Delicious Wild Rocket

I had wild rocket for lunch today. So I thought I’ll share with you a delicious wild rocket recipe. This recipe isn’t mine but looking at it, I’m sure you would want to try it too.

Scooped melon salad with wild rocket + mint + honey mustard vinaigrette

melon salad 4 800 scooped melon salad with wild rocket + mint + honey mustard vinaigretteMelons are just amazing this time of the year and it’s such a versatile fruit that goes with salt, sweet and pepper. They are extremely beneficial to your health so simply make a point to stock up more often on this tasty treats.

Today, I just scooped out a sweet melon with an ice cream scoop and served it with a peppery rocket, a bit of mint and a mustard vinaigrette – these additions just enhance and bring out the already summer fresh flavour of the melon. It is light, easy and absolutely delicious!

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Some Yellow and Orange Melon health benefits

1. Yellow and orange melons are packed with vitamins A, B-3, B-6 and C, potassium, dietary fiber and folate.
2. Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A, which aids in healthy eyes, skin and mucous membranes.
3. These melons are Carotenoid-rich foods and may help reduce your risk of macular degeneration, cancer and heart disease.
4. Carotenoids help strengthen the immune system.

source: health24 + livestrong

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scooped melon salad with wild rocket + mint + honey mustard vinaigrette
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Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • 350g Melon
  • Wild Rocket
  • 5 Mint leaves – chiffonade
  • Mustard vinaigrette
  • 1T Honey
  • ½ T White wine vinegar
  • 1t Wholegrain mustard

Instructions

  1. Scoop the melon out with an ice cream scoop. Mix with rocket and mint.
  2. Mix all ingredients of dressing together and drizzle liberally over salad.

 

 

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Cabbage Is More Beneficial Than You Think

Fresh Organic CabbageMany of you may not like cabbage, but please read the article below. It may change your perspective about this humble vegetable.

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Cabbage

What’s New and Beneficial About Cabbage

Cabbage can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in cabbage do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they’ve been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it’s easier for bile acids to be excreted, and the result is a lowering of your cholesterol levels. Raw cabbage still has cholesterol-lowering ability, just not as much as steamed cabbage.

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WHFoods Recommendations

You’ll want to include cabbage as one of the cruciferous vegetables you eat on a regular basis if you want to receive the fantastic health benefits provided by the cruciferous vegetable family. At a minimum, include cruciferous vegetables as part of your diet 2-3 times per week, and make the serving size at least 1-1/2 cups. Even better from a health standpoint, enjoy cabbage and other vegetables from the cruciferous vegetable group 4-5 times per week, and increase your serving size to 2 cups.

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Red Cabbage

While green cabbage is the most commonly eaten variety of cabbage, we highly recommend trying red cabbage because of it added nutritional benefits and its robust hearty flavor. We don’t think you will be disappointed. The rich red color of red cabbage reflects it concentration of anthocyanin polyphenols, which contribute to red cabbage containing significantly more protective phytonutrients than green cabbage. Interest in anthocyanin pigments continues to intensify because of their health benefits as dietary antioxidants, as an anti-inflammatory, and their potentially protective, preventative, and therapeutic roles in a number of human diseases.

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Health Benefits

Cancer prevention tops all other areas of health research with regard to cabbage and its outstanding benefits. More than 475 studies have examined the role of this cruciferous vegetable in cancer prevention (and in some cases, cancer treatment). The uniqueness of cabbage in cancer prevention is due to the three different types of nutrient richness found in this widely enjoyed food. The three types are (1) antioxidant richness, (2) anti-inflammatory richness, and (3) richness in glucosinolates.

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Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

Without sufficient intake of anti-inflammatory nutrients, regulation of our inflammatory system can become compromised, and we can experience the problem of chronic inflammation. Especially when combined together with oxidative stress, chronic inflammation is a risk factor for development of cancer.

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Cardiovascular Support

You can count on cabbage to provide your cardiovascular system with valuable support in the form of cholesterol reduction. Researchers understand exactly how this process takes place. Your liver uses cholesterol as a basic building block to produce bile acids. Bile acids are specialized molecules that aid in the digestion and absorption of fat through a process called emulsification. These molecules are typically stored in fluid form in your gall bladder, and when you eat a fat-containing meal, they get released into the intestine where they help ready the fat for interaction with enzymes and eventual absorption up into the body. When you eat cabbage, fiber-related nutrients in this cruciferous vegetable bind together with some of the bile acids in the intestine in such a way that they simply stay inside the intestine and pass out of your body in a bowel movement, rather than getting absorbed along with the fat they have emulsified. When this happens, your liver needs to replace the lost bile acids by drawing upon your existing supply of cholesterol, and as a result, your cholesterol level drops down. Cabbage provides you with this cholesterol-lowering benefit whether it is raw or cooked. However, a recent study has shown that the cholesterol-lowering ability of raw cabbage improves significantly when it is steamed. In fact, when the cholesterol-lowering ability of steamed cabbage was compared with the cholesterol-lowering ability of the prescription drug cholestyramine (a medication that is taken for the purpose of lowering cholesterol), cabbage bound 17% as many bile acids (based on a standard of comparison involving total dietary fiber).

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Conclusion is to eat a well rounded plant based diet.

…and there are people who really love cabbage.

 

How can I forget to share a recipe with you.

Some interesting facts about cabbage:

Traditionally, wild cabbage was used as an aphrodisiac.

Cabbage Quote:

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. – Mark Twain

A Simple Way To Make Breakfast: Banana Oat Smoothie

simple breakfastOn the previous post, I showed you an article about skipping breakfast and how it may cause heart disease. Now as promised I will show you examples of how you can make a simple, healthy breakfast.

