Starstruck Astronauts and Gestalt on Space Food
There aren't, of course, any celebrities in space, but did you know there is a whole science to space food?
Yup, it's no easy task to keep astronauts nutritionally fit and the types of foods they eat are very carefully chosen. For example, carbonated beverages can't fly to the moon, because without gravity the body cannot separate the liquid and gas in the stomach, which results in "wet burping." Astronaut's smell and taste receptors are compromised in space, so they crave hot sauce, salsa - anything spicy. Foods that have some moisture immediately spoil, so everything must be processed and ingeniously packaged.
One of the biggest nutritional problems is loss of muscle. The rate of loss is so significant that astronauts can't exercise enough to keep their mass up and can't eat fresh meat in space. So, what's an astronaut to do?
Well, NASA recently discovered rice protein as the perfect space food (maybe it was the clinical trial that showed it equals animal-based whey protein and the fact it has no allergens in it). NASA's astronauts are apparently starstruck by plant protein these days, as has been evidenced by their ordering (and re-ordering) of Growing Naturals rice protein in 2015.
My thoughts: I was sent a sample of Growing Naturals organic rice protein powder to review, and I think it is kind of exciting to know that I am using a product that the astronauts use! I was given the chance to try out the Strawberry Burst flavor.
Now, we all know that I am no astronaut, but I am on a protein diet. I have cut sugar, bread and most fats from my diet. This amazingly delicious rice protein powder came along at the perfect time for me. I always begin my day with a delicious shake made from Growing Naturals organic rice protein powder.
I blend it with ice and coconut milk in the blender and it tastes so good! It fills me up and keeps me from getting hungry until later in the afternoon. Sometimes I whip up another shake, or just have fat-free cottage cheese. I have energy all day long and I have lost eleven pounds so far!
To learn more about Growing Naturals please go to: http://growingnaturals.com/
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.