Dr. T's Cooking Tips & Recipes

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    Onions contain organosulfur compounds like Quercetin. These are anti-cancer compounds that can slow its growth, stop it from metastasizing, forces the cancer cells to die and lower the rates of incidence.  Reduces heart attacks, cholesterol, heart disease, blood pressure, allergies and diabetes.

     

    Garlic aids in prevention and decrease of incidence of atherosclerosis, stroke, cancer, immune disorders, arthritis. Allicin is the active ingredient and helps to minimize oxidation and inflammation. One of the most potent natural medicines.

    Ginger contains the phytonutrients gingerols, which are antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-disease.  Reduces and prevents arthritis, cancer, migraines, asthma, heart burn, cholesterol, heart attacks and stroke.  effective at quelling nausea, stomach upset, and a chemotherapy aid.

    Sweet Potatoes are low in fat, rich in betacarotene, Vitamin C, and fiber.  Betacarotene is converted to Vitamin A which is a powerful antioxidant preventing cancer, disease and inflammation.  Great for weight loss and maintaining blood sugar levels.  Purple sweet potatoes contain a form of anthocyanin that may enhance brain health.  Keeps the gut's mucous membrane intact building up our immunity.

    Cabbage comes loaded with polyphenols and sulfur compounds which are powerful antioxidants.  That's what makes cabbage a great anti cancer agent and important in reducing chronic inflammation.  One cup of cabbage provides 85% of the RD for Vitamin K, 54% of Vitamin C, 10% of folate, 4% of your calcium needs, 6% of B6 and 4% of potassium.  The phytosterols in cabbage absorb cholesterol in the digestive tract taking it out of commission.

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    Tomatoes get their bright red color from a phytonutrient called lycopene. Great antioxidant which results in reduced heart disease and cancer. Most of the lycopene is in the skin. Contains 28% RD of Vitamin C, potassium, folate, and Vitamin K. All important in cell function, reducing blood pressure or skin health.

     

    Celery is one of those veggies you may not think about but it is full of anti inflammatory properties along with Vitamin K, Vitamin A, B2, B6, Vitamin C and fiber.  Important in lowering blood pressure, reducing heart disease, & cholesterol. Reduces incidence of cancer, asthma, arthritis, and delaying and slowing progression of Alzheimer's.

    Zucchini contains fiber, protein, 10% RD magnesium, 7% phosphorus, 13% potassium, 8% folate, 40% Vitamin A, 14% Vitamin C, and 9% Vitamin K.  Full of antioxidants like carotenoids, it helps to reduce blood pressure and heart disease.

    Red Bell Pepper contains two times the RD of Vitamin C which in turn, helps to prevent iron deficiency. Full of immunity boosting antioxidants which protect the cells from oxidative damage.  Reduces incidence of cancer, heart disease and macular degeneration.

    Nutritional Yeast, not to be confused with Brewer's yeast, is actually deactivated and is usually both dairy and gluten free.  It is an excellent source of B vitamins, protein and potassium.  It is helpful in the reduction of inflammation and promotes skin, hair and nail health.  It adds a delicious savory, nutty, cheesy flavors to dishes.

    In case you didnt know....

    Tomatoes get their bright red color from a phytonutrient called lycopene. Great antioxidant which results in reduced heart disease and cancer. Most of the lycopene is in the skin. Contains 28% RD of Vitamin C, potassium, folate, and Vitamin K. All important in cell function, reducing blood pressure or skin health.

     

    Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family and contains powerful anti cancer agents like glucosinolates and isothiocyanate which slow the growth of cancer.  Sulforaphane protects against cancer in that is destroys damaged cells that may have gone on to cause cancer. You get 77% of your Vitamin C, 20% of Vitamin K, 11% of B6 and 14% of folate.  At 3 grams of fiber in one cup that's 10% of your fiber for the day.  Plus it is one of the few sources of choline which is instrumental in cell membrane health, helping to make DNA and in brain development and health.

    Garbanzo Beans or chickpeas are a legume with a punch.  One cup of these versatile beans is packed with fiber (2 grams) and protein (grams) and 12% of your RD of folate and 4% iron.  Important in blood sugar regulation.

    Green Peas, often overlooked, this little legume contains 51% of Vitamin K, 40% manganese, 38% Vitamin C and 35% of dietary fiber.  They also contain ALA fat, an important omega-3 fatty acid which is instrumental in lowering bad LDL cholesterol.

    Broccoli, also a member of the cruciferous family, has similar cancer fighting and anti-inflammatory powers as does cauliflower.  Containing choline, 70% of Vitamin C and helps with excretion of cholesterol.  Something to note, broccoli sprouts have 20-100X more cancer-fighting power than the mature stalks.

    Curry Powder, which is a blend of spices which may include turmeric, coriander, chili and black pepper.  Its anti-inflammatory properties are due to the powerful turmeric. This spice has cancer fighting ability including prostate, breast, skin and colon. Great for brain health and fighting Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and MS. Helps to relieve stomach ailments, lowers blood pressure and heart health. May aid in bone health as well.

    Russet Potatoes are mighty. Filled with vitamins, minerals and food for our cells. One potato contains 37% of your RD for Vitamin C, 31% Vitamin B6, 11% folate, 12% niacin, 8% thiamine, 10% iron, 12% phosphorus, 3% calcium and 4% zinc. Instrumental in nervous system function, an anti-inflammatory, heart health, oxygen transport, wound health, hair, skin, eyes and liver health.

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