'Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds ; rejoice before him—his name is the Lord . ' Psalms 68:4 NIV Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour
Happy that you stopped by, and I hope you had a lovely weekend.
It is another Monday, there is a desirable treasure that when found at a great price, you will hide it and then sell all you have just so you can have it. Is it worth it? Absolutely!
Come let us sit and talk. This is not a surprise, my weekend was a walking one shocker! I know: She smiles She swirls around She is happy She had a laugh She loves herself She knows, she is loved She is a lover and a fighter
Sunday service: my church started a series last week, with an overview. Yes I am getting to the point, this sunday the topic started. The apocalyptic, prophetic and a letter.
We started Revelation:
The first time I read this book, it put the fear of God in me.
Secondly, it also made me see Jesus, I mean see see Him. I had to go a few chapters back to understand who this man is. The Alpha, the Omega, the Beginning, the End.
I am a fantasy girl, and listening to dragons and trying to imagine what John was seeing and how that must have been for him.
It also made me appreciate the relationship we need with Jesus to make us have a better relationship with the body of Christ.
Looking forward to studying it again.
Jesus the main source to the Father Love that He is the High Priest Our Advocate Thank you for reading my reflection of the weekend. Back to what fun fact I was reading and wanted you look at:
Today I wanted to share about starch:
Starchy foods are our main source of carbohydrate and have an important role in a healthy diet.
Starchy foods – such as potatoes, bread, rice, pasta, and cereals – should make up just over a third of the food you eat, as shown by the Eatwell Guide
In the United Kingdom the government uses the Eatwell Plate Guide to show pictorially the different types of food we need to eat to achieve a well-balanced and healthy diet. Do have a look at it above.
Starch: They can be rather tasteless and blade but are primary staple food for most people and they provide a large amount of energy as well as protein and fibre.
About one third of the food we eat each day should be bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and other starchy foods. They are a good source of energy and the main source of a range of essential nutrients including fibre, calcium, iron and B vitamins.
Types of starchy foods:
Starch is used by plants to store energy, either in the plants cells themselves for short-term storage, or in the roots, tubers, fruits, or seeds for long term storage.
In long term storage starchy foods are potatoes and rice as examples
They are also included in processed foods – flour, bread, noodles and pasta
What are they:
Starchy foods are polysaccharides which means many sugars units. They are formed from long chains of identical glucose units linked together.
They are divided into types Amylose made from straight chains of glucose molecules and Amylopectin made from branching chains.
Amylose is a carbohydrate that is resistant to digestion in the stomach and small intestine due to its long unbranched chemical structure. It therefore passes into the large intestine where it has many health benefits. They are found in cereals including corn, maize and rice as well as potatoes, beans, pulses and some vegetables.
Amylopectin is easily digested by enzymes in the small intestine due to the many molecules branching off from the stem of its chemical structure, and therefore, its glycaemic index (GI) Amylopectin, like amylose, is found in cereals, potatoes, beans, pulses and some vegetables. The proportions of amylose and amylopectin vary within each of these foods.
Example Potatoes Amylopectin = 79% and Amylose = 29%
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a measure of how quickly a carbohydrate -containing food raises your blood sugar level when they are eaten by itself sugar or is seen in the bloodstream following the eating of that food, compared to glucose, the most easily digested and absorbed carbohydrate.
It is very important to choose the starchy carbohydrates we eat carefully in order to manage blood sugar levels and optimise their nutrient intake.
Fruits and vegetables – In addition to supplying both starchy carbohydrates and intrinsic sugars these are high in fibre, micronutrients and antioxidants
When choosing starchy foods it is usually best to choose starchy foods that are high in fibre and that have a low glycaemic load (GL).
Thank you again for stopping by it means a lot to me. Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂 We cannot control what happens around us, but we can control our responses. Be bless and know that the Lord loves you ©Hannah M Vandi. And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 'However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. ' Acts 20:24 NIV