When we talk about whole foods–we hope that it is not confused with the high-end grocery store famous for its asparagus water, but rather whole ingredients that have not been processed or have been through very little processing.
Prior to Spanish colonization, this region was inhabited mainly by Aztecs and Mayans. Our favorite superfoods changed these civilizations in a really important way. It meant that eating more corn, beans, and amaranth made the Aztecs less of a hunting and gathering tribe and more like an agricultural society that we know today.
These whole ingredients not only supported a healthy, balanced, plant-based diet but became a central part of their culture and traditions. Food was central to many ceremonies and offerings. There is evidence that suggests the Aztecs often held large feasts and banquets to honor guests and share stories of battle.
Amaranth ingredientis the rising star in superfood. The superstar. The A-list celebrity of ingredients. At VIVOTRIBE, it’s a central ingredient to many of the recipes we are developing. We know thatamaranthhas a ton of great nutrients and a unique history. But it also has a ton of potential to make the world a better place.
Now have a seat, it’s time for a quick history lesson. When we say amaranth is ancient, we really mean it. The Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas who first cultivated it as a food source go back more than 4,000 years. This was a time even before the South American countries
Amaranth. It’s a tiny, ancient seed that grows on pretty reddish pink plants. It was harvested thousands of years ago by tribes like the Incas, who called it “kiwicha”–which is just super fun to say. Even back then it was known to Incas and Aztecs as a superfood and was a prime staple in their diet.
If you’ve spent much time in Southern California, then you already know that Farmer’s Markets are kind of a big deal. Here is in San Diego we can find farmer’s Markets in a different neighborhood every single day of the week.
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As if they weren’t beautiful enough, our picturesque coastal and desert landscapes have transformed into colorful sceneries resembling paintings in a rare phenomenon dubbed the ‘super bloom’. Even the sides of the highways and formerly desolate, dusty ground spaces have been overgrown by a gorgeous spectrum of flowering plants.
We all live very busy lives and planting trees or installing solar panels can seem very invasive, time-consuming, and expensive. Fortunately, there are so many little things we can work on, that in the end will have a huge benefit for not only ourselves but also the planet.
Next time you go outdoors if only for a brief afternoon or a weeklong vacation, leave your technology behind. Fully immerse yourself in your outdoor experience and see how much more valuable it becomes to you as opposed to the value derived from looking at photos.
VivoTribe is about living your life to its fullest potential, listening to your body and meeting all of its physical and mental needs. We don’t care about weight, we care about how good we feel. We don’t care about perfection, we care about our own personal best.
Twenty Minutes before my self-imposed deadline, I sat down and began completing a creative brief and blog outline. Releasing some of the pressure helped the creativity flow and the ideas came to me easily. I still had 5 minutes left when I realized that the bulk of the work was complete, albeit handwritten in my notepad. I would still have to make time to edit and publish the post later – but that will be after I enjoyed some time with my tribe.