July 22, 2018

The advantages of eating good healthy food is that you offer your body with the nutrients it must work effectively. This eliminates much stress, stops food cravings and prevents disease.
The typical western diet is around 50% processed food and 40% animal protein. The cooking of animal protein alters the protein, making it difficult to digest, assimilate and eliminate. Animal protein doesn’t contain a wide variety of nutrients that are complex.
That leaves only 10%, or less, of real food. It is impossible for your body to function well when only 10% is nutrient rich food.
Not only is it hopeless, it ensures you remain hungry all the time, increasing the chance of snacking. This inevitably leads to fat gain.
Cruciferous vegetables are one of the most complete foods there are. are in the brassicaceae family of plants and include root vegetables, leafy greens and flowers. The common ones are broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, arugula, watercress, horseradish, collards, turnip greens, kohlrabi, radishes, daikon, chinese cabbage, bok choy, chard, rapini, wasabi and rutabaga.
They are rich in fiber, macro minerals, trace elements, vitamins, protein and omega 3, phytochemicals and antioxidants.
The green family members are especially healthy. The cruciferous vegetables all have a somewhat spicy or pungent aroma and/or flavour. This comes from the sulphur containing compound, sulphaphane.
Sulphaphane is known to:
Shield cellular enzyme activity
induce cancer cell destruction
targets cancer stem cells
heals the blood/brain barrier
reduces chronic inflammation
It’s fascinating that these are the favourite vegetables for fermenting, which enhances the healing abilities of the vegetable.
The benefits of a regular supply of these vegetables comprise:

This is reassuring in our current age of high toxicity, poisons, chemicals and environmental degradation.
The very best way to eat good healthy food is to eat it fresh, and if potential raw. Growing your own vegetables can ensure the freshest supply.
Eating it raw can be a challenge. Often it is an acquired taste. But here is one recipe that may tickle your taste buds.
Combine freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice.
Healthy, delicious!