Complete Nutrition Includes Tradition
During cultural holidays we get our fill of complete nutrition for the mind, body and soul. We celebrate good health, enjoy traditional nutritious foods, and recite traditional prayers. This is a time of deep reflection and thanks. A time for spiritual connections with our loved families and good friends.
The Jewish New Year is celebrated late fall, known as Rosh Hashanah, (head of the year). During this high holiday families gather to celebrate, reflect, prepare, and pray. Prayers and healing words are recited to recognize bringing in the New Year. It’s a time to embrace personal spiritual wellness and enjoy the traditions of the New Year with nutritional meals that remind of us of times long ago.
Rosh Hashanah is a time of introspection about deeds over the past year, a personal relationship with G-d and the people that surround our lives. It is a time to ask for forgiveness and vow to live a healthier life.
We ask to be inscribed or written into the Book of Life for a year of good health, to prosper and have a sweet new year. We say “A Sweet New Year” because we are asking for a year where all that occurs will bring us joyous times, happiness and celebrations, like weddings, the birth of a new child and other life milestones.
The Pomegranate And Natural Honey
Are Nutritious Traditional Foods For The New Year
The Pomegranate Amazing Complete Nutrition Properties
The pomegranate is often a fruit used to depict long life, fertility, joy, abundance and prosperity. Throughout the ages every aspect of this fruit seeds, skin and juice have been used for complete nutrition and various health treatments.
Pomegranate juice is rich in vitamins A, C and E. These vitamins are loaded with antioxidants that help to reduce the risk of several different types of cancer, including skin cancer and also help to reduce the risk of heart disease.
One 250ml glass of Pomegranate juice provides half an adult’s RDA (recommended daily allowance) of these vitamins. Pomegranate juice contains almost three times as many antioxidants as the same quantity of red wine or green tea.
Sweet Complete Nutrition
Natural Honey represents a sweet new year. Traditional recipes to bring in the new year include honey for the sweet taste and nourishment.
Health treatments have been documented for thousands of years, dating back to the Egyptians in 5500 BC.
Honey-bees were brought to the new world in 1622 and harvested for their natural sweetening properties. Honey comes in many delicious flavors with the most popular being clover, cotton and orange.
Five Complete Nutritional B-Vitamins
Honey contains five of the eight B vitamins:
Vitamin B-6, Thiamine, Niacin, Riboflavin and Pantothenic Acid.
- Vitamin B-6 helps the body build energy from the food we eat an aids in the formation of red blood cells. It processes amino acids used in the production of proteins and is needed to make a variety of hormones, including serotonin, melatonin and dopamine.
- Thiamine is used to process carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It enhances circulation and helps with blood formation.
- Niacin may help lower LDL, or bad, cholesterol and increase HDL, or good, cholesterol. It releases energy from carbohydrates and controls blood-sugar levels while helping to keep the skin, digestive and nervous systems healthy.
- Riboflavin processes amino acids and fats. Its used to activate vitamin B and folic acid and aids in the conversion of carbs into ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, which is the fuel that runs the body.
- Pantothenic acid produces and releases energy from fats and may help lower levels of harmful cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
Honey is also used for alternative healing therapies and health aid for colds and coughing spells.
Pour boiling water or tea into a teaspoon of honey and slowly drink. Amazing… 3 sips and you’re a new person…lol. .. have a sweet new day!