Fruit, Micronutrients

Fabulous Fruits As Medicine

Various fruits washed and lying on a terry cloth towel

I just finished washing up my medicine that I picked up at the grocery store today. 🙂

Seriously this is exactly how I see fruit! Fruit is a true gift from the Gods. It is loaded with nutrition and is easily assimilated by our bodies.

I love preparing my fruit so that it is ready to go and I also like to leave my fruit out in plain view so that it calls to me to eat it as I walk by. Sometimes you just can’t resist and this is a good thing. 🙂

If you look at fruit as the gift of natural medicine that it is, you start to appreciate it more and you will get even more benefit when eating it, after appreciating it. To me, fruits are truly magical in their ability to both provide nutrition to the body and to heal imbalances in the body.

Here is a link to my prior blog posts about fruit if you would like to view any of those:

I hope you take time to enJOY more fruits in your daily diet and that you also delight in preparing them so that you can indulge in their deliciousness and your body can enJOY the nutrition these fruits provide.

Juicing, Melons, Micronutrients

Honeydew Cucumber Delight

Honeydew Cucumber Delight

Melons of any kind are super foods filled with nutrition and they are also easily assimilated by the body. Incorporating more melons into your daily diet is very beneficial. Here is an easy juicing recipe to do just that!

Ingredients:

  1. Medium cucumber
  2. cups Kale

Âľ cup honeydew melon

SERVES 2
Directions:

Add ingredients to juicer alternating between cucumber, kale and honeydew. This ensures you’ll leave less behind in the juicer.

Pour into a nice glass and enJOY!

And here is a link to a past blog post I did about the healing powers of melons https://maggiesvitamins.blog/2018/04/30/miraculous-melons/

Chickpeas, medical medium, Micronutrients

Chickpea Flour – Awesome!

I discovered using Chickpea flour about a year ago. I love chickpeas or garbanzo beans as they are also called so I just knew I would love the flour too!

Unlike all-purpose flour, chickpea flour is high in protein, fibre and micronutrients, while being low in carbohydrates and calories. Half a cup of chickpea flour contains an impressive 11 grams of protein, 5 grams of fibre, and nutrients like folate, iron, magnesium and zinc.

Chickpea flour is also heart-healthy. Chickpeas are high in soluble fibre as well as phytosterols (plant compounds that resemble cholesterol), both of which help lower LDL Cholesterol of Bad Cholesterol. I think of LDL as “Lousy Cholesterol” and HDL as Healthy Cholesterol. Reducing cholesterol can help lower blood pressure, thereby protecting against heart attack and stroke. Chickpeas also contain polyphenols, such as flavonoids, which have antioxidant properties and are anti-inflammatory.

It is great to use as an egg substitute when it comes to egg dishes like omelets, stratas and frittatas.

Here is a recipe from the Medical Medium that looks easy and can be adapted to any vegetable that you like.

Chickpea Quiche Recipe by Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium

And as I always say have Fun with this stuff. Cooking is creative… think outside of the box and have fun adapting recipes to suit your style.

Melons, Micronutrients, Vitamins for the Body

Miraculous Melons

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No need to be melancholy about melons. These super foods are often overlooked and we need to change that and eat more melons!

Melons are in fact very nutrient dense foods that are LOADED with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Melons are chock full of enzymes and are as close as you are going to get to a pre-digested food. Try playing with a ripe melon in your mouth. You will feel how easily it breaks down so it can be assimilated into life force nutrients that are healing medicines for the body!

According to Anthony Williams, Medical Medium, “The fructose in melons leaves the stomach in less than one minute, then the rest of the fruit drops directly into the intestinal track, immediately fortifying and replenishing the body. Eating melon is like intravenous nutrient therapy.”

Melons have an extremely high water content so they are a great way to help hydrate the body as well. They also help the body to become more alkaline! Being alkaline helps to neutralize acid in the bloodstream, which leads to increased oxygen levels and improved energy and metabolism. Who would like more energy? Add that to all those nutrients and enzymes and you have a dynamic powerhouse of a super food.

Two ways we have started adding more melons into our diet is by adding them to our salads. I can’t believe I haven’t been doing this my whole life. Delicious!

Another thing we’ve done is instead of my hubby having a protein snack to recoup his afternoon energy when needed, he will eat a bowl of melon and it has worked wonders! When the body gets those nutrients and water in an almost instant and assimilable form, it peaks its energy powerhouse and BAM!

Here is another great thing amount melons. Due to their size and the growing conditions for melons, they tend to ‘soak up’ a lot of sun. The sun has miraculous healing properties and melons become containers for these rays of goodness. Consider them nature’s bowls of goodness for you! 🙂

Melons are a great food for anyone and everyone but they are also a good nutrient source for children and the elderly. Ripe melons can be easily chewed or even juiced if necessary.

Try incorporating more melons into your diet and watch your body respond with extreme gratitude and better health.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner who resides in Northwestern Ontario, Canada and enjoys empowering others to live with Joy and personal empowerment.