RECIPE: Smoked Tofu Stir Fry
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RECIPE: Smoked Tofu Stir Fry

Black Kale has a particular taste to it that adds to the enjoyment of this dish, but it can be substituted for spinach or outer green leaves of cabbage. It should be noted that frying, toasting, roasting, baking foods with a high starch content produces a compound called acrylamide. The more brown present in the food the higher levels of acrylamide present. This is why raw, steamed & boiled are preferential ways of preparing food. You will note this dish does not have a high starch content as it is carbohydrate free. Stir fry’s should not be an everyday affair for those recovering from chronic illness.

Recipes: Wild Blackberry Desert
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Recipes: Wild Blackberry Desert

Blackberries are rich in antioxidants which help keep toxins out of the body. Due their abundance in polyphenols (type of antioxidant) they are reputed to have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is at the heart of many chronic conditions and premature aging in the body. Studies from European Journal of Nutrition and Nutritional Neuroscience Journal showed benefits from 8 weeks of consuming blackberries with improved cognitive and motor functions and neuroprotective benefits.[i] It is thought these benefits are due to a high polyphenol and manganese content. Manganese is a trace mineral that is essential to the functioning of the brain. Blackberries also contain anthocyanin like many other purple colour foods including blueberries, cherries and red cabbage. Anthocyanin has been positively linked to increased longevity, cardiovascular health and dementia.

Calcium SeaSalad
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Calcium SeaSalad

This balanced & nutrient rich salad is especially recommended to those wanting to increase their calcium and iron levels, while also offering a protein salad combo to their weekly options.

Conditions: Fighting Inflammation in a Single Juice
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Conditions: Fighting Inflammation in a Single Juice

Chlorophyll found in all green foods (the darker the better), is remarkably similar to the human red blood cell & is one of the reasons why green foods are considered blood building foods. It enters the blood stream pretty quickly, increasing oxygen uptake. This lifts the mood by combating oxidative stress[i] and can improve inflammation and act like a natural mild anti-depressant. Green foods/juices also have the highest folate content of all other plants. Folate is the natural version of synthetic folic acid. It helps the brain produce neurotransmitters, including serotonin, which affects mood.