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Thrivenotes Travel Snacks

by adminadam in articles

What makes them worthy of the Thrivenotes designation?

  • High in potassium (good for blood pressure and heart health)
  • Portable (no-mess and 0-prep)

What should I bring with me to eat while traveling?

The following foods are high in potassium. The nuts and seeds are high in protein and healthy fats as well. All these can be great for camping, hiking, or taking with you on the airplane to balance out the pre-cooked, high-sodium meals-on-a-tray. They will help balance your electrolytes and help you stay hydrated as long as you are drinking enough water. (Smart Traveler – 1; Desert/Dessicated Cabin – 0!)

Listed in order of potassium content per 100 gram serving:

  • Dark Chocolate (72% DV)
  • Dry Roasted Soybeans (39% DV)
  • Dried Apricots (33% DV)
  • Pistachios (29% DV)
  • Pumpkin Seeds (26% DV)
  • Sunflower Seeds (24% DV)
  • Almonds (20% DV)
  • Dates (20% DV)
  • Dried Figs (19% DV)

Note: watch the sodium content on the nuts and seeds! Perhaps unsalted is wisest.

For the fruit and chocolate, know that these can be very high in sugar too. Best to mix it up with some of the nuts and seeds.

What to drink?

Coconut Juice (Contains 7% DV of potassium per 100 grams)
Orange Juice (6% DV of potassium – not too shabby!)

Since we’re talkin’ potassium, what about bananas?

Besides the fact that they quickly spoil and get squished when lugged around, their nutrient density is only about 10% of your daily value of potassium. (Not bad, really, but you can do much better!)

Any Honorable Mentions?

Sun-dried Tomatoes — with an astonishing 98% of your daily potassium needs! But then who eats straight-up sun-dried tomatoes 100-grams at a time? (Oh, sorry — I didn’t see you there, Tomato Larry!) Just know that they are good for you the next time you see them on the menu somewhere.

Bon Voyage!




Not-so-common Nietzsche Quotes

by adminadam in quotes

  1. One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.
  2. There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
  3. On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
  4. When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets.
  5. Glance into the world just as though time were gone and everything crooked will become straight to you.
  6. What is the mark of liberation? No longer being ashamed in front of oneself.
  7. And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
  8. In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
  9. The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
  10. People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.
  11. All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
  12. There are no facts, only interpretations.
  13. It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
  14. Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
  15. Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.

Top 25 Countries: HDI

by adminadam in home

Human Development Index, Top 25 Countries (2010)

1. Norway
2. Australia
3. New Zealand
4. United States
5. Ireland
6. Liechtenstein
7. Netherlands
8. Canada
9. Sweden
10. Germany
11. Japan
12. South Korea
13. Switzerland
14. France
15. Israel
16. Finland
17. Iceland
18. Belgium
19. Denmark
20. Spain
21. Hong Kong
22. Greece
23. Italy
24. Luxemborg
25. Austria

Noteworthy runners up include: UK, Singapore, Czech Republic, Slovenia, and more here.