WHY? Mustard Greens

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday but on a Wednesday😉 Mustard Greens DETOXIFY- Mustard greens contain chlorophyll which can literally pull toxins from the bloodstream INCREASE BILE- It has be shown to increase bile binding when cooked, which is when your liver uses cholesterol to make bile acids and therefore, lowers cholesterol levels (1) VITAMIN K- High in […]

WHY? Bok Choy

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Bok Choy CANCER FIGHTING- Bok Choy contains brassinin, an antimicrobial substance that’s a proven chemopreventive agent (meaning they help protect you from cancer cell formation) (1) INFLAMMATION- Bok Choy contains the beloved omega-3 fats! And vitamin K which both help fight inflammation CARROTS?- You know how everyone says carrots are good for your […]

WHY? Rhubarb

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Rhubarb is in season! YAY!! DIGESTION- Rhubarb has a large amount of dietary fiber (I actually learned that it is in fact a vegetable, which makes sense) ALZHEIMERS- Rhubarbs most prominent vitamin is vitamin K. Vitamin K helps to prevent the oxidation of brain cells and stimulate brain function (1) BONE HEALTH- […]

WHY? Beets

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Beets Yes I know, when you think of beets you probably don’t think about how delicious they are. You probably think of those smushy ones that come from a can. But seriously guys, fresh beets can be AMAZING! And they are pretty great for you too! FOLATE- One cup of beets provides […]

Fresh Artichokes

Wanna know something? Artichokes are very time consuming to make… BUT I really think you should give them a try!👍🏽 It’s fun to experience new things and to make something you’ve never made before. This is why I decided to make some artichokes!! And they were actually quite tasty and also we got all the […]

WHY? Artichokes

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Artichokes ANTIOXIDANTS: Artichokes are filled with antioxidants!! These help fight free radicals which are an atom in your body with a pair of unshared electrons. These can be dangerous because they can do A LOT of damage in your body and can cause diseases and cancer (1). Also antioxidants are great for […]

WHY? Nuts

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Nuts! Unless you have a nut allergy (ignore everything I’m saying, please don’t eat something you’re allergic to!!!) PROTEIN- Almonds contain protein, lots of fat and some carbs! VITAMIN E- Nuts are one of the highest vitamin e containing foods BRAIN FOOD- nuts reduce the risk of inflammation that can cause things […]

WHY? Brussels Sprouts

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Brussels SMALL- Brussels sprouts aren’t that big but they are full of nutrients such as vitamins A, C, E, K, and most of the B complex vitamins. And trace minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, calcium! FIBER- These contain about 4 grams of fiber in one cup! Which means better poop! Yay! […]

WHY? Zucchini

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Zucchini VITAMINS- It is high in vitamin C, manganese, potassium and many more HEALTHY HEART- Potassium is great in helping reduce blood pressure LIKE A CUCUMBER- Did you know you can use zucchini on your eyes to help with puffiness just like a cucumber! FIBER- The high fiber content helps lower cholesterol […]

Why? Mushrooms

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday

Mushrooms!

I feel like mushrooms are something people just add to meals but they don’t really know why they are eating them or why they should be eating them. Here I will give you some tips about mushrooms and why they can benefit you!

  1. Reduce blood pressure- Mushrooms are low in sodium and contain potassium (15% of your daily value!) to help keep your blood pressure in check
  2. IMMUNITY- Mushrooms are full of selenium which enhances immune response to foreign molecules found in your body
  3. This is also makes it a good food to eat to fight CANCER!
  4. ANTIOXIDANTS- Yes mushrooms have antioxidants! Even as much as red peppers
  5. LOTS OF VITAMIN B- Specifically riboflavin and niacin which are crucial for a healthy metabolism and nervous system (which pretty much controls your whole body!)
  6. And last but not least VITAMIN D- Mushrooms are the only plant that actually contain Vitamin D. Mushrooms produce vitamin D in the sunlight just like us! That means for the people living in the cold, cloudy areas (is summer coming yet??) you can actual consume Vitamin D from mushrooms. I read this study done by a man living in the UK. He went to the doctors and they told him he had very low vitamin D levels. So he grew his own mushrooms under a UV light lamp and ate them everyday. And sure enough his levels went back to NORMAL!!