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Today's Creation Moment

Sep
26
Saliva Is Nothing to Spit At
Malachi 4:2
"But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall."
Someday, instead of having to give a blood sample during your physical exam, the doctor might just ask you for a saliva sample. Saliva is an amazing fluid. Besides helping us moisten and digest food...
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Is Pizza Good for You?

1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

Could pizza be good for you? Research into tomatoes has shown that tomatoes, especially cooked, have powerful health benefits. That's because tomatoes have a powerful antioxidant called lycopene in addition to beta carotene, other B vitamins, vitamin C and other important minerals. A four ounce tomato can provide you with one third the recommended daily amount of vitamin C.

A European study of 1,300 men suggested that those who consumed the most lycopene in their food cut their heart attack rate in half, compared to those who had less lycopene in their diet. Another study that lasted five years followed the eating habits of 48,000 men. Those who ate 10 servings a week of cooked tomatoes, in whatever form, had one third the rate of prostate cancer of those who ate less than two servings a week. Cooking tomatoes, as you would for pizza and pasta sauce, makes five times more lycopene available to you than eating the same amount of raw tomatoes. That's because cooking breaks down the cell walls of the tomato, making the lycopene more available for digestion. Watermelons and pink grapefruit also have lycopene, but only as much or less as cooked tomatoes.

Our bodies are called temples of the Holy Spirit by Scripture. God has richly provided us with healthy foods to keep our temples healthy. Even pasta sauce and pizza offer us health benefits in addition to tasty dining.

Prayer: 
I thank You, heavenly Father, that You have given me the means to take care of my temple. Help me to use them. Amen.
Notes: 
Mayo Clinic Health Letter, September 1998.