Monday, January 04, 2010
Like most "dieters" I pretty much had quit eating bread unless I had no choice (when I donate blood I bring a sandwich because I am not home for lunch).
Back in June I noticed my hair was starting to thin
I started doing some research and found I was very low in Zinc and Magnesium - the Zinc did help as the hair at my temples started returning - but I still had some thin/balding spots in the back! More research and I asked my co-leader from At Goal & Maintaining and she recommended I start taking Hair, Skin & Nails. Well, there is more than one H S & N on the market - one is vitamins, the other is the herb Horsetail which I have learned is silica. I was taking the Zinc, H S & N (both kinds) and after my last haircut and asking the hairdresser I am also taking a Magnesium tablet daily. Yes! Thankfully the hair is regrowing, everywhere!
Back to the bread. I am tracking nutrients that I seem to be having difficulty consuming and lately I noticed that Bread seems to have a little of everything! Has to be the wheat flour!! (No, I do not use Whole Wheat Flour - my DH doesn't like it.) But it has reminded me that "Bread is the staff of life" in the Bible!
And this is why I am eating bread again! I eat a slice of my own rather fattening bread every day now. It is giving me all sorts of trace minerals and vitamins!
Maybe flour is so fattening because it is so full of nutrients?!
Monday Challenge was lower body video - did pretty darn good but had to use the walker to balance for the single leg stuff.
Ate my fruits for the bonus challenge!