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YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

September 21, 2012

Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

The following foods are good for you, and they actually look like the organ they are good for ! Another logic for “you are what you eat”.

So for example, if you eat carrots, you will have good eyes …

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CARROTS EYES
Slice a carrot and it looks just like an eye, right down to the pattern of the iris. It is a clear clue to the importance this everyday vegetable has for vision. Carrots get their orange colour from a phytochemical called betacarotene, which reduces the risk of developing cataracts. Betacarotene also protects against macular degeneration, an age-related sight problem that affects one in four over-65s.
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WALNUT BRAIN
The gnarled folds of a walnut mimic the appearance of a human brain – and provide a clue to the benefits. Walnuts are the only nuts which contain significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. They may also help head off dementia and Alzheimers disease.
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TOMATO HEART 
A tomato is red and usually has four chambers, just like our heart. Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene, a phytochemical that reduces the risk of heart disease and several cancers. It also helps counter the effect of unhealthy LDL cholesterol.
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GRAPES LUNGS
Our lungs are made up of branches of ever-smaller airways that finish up with tiny bunches of tissue called alveoli. These structures, which resemble bunches of grapes, allow oxygen to pass from the lungs to the blood stream. A diet high in fresh fruit, such as grapes, has been shown to reduce the risk of lung cancer and emphysema. Grape seeds also contain a chemical called proanthocyanidin, which appears to reduce the severity of asthma triggered by allergy.
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GINGER STOMACH
Root ginger often looks just like the stomach. And interestingly, one of its biggest benefits is aiding digestion. The Chinese have been using it for over 2,000 years to calm the stomach and cure nausea, while it is also a popular remedy for motion sickness. But the benefits could go much further. Tests on mice have shown that ginger slow down the growth rate of bowel tumours.
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BANANA (SMILE) DEPRESSION
Cheer yourself up and put a smile on your face by eating a banana. The popular fruit contains a protein called tryptophan. Once it has been digested, tryptophan then gets converted in a chemical neurotransmitter called serotonin. This is one of the most important mood-regulating chemicals in the brain and most anti-depressant drugs work by adjusting levels of serotonin production. Higher levels are associated with better moods.
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MUSHROOM EAR
Slice a mushroom in half and it resembles the shape of the human ear. And guess what? Adding it to your diet could actually improve your hearing. Thats because mushrooms are one of the few foods in our diet that contain vitamin D. This particular vitamin is important for healthy bones, even the tiny ones in the ear that transmit sound to the brain.
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BROCCOLI CANCER
Close-up, the tiny green tips on a broccoli head look like hundreds of cancer cells. Now scientists know this disease-busting vegetable can play a crucial role in preventing the disease. A team of researchers at the US National Cancer Institute found just a weekly serving of broccoli was enough to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 45 per cent.
Stay Healthy and Happy
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RAW DEHYDRATED BROCCOLI CHIPS RECIPE

September 17, 2012

Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

Broccoli, just like kale, is part of the cruciferous vegetables family. Broccoli has antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits, it is rich in fibre, enhances detoxification and a cup of broccoli amply covers Vitamin C and vitamin K recommended daily values.

This is a brilliant way to add more raw broccoli to your diet, and if you like raw kale chips, you are going to love these raw dehydrated broccoli chips !

For 2 :

500g Broccoli

2 small handfuls Cashews (soaked for at least 2 hours, then rinsed)

4 tbsp Nutritional Yeast

2 tbsp Soy lecithin*

2 tbsp freshly squeezed Lemon juice

1/2 to 1 tsp Chili flakes or chili powder or Cayenne pepper powder (optional)

*Soy lecithin is not raw. Sunflower lecithin is. I always use lecithin with fats to make sure the fats are properly broken down.

Prepare the broccoli by washing it, draining it and cutting it into small florets. Reserve the stalks for green juice, for example.

Prepare the dressing by blending all ingredients (except the broccoli) with just enough water to blend until super smooth. Pour the dressing over the broccoli, and thoroughly mix, making sure that the broccoli florets are perfectly coated.

