Comes Alive In Your Mouth With Some Easy Prep!
Broccoli is the cruciferous food with a big head of healthy attitude. Other family members include bok choy (chinese cabbage), brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale. Cruciferous means cross-bearing which is how their flowers fold out. The best way to enjoy cruciferous produce is to stir-fry with hot peppers or saute with garlic and olive oil. Dip them into boiling water for about 2 minutes and then immediately place in an ice bath. This stops the cooking processes. You achieve the desired al dente mouth feel experience. The crunch means so much. Then sprinkle with some spices, salt and ground pepper to heighten the taste. Renovating Your Mind loves heavy flurries of parmesian cheese for both taste and visual beauty. There is so much evidence pointing to these vegetables for lowering risks of various types of cancer. The amounts of fiber, minerals and vitamins contained in these “superfoods” are outstanding.
“The Brains” Of The Nut Family
Walnuts, “brains”, are loaded with fat. You say bad! I say great! These fats contain both MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids) and PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids) which act like satiety chemicals. They signal the brain that your stomach is full when it’s not. These cranial-looking nuts contain the valuable omega-3 fatty acids also found in fatty fish. They help in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E & K). You need fat (MUFA and PUFA) to get complete absorption of fatty vitamins in foods. You also wind up with a nutty fat that naturally lowers inflammation in the body. In addition, walnuts contain antioxidants. Chances are that you may be able to cut down on those anti-inflammatory drugs. Consult with your physician and bring her a bag of walnuts. Tell hew that a handful a day may drive the pain away. Everybody needs to “Go Nuts!”
Salmon, Dill, Pepper, Brown Sugar And The Grill-Good Eating Material
Fatty fish like herring, halibut, salmon, sardines, mackerel, trout, tuna, and salmon are filled with the beneficial fats called omega-3 fatty acids. An uneven balance goes on in our diet because of the high availability of omega-6 fats in meats, dairy and processed foods. Omega-3 fatty acids (DHEA and EPA) cuts down on inflammation within the body. This lowers the chance for heart and blood vessel problems like stroke and heart attack. You actually renovate your cells by exchanging omega-6 for the omega-3 in each and every one of your cells throughout your system. This will lower the risk of blood clots. It decreases triglycerides and plays a significant role in lowering blood pressure.
Please, no more than a small handful a day of nuts. The “Wilma” above belongs on the Flintstones!