Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Eating for Your Health: The 10 Best Cleansing Foods
With every bite of food you eat, you have the power to help cleanse your body. The key is getting enough fiber and antioxidants.Fiber -- found in fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains -- helps absorb and eliminate toxins from the bowel. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals (highly reactive molecules that can damage cells) and reduce oxidative stress, which has been linked to many degenerative diseases and certain types of cancer.
Antioxidant vitamins and minerals are readily available in the same foods that are high in fiber and helpful phytonutrients (the disease-resistant nutrients found naturally in many plants).
Because organic food is grown without pesticides or herbicides and is fed with natural fertilizers, you should eat organic foods whenever possible. In addition, studies have shown that organic food often contains higher levels of vitamins and minerals than food grown using conventional farming methods. The USDA recently ranked foods in order their antioxidant properties in a report released in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. After investigating more than 100 different foods, the following were found to contain the highest concentration of antioxidants.
They are also high in fiber.
1. Small red beans (dried)
2. Wild blueberries
3. Red kidney beans
4. Pinto beans
5. Blueberries (cultivated)
7. Artichokes (cooked)
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
(Adapted from the New School of Cooking)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil
3 lbs. carrots, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups vegetable stock
Salt and white pepper
1 orange, juiced and zested
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium high heat and add oil. Sautee fennel, carrots, and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the stock, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until vegetables are extremely tender. Remove soup from the heat and add orange juice and zest and season to taste. Puree soup with an immersion blender until silky smooth.
Black Olive Tapanade
Cepe Oil Vinaigrette
Root Vegetable Mash & Hash
Meyer Lemon Sugar Glass
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
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