Personal Notes: Greetings.
While writing this month’s newsletter, specifically the
nutrition tip about cilantro – I was able to reflect on my own habits
as it relates to my advice others. You
know how we’re all better at giving advice to others than we are at
taking our own advice? Well, I’m
no different. In the nutrition tip I
encourage people who think they hate cilantro to try it again. I thought about foods I don’t like
– and vowed to do the same.
Truly the only vegetable I don’t like (in fact, I can say I hate
it) is okra. I WILL try it (with an
open mind) this month. I am going to
experiment with some different ways to prepare it – perhaps THAT will
open my mind about this interesting (??) veggie. I’ll report back next month.
food can you experiment with this month? Enjoy the rest of the summer
In This Issue
– Cilantro read
Featured Recipe – Asian Sauté Greens read
Featured Article – Green Veggies read
Tools to start the new year of right – Healthy Weight Loss Home Study Program read
Get to Balance read
Looking for a Speaker? read
New at Seeds To Change read
Quote of the Month best of
luck …. read more...
– Wonderfully fresh tasting (to those that like it – as people
either love it or hate it. If you think
you hate it, I urge you to open your mind and try it again). Its benefits: it’s cooling,
astringent and pungent and sweet in flavor.
It supports the spleen, pancreas, stomach, bladder and lung meridians
from Chinese medicine. It can help to
regulate energy and is a good diuretic.
It can be help to treat urinary tract infections and a fever (as it
supports perspiration). It can aid in
digestion, relieve intestinal gas and distension. It can also treat nausea, inflammation,
headaches and mental stress. Note
– it is also called coriander and can be found in Mexican, Middle
Eastern, Southeast Asian and Indian cuisines.
I LOVE it!
Asian Sauté Greens
scallions, sliced in 1 / 2 “ pieces
garlic, coarsely chopped
1 / 2
bunch Thai basil
1 /2 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
bok choy, or 3 bunches of baby bok choy, sliced
Chinese cabbage, sliced
1 T olive
toasted sesame oil
olive oil and sauté scallion, ginger and cilantro 2 minutes, add garlic and
sauté another minute. Add greens and
stir thoroughly to coat. Add 3 T water
and cover for 3 minutes, stir and check for doneness according to
preference. If needed, cover and
continue cooking a few minutes. When
cooked to desired crunchiness sprinkle with sesame oil and tamari.
note: you could also make this as a salad –
instead of sautéing, simply mix all the greens together and mix remaining
ingredients (except olive oil and water) together as a dressing – Toss
Green veggies – why?
By Brenda Jaeck
read about them, hear about them. But
WHY are green vegetables so good for us?
Green leafy vegetables provide so many important aspects of good
nutrition – vitamins, minerals, fiber.
They are also very cleansing.
Nutritionally, greens are very
high in calcium, 120 -190 mg per cup. They're also high in magnesium, iron,
potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and a power house for Vitamin A, C, E and K.
They are also crammed high with folic acid, chlorophyll and many other
micro-nutrients and phyto-chemicals.
They are fiber rich –
assisting in good digestive health.
Additional benefits from eating dark leafy greens are:
blood purifier, cancer prevention, immune strengthener, promotes healthy
intestinal flora, improves liver, gall bladder and kidney function, lifts the
spirit, fights depression, clears congestion, especially in lungs, reduces
mucus, improves circulation.
What “qualifies” as a green leafy vegetable?
Broccoli, bok choy, nappa, Chinese cabbage, green cabbage, kale (my
personal current favorite), collards, watercress, mustard greens, broccoli
rabe, arugula, spinach*, Swiss chard*, beet greens*, endive and chicory,
lettuce, mesculun, wild greens and dandelion.
* these are best eaten in
moderation. They contain oxalic acid which depletes calcium from your bones
and teeth leading to osteoporosis or kidney stones. Eat them with something
rich like tofu, seeds, nuts, beans and oil to balance the effect.
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Raw, cooked – steamed sautéed, stir-fried, roasted –
anyway you want – just eat them!
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forward this newsletter to anyone and everyone that would benefit from
Nutritional and Lifestyle Advice. Enjoy and thanks for reading.
Helping you grow
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