Last week, I bought a big bag of frozen raspberries to make some raspberry lemonade for my Mary Kay party. I have a bunch leftover, so I thought I’d use them in a smoothie. I’m typically not a huge raspberry person, although 

Banana-less Raspberry Oat Smoothie – Freeing Imperfections

Or something equally as non-breakfasty. Enter: THE SMOOTHIE. peanut butter banana oatmeal smoothie. I’ve been wanting to make this smoothie since June of last year. We were in Cleveland for my cousin’s (awesome!) 

ᔥPeanut Butter-Banana Oatmeal Smoothie | The Kitchen Paper

So instead I made a few smoothies, and this banana-oat version is my favorite of the bunch. I’ve never made a smoothie with oats before and they did add a little bit of texture, but in a good way – I enjoyed it! The smoothie has 

ᔥTracey’s Culinary Adventures: Banana-Oat Smoothie

Above are 3 version of Banana Oat Smoothie which you make for breakfast. Its easy to make and easy to consume. Note that the recipe are not necessary vegan so all you need to do is to replace the non vegan ingredient to a vegan substitute.

 

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie http://t.co/VJIGdeQyYz via @anniecannie

— Margarita Ibbott (@) Wed Jul 24 2013

 

simple breakfast

Now that you have all these resources to make a delicious breakfast on the go, there is no more excuse to skip your breakfast.

If you want to buy a blender for your smoothie, do consider buying through our amazon link. It does not cost you more. Do share this post on your social network as well or leave a comment.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. – Lisa Grossman

You Are What You Eat: You Should Never Skip Breakfast

News Picture: Skipping Breakfast a Recipe for Heart Disease, Study FindsWell by now, we all should know that breakfast is the most important meal for the day and that is why you should never skip it. Studies have shown that, skipping breakfast may cause heart diseases. Read below to find out more.

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Men who skip breakfast have a 27 percent higher risk of suffering a heart attack or developing heart disease than those who start the day with something in their stomach, according to a new study.

ᔥSkipping Breakfast a Recipe for Heart Disease, Study Finds

That is why we should always eat a nutritious, high fiber breakfast.

For example, breakfast skippers are 15 percent more likely to gain a substantial amount of weight and 21 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, earlier studies have reported.

ᔥSkipping Breakfast a Recipe for Heart Disease, Study Finds

Obesity is the cause of heart disease.

Younger men tend to skip breakfast more frequently than older men, the investigators found, which leads to another possible explanation. “It may be in line with the fact that these are men who are rushing out to stressful jobs and not eating along the way,” Rimm said, noting that stress is bad for heart health and is associated with negative lifestyle choices such as drinking or smoking.

ᔥSkipping Breakfast a Recipe for Heart Disease, Study Finds

The next time if you are rushing out to work without breakfast, think twice. It may cause more than you know.

On the next posts, I will show you some quick and easy ways to prepare breakfast.

Everyday happiness means getting up in the morning, and you can’t wait to finish your breakfast. You can’t wait to do your exercises. You can’t wait to put on your clothes. You can’t wait to get out — and you can’t wait to come home, because the soup is hot. – George Burns

Breakfast fruit in colorful bowl

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Vegan Recipe: Avocado Smoothie

For those who know me, they will know that I’m a try-to-be-healthy guy. I love eating clean and do not really like to touch junk food. Furthermore, we are becoming vegan. I said becoming – because we are not 100% due to the fact that our parents will cook meat and being Asian, family values are important and most often we comply to eat what they cook.

We are working on it to become a 100% vegan. So here I’m going to share with you a Vegan Avocado Smoothie Recipe.

It is not my recipe, its from some site I found on the web.

BEAUTY SMOOTHIE MAGIC aka WHAT’S IN THIS SMOOTHIE:

Mango: They are packed with vitamin C & fiber. Plus they’re so delicious, you’ll probably forget how healthy they are.

Avocado: Healthy fats go a long way and help keep you full. Plus they add a lovely creamy texture to the smoothie.

Spinach: Pack in the iron and fiber.

Kiwi: One of the best fruits ever. More vitamin C and fiber to keep you full.

Chia Seeds: If you haven’t tried this relatively need super food, you must! They have omega-3s, fiber, and are full of antioxidants. You can find them at Trader Joe’s or Whole foods.

Beauty and Fitness Food: Mango Kiwi Avocado Green Smoothie {vegan, gluten free}

A beauty and fitness smoothie packed with vitamins from spinach, mango, avocado, chia seeds and kiwi! Vegan and gluten free.

Ingredients

 

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 kiwi, sliced and skin removed
  • 1/4 medium ripe avocado, pitted and diced
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup ice, if necessary

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk or water if necessary, depending on how thick you like it.
  2. Serve in a tall chilled glass and slurp up the goodness!

 

ᔥBeauty and Fitness Food: Mango Kiwi Avocado Green Smoothie

Below is another recipe on video:

Looking at the delicious smoothie makes me feels like drinking one now.

 

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Greetings from D-man

Some of you may know me, heard of me, but if you are new to the blog, I want to welcome you. This blog doesn’t belong to me, it belongs to my wife but I’m going to hijack it (kidding), more like guest posting. Sit back, relax and hope you will enjoy my posts.

Since the blog is about our life, our experiences and our knowledge. We always like sharing it with you. At this point of time, we are living our life as responsibly and sustainably as possible. Hence my posting would be around health, wealth and green living. Nothing negative and all positive. :)

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. – Zig Ziglar

 

 

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