Healthy Food Bites Part I

I love learning about all the fabulous things in the foods I eat (or need to eat more of!).
Healthy Tidbits from Anti-Inflammation Diet & Recipe Book by Jessica K. Black, N.D.

Rosemary-contains more than 2 dozen antioxidants that may help prevent some of the most serious chronic diseases. Commonly used for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Green Beans-can act as a diuretic and may be helpful in diabetes. Full of important nutrients such as pro-vitamin A, vitamin B-complex, calcium, potassium.
Honey-full of antioxidants and mildly antiseptic.
Mushrooms-powerful immune stimulants and immune modulators. Great detoxifiers-they are said to absorb and safely eliminate toxins.
Millet-the preferred grain for treatment of blood sugar imbalances. Has the highest amount of protein and the highest iron content. Also rich in phosphorus and the B vitamins.
Cinnamon-leaf oil can be used for its antiseptic, tonic and warming properties. It is used to treat nausea and colds, and ca be a powerful styptic (helps halt bleeding).
Broccoli-supports liver function. Useful for eye complaints. Contains twice as much vitamin C as an orange and almost as much calcium as whole milk (and the calcium is better absorbed). It also contains selenium and vitamins pro-A and E.
Oats-an adrenal-supportive herb. Can help increase energy while aiding anxiety or irritability. Almonds-contain a considerable amount of highly absorbable calcium. Helps to mildly alkaline the system and strengthen bones, nerves and the reproductive system. Provides protein, essential fatty acids, and important nutrients such as B vitamins, iron, potassium vitamin E and phosphorus.

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