One of my New Years resolutions is to authentically share my life with my followers. I enjoy learning about food science and sharing that knowledge with anyone who will listen. My boyfriend religiously listens to the Joe Rogan podcast and he recently suggested that I listen to a few of his heavy food science episodes, naturally I became obsessed. I listened to Joe’s interview of Dr. Rhonda Patrick an expert in biomedical science and nutritional science. I’m not going to bore you with every detail of the three hour long podcast but Dr. Patrick inspired me to include raw broccoli into my daily smoothie, the sulforaphane compound found in raw broccoli has about one million anti aging properties. She also turned me on to circadian fasting, a diet to support the Paleolithic daylight theory of metabolism. I’m going to try to simplify the explanation and benefits of circadian fasting because people have written whole books about it and no one has time for that much info. In a nutshell the human metabolism is controlled by a series of hormones. The human species has a circadian clock of hormones that run on a 12 Hour Loop, mimicing the cycle of daylight. Humans are supposed to gather, catch, and eat during a 10-12 cycle of daylight hours. According to some powerful studies when humans eat in >12 hour cycles they are predisposed to increased inflammation, fat storage, and weight gain. I’m a total early bird so I find that eating between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM is best for me. I am doing my best to stick to this circadian fasting diet five – six days out of the week so I can share my results with you! Cutting out the mindless nighttime eating is already making a huge differece, I wake up feeling so refreshed. As far as results go, I really don’t like to weigh myself and I don’t believe in the accuracy of scales. I’m basing my fasting success on how my clothes fit and how my body feels. Feel free to look up this podcast to listen to the whole story. Until I get back to you with my results here is a delicious healthy snack or entertaining appetizer, try to finish them by 7pm 😉
Edamame Rice Cracker Bites
Makes 16 bites
1 package of rice crackers
1 package of hummus
1/2 a cup of shelled edamame
4 mini radishes, sliced thin
4 strawberries, sliced thin
16 cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons organic furikake rice seasoning for garnish
1) assemble crackers by layering the hummus, edamame, 2 radish slices, one strawberry slice, one cilantro slice, and sprinkle with furikake
These bites look incredible! I love all the bright colors, and I never would have thought to pair these flavors, but it sounds like an amazing combo!
Thank you so much Laurel! You’ll love the combo!
Really interesting post! I didn’t know Joe Rogan did episodes of his podcast dedicated to food science. I’ll have to check them out now and become hooked like you. 🙂 Beautiful photos too by the way!
He has some great ones Nicole, he’s a total food nerd! I love his podcast and I hope you will too