Health ~ Recipes for happiness
~ Salad ideas
They help smoothe digestion and feel full. They provide enzimes to collonise
your healthy gut flora. Raw vegetables & fruits that are alive and unaltered
are vital to renew your living cells. They provide materials for your healthy
gut bacteria to ferment, produce even more nutrients, thrive and protect
you as part of your immune system.
There is no need to cover them in a liquid sugar deressing, it will break
the nutritional balance in your food, body and mind. Learn to appreciate
their natural subtle flavors and textures.
Always enjoy a salad to complement your meals.
Green (more sour, great with apples), Purple (great with tomatoes and Ricotta
Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries...
Green apple vinegar
The iceberg lettuce is as flavorless as it lacks nutrition. But any others
have richer green chlorophyll, flavor and nutrients that a sugar dressing
can't replace. There are more flavors and sensations to have than chewing
white sand. So please eat it natural.
Dressings are also full of cheap oils, not healthy the way coconut oil is.
You can Apple Cider Vinegar to make your own; the "mother" enzyme
will add probiotics that will strong allies for your health.
Red leaf lettuce
is frilly wavy. It will
add a stimulating texture and color that will boost your pleasure.
, also known as Butterhead
and Butter lettuce, feels like eating silk! Especially the Bibb lettuce
(smaller, more flavorful, and more expensive) that I used as image.
information at foodathlete.
"Category and serving: Free Food. Eat as much as you want."
Nutrition: a lot
Boston lettuce provides:
- Bioflavonoids protect the eyes and also
the whole body against cancer.
- Beta carotene in high doses. Protects against
heart disease and cancer. Converted into the vitamin A. Prevents night
blindness. Needed for growth and cell development, maintains healthy
skin, hair, and nails as well as gums, glands, bones, and teeth.
- Soluble fiber in high doses. Makes you feel
full which may reduce your appetite. Lowers LDL cholesterol, reduces
the risk of heart disease, regulates blood sugar which may reduce the
onset risk or symptoms of metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Promote gut
health by avoiding diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis
(inflamed pockets bulging from the colon) and colon cancer.
- Vitamin C. Heals, detoxify and holds everything
together in a strong yet flexible way. It strengthens blood vessel walls,
promotes wound healing, promotes iron absorption, helps prevent atherosclerosis,
protects against cell damage by free radicals, may reduce risk of certain
cancers, heart attacks, strokes, and other diseases.
- Calcium. Mineral that builds strong bones
and teeth, vital to muscle and nerve function, blood clotting, and metabolism.
It also helps regulate blood pressure, prevent osteoporosis, and may
help protect against colon cancer.
- Potassium. Lowers blood pressure, helps
maintain fluid balance, promotes proper metabolism and muscle functions.
- Iron. Needed to produce hemoglobin which
transports oxygen throughout the body.
- Folate, a good dose. It's needed to make
DNA, RNA, red blood cells, and to synthesize certain amino acids. Prevents
congenital neurological defects in pregnant or woman who are planning
pregnancy. (Then it protects everybody's brain against degeneration
like Parkinson, Alzheimer and other unpleasant mental states.)
- Vitamin K, essential for proper blood clotting.
has a strongest flavor and
is also considered the most nutritive.
Up with Romaine, the lettuce that started the salad revolution
They all come in green and red, and there are many others.
15 alkalizing reasons to eat cucumbers daily!
More details at articlesofhealth.
English cucumbers compared to garden cucumbers
- Rehydrates the body.
- Fights heat inside and out.
- Eliminates toxins.
- Replenishes daily vitamins.
- Supplies skin friendly minerals.
- Aids in digestion and weight loss.
- Revives the eyes with anti inflammatory properties.
- Fights cancers.
- Cures diabetes, reduces cholesterol and controls blood pressure.
- Refreshes the mouth and breath.
- Smoothes, strengthens and stimulate the grown of hair and nails.
- Promotes joint health, relieves arthritis and gout pain.
- Cures hangover and headache.
- Keeps kidneys in shape.
- Cucumber is the number 1 alkalizing fruit.
are small but seem to
have concentrated their flavor. They're my favorite because they're not
waxed or sealed with heated plastic fumes.
are traditionally used for pickling
so they can't have wax. Fermenting them and letting healthy probiotics make
their own vinegar is better than adding a less healthy one along with harmful
sugars. They're not my favorite option for salads but change can be fun.
have a ticker skin and taste
more like nature. They are usually coated in a wax that I can't clean off
so it worries me. I'm glad when I find them without wax at farmer's markets.
They are probably the most affordable.
are usually sealed in plastic
that can be removed but might insert toxic vapors when sealed. They taste
less bitter than garden cucumbers if you want to pay the extra cost.
Enjoy the fluff of life~
Lisa Of Shades
14 October 2015