Broccoli again - one of the cheapest veggies on the shelf.
So many benefits - high in vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A (all antioxidants), vitamin K, chromium (useful in regulating blood sugar), phytonutrients and is packed full of dietary fibre. It also gives you some magnesium, calcium and even omega-3!
Steam lightly, just under 5 minutes, to retain the goodness or eat raw (unless you have hypothyroidism). Don't forget to chop up the stalk, which is nutrient rich.
At 50p a bunch, there really is no excuse to make this a regular star on your plate!
This is what WDDTY have to say about it:
Broccoli and celery compound blocks most lethal form of breast cancerJanuary 25th 2017 in Breast cancer, Cancer, Drugs
One in five cases of breast cancer are known as triple-negative, and are the most lethal form—but a compound found in herbs such as thyme and parsley, and celery and broccoli, stops them spreading, scientists have discovered this week.
The compound, luteolin, does what chemotherapy can’t, and can locate the triple-negative cancer cells and stops them metastasizing, or spreading, say researchers from the University of Missouri.
Triple-negative breast cancer cells are so called because they lack three receptors that chemotherapy drugs usually locate and latch onto, and so oncologists have to use very aggressive and toxic therapies to try to combat their spread.
The researchers have found that luteolin does the job instead. In one experiment, they found that the compound stopped the triple-negative cells spreading to the lungs, and, in a second study, they blocked their spread throughout the body. The compound also kills the cancer cells.
The tests have so far been restricted to animal studies, but the researchers are hopeful they’ll get the go-ahead to start tests on cancer patients within the next couple of years.
With around a hundred women in the US alone dying every day from breast cancer, they’re hoping the regulators will move quickly.
Many of my clients struggle with giving up coffee.
Here's some good reasons why you should try:
If you really don't think you can give up coffee, at least straight away anyway, here are some better ways to drink it:
It's pretty hard to escape it!
If we want to keep up with education and business, we are forced to keep up with technology.
The wireless world has exploded. There are nearly 7 billion mobile phone subscriptions world wide. We live and work with computers, tablets, and the ever present wi-Fi. Schools now have mobile learning devices and wi-Fi through out. All of these devices emit electromagnetic radiation and we are now immersed in it 24 hours a day.
Many scientists & public bodies question the safety of this way of living because there is a significant body of research that indicates low level electromagnetic radiation has a detrimental effect on human health.
Over 80% of studies conclude their is an effect
There is particular concern with the children and young people of the world. We live in a sea of electro-pollution and our children are growing up immersed in this toxic environment (both at school and at home). They are more vulnerable to the effects of electro-pollution and they have a longer life time of exposure. Chronic illnesses such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and M.E. are on the increase and the average age of onset is getting younger. It is vital to limit harm from the electromagnetic radiation which now envelopes us.
Phi have recently brought out the energyDOT range, which may help counteract the electromagnetic radiation.
I have bought smartDOTS and energyDOTS for my family. We have a lot of technology in our house and I don't want to look back one day regretting that I didn't at least try to protect us from the electromagnetic radiation - I believe that the energyDOT range may help reduce some damage.
I have partnered with energyDOT, to help others discover how they may reduce EMF,
the more of us that try, the better the environment we live in will be.
As a thank you, you will receive a 5% discount when buying energyDOTs for you and your family.
Read more at http://www.d3lvein.com/energy-dots.html
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Looking for some extra crunch this weekend?
Here's a refreshing recipe to brighten up your day.
Fennel, orange and watercress salad
2 fennel bulbs
4 large oranges
1/2 red onion
80g of watercress
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp of apple cider vinegar
Himalayan salt and fresh black pepper
Enjoy as a refreshing side dish or starter.
Did you know:
Fennel is an excellent source of vitamin C.
It is also a good source of dietary fibre and is packed full of other nutrients - potassium, molybdenum, manganese, copper, phosphorus ,folate, calcium, , magnesium, iron, and niacin.
Like many other spices, fennel has it's own unique phytonutrients with antioxidant and health-promoting effects - these include rutin, quercitin, various kaempferol glycosides and anethole. Studies have shown that anethole is particularly useful in reducing inflammation and may also help prevent the occurrence of cancer, by shutting down the TNF signalling pathway.
#food #nutrition #salad #healthydiet #healthyliving #summerfood #london #health #fresh #starter #sidedish #oranges #fennel #redonion #watercress #sharewithfriends
The photo is a half recipe.
My replacement Soapwalla Deodorant Cream arrived yesterday morning, just in time for our heatwave. Isn't it meant to be like this anyway in May? I can’t believe we endured sleet last week!
This all-natural yet powerful deodorant cream utilizes superfine vegetable powders, clays, and lavender, peppermint and tea tree essential oils to absorb moisture, inhibit bacteria, and ensure a long-lasting and highly effective experience. The frosting-like consistency ensures effortless manual application and quick absorption.
Soapwalla's Deodorant Cream is free from harmful chemicals, petroleum, or aluminum, is vegan, and is never ever tested on animals.
They recommend not to use it after shaving or on chaffed skin, but so far it hasn't been a problem for me after shaving. I guess everyone will react differently to the ingredients though, so bear this in mind.
I love this product. After breast cancer I tried LOTS of different natural deodorants, but none of them really stopped me from being a bit whiffy, especially under stressful moments. This deodorant has been my saving graze – LITERALLY. I do apologise for anyone who experienced me the one day I ran out this week.
It all started in a Brooklyn apartment kitchen one evening and now it's keeping the world smelling like roses (or oranges), on a hot sunny day.
#deodorant #naturaldeodorant #aliminiumfree #hotsunnyday #keepingfresh #stayingfresh #summer #nostressthis summer #worryfree #happydays
Spicy red bean dip...
Red beans are an excellent source of dietary fibre and protein. They’re also a very good source of iron, potassium, magnesium and B vitamins.
200gr dried red beans – Kidney or Adzuki/Aduki
600ml gluten free veg stock (eg Kallo)
½ tsp cumin seeds
½ onion – roughly chopped
1 x clove garlic – roughly chopped
1 small or half a large red chilli – seeds removed
½ handful of coriander leaves
1 tbsp organic virgin olive oil
½ tsp smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon of cayenne (omit if you don’t like spicy food)
Season with Himalayan salt and black pepper
Preparing the beans:
Making the dip:
Although beans are great for most people, they have a high oxalate (natural organic acids) content and in the case of certain kidney conditions (hypercalciuria & hyperoxaluria) they must be restricted. They also contain purines so those suffering from gout should eat in moderation.
In raw forms beans can contain high amounts of lectin glycoproteins and can potentially be toxic, so it’s important to ensure the beans are cooked thoroughly.
It was great to catch up with Debbie Blott today from www.thedecorcafe.com and for her to visit my home.
I treated her to a homemade raw chocolate torte, which I recently discovered how to make at a raw food cooking workshop my colleague (and friend) Jose van der Schaaf organised.
Debbie was a big fan and is eager to get hold of the recipe - all I'll say at this point is that the mousse is made with avocados and the base was jammed with dates I brought back from my 100km Sahara trek - so a lot of effort went into it ;p
I tried to pass it by my young daughters and their friends on a play date, but they weren't so keen on the cocoa mousse (they didn't know why, but I didn't let on that the main ingredient was avocado). I have a plan though, so when I perfect a raw cocoa mousse recipe the kids like too, I will share.
Watch this space...