I have been reading a new book called Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson.
The author tells the story of how humans long ago were healthier when eating fruits and vegetables grown in the wild or eating native plants. These have more phytonutrients and vitamins.
I have only read a few chapters and yet my mind was given new information on greens and alliums (garlic and onions) that was enlightening on better nourishment for the body!
I am going to forward a few ideas here in this blog for you.
The first is about greens and eating the darkest and deepest colors that you can find, including red leaf lettuces and arugula (high in lutein for the eyes) and ones that have loose and open leaves. The open leaves produce more quantities of phytonutrients.
The second is that many of us know that garlic and onions have for thousands of years been used to fight infection, keep the immune system high and add to a great tasting dish!
But did you know that cutting or mincing the garlic and quickly adding it to heat destroys all the good nutrition available?
The answer, Jo writes, is to wait 10 minutes before adding. This allows the allicins (the good stuff) to be created and the heat-sensitive enzyme that catalyzes the allicin to go unharmed and do it's work. So be Patient!
Finally, the garlic press is the Best way to prepare garlic because it intermarries the alliin and the enzyme, maximizing the production. Press, then rest.
More to come....
This short synopsis was taken from this article here if you wish to read the full report.
Healing the gut and switching to an anti-inflammatory diet have been the key to healing.
In this article the author Lee Holmes talks about foods to avoid and what foods to bring into your diet.
Inflammation can be incredibly destructive to your health, particularly when it extends beyond the boundaries of a localized area, or continues for long periods of time. Since the 19th century, the idea that inflammation is the underlying cause of aging, and age-related illnesses has been studied in depth. Researchers have discovered that complex chemical reactions occur throughout the body in response to inflammation which leads to an overactive immune system. One of the simplest causes of underlying inflammation, and one that we have control over is an 'inflammatory lifestyle', which includes factors of environmental toxin exposure, stress and poor diet.
Foods To Avoid
5 Anti-inflammatory Ingredients
Extra Virgin Olive oil
Herbs and Things
Have tried most of what I write about in these articles.