Nutrient-Packed Celery Root

Did you know that celery root is packed with great nutrients? Also known as celeriac, German Celery or knob celery is a fabulous autumn vegetable. It has a high proportion of essential oils, which give celeriac it’s distinct aroma. Celeriac has a high content of potassium, calcium, iron and phosphorus. In addition, B complex vitamins and vitamins C, E and A make it particularly valuable from a nutritional point of view. 

Continue to put celery root on your menu. It can be enjoyed in soups, stews, fried as pancake or raw in salads; it’s great as a side dish, mashed or pureed.

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Anthocyanins Protect Against Heart Attack!

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The Nurses’ Health Study was started in 1989 in Boston and followed the health of 93,600 nurses. It is one of the largest studies into the risk factors for major chronic diseases in women. One of the questions researchers posed was to look at heart attack risk among the group.  

Eric Rimm, a nutrition scientist from the Harvard School of Public Health, analyzed the data and was able to see a long-term trend that nurses in the study who ate at least three servings of blueberries or strawberries per week had a 32% reduced risk of a heart attack than the nurses who ate the berries less than once a month. It was concluded it was the presence of anthocyanins in the berries that was giving the nurses the great benefits for heart health. 

Anthocyanins are a natural groups of plant chemicals found in fruits such as berries, cherries, apples, but also eggplants. They give the fruits their rich, vibrant and dark color, and protect them from UV radiation and the oxygen in the air. It is now recognized that, when we eat these colorful foods containing anthocyanins, this protective effect is passed on to us!

Born to be an All-Round Star

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Green cabbage is now available all year round. Particularly in the winter months it is a real blessing for your health with its valuable nutrients. And in summer it cuts a good figure. Whether spherical or longish – the robust vegetable that drives its stalk deep into the soil is particularly rich in folic acid and vitamin C. While many vegetables lose vitamin C during cooking, this doesn’t happen with green cabbage! This is because it also contains a lot of ascorbigen, a precursor of vitamin C. It is only converted to vitamin C during cooking. In addition, it supplies an excellent amount potassium for heart health, calcium for the bones and iron for the blood. And it’s doing all this while being low in calories and rich in fiber! 

Kohlrabi Viennese Style: Today We Enjoy a Metabolic Schnitzel 

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Ingredients:
1 serving Kohlrabi (turnip cabbage)
Spices: salt, pepper, a dash of nutmeg
1 serving rye crisp bread
1 serving egg(s)

Preparation:
Wash, clean and slice the Kohlrabi (turnip cabbage). Blanch in boiling salt water, remove, drain and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Grind the crispbread with a hand blender or kitchen aid to flour and whisk the egg. Season the Kohlrabi slices, cover with egg and rye crisp bread and fry on both sides.
Whisk the remaining egg, salt, pepper and fry to scrambled eggs.

Enjoy your meal! 

Born to be a Queen – Cucumber

Do you love cucumber as much as we do? 

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In our kitchen, cucumber is an absolute highlight. It consists of 97 percent water, has a mild taste and as a raw food, goes well with many dishes and is a natural addition to almost every salad. It has an impressive nutrient list to its name, too! It’s rich in carotene, vitamins E, K, B1, B2 and B6 and contains among others calcium (15mg per 100g), phosphorus (25mg per 100g) and potassium (140mg per 100g). Cucumbers have a fabulous detoxifying effect on our bodies, they help reduce uric acid and have a healthy diuretic effect. Fresh cucumbers are best stored in a cool place and separated from other vegetables. 

Quick tip: Clean the peel well and then eat it. It’s rich in silica and therefore can help strengthen your skin, hair and nails.

Especially important: When shopping, please look out for your locally grown produce – if they are organic, too, then that’s even better!

Tasty Vegetarian – Yummy Veggie-Tofu Wok

We love vegetables from the wok! Yummy vegetarian tofu wok.

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Ingredients: 1 serving tofu
1 serving vegetables from your plan (e.g., princess beans, bell pepper, 1 tsp. diced red onion)

Spices: tamari soy sauce, ginger, garlic, lemon grass, chili, vegetable stock, turmeric, sea salt, black pepper, coconut milk, coconut oil,

Preparation: peel the garlic and ginger and chop finely. Chop thick parts of lemon grass and the chili finely. Mix tamari, garlic, ginger, chili, lemon grass, turmeric, salt, freshly ground pepper and coconut oil into a marinade. Cut the tofu into small cubes and marinate overnight.

Wash and clean vegetables and briefly blanch beans in salted water. Cut the bell pepper into stripes. Sauté the tofu, add the onion cubes and steam. Fry bell peppers briefly, then add the beans and deglaze with coconut milk. Bring all to the boil and season to taste.

 

Born to be a Garden Queen

Welcome to the Strawberry Season!

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From a botanical point of view, a strawberry is actually not a berry, but an aggregate fruit. The red part is actually a pseudo-fruit, while the actual fruits of the strawberry are the small green or yellow “seeds” on the surface. Strawberries should not be rinsed with a strong water jet, but rather be soaked in cold water for a short  while Drain the washed strawberries well or pat dry carefully. Always remove stems and leaves after washing, otherwise the aroma will be watered down. Strawberries are full of vitamins: They contain many B vitamins, folic acid, zinc, copper and even more vitamin C than oranges or lemons.

Reasons for Healthy Nutrition:

Fewer sick leaves due to diet-related diseases or deficiency symptoms!

Even Hippocrates knew: The right diet keeps us healthy and can even cure diseases. Anyone who is at work knows how important it is to always be present. Long periods of absence, for example due to diet-related illnesses followed by rehabilitation, interrupt working life for a long time. Often it is difficult to get back on the job.

With Metabolic Balance you receive a personalized Nutrition Plan, which keeps your well-being up and strengthens your immune system. Find your local Coach right HERE

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Food for Thought:

The Center of Science in the Public Interest (CSIP)hand-1549136_1920 just published a very interesting Info-Graphic on facebook, which linked to the following article. Giving food for thought: What to Eat – the Grandparents’ Diet!

Photo #hand#hold#care by 41330  (pixabay)

Let’s think about the world we bequeath to our children and grandchildren!

Today is Wild Food Day

Out of survival Euell Gibbons supplement the family diet with wild foods. He was only a teenager while doing so. He went on writing about these foods [e.g.: Stalking the Wild Asparagus (1962)] and many more books in this genre and was a huge supporter of Natural Diets in the 60’s.
Research has shown that Wild Foods is not only healthy but also provide a magnitude on nutrients not often found in the isles of grocery stores.strawberry-7649_1920

Read more about Wild Foods Day: http://www.cooksinfo.com/wild-foods-day
and Euell Gibbons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euell_Gibbons