Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cabbage -n- Cru (ciferous) Awareness Month

Last month was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although, I know we are trying to raise awareness for women to be healthy, I believe the the idea of 'breast cancer awareness' is a play on psychology.

As if we are on the lookout to detect it via mammograms. I would much prefer to focus on the powerful foods around us that will not only keep breast cancer at bay but a whole host of other baddies.


Cruciferous vegetables include cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, bok choy KALE, radishes, and turnips.

Whoa, when was the last time I had broccoli? Brussel sprouts I refuse to touch b/c I just have a reaaally bad memory of my father forcing us to eat it. But I'm all for trying the other crucifers.

Did you know that "The American Institute for Cancer Research acknowledges that various elements of cruciferous vegetables stop cancer cell growth in breast tumors, uterine lining, lung, colon, liver, and cervix." Natural News

Also "it is known that women who eat a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables are less likely to have fibroids. In addition, consuming plenty of dark green vegetables, such as kale and cabbage is thought to help reduce fibroid size." Women's Health

In an era where many are stricken with cancers, this is the time to reach for the medicines that Hashem has lovingly passed on to us!

Ok, crucifers are healthy, but how the hell we cook those hard things AND maintain their nutrients?? We'll find alot of recipes that look delicious but the veggies are cooked way too long. We can eat that for sure. But to also include semi-raw veggies is crucial

Check out: Steam-Vegetables

The link show ways to blanche and steam vegetables. This way the veggies are just slightly cooked. And it may be awkward at first to incorporate crucifers into the diet. After all, we are so used to eating something else. If we persevere, surely these life-giving veggies will become our good friends.

G-d bless!!



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