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I am feeling so much better since I added whole cooked grains to my purification regimen. It’s a true testament to the power of complex carbohydrates to improve how we feel. My food feels more palatable and well-rounded. I am still able to put an emphasis on whole fruits and vegetables while keeping my mood and energy at a good place.
Breakfast: Apples and green tea
Snack: Miso with Congee and cooked Kale, Cider Vinegar with Water and a little bit of raw honey
Lunch: Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips, Onion and Garlic
Dinner: Polenta cooked with lime and Cooked Kale with Dandelion Vinegar
Drinks: Infusion, Peppermint Tea, Water
Epsom Salt Bath
Today was a very cold and tired day. I started with a traditional Chinese healing food called Congee. It’s basically rice slow cooked over night. It was a great treat this morning. I also added some roasted vegetables for the warming factor. I really needed to warm myself and get some comfort food. I felt much better today than yesterday.
Breakfast: Congee with Miso
Snack: Apples and Plums
Lunch: Miso soup with Vegetables
Dinner: Roasted Parsnips, Carrots, Potatoes, Onions and Garlic
Today has been the hardest day so far. I’m tired and have had a mild headache all day. I take that as a sign things are working. I’ve been eating all day but still feel unsatisfied. I added baked sweet potatoes because I am feeling like I need more substance to my food.
Then I remembered about Congee and turned to one of my favorite books on health, Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford. This book takes much of it’s theory from Chinese medicine which I draw a good bit of my health and wellness knowledge from. I’m going to work on a post about Congee, its benefits and how to make it. Until then here is my menu and details from my day.
Breakfast: Dandelion Flower Tea and Smoothie with Apple, Goji Berries, Kale, Oatstraw and Chia Seeds
Snack: Sweet Potato, Apples, Plums
Broccoli Romanesco Salad
Lunch: Miso soup
Continue reading…Purification Diet — Day 3
Miso is one of my favorite foods. As we come in to the cooler weather of autumn I find myself enjoying miso soup for breakfast in the morning. It has this way of warming me from the inside. I drink tea every morning but it doesn’t go down like the richness of a cup of miso soup. Being a fermented food, miso has live cultures to help support the digestive flora. Definitely one of the unsung superfoods available.
At Expo East 2011 I found a traditional old favorite of mine marketing in a corner. Miso Master Organic miso was the first miso I came across many years ago. It sat in my fridge so long I tossed it in a move. Of course it was not to long after it was landfill before I learned miso keeps in the fridge indefinitely. Miso Master is the leading producer of traditional Japanese-style
Continue reading…Miso Sip great start to the day
I believe when our bodies are in balance they heal naturally. We often hear about ways to strengthen our immune system and the benefits of eating superfoods. I find magazines regularly leave out some of the most beneficial superfoods we have. One such superfood is the category of fermented foods. Adding these foods to your diet will strengthen both the immune system as well as the digestive system, our first defenses against illness.
Fermented foods are nutrient dense but most importantly they contain living probiotics. Our digestive system battles an onslaught of environmental pollutants daily. Probiotics help to rid the body of these pollutants and simultaneously repopulate our digestive system with beneficial bacteria to improve the absorption of vitamins and minerals into the body.
Many of us unknowingly eat fermented foods everyday. Coffee, tea, chocolate, wine, and beer are just a few we are familiar with. The real benefits of fermentation
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