“Treasure Trove of Information”

Sing to the Lord, all the earth;
Proclaim the good news of His Salvation from day to day

Delcare His glory among the nations,
His wonders among all peoples.

For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised
He is also to be feared above all gods

1 Chronicles 16 : 23-25 NKJV


Hi and welcome to my vault :), hope you had a good weekend. It is always a pleasure that you stopped by: I love to just sit and listen and watch.

I love to see growth. 
When I plant it is so amazing to see them grow into what they are meant to be. 
Think of how God feels and sees us when we grow into what He has made us to be. 
We are all His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works

Just like I don’t see the root but just the end product 
God sees the root and knows how it will grow and shape 
He also knows that weeds grows alongside
Guess what? Our root and foundation are stronger than the weeds
Be bless and know that God loves you so much 
Jesus reigns overall 
It is so great to see my sunflower grow from a baby


I was standing in the vault and this is what caught my attention. We eat a lot of different foods, and it is good to know a little about them: I like potatoes but in the UK they are not vegetable, they are class as starchy foods

FUN FACTS: The Potato Became the First Vegetable Grown in Space with Help from Wisconsin

Starchy foods: Potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and other starchy carbohydrate:

One third of the food we eat each day should be bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and other starchy foods.

Although they can be rather tasteless and bland they are a good source of energy and the main source of a range of essential nutrients including fibre, protein, Calcium, Iron and Vitamins B.

Potatoes:

They are not considered as one of your five portions of fruits and vegetables in the UK

They were first grown as food crops in South America more than 7000 years ago and can be found throughout America, from Canada to Southern Chile.

It was introduced to Europe from America in the second half of the 16 century by the Spanish.

Today they are staple food in many parts of the world and an integral part of much of the world’s food supply.

Also known for its content of being high in starch and a large proportion of this is in the amylopectin which is easy to digest. Therefore potatoes have a high Glycaemic Index (GI)

GI is a measure of how quickly a carbohydrate-containing food raises the blood sugar level when that food is eaten by itself.

GI by itself is not a good indicator of whether food is healthy.

Potatoes are also rich in Vitamin C, antioxidants, Vitamin B6 and Potassium. Most of these nutrients and the fibre are the skin. Apart from water, potatoes consist mainly of starch and also contain some fibre, protein and almost no fat.

Potatoes are prepared in many different ways: skin-on or peeled, whole or cut up, with seasonings or without. The only requirement involves cooking to swell the starch granules. 

Different methods of cooking potatoes affect the relative amounts of nutrients which would affect the components by driving off more or less water and also by adding components such as the extra fats during frying. 

When boiled or baked, potatoes have relatively the same nutrients as raw potatoes but significantly different in chips and crisps because it is fried in oil and that makes the potatoes absorb fat and reduce the water content.

They are used in a variety of processed food due to low cost 

Potatoes Starch: Used as binding agent in some ingredients such cakes mixtures, biscuit 

Potatoes are also used to brew alcoholic beverages such as vodka

They are found in a variety of foods and one of the least allergenic foods tested.

Sweet potatoes:

Also originated in South America but now popular in many countries are sweet by nature which is from an enzyme that breaks down their starch into maltose, a sugar that is sweeter than table sugar. They contain a large amount of beta carotene, minerals and plant oestrogens. 

“Beta Carotene is converted to Vitamin A in the body”

Please note that they are nuggets of information!

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

“Treasure trove of information”

God passionately watches over His deep reservoir of revelation-knowledge, 
but He subverts the lies of those who perverts the truth.
Proverbs 22:12

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 walk and talk because we need to use some of the energy, I have eaten a lot this weekend. There is a point to my madness, keep up and let us walk slow or fast but let us use the energy. And heads up, this is information only and should not be used as advice.

So my topic is about energy:

Energy we all need it: We use it everyday. Anything which is able to perform work has energy and by definition Energy is the capacity to do work. 

Where does the energy come from?

Our body processes energy that is determined by the food intake and how much levels of activity are done will give the output. It is simply like a budget, the money we spend and whatever is left off is the fat stored. 

Body Mass Index (BMI) is simply the weight in KG divided by the squares of your height in meters.

The brain needs more energy than anything else. If the brain doesn’t get the proper energy that it needs, that is when we become fatigued. 

The food we eat plays a big part in the energy we burn out.

To function properly our brain needs the right amount and right nutrients throughout the day.

Some foods that helps the brain active and the body:

One of the most important is WATER: The brain is made up of 80% water and the body weight is water which is made up of 60% and is needed to keep our organs functioning. 

It is very important to stay hydrated all day and starting with the first thing you drink in the morning. Dehydration leads to fatigue, slower reaction, dry mouth, lips and eyes; feeling thirsty. It makes your thinking slow down and not as sharp as you want when you are dehydrated.

The body also uses water to transport nutrients and oxygen around the body and it helps to maintain the core body temperature. It keeps the skin plump and elastic. 

Eggs: I love eggs and they have so many nutrients for the body and also for the brain. They help memory improving and brain boosting. Good source for protein, B12, vitamin D (get some)

Walnuts: it looks like the brain so that is one way of remembering which nuts is good for the brain. They are unsaturated fat. Good source of Biotin, although nutritious may also mean very high calorie depending on the portions and what is eaten with it.

Avocados: Good source of fats and contains monounsaturated fats that are good for the heart, fibre to help regulate blood sugar, plus vitamin K, E, and C, B vitamins and potassium. 

Blueberry: High in antioxidants and vitamin C

Sleep is also very important so is the diet we eat to maintain a healthy and productive routine and that includes sleeping. 

What can make us not keep up with our intentions is fatigue. The energy we use if not replenish will run out. 

So the brain and physical body are working overtime consciously and unconsciously driving our actions. If we are constantly working and not resting then we don’t have the motivation to carry on, it comes to a point when our unconscious will take control and switch off and that becomes a burnout. No one wants to be at that stage.

It is a battery and needs to be charge.

“ You see, when you give your body the best possible fuel, you have more energy, you are stronger, you think more quickly” ~ Michelle Obama.

Imagine your phone, you use it and behind the scene it is also working even if you are not on it. It brings all the notifications so when you ready it is accessible. And this is our brain is tirelessly working with no complaints. The phone dies, well now you panic especially if you are out and about and need it at the moment in time. What do you do?

The brain needs rest, the body needs rest. If it works overtime all the time then it will run out of battery. 

We all need to switch off everyday, for “it is good” my paraphrase favorite quote from the Book of Genesis. 

Ways to to keep the energy in balance: 

Avoid burnout: 

Like the battery, keep it charged daily by resting. Taking time off to just relax and not think of anything.

Switch off, I like my phone which is always my point of reference. The manufacturer says it is good to switch off the phone, I mean let the battery die and that keeps the battery life longer. It is true, if we constantly plug the phone to charge and not allow it to just die, then we find we need a new charge quicker than intended.

The human is not a phone or electronic so avoid draining the battery at all cost 

Always keep reserves daily for it is good. Because when it is drained the consequences are high and costly.

How do we avoid it?

Nurture your relationships:

Keep the people around with you at all times, not only when you need something. They do help when you need them but it needs to be reciprocal.

In conclusion and my humble opinion of the Human Battery:

Keep it plugged in: keep that energy flowing in, having the right energy in and out.

Stay positive: get your thinking hats on, be creative and allow some spontaneous activity to yourself

Switch off – rest and sleep, play games, be a child I mean let your inner child out 

Never let it drain – get help if you are below 50% energy and in need.

YOU are never alone, even when you think so. Whatever you go through, someone else has or is.

Energy in = energy out ideally any extras are stored or dispense

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