Scary Food Additives Part 1 is today.
You will heal. I will help.
I found a secret food for digestion.
I live for Saturday mornings, especially May through November Saturday mornings.
Those are the mornings when the world feels as though it’s right at my fingertips….I have everything to be excited about, and nothing but time and play or relaxation on the agenda.
Part of this bliss is because of the Farmer’s Market. I never had this growing up, and each Saturday I’m able to partake in California, I feel so grateful.
One of my goals when I grocery shop or go to the Farmer’s Market is to buy something new or find a new food to either purchase and cook with or research and decide upon later.
I had been stalking this one stand at the local Farmer’s Market for quite some time. On the left side of the stand, there are always very common things: carrots, eggplant, celery, tomatoes, etc. But on the right side always lies what looks like piles and piles of weeds.
It’s intimidating….even for a foodie like me.
So I played the observant role for many weeks, watching as people would grab bags and bags of these weed-like foods.
And then a couple weeks back, I decided to simply start asking the stand’s owners what exactly those weeds were.
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The first week I told them I’d take one bunch of Yam Leaves and one bunch of Bitter Melon Greens.
They said, “The Bitter Melon Greens are very bitter. You might not like the taste. However, they are great for the digestive system and for those who have diabetes.”
Got home, stood proudly with both.
And then I began cooking. Naturally, I also began tasting. (Cooking and baking can never happen without tasting!)
Just like that, my facial expressions turned to, “wow – way too bitter.” I had to make many adjustments that first time cooking with Bitter Melon to enjoy eating it.
Stimulates easy digestion and peristalsis of food through the bowel until it is excreted from the body. Thus, helps in relieving indigestion and constipation problems.
In addition to aiding in digestion, Bitter Melon has been known to be a powerful treatment for Diabetes.
I could not give up so easily on Bitter Melon.
The next week I went back to the stand (last weekend), I bought two bunches of Yam Leaves to just one bunch of Bitter Melon.
I then made a wild salmon, rice, and greens meal.
p.s. One other thing about Bitter Melon….it’s been said that there are contraindications for Bitter Melon and women who are pregnant or who are trying to get pregnant.
Tell me: Ever had Bitter Melon greens? How about Yam Leaves?
The benefits of water for digestion are endless.
The health of every cell and synapse depends on it. And when you’re dehydrated on a regular basis — even a little — your metabolism, energy and immunity all suffer mightily.
Today I’m saying that you should learn to cook + I’m giving my top 10 tips for cooking with colitis.
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