Saturday, November 3, 2012

Healthy Foods For November

After the Halloween Party we all left with a question, how to be healthy again.  From eating finger foods and drinking wine/beer  and not to mention this is only the start of the total long month party here in the Philippines.

Here I will introduce to you foods that will help you detox or balanced out with your celebratory eating. 

SWEET POTATOES rich in potassium-with more than a Banana!
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How to enjoy:  The versatile root can be baked, mashed, pureed into soup or even used in baked goods.  Or made them as a HOME-MADE FRIES as a healthy veggie chips.

Cauliflower a low-calorie source of Vit. C, fiber,folate, potassium and Vit. K
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How to enjoy: There are so many ways to prepare this veggie, some cook it as a disguise like a potato-type dish by mashing it.  And some roast it with Parmesan cheese on top.

Cranberries antioxidants can help the heart and fight bacteria 
and most famously to prevent Urinary Tract Infections
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How to enjoy:  This is good because cranberries are harvested just in time for Thanksgiving.  Good for sauces and glazes.  Some mix them with pies, cobblers and muffins/cupcakes as well.

Winter Squash the one that is sweater.
Like sweet potatoes, this squash is a fantastic source of Vit. A and beta-carotene. 

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How to enjoy:  Roast it and put some maple syrup.

Leeks (relative to onion) rich in calcium, potassium and folic acid.
And protect heart problems and  prostate cancer for Man's Health

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How to enjoy:  Add leeks to your soup.

Turnips roots good source of immunity-boosting vitamin C and potassium.
The leaves are rich in Vit A, K and Folate. 
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How to enjoy:  Try this in a root vegetable soup or as a low-carb alternative for potatoes.  If cooking the greens, go easy on the water so as to sap as little of the nutrients from the leaves as possible.
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