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The Cherries Are Here! July 8, 2011


The cherries I bought today. Eating them as I blog. Yum!

One of my most favorite fruits for healthfulness and definitely part of my fruit binge this season: CHERRIES!

Cherries pack a very high anti-oxidant value and contain a specific antioxidant known as anthocyanins which are not found in popular antiox fruits like blueberries. Cherries are very high in beta-carotene which is a characteristic more commonly found in veggies. Cherries also contain C, E, potassium, magnesium, iron, folate , fiber, quercetin and more.

So what does that really mean for you?

  • Arthritis & Gout – Cherries lower uric acid levels, nitric oxide and c-reactive proteins thus inhibiting inflammation. Cherries are a terrific way to treat symptoms and prevent osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as, gout.
  • Heart Disease & Stroke – C-reactive  proteins are a better indicator of heart disease and stroke than blood pressure or cholesterol levels. Cherries are proven to lower those c-reactive proteins.
  • Cancer – Anthocyanins, the antioxidant most found in cherries, are proven to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and in some cases even kill cancer cells while protecting healthy cells! That is amazing. Think about that before you destroy healthy cells with conventional treatments.
  • Diabetes –  Cherries may help prevent and reverse type II diabetes. The anthocyanins DO help repair organ and small blood vessel damage caused by all pancreatic diseases including type I diabetes.
Cherries have also been known to help with weight management and brain neuron health. And the research on cherries is irrefutable, backed by the USDA, Michigan State University, Tufts, the Mayo Clinic and many other prestigious health research facilities. So, today is the day to get your Cherry on. July is the season and Whole Foods is running a terrific one day sale on ORGANIC CHERRIES for $2.99/lb. (Thank you to Britt N.E. for informing of this awesome regional sale!)

Visit, ChooseCherries.com, for more detailed information on the benefits of cherries.

 

Tummy Friendly Vegetarian Chili May 9, 2011

Filed under: Natural Living,Recipes — njr711 @ 10:35 pm
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I know the last thing the world needs is another non-original chili recipe but…

Recently, I tried to stretch a few pantry ingredients and made a sort of chili/salsa. It was light enough for the warmer weather. It ended up being delicious and satisfying. Very satisfying! We were all pleasantly full but not bloated. It gave us that cellular hum of digestive peace that you only get after eating light, nutritious and satisfying meals. So here it is. Enjoy!

  • 14oz can of black beans, rinsed thoroughly
  • 14oz can of pinto beans, rinsed thoroughly
  • 6-8oz can of corn niblets, drained
  • 14oz can of diced tomatoes, you can substitute sweet potato puree here
  • 1 packet of low sodium chili seasoning, MSG free
  1. Bring all ingredients to a BOIL for 2-3 minutes. This essential to making gas free beans.
  2. Stir, bring pot to a low simmer and cover for at least 10 minutes. The longer the better!
  3. Serve over corn bread with just a dab of sour cream or cheddar cheese.
  4. Eat up!

 

 
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