In this newsletter : Become Food Empowered!!
When did you last look at exactly what you were eating and what is motivating you to eat? Are you being enticed by the colourful advertising by the major supermarkets and perhaps choosing foods that aren’t in your best interest?
There certainly is a lot of ‘food confusion’ existing
right now and in our busy life it is probably a good time to stop and
ask yourself some questions about food and your lifestyle..
• Can you eat out less and prepare more of your own food ?
• Can you be sharing more food in a 'sit-down' environment with friends or family?
• Are you eating to support your immediate and long-term health needs?
These may appear basic questions to some of you but for others this 'food confusion' exists.
Forinstance mainstream media does not promote an awareness around the need to take in a range of 'leafy green vegetables' daily.
whole idea of raw food, light on protein ie. less heavy red meats, pork
and cheeses, along with a mix of healthy grains ie. more wheat free!!
is abhorrent to mainstream media because of the need to continue to
support an industry and an agenda based food pyramid.
So its time now to step into your own 'food power' and maybe say 'enough is enough'!!!
- Reach out and ask more questions of your friends and family, read more, sign up for food newsletters or online blogs.
- When in doubt 'Google' for information which sits right for you.
- Download the 80/20 Alkaline/Acid Food Chart at the bottom of the page.
- Also consider spending a couple of hours either a Saturday or Sunday morning shopping at your local farmer's or producer markets
Food Focus: Greens
Leafy greens are some of the easiest and most beneficial vegetables to incorporate into your daily routine. Densely packed with energy and nutrients, they grow upward to the sky, absorbing the sun’s light while producing oxygen. Members of this royal green family include kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, mustard greens, arugula, dandelion greens, broccoli rabe, watercress, beet greens, bok choy, green cabbage, spinach and broccoli. Right now at your local farmers market crinkly leaf green kale is available. In fact you might be interested in knowing that kale is number 2 after garlic in the antioxidant stakes!!!
How do greens benefit our bodies? They are very high in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous and zinc, and are a powerhouse for vitamins A, C, E and K. They are crammed full of fibre, folic acid, chlorophyll and many other micronutrients and phytochemicals. Their green colour is because of chlorophyll levels - sometimes known as liquid sunshine.
In traditional Asian medicine, the color green is related to the liver, emotional stability and creativity. Greens aid in purifying the blood, strengthening the immune system, improving liver, gall bladder and kidney function, fighting depression, clearing congestion, improving circulation and keeping your skin clear and blemish free.
Leafy greens are the vegetables most missing from the average diet, and now you can learn how to prepare them. Start with the very simple recipe below. Then each time you go to the market, pick up a new green to try. Soon you’ll find your favorite greens and wonder how you ever lived without them.
Exciting Recipe: Shiitake and Kale
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients : 300gms shiitake mushrooms, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1-2 cloves crushed garlic, 1 bunch kale, sprinkle of pine nuts, a pinch of Australian Desert Lake Salt and carrot to garnish.
Directions: 1. Warm oil in pan on medium heat with minced garlic until aromas of garlic are released, about 2-3 minutes. 2. Add chopped shiitake mushrooms, stir-fry for 5 minutes. 3. Add chopped kale, stir-fry for a couple of minutes. 4. Add a splash of water and pinch of salt to pan, cover and let steam for 4 minutes.
This is a really simple stir fry that is not only quick to prepare but provides the body with so many benefits.
This is so delicious and so so amazingly healthy and above all - so simple.
ALKALINE VERSES ACID FOODS CHART- FREE DOWNLOAD
have been asked by many people for a list of alkaline and acid foods.
So here is a list which will act as a guideline for you !!! This is
such a fabulous chart to help you make really great food choices
enabling you to learn to know the difference between certain food types
which may or may not be beneficial to your body. The secret is an 80/20
balance between alkaline and acid in your body. Eating the appropriate
food types can help promote this.
CLICK HERE to
download a coloured .pdf chart which you can print off, get laminated
and stick onto the fridge door. I will write more on the relationship of
alkaline and acid foods in the coming months.
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