I hope it was fun and I hope you didn’t break a nail on the tire flips. I would love to weight those tires sometime – anyone have a large enough scale? 🙂
This morning, Tori asked about soy, and I didn’t give the full answer. So here’s the deal with soy:
” The estimated consumption of soybean oil alone in the US increased more than a thousandfold between 1909 and 1999; The NIH estimates that soybeans, usually in the form of oil, now account for an astonishing 10% of total calories in the US…Ten percent of total calories is a lot. These seed oils are ubiquitous because they’re cheap – but they are not healthy. Scientists believe out growing poly-unsaturated fats intake from industrial seed oils has played a significant role in the increase of inflammation-related conditions like:
- insulin resistance
- type 2 diabetes
In short, with all the healthier alternatives, why mess with soy??? Have you tried almond milk or coconut milk instead?
More about soy…soybeans contain compounds called isoflavones, which are types of phyto-estrogens — a female reproductive hormone! Did you catch that? This relates to why anyone recovering from breast cancer is told by their doctors to avoid soy.
Common seed oils and vegetable oils to avoid: canola, palm, chia, peanut, corn, rice bran, cottonseed, safflower, sesame, grapeseed, soybean, hemp, sunflower.
Fats and Oils you want (monosaturated): olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, macademia nuts, avocado oil, hazelnuts, olives, avocado.
source: It Starts With Food