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Food of The Week: Brussels Sprouts

23 Apr

Brussels sprouts are one of the most healing vegetables. They are full of cancer fighting, immune-boosting pytonutrients. Rich in vitamins K, C, A, folate, potassium, iron and fiber.

Like most cruciferous vegetables, brussels sprouts contain sulforaphane which has been found to reduce cancer cell proliferation. Isothiocyanates and sinigrin are other cancer fighting phytonutrients present in them.

They also protect against heart disease and inflammatory polyarthritis.

I love to bake them in the oven with olive oil, garlic, sea salt and rosemary. Cut them vertically in half, cook them for about 40 minutes and enjoy!

Remember… Eat Healthy, be Happy!

Did You Know?… About Cruciferous Vegetables

12 Apr

Did you know that cruciferous vegetables have been found to be protective against cancer?

Several medical studies have published many times that a plant based diet is protective against several types of cancer. Cruciferous vegetables are particularly effective. They are rich in phytonutrients which control the risk of exposure to carcinogens, others which are protective against them and many more which have antioxidant protection.

Make sure you add lot’s of these to your diet:

  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Collard greens
  • Bok choy
  • Arugula

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Cafe Gratitude LA

6 Mar

I am so grateful for Café Gratitude.

An organic, vegan, healthy, fresh and delightful restaurant on Larchmont. They have delicious and creative raw and cooked foods, support local farmers, sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly products.

Café Gratitude is all about affirmations. My favorites are I am Thankful, a spicy curry coconut soup and the baked brussels sprouts for which I am Ecstatic!

For drinks I love I am Gorgeous, I am Rich and I am Healthy. Don’t you love these already?!

You have to check it out! Not only is the food great, but the people are lovely and they offer classes like Dehydration Basics and the Art of Fermentation.

Remember… Eat healthy, be happy!