Hello ladies and gentlemen!
In this month's EDA Inclusive blog, I'd like to share my passion for nutrition and it's healing potential.
I have been studying nutrition and herbology since I was 16, to help me with my kidney function. And have learned how it manages inflammation, hypoglycemia, blood sugar, beauty from the inside out - and so much more!
You may have recently seen me on The Chew sharing a recipe (located here), and I wanted to give a little more information about some of the value of the ingredients and how they can help reduce systemic inflammation in the body while delivering meaningful and healthy fats. I had my friend Georgina (who is amazing!) help write up the benefits as I was traveling all day and had no time to get it down!
So- with out further ado- here are the healthy effects of my recipe!
Turmeric Ginger Tea:
This is a delicious and wonderful way to incorporate healthy and anti-inflammatory foods into your diet as well as being delicious.
The health benefits of turmeric are innumerable and they provide an abundance of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories supporting cellular health. Turmeric is also known as curcuma longa, an ancient spice that is popular in India and Asia. Turmeric belongs to the ginger family and imparts a vibrant yellow hue to any dishes that it is incorporated into.
Curuminiods or curcumin is the main ingredient and over 9000 medical and clinical research studies have evaluated and found it to be a powerful anti-inflammatory. There are many studies also showing other healing properties. As well as being an anti-inflammatory, it soothes irritated tissue such as the stomach lining, helps with blood sugar, arthritis and has many more health benefits.
Entre: Coconut and herb crusted salmon with mango avacado salsa
Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acid's. Omega-3 fatty acid's benefit the heart and work as an anti-inflammatory as well. The benefits of omega-3's are to decrease the risk of heart disease, help with cholesterol levels and so much more.
Other sources of omega-3's are flax seed, flax oil and hemp seed; also called hemphearts.
Kale is high in iron and vitamin K as well as Vitamin A and has powerful antioxidants and is also a great anti-inflammatory food.
Coconut oil is fantastic for assisting in healthy cholesterol levels. It also promotes heart health and lowers the risk of heart disease and is great for cooking at low temperatures.
PS. The Chew episode featuring my recent visit and this recipe (begins at 22:25):