Looking for a hearty summer dinner dish? This is the perfect recipe to prepare and serve to family and friends on these hot summer evenings. Enjoy!
We all know that legumes are good for you, but what’s so special about Lentils in particular?
Lentils are a nutrient powerhouse in the legume family. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids providing all the enzymes your body needs to readily absorb nutrients, all the while detoxifying and cleansing the body.
Superfoods are whole, natural foods like brightly colored vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds and aromatic herbs and spices. What classifies these foods as ‘Super’ is their unbelievable resume of health benefits. Their positive effects on the body and their ability to prevent disease are legion. Although the list of superfoods is long, we are going to take a look at a few that top the pops for us and that you can easily incorporate into your daily diet.
Benefits of Superfoods
Although listing the health benefits of each superfood could fill a book, we are going to share those that affect us most: Continue reading
The importance of sprouts in your diet
Sprouts from beans and legumes such as mung, alfalfa, lentils and adzuki are packed with vitamins, fibre, vitamin C and protein. These deliciously diminutive plants pack a nutritional punch while keeping calories at an all time low. Amazingly, sprouts have almost three times the nutrient value of dry beans and legumes and are much easier for the body to absorb and digest. The sprouting craze in the health food isle of your supermarket is there for good reason; these tiny little sprouts are jam-packed with goodness.
Alfalfa sprouts, actually part of the pea family, are crunchy and packed with flavour. They are perfect for salads, sandwiches, soups and omelettes. Alfalfa is a great source of phytoestrogens which are instrumental in preventing heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis. They also contain calcium, potassium, zinc, folic acid, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and vitamins A through K. Alfalfa sprouts have the highest anti-oxidant value of all the vegetables. Continue reading