Tag Archives: minerals

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: 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: Avocado

21 Feb

Avocados (from the Aztec “ahuacatl”) are native to Central and South America. They are highly nutritious rich in vitamins B, C, E, K, folate, potassium, iron, biotin, zinc and also contain powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients.

They are smooth and delicious, high in healthy monounsaturated fat. These healthy fats help lower cholesterol and triglycerides and increase HDL.

Avocados help maintain a healthy vision, boost the immune system, help lower high blood pressure, maintain healthy skin, hair, nerves and bone marrow, inhibit the growth of cancer cells, have anti-inflammatory properties and help people lose weight.

You can add avocado to almost any dish. I love them in salads!

Mexican Guacamole

(Serves 4)

3 avocados, peeled, mashed

1 tomato, diced

3 tablespoons onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 lemon juice (it prevents avocados turning brown)

1 green chili pepper, chopped

2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Salt and pepper

Mix all the ingredients and enjoy!

Remember… Eat healthy, be happy!