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Food of the Week: Tomato

22 Apr

Tomato

Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A, B, C, K, folic acid, chromium, potassium, antioxidants and fiber.

They improve the immune system, they have anticancer properties, prevent macular degeneration and aid in heart disease. Men who consume ten servings or more, per week, have lower prostate cancer rates.

It has been found that lycopene, a carotenoid in tomatoes, is fat soluble, so the anticancer properties are specially beneficial when consumed with fat-rich foods like avocado, olive oil and nuts.

Food of the Week: Dates

22 Mar

Dates

Dates are rich in vitamins B, C, K and minerals like potassium, calcium, copper, iron, iodine, magnesium and zinc and antioxidants. Also,they are loaded with fiber which helps regulate bowel function. They help lower bad cholesterol and counteract alcohol intoxication.

They are usually sold dried and are therefore very sweet so I use mine to sweeten almond milk or in desserts.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Food of The Week: Chickpeas

10 Dec

Garbanzo

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are high in Vitamins B, E and K, calcium, iron, zinc, fiber and protein. They are great at keeping cholesterol within normal levels and protect against heart disease.

Chickpeas also have antioxidants that protect against carcinogens.

The most delicious way to eat chickpeas is to add them in salads, soups or pureed into hummus.

Hummus Recipe

1 garlic clove, peeled

2 1/2 cups of cooked and peeled chickpeas

3 tablespoons organic olive oil (unfiltered, unpressed or first cold pressed)

2 tablespoons tahini

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Juice of 1 regular large lemon

Sea salt

Water

In a food processor, first mince the garlic, then add the rest of the ingredients and then, slowly add water to the desired consistency. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Food of The Week: Tangerine

23 Nov

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Tangerines, also known as mandarines or clementines, are delicious and very healthy fruits. They are a great source of vitamins B3, B5, B6, A, C, E, K, biotin and folate, zinc, magnesium, potassium and fiber. They are also very high in antioxidants.

They are great in controlling blood sugar, fighting against chronic disease and cancer and maintaining a healthy immune system and healthy skin.

Just peel the skin off and enjoy!

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Food of The Week: Pomegranate

6 Aug

Pomegranates are considered a superfood thanks to their healing attributes.

Pomegranates are rich in vitamins B3, B5, C, E, K, beta-carotene, biotin, folate, calcium, copper, potassium, zinc and fiber. They are also rich in antioxidants which prevent several forms of cancer, including prostate cancer. Pomegranates help lower high blood pressure and cholesterol. They also have antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Pomegranate juice provides a more concentrated source of nutrients and antioxidants. Just make sure it’s fresh and no sugar has been added.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Food of The Week: Cherries

1 Aug

Cherries are powerful antioxidants and rich in vitamins B3, B5, C, beta-carotene, biotin, folate, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and fiber.

Thanks to anthocyanins, which are antioxidants they help control free radicals and inflammation. They are also anticarcinogenic.

Cherries also help with arthritis, gout, insomnia, they stimulate the immune system and are great preventing skin aging.

Studies have shown that fresh cherry juice reduces risk factors for diabetes and heart disease.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Food of the Week: Beets

24 Jul

Beets are very detoxifying, this is thanks to a powerful antioxidant called betacyanin, which helps cleanse the liver, the kidneys and the gallbladder.

They are high in vitamins B3, B5, C, Folate and beta-carotene, calcium, iodine, magnesium, zinc iron and fiber.

Beets stimulate the immune system and the production of new red blood cells. They are helpful against cancer and maintain an alkali pH in the body.

Beets can be cooked or eaten raw. I love them raw in juices!

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!