Garlic

Best Way to Cook Vegetables for Maximum Nutrient Content

…and healthy side dish for any meal. More Vegetable and Produce Tips * Garlic’s most protective phytonutrient, allicin, is activated by chopping or crushing the cloves. Allicin becomes most potent if the cut garlic is allowed to sit for 10–15 minutes prior to heat exposure. * Cooking…

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The Many Benefits of Ginger

…grated gingerroot or ½ teaspoon ground ginger * 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced * 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves * Olive oil spray Directions Combine soy sauce, water, rice wine, ginger, and garlic in a small bowl. Heat in a microwave for 3 minutes, or boil in a…

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Reap the Benefits of Summer Fruits and Vegetables

…* Raisins * Blueberries * Blackberries * Strawberries * Raspberries * Plums * Oranges * Red grapes * Cherries The top 10 ORAC vegetables are: * Garlic * Kale * Spinach * Brussels sprouts * Alfalfa sprouts * Broccoli florets * Beets * Red bell peppers * Onions * Corn Take advantage of the season…

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Health Benefits of Spicy Foods

…Chili Spicy, smoky, vegetarian, and loaded with nutrients. Serves 6 Ingredients 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup celery, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped ½ cup ripe olives, sliced 3½ ounces…

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Enhance Cognitive Abilities With Green Vegetables

…patients and readers center their meals around vegetables—especially greens. Eat salads with dark green lettuce. Sauté spinach with garlic for a gourmet side dish. Serve cooked collards, kale, and mustard greens with barbecued chicken for a down-home treat. The possibilities for…

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4 Comfort Foods You Can Enjoy Guilt-Free

…cauliflower florets until soft, then mash as you would potatoes. Mix in some nonfat milk (or soy milk), salt and pepper to taste, and a sprinkle of garlic powder. 2. Healthy apple cobbler: Apples are a near perfect food. They contain pectin, a type of soluble fiber that helps lower cholesterol, and…

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5 Easy, Healthy Dinners You Can Make in Minutes

…to taste. Serves 2-3. 5. Asian Shrimp Sauté: Spray pan with olive oil cooking spray. Sauté chopped onion and one clove minced garlic until soft. Add 12 frozen cooked shrimp, sugar snap peas, and sliced broccoli. Cook until shrimp is heated and vegetables are soft. Add 2 tablespoons…

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Health Benefits of Bone Broth

…with additional vegetables, if desired. Celery, onions, and carrots are good options. * Season to your preference. Bay leaves, thyme, parsley, fresh garlic and ground pepper are all delicious. * Simmer for a minimum of 2 up to 12 hours over very low heat. The longer the broth simmers, the richer the…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Chipotle Chili

…in my Reversing Diabetes Cookbook. Enjoy! Recipe for Chipotle Chili Serves 6 (8 cups) 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup celery, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped ½ cup ripe olives, sliced 2 chipotle chiles…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Veg Out!

…getting—and staying—healthy. Studies have uncovered many health benefits from the produce aisle including the antibiotic-like effects of garlic, the heart health-enhancing aspects of hot peppers, and the detoxifying elements of citrus fruits. But one group that really stands out is…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Emerald Dip

…chopped spinach 1 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1 cup low-fat sour cream ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped ½ cup green onions, chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced ½ teaspoon salt substitute ¼ teaspoon ground pepper Thaw spinach, drain, and squeeze moisture out until dry.…

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Lower Blood Sugar Levels With Herbs

…banaba leaf extract daily. Other botanicals that make it easier to control blood sugar, albeit to a lesser degree, include: * bitter melon (Momordica charantia), * Siberian ginseng, * basil, * cinnamon, * garlic, and * onion. Look for all of these herbs in your health food store and use as directed.

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Healthy Diet Plan: Recipe for Chipotle Burgers

…gives it a lot of flavor. Just one bite and you’ll be hooked! Chipotle Burgers Serves 4 Ingredients 1 pound lean ground turkey 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 1-2 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, minced (very hot, more or less to taste) ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon ground…

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Smart Summertime Grilling Tips

…includes an acidic component (i.e., lemon juice, orange juice, vinegar), combined with your favorite herbs and flavorings (i.e., rosemary, onions, garlic). In fact, rosemary alone makes a big difference when it comes to reducing your risk of cancer from grilling. Studies show that adding it to meat…

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Two Supplements for Eye Health

…As a result, it helps prevent retinopathy, neuropathy and other diabetes complications. Although benfotiamine is found in small quantities in garlic, shallots, leeks and onions, you’d have to eat an awful lot of these vegetables to obtain therapeutic doses. If you want to forego the bad…

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Healthy Diet Plan: Making Salads Interesting

…olive oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, ¼ teaspoon low sodium seasoned salt (makes 4 servings). You can also stir in parsley, basil, garlic, or other herbs—don’t be afraid to get creative. Now it’s your turn: How do you incorporate this healthy diet plan staple into…

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Are You Grilling Up More Than You Bargained For?

…your marinade recipe includes an acidic component (lemon juice, orange juice, vinegar), combined with your favorite herbs and flavorings (onions, garlic, soy sauce). Although traditional marinades include oil, it’s not necessary; omitting it will reduce smoking on the grill and minimize the…

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Could Your Gut Bacteria Signal Diabetes?

…indigestible carbohydrates that good gut bacteria thrive on. Fiber-rich fruits and vegetables and bananas, onions, artichokes, whole grains, and garlic, in particular, stimulate the growth of gut bacteria. Also consume fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, miso, sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickled…

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