What’s in your food pantry in the end of summer season? These rainbow-color veggies are my seasonal foods from local farmers market.
Ginger may reduce muscle pain and soreness. It has many medicinal properties such as, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, cardiovascular protective, respiratory protective, anti-obesity, anti-diarrheal, strong antioxidant and anti-cancer activities.
Onions and Garlics are for antiviral and heart health. It helps prevent cancer and promotes lung health too. Onions also contain sulfur compounds that help fight mucus and promote the expulsion of mucus from your airways. Onion is considered to be the most powerful natural antibiotics, which can fight off both viral and bacterial infections, and ease the symptoms of sore-throat.
Organic carrots and Eggplant as brain food preventing Alzheimer. Organic carrots, just like all root veggies, carrots soak up all of the good (and bad) stuff in the soil. (I read a story one time about how when repurposing an old airstrip they’ll plant root veggies such as carrots to clean up the excess jet fuel that has soaked into the soil!). So it looks like root vegetables like carrots can be our best friend, or our worst enemies. And for something so inexpensive and readily available, just go ahead and choose organic. Eggplant is also high in fiber and low in calories so it’s great for your diet. It’s good for reducing risks of heart diseases, blood sugar control, and weight loss.
The weight loss superfoods sweet potatoes, green beans, zucchini, sweet peppers, tomatoes, green tomatoes, cauliflower and butter squash. Sweet potatoes and yams contain a dizzying array of vitamins, nutrients, fiber and are a great source of "good carbs." Cauliflower is naturally rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients that help fight cancer. It’s also a good source of fiber to help in weight loss and digestion, choline as an essential nutrient to support learning and memory, and many other important nutrients. Butternut Squash or Pumpkin is extremely high in beta-carotene, the antioxidant reputed to help ward off numerous health problems, including heart attacks, cancer, cataracts.
Sharp your mind with winter melon, anti-inflammatory radish, and longevity yam leaves. Ash gourd or winter melon may sharp your mind, increase your energy, cool your body, flush toxin out of your body, aid in weight loss. It contains saponins that block fat storage and hamper spikes in sugar levels. Good for Asthma, Allergy, and Common Cold-When has taken along with pepper, it has a natural neutralizing effect on the body. It contains a natural antihistamine agent that produces a bronchodilator effect for these conditions.
Radish or Daikon is loaded with vitamin C to boost your immune system and has natural diuretic properties that help eliminate toxins from the body. Get your lymph flowing with the magic of daikon.
Yam leaves are considered to possess an antioxidant, antimutagen, anti-cancer, anti-hypertension, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used to provide relief from constipation. It helps to enhance the immunity power and prevents the disease and infections. The drink made from the leaves helps to eradicate diarrhea, nausea, and stomachaches. It is also effective for colds, cases of flu, burns, bug bites, and scrapes. It also lowers anxiety, stress, and blood pressure. Vitamin K helps to prevent the arteries calcification which is one of the main causes of heart attacks. It carries away from arteries and does not allow forming into harmful and hard deposits of plaque. Vitamin K is a vital nutrient in order to reduce inflammation and prevent the cells which line the blood vessels such as arteries and veins. An adequate intake of Vitamin K helps to maintain healthy blood pressure and reduces the risk of having a cardiac arrest. Vitamin K helps to maintain the calcium on bones and reduces the chances of osteoporosis and bone fractures in postmenopausal women. Evidence shows that Vitamin K possesses anti-inflammatory properties which prevents the brain from oxidative stress which is free radical damage. Oxidative stress damages the cells and contributes to Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Parkinson’s disease as well as heart failure. It also promotes Gum health as Cavities and gum problems are the result of the food low in Vitamin C, A, D, and K.
Eat your seasonal food “rainbows” today for you and family’s health!
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