WHY? Cilantro

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Cilantro HEAVY METALS- Did you know that some heavy metals like aluminum and lead can reside in our bodies and cause all kinds of issues. Cilantro has been shown to loosen this metals from the bodies tissues which helps them be eliminated (1) ANXIETY- Cilantro can actually relieve anxiety and help you […]

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? Rutabaga

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Why eat a rutabaga? Its a root vegetable that is a cross of a cabbage and a turnip GOOD SUBSTITUTE- Can be used as a sub for potato if on the AIP or any other special dietary reason like diabetes SKIN HEALTH- In a 100 gram serving, rutabaga offers about half of 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? 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!!