A Chiropractor suggests 4 ingredients for nutritional body and mind health in 2015.
Kale is out, and the new bushy-haired kid on the block is cauliflower. Comfort food is turning healthy, wholesome and nutritious. High-carb meals are cleverly transformed to low-carb. Think doughy pizza bases replaced with crispy crusty cauliflower for guilt-free indulgence.
The health conscious have always tried to eat less carbs and either way you look at it, this habit is good for you. Recently grain-free substitutes have become innovative and creative.
Think outside the box (of grains and flour!). Rice can be made from cauliflower, vegetables may be spiralized into pasta and granola can be made from seeds and nuts. Even cake flour can be substituted for almond or coconut flour.
Turmeric has major uses for both the body and the brain. This age old Indian spice contains a compound called curcumin. This powerful ingredient has massive anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties linked to
reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, heart attacks, colds and flu, indigestion, weight-loss and even cancer. Because of its rustic earthy flavor, it can be used for both sweet and savory dishes.
As if dreams are made of deliciousness, butter is recently being hailed for its nutritional benefits and vitamins including A, E and K2. Also found are butyrate with anti-inflammatory and strong defensive properties for the digestive system as well as saturated fatty acids that are extremely crucial to bone health.
Be clear though, health benefits are found in natural butter, grass-fed butter or coconut butter, not margarine!