Tag Archives: phytonutrients

Did You Know? About Plants and Cancer

10 Jun

salad

Did you know that 40 plant-based compounds can activate genes and slow the spread of cancer? New research in the Journal of Cancer and Metastases reviews shows that diet might be better medicine that previously thought…

So, “you are what you eat,” may be more true than you would think.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

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 Plant Protein

1 Mar

Did you know that plant protein is as good as animal protein?

The big difference is that plant protein has fiber and phytonutrients and animal protein does not.

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. We are able to produce 11 out of 20 of them, the other 9 have to be obtained from our diets. These amino acids are abundant in:

  • Soybeans
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Lentils
  • Quinoa
  • Beans
  • Sea Vegetables
Remember plant protein is as good as animal protein but contains no saturated fat and lot’s of fiber that can help you lose the extra weight.
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!