At some time, some point before men learned to measure time with mechanical contrivances, man in Africa saw that life was rhythm. Night and day, seasons and weather, planting and harvest, conception and birth, the sound of a galloping herd of zebra, the beat of his own heart and a hundred other of nature’s rhythms were there for him to feel.
Other men in other places felt the same rhythms. Other men in other places ritualized them, too. But somewhere along the way, those other men in other places sought more than survival and more than a place in the order of things. They got what they wanted but lost what they had. For the wealth of feeling spirits and rhythms, they got the wealth of concrete and glass.
But nature will balance itself. Of physical disharmony comes mental anguish and a desire to return to what once was for a chance to make what might have been.
from “Rhythms and Rituals” by Carlyle C. Douglas in the Africa…Continent of The Future
August 1976 Special Issue of Ebony Magazine (via breegant
INDULGENT BUT SUPER HEALTHY CHOCOLATE PUDDING [VEGAN]
This recipe is so easy to make. It’s a great treat for dinner parties or just for indulging on the sofa. For the base of this delicious sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free dessert you need only three ingredients.
The reason this is so wonderful for you lies with all three of the the ingredients…
Bananas are known for their high potassium content, with over 400 mg potassium in a single medium-size banana. Additionally one banana provides about 15 percent of your daily recommended amount of vitamin c. Since b vitamins are more commonly found in animal products, it may come as a surprise that bananas are an excellent source of vitamin b6. One banana supplies 35 percent of your daily b6 requirement. A large study by the Internal Journal of Cancer illustrates that the probability of developing kidney cancer is greatly lessened by frequent consumption of fruits and vegetables, though especially bananas. Very nice.
Additionally the avocados are packed with fibre, vitamin k, folate, vitamin b5, potassium and vitamin b6. Although they have a high fat content it is important to note they are very unusually healthy fats, such as phytosterols, oleic acid and polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols (PFA). These fats have important anti-inflammatory properties and help the digestive track absorb other vitamins at a much better rate. Researchers at Nutrition ImpactNational determined from the Health and Nutrition Examination Study (NHANES 2001-2006) that avocado consumers were lower in weight and lower in body mass index than non-consumers. This doesn’t necessarily mean it’s down to the humble avocado, but it’s likely it plays a part in a well balanced healthy diet.
Last but not least the cacao powder, giving you a nice addition of protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, iron, zinc, copper, calcium and magnesium. It also contains lipid anandamide, which is known as the “chocolate amphetamine”. It can help lift your mood and even decrease depression.
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