And finally, evenly spread your seasoned broccoli florets onto a dehydrator sheet. Dehydrate at 42°C for about 24 hours or until crispy. Check halfway and then every few hours, trying not to eat it all. The time needed to dehydrate the broccoli chips until crispy varies, as it depends on the temperature and humidity levels around.

Enjoy

Keep Smiling,

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RAW DEHYDRATED TAMARI KALE CHIPS RECIPE

September 16, 2012

Dear One,

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Hmmm … KALE CHIPS … Again … More kale chips recipes ? 2 kale chips recipes and Vinegar and curry kale chips.

These ones are super simple super fast to make.

Serves 4 or 2 or 1 …

400g Kale (I used green kale, works with any variety)

2  tbsp Olive oil

2 tbsp Tamari

That’s it.

Wash and spin dry the kale. Tear it into bite-sized pieces. Mix in the olive oil and tamari into the kale, using your two hands. Evenly spread your seasoned kale onto 2 dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 42°C for about 24 hours or until crispy. Check halfway and then every few hours, trying not to eat it all. The time needed to dehydrate the kale until crispy varies, as it depends on the temperature and humidity levels around.

Enjoy

Stay Well and Happy,

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RAW DEHYDRATED VINEGAR AND CURRY KALE CHIPS

September 14, 2012

Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

Hmmm … KALE CHIPS …

KALE CHIPS are perhaps the MOST POPULAR raw food snack, and definitely the MOST HEALTHY chips in the world. This way for a post in which I talk more about kale chips and kale’s nutritional benefits and give 2 other recipes for kale chips.

These ones were born from the marriage of salt and vinegar chips and curried crisps. I left out the salt, though, and did not miss it.

Serves 4 or 2 or 1 …

400g Kale (I used green kale, works with any variety)

2 small handfuls Cashew nuts, soaked for at least 4 hours

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tbsp curry powder mix (this will make your curried kale chips absolutely unique, depending on the curry powder you use)

1 teaspoon Chili flakes or cayenne pepper powder (optional)

Prepare the kale by washing it, then discarding the hard parts of the stem. This is how I do this : I hold on to the stem firmly with my left-hand (I am right-handed), leaving the leaf free. Then with my right hand, I rip the leaf off the stem. About midway, the stem breaks, leaving me with the hardest half of the stem in my left hand, and the leaf still attached to the soft half of the stem in my left hand … I hope this makes sense … If not, please ask … Then using your hands, tear the kale into bite-size pieces and put it into a large mixing bowl.

Then prepare the dressing, blend all ingredients except the kale with just enough water to blend.

Massage the dressing into the kale, using your two hands.

And finally, evenly spread your seasoned kale onto 2 dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 42°C for about 24 hours or until crispy. Check halfway and then every few hours, trying not to eat it all. The time needed to dehydrate the kale until crispy varies, as it depends on the temperature and humidity levels around.

Enjoy

Keep Smiling,

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DETOX GREEN JUICE

August 30, 2012

Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

Green juice is detoxifying, and today’s tremendously so.

It has no fruit, so virtually no sugar.

Even though cucumbers do not necessarily get as much press as other vegetables, they do have valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits.

Celery is a very good source of vitamin C, which helps support the immune system.

Bell peppers are very popular vegetable and are actually very nutritious : they are a good source of vitamin E and they have dozens of different carotenoids, including beta-carotene, which provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

With it’s vibrant colors, chard, like spinash and beet greens, is very rich in phytonutrients that are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and support detoxification.

Lemons are rich in Vitamin C, giving them antioxidant and immune boosting properties. They also have antibiotic effects.

Turmeric is a very powerful anti-inflammatory that has been long used in both Chinese and Indian traditional systems of medicine.

