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Month: November 2012

Stir-fried Sweet Potato Leaves in Chili

Stir-fried Sweet Potato Leaves in ChiliThis Indonesian Chinese stir-fry has an amazing flavor. This dish is a delicious and spicy vegetable stir fry. I found the leaved a lot more crisp that spinach, but I simply loved it, with the garlic and the chili combines was mouth watering. I omitted the scrip past as it is not easy to come by in South Africa.  Enjoy!

Purple Foods – Eat Them

purple foodsThere is nutritional power of purple foods.

Prevent premature aging by consuming more purple foods. The colour, a pigment in is called anthocyanin, a powerful and protective antioxidant which can help improve memory and assist with healthy aging. It is a known by many that purple foods protect your heart. The purple vegetables and fruits are packed with flavonoids that are beneficial to the cardiovascular system and can lower your risk of heart disease. Purple vegetables include eggplant, purple cabbage, purple peppers, purple potatoes and purple onions. Purple fruits include grapes, plums, figs, raisins, prunes and blackberries. Purple plants, such as lavender and purple basil provide powerful nutritional benefits of high doses of vitamin A.

Beetroot – The Benefits

The beetroot often described as sweet, tender to eat vegetable. Beetroot is related to turnips, swedes and sugar beet. Beetroot is a dark red almost maroon to purple colour vegetable. Apart from soluble fibre, this amazing vegetable contains, contains magnesium, potassium, iron, vitamins A, B6 and C, protein, folic acid, carbohydrates, and antioxidants. It has been known to improved the and lower blood pressure. Beetroot for the brain and dementia, apparently drinking beetroot juice helps increases the blood flow to the brain in older people.

Health Benefits Of Red Onions

Red OnionsDid you know that using the red variety of onion in your salads has benefits for you? Well they do, Chromium is an essential micro-nutrient and red onions provide just that. Red onions help your body process sugar upon digestion. They are also high in vitamin C and an excellent antioxidant. Onions are high in sulfides, this helps reduce blood pressure levels and at the same time helps maintain the blood clotting time. The best news ever is that it boosts your immune system.