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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Leafy Green Bones

Got greens? You don't need milk for calcium. 50% of the skeleton-boosting calcium in green leafy vegetables is absorbed  (even higher  for Brussels Sprouts) by your body -which is twice that of milk with no fat or cholesterol, says the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).  Best bone-building greens? Collards. Next best--turnip, dandelion and mustard greens followed by kale. For a calcium add-on --dish up those steamed greens with stir-fried tofu and toasted sesame seeds.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In the Black with Green Tea

Unlike caffeinated teas, herbal teas support the adrenals rather than depleting them, promote blood purification and stimulate the body's natural defenses to fight infection.  If your health is in the red for any reason, pour a cup of green tea. Daily doses of green tea help to prevent cancer, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, fight gum disease and spur weight loss. Green tea also enhances the  body's ability to assimilate vitamin C.  Brew it gently and  serve  without  milk or sugar to preserve its nuanced  flavors. Read more about the miracles of tea in my book SUPER IMMUNITY FOODS!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Lemon Love

If you're smart, you'll put the squeeze on a lemon! It's more than just a flavor enhancer.  The juice of half a lemon in warm water taken morning,noon and night helps release toxins, and eases the aches of the flu. You can substitute fresh lemon juice to set your curls or applied directly, lemon juice will help shrink corns. Out of aloe? A slice of lemon rubbed on a fresh burn will prevent blistering. For a fast and healthy "Lemon Nuts" snack,. saute whole unsalted raw almonds in melted butter or coconut oil, splash with lemon juice, stir until juice is absorbed, and sprinkle with a little fresh grated lemon peel and a pinch of sea salt. Munch a bunch!