already or will be very soon. Most flax products are not high quality so that the manufacturer can save money. And I won’t offer them to my readers.

Our flaxseed is very high quality and nutrient dense and organic. It is sprouted (germinated), causing fiber to double, and vitamins and minerals to increase in bio-availability by 200 to 900 percent! Do not refrigerate it (which would alter the flavor)—just keep it sealed in your dark pantry or cupboard.

I like to put a scoop in my quart of green smoothie every day. Not only is this giving you heart-healthy Omega 3 fatty acids, but the nutrients in greens are absorbed at a higher rate when good fats are in the same meal.

So what’s so bad about fish oil, as a source of Omegas? First of all, most of the world’s fish, despite what marketers tell you, contain dangerous amounts of heavy metals due to pollution of our waterways. Second, while a billion-dollar industry has convinced our doctors to prescribe fish oil for heart health, we’ve devastated many ecosystems harvesting fish that are needed only for their oil.

fish oil fishiesThird, by the time the fish is harvested, the oil is manufactured, and it is put through the distribution channels, the oil is 6-12 months old when you consume it. By definition, it is rancid. So fish oil manufacturers have learned to mask the rancidity of their oils by deodorizing and “purifying” (refining) the oils. That doesn’t decrease its rancidity–it only makes the rancidity less noticeable for you, eating the fish oil pill!

And finally, perhaps most importantly, consuming $1 billion of fish oil pills has done nothing for our cardiovascular health. Which was the whole point in the first place. Don’t take my word for this—Google “meta study” and “fish oil” to see what the meta-studies, covering hundreds of published research studies, have to say about the net effect of 30 years of Americans eating rancid fish oil pills. It isn’t pretty. What a tragedy that billions of fish died needlessly for some manufacturers to make products that help no one–and may even lead to increased rates of prostate cancer.

NA flaxLet’s get quality essential fatty acids from real foods. Best if it’s superior-grade, 99%+ sproutable, nutrient dense flax from North America–sprouted, and dehydrated below 100 degrees to retain nutrition. You’re also getting a lot of fiber, and many other vitamins and minerals, in addition to the essential fatty acids–and for $6 off through May only!

I hope this is a helpful tip for you to take your green smoothie habit to an even higher level!

 

 

GROUP BUY launching TODAY…..through Nov. 30

Every year, we provide a way for you to get RAW, UNPASTEURIZED almonds in our annual group buy. You can’t get them anywhere else, because retailers can buy only pasteurized almonds from California, Each buyer in our opportunity can buy only up to 100# by providing your name in the order.

What’s the big deal? California has forced almond growers to pasteurize all their nuts above 130 degrees. This kills enzymes. I’m passionate about teaching people to eat nutrient-dense raw plant foods. It’s infuriating that our government wants to pasteurize, irradiate, and fumigate everything with damaging chemicals and rays. So I’m providing you a direct path to a grower who holds out a portion of his crop without heat-treating the nuts. So YOU CAN STILL SOAK AND SPROUT THEM! This turns your high-nutrition food into a SUPERFOOD!

(California produces 85% of the world’s almonds. I’ve obtained truly raw almonds from Spain and Italy before, but they’re tres expensive, and no one likes the slightly bitter taste.)

While we’re at it, we provide about 25 other excellent pantry / food-storage staples, with huge discounts, for you to stock up on for the year.

I highly recommend you stock up on CHIA. It’s a power food, stored easily for long periods at a time with no nutrient loss, has unlimited uses, and the price is going WAY UP this year. We got a great deal. But next year, watch out. Truly, a very good idea to buy as much as possible. Worth its weight in gold in emergencies. I am buying my family a lot.

You can also offer through your buying club,  and get an order together. We have a spreadsheet you can use to mark up prices 20 percent for your effort, so that with 8-10 people participating in your buy, you can earn your own whole-foods staples for free. Check out that spreadsheet tool HERE.

The group buy kicks off TODAY and you can see what’s available HERE. Raw almonds, and a variety of other nuts, seeds, and other staples.

For sure load up on our amazing price on raw, organic COCONUT SUGAR. It is perfect for baking, substitute it 1:1 for any recipe calling for refined sugar. It has high mineral content, better than any other sweetener I know, and is actually a LOW GLYCEMIC food, which is amazing for a sweetener. The 5# bags are great for food storage.

Read the FAQ before sending any questions, and please be aware that we expect to be shipping in early December. That makes this different than normal online purchasing. We are gathering the orders to make the bulk buy (which is how we obtain special pricing) and this means the buy closes on Nov. 30, and we ship between Dec. 1-10.

We’re especially excited because we are launching our own product line of outstanding nutrition products, and EVERY one of them is “Buy Two Get One Free” for the group buy only.

Our GSG nutrition products increase the amount of greens, vegetables, and fruits your family eats, and in ways that taste good and appeal to children. That’s our new GreenSmoothieGirl Green Light, Red Light, and Chocolate Green Light products). (Replace other drink mixes with these powders, where one scoop has the antioxidant power of 20 servings of vegetables / greens / fruit! I’ve also added probiotics, natural plant fiber, and digestive enzymes.) This is different from SunWarrior’s Ormus Greens in that is tastes delicious, and kids love it—and it covers many other bases, too.

They cover your need to store living, sprouted foods against the future, and against emergencies, and getting those tricky, but all-important Essential Fatty Acids covered in your diet, with our Tri-Omega products. Sprouted chia seed, flaxseed, and broccoli seeds. (Add them to green smoothies! You’ll never even know they’re there, and nutrition does not get better than this product.)

We also have Buy Two Get One Free on our brand-new GreenSmoothieGirl Ultimate Minerals product. We used to carry Liquid Light from SunWarrior, but in addition to the powerful fulvic acid, I wanted humic acids, too, for the best complement of fermented, deep-earth, highly bio-available mineral supplements. My hair grows fast and my fingernails are outrageously long, strong, and healthy since I began testing this product. I’m excited about having the concentrated substance you can add to your water, rather than selling a highly diluted version and paying to ship it. One bottle is a one-month supply if you’re using three droppersful daily. After a month of that, you should be able to go to a maintenance dose of 1 to 2 droppersful daily.

And finally, I’ve formulated my own vegan protein powder. It’s hemp protein and split pea protein, but we’ve added medium-chain fatty acids from coconut oil, and the energy and power of the superfood maca, as well. It tastes lovely, sweetens your green smoothie with stevia and no added sugars, and it comes in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Buy two, get one free in the group buy. Three of one flavor, or a Variety Pack with one of each.

So check out the options; you have until Nov. 30 to place your order! We have already placed an order for many of the items that may sell out, based on our history for the past few years, so you should be fine if you order by Nov. 15, and after that, you take your chances. Last year our readers bought 50,000 lbs. of almonds, and this year we’ve bought only 40,000 lbs.

Keep in mind that almonds have gone up about 25% this year, and you well see that across the board in almond products on store shelves. The price we are getting is not only excellent—it’s also the only place you can get TRULY RAW almonds directly from the rancher, this year’s crop, no heat damage to the nutrients.