Category Archives: Healthy Spices/Herbs

Health Tips For Every Day Healthy Living

Nutrition Advice

  • Start the day with a glass of water and the juice of half a lemon. This is an excellent liver cleanse.
  • A teaspoon of barley grass powder, spirulina or chlorella adds nutrition to an otherwise quick breakfast.
  • Use butter, milk, cheese, eggs and other animal products from grass fed or pastured animals.

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  • Buy bread in an open paper bag. Bread packaged in plastic is usually moldy, even if you don’t see mold.
  • Get extra virgin, cold-pressed olive oil in dark glass bottles since dark glass prevents rancidity from light passing through. When you cook with extra virgin olive, use medium heat only because the oil is heat sensitive. Nutrients are destroyed with high heat. Coconut oil has a higher burning point and is better for frying or stir-frying.
  • Use herbs like parsley, cilantro, onions and garlic every day and other herbs whenever available. These add more nutrients, chlorophyll and flavor. Cilantro and parsley are cleansing as well. Garlic is antifungal and antibacterial besides its many other uses.
  • Keep your recipes simple. Use only the best ingredients and meals will be delicious. Add variety and use produce that in season.
  • Don’t forget to eat light-colored vegetables like potatoes, mushrooms, taro root and rutabaga. These are nutritious too and easily forgotten while concentrating on leafy greens such as kale, chard, mustard and collard greens.
  • Buy at your local farmers’ market whenever possible. Some farmers sell meats as well. These farmers keep animals humanely and grass fed without antibiotics and hormones. There are also farm delivery services should there not be time to visit a market.
  • Don’t leave the house without eating breakfast. Your brain and adrenals will thank you for it. You have no appetite? Eat anyway and you will get used to it.
  • What shall I eat? A slice of bread with almond butter or cheese from grass fed cows will give you plenty of energy and nutrition. Boiled eggs, or an omelet if you have time, are good choices. Don’t use quick-cooking oats since these are too processed. Always add seeds or nuts for more sustainable energy.
  • When you eat breakfast, a feeling of well-being will be with you all morning and you won’t forget where you left your keys. Eating breakfast is necessary for good brain function.
  • Adhering to some of these points will guarantee better and sustained health. Make all of them your own and you are creating well-being, a joy of life and lots of energy.

 

 

 

Thirty Minute Meals – Sweet Spicy Salmon

I watch the cooking channel for ideas on how to make their dishes nutritionally better. The Kitchen, a segment of the Food Network channel, had a recipe for sweet and spicy salmon – a thick coating of brown sugar and a dusting of cayenne pepper on both sides of the fish.

I could not wait to make this unusual combination. Just imagine, sugary fish! Remaining

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Fennel For Healthy Bones

Fracturing a bone is a painful experience especially if surgical repair is needed. Breaking my wrist, made me all too familiar with it. Since this mishap, the possibility of another fracture has put me on high alert for anything that can lessen the chance. I am always on the lookout for foods that promote bone strength and health.

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Healing Mushrooms

For thousands of years, the Chinese have known that food can heal. They have used food and herbs together with their famous acupuncture treatments unblocking meridians, to achieve balance, harmony and health in the human body. The Chinese system of healing has also developed a dietary repertory of which food will heal what illness.

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Healthy Spices – Cinnamon

There are two kinds of cinnamon but both belong to one family that is cultivated in different parts of South Asia, India, Vietnam and China. The two mentioned here have been used for centuries in flavoring foods and the oil in cosmetics.

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