Foods can be considered medicines that will help heal and balance your body. For most woman at least a cup a day of cruciferous vegetables from the Brassica family (broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, kale) have compounds called indole-3-carbinol and DIM that helps promote the production of less potent forms of oestrogen and can be very beneficial helping to balance hormones.
|Food||Nutrients||Food as Medicine||Eastern Energetic properties|
|Chlorophyll, Folic acid, Selenium, Vit A, C (more than oranges), Iodine, Magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron
|Anti-cancer, hormone balancing, oestrogen metabolism, fibre,
Beautifies the skin
|Sl. warming, sweet and pungent, mucilaginous,|
|Long red pepper (sweet tasting)||Vit A,B & C, beta-carotene, bioflavonoids, Folic, potassium, niacin, antioxidants, lluteirn||Fibre, heart health, vision, tissue health, eases inflammation
Improves digestion (except those with loose stools)
reduces swelling, promotes circulation, helps build strong bones
|Sl warming, red colour nourishes the heart and small intestine|
Red Cabbage Recipe
Portions are approx. for 4 adults.
¼ to ½ Red cabbage sliced
½ – 1 Red pepper
1-2 tablespoon lighlty roasted sesame seeds
1-2 tablespoon lighly roasted sunflower seeds
The Essential Salad ingredient:
Salad dressing – 2/3 olive oil, 1/3 apple cider vinegar and add about a teaspoon of honey. Add dressing liberally to the salad before serving.