As I mentioned in my post Women Managing the Farm Conference, today I am sharing some of my take-aways. I feel if we can not share knowledge then we have lost one of the great things about living a life with meaning. I hope you find some of the tid-bits helpful!
Judi Adams (Wheat Foods Council) spoke on the first day and it came at a very good time in my life. I am really making a conscious effort to become healthier. Being on a farm and living with bread as a large staple in my life, it's difficult to eat in moderation. But her presentation was one that gave me hope that I could eat the bread or other things made with flour, but do it in moderation. If I include common sense, moderation, and a variety I should be able to live a life with My Plate eating plan. (Note: not diet)
"Less than 8% of Americans follow these guidelines" (Judi Adams). To be honest after hearing that 8% I feel ashamed, because I am part of that percentage. It's a work in progress and definitely not easy, but hearing this information gives me willpower and motivation! Check out My Plate, it's pretty neat!
Judi explained many things about gluten and celiac disease. Also that there are lots of people now deciding not to eat gluten and it's not because they have a health issue from it.
I liked this video, take two minutes out of your life to learn what gluten is. It's pretty easy to understand.