Whole books have been written to praise the health benefits of garlic. To name a few, garlic has cardiovascular benefits, helps lower blood pressure, it is a powerful anti-inflammatory, it is naturally antibacterial and antiviral, it protects from cancer, it even improves iron metabolism and regulates the number of fat cells in the body !

For a little under 1 litre juice :

1 cucumber

1 celery head

1 green pepper

1 bunch chard (I used red chard)

2 lemons

fresh turmeric root, a piece double the size of a little finger

4 or 5 cloves garlic

Juice. Enjoy.

Question : Will my breath smell of garlic ?

Answer : No. But the turmeric will taint your nails yellow after cleaning up the juicer.

Stay Well and Happy

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Chips are good for you … That is, KALE CHIPS !!!

August 22, 2012

Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

Hmmm … KALE CHIPS …

KALE CHIPS are perhaps the MOST POPULAR raw food snack, and definitely the MOST HEALTHY chips in the world. Everybody loves kale chips, and I am part of the everybody : I eat them as snack at any time of the day, I use them as toppings on soups and salads, as garnish on Michelin-restaurant-like plates …

And kale chips don’t just taste good, they ARE GOOD FOR YOU, too. These are a few facts on why :

  • Fiber : Kale only has 28kcal per 100g (thank you Wikipedia), virtually no fat at all and is rich in fiber, which promotes healthy bowel movements and help regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
  • Antioxidants : With carotenoids, flavonoids and high doses of the well-known antioxidants that are vitamins A and C, kale certainly is a super star food when it comes to fighting cellular oxidation.
  • Anti-inflammatory : Kale (and other dark green lea vegetables) is one of the few vegan sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, along with seeds, nuts, beans and some sea vegetables (the ones the fish eat …). Omega 3. Kale is tremendously rich in vitamin K, which also help reduce inflammation.
  • Antioxidant + anti-inflammatory = anti cancer

Anyhow, back to the subject of the day, EVERYBODY LOVES KALE CHIPS. Fact. I have even heard of some very serious cases of kale chips addictions … There are worst addictions out there, if you ask me …

Everybody has their favourite recipe, from dehydrated recipes to oven cooked ones, with literally an infinity if dressing options and variations.

I mix varieties when possible, and make ‘Kale chips trilogy’ with Cavalo Nero, green kale and red kale … very funky … I also personally prefer what I like to call plain ones, keeping the dressing very simple (olive oil and salt or tamari, full stop), allowing the kale to remain the star. That being said, cacao – cinnamon or cheesy-garlic ones are utterly delicious too …

I definitely tend to find the traditional cashew nuts based dressings heavy these days, so I decided to go for something in between : something sexy and luscious, but seed rather than nut based to make it lighter. And this is what I came up with :

Serves 4 (or 2, or 1, really)

400g Kale (I used Cavalo Nero, works with any variety)

1/2 cup Sunflower seeds, soaked overnight or at least 4 hours

a dozen Sun-dried tomatoes, soaked at least 4 hours

6 cloves Garlic

1 teaspoon Chili flakes

Prepare the kale by washing it, then discarding the hard part of the stem. This is how I do this : I hold on to the stem firmly with my left-hand (I am right-handed), leaving the leaf free. Then with my right hand, I rip the leaf off the stem. About midway, the stem breaks, leaving me with the hardest half of the stem in my left hand, and the leaf still attached to the soft half of the stem in my left hand … I hope this makes sense … Then using your hands, tear the kale into bite-size pieces and put it into a large mixing bowl.

Then prepare the dressing, blend all ingredients (except the kale, hihi) with just enough water to blend. The mixture doesn’t need t be super smooth.

Thouroughly massage the dressing (more like a thick gravy, actually) into the kale, using your two hands. This is my favourite part …

And finally, evenly spread your seasoned kale onto 2 dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 42°C for about 24 hours. Check halfway and then every few hours, trying not to eat it all. The time needed to dehydrate the kale until crispy varies, as it depends on the temperature and humidity levels around.

Enjoy

Keep Smiling,

PS: What is your favourite kale chips recipe ? (:-)

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