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Comforting Cauliflower Stew With Tomatoes, Herbs and Spices

21/10/2018 none 0

Recipe From Healthy
Holistic Living

 

Nothing beats a warm bowl of stew to nourish your body and
soul. What’s great about it is that it encourages experimentation. You can use different
ingredients each time you cook to keep on discovering new flavors.

 

If you’re looking for a new and nourishing stew to try, this
recipe from Healthy
Holistic Living
is the perfect choice. It uses cauliflower as the base
vegetable, coconut milk for the broth and various herbs and spices to bring out
a wonderful flavor and aroma.

 

Ingredients:

·        
2 tablespoons of coconut oil

·        
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds

·        
1 medium organic onion, finely chopped

·        
3 ripe organic tomatoes, finely chopped

·        
1 medium head organic cauliflower, stemmed
and cut into bite-size florets

·        
1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and chopped

·        
1 cup of organic kale, chopped

·        
2 teaspoons of ginger paste

·        
1 tablespoon of cumin powder

·        
1 tablespoon of coriander powder

·        
1 teaspoon of turmeric
powder

·        
14 ounces of full-fat unsweetened coconut milk

·        
1 teaspoon of sea salt

·        
2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro

 

Procedure:

1.      
In a medium-sized stock pot, heat the coconut
oil for 30 seconds on medium heat.

2.      
Add the cumin seeds and stir them until they
start to sputter. Add the onions and cook for another minute, and then, add the
tomatoes, stir and cook for a few more minutes until the tomatoes soften.

3.      
Add the rest of the ingredients and stir
together. Cover the pan and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring every five
minutes to keep it from burning.

4.      
Pour the soup into bowls and enjoy. Leftovers
can be stored in an airtight container.

 

Cauliflower Is a Great Foundation for a Stew

 

Cauliflower belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family and
looks similar to broccoli,
except it has a white head. Research has shown that it may help:

 

·        
Fight
Cancer

 

In a study that used mice, scientists
discovered that a combination of phenethyl isothiocyanate (a cancer-fighting
compound found in cauliflower) and turmeric was found to be effective against
prostate cancer cells.[i]

 

In another study, sulforaphane,
another beneficial substance found in cauliflower, was found

to help prevent the proliferation
of breast cancer cells.[ii]

 

·        
Improve
Brain Health

 

Cauliflower contains choline, a B
vitamin that may help promote a healthy nervous system. In one study, increased
choline intake during pregnancy helped supercharge the brain activity of mice
in utero, which can possibly lead to improved cognitive function, learning and
memory later in life.[iii]

 

·        
Improve Digestive
Function

 

Sulforaphane may help reduce the
number of harmful bacteria growing inside your stomach, thereby lowering your
risk of developing digestive problems.[iv]

 

·        
Fight
Inflammation

 

Cauliflower contains a mixture of antioxidants such as
beta-carotene, quercetin, rutin and kaempferol to help combat inflammation
throughout your body. To maximize your antioxidant intake, I suggest you
purchase the Graffiti variety of cauliflower because it has the highest amount compared
to other types.[v]

 

Tomatoes Add More Nutrients and Help Thicken the Stew

 

Tomatoes are a great ingredient for many dishes because they
contain an impressive combination of nutrients, such as:

 

·        
Vitamins A, B6, C, E and K

·        
Fiber

·        
Potassium

·        
Magnesium

·        
Phosphorus

·        
Copper

 

In addition, tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant suggested
to be more effective in helping lower your risk of stroke and cancer compared
to other carotenoids. In one study, high consumption of cooked tomatoes has
been associated with a lowered risk of prostate cancer.[vi]
Another study suggests that lycopene can help against pancreatic and lung
cancer, as well as cardiovascular disease.[vii]

 

Coconut Milk Is the Best Broth You Can Use for a Stew

 

Coconut is one of the healthiest foods you can add to your
diet regularly. In fact, I use coconut oil in my cooking whenever possible. In
this recipe, the broth used is coconut milk, which is made by extracting the
liquid from coconut meat, resulting in a thicker viscosity compared to coconut
water.[viii]
Just like coconut oil, it can offer many benefits, such as:

 

·        
Bolsters
your immune system:
The fatty acids found in coconut contain antimicrobial
properties, which can improve your immune system and lower your risk of
developing diseases.

·        
Gives you
energy:
Coconut’s fatty acids are immediately converted by your liver into
energy instead of being stored as fat.

·        
Helps improve
your cardiovascular health:
Consuming coconut frequently may help lower LDL
(bad) cholesterol levels and increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels in your
blood.

 

Adding Kale Greatly Improves the Stew’s Nutritional Profile

 

Kale is a good choice for this recipe because it’s versatile
and a superfood in its own right. In one study, kale was singled out as the
best food you can eat to help lower your risk of bladder cancer.[ix]
Furthermore, it contains 32 phenolic compounds that can help eliminate free
radicals throughout your body.[x]

 

Herbs and Spices Improve Not Only the Taste but Your Health, Too

 

The flavor and aroma of any dish can be greatly improved by
adding the right combination of herbs and spices, and
this recipe follows this practice to great effect:

 

·        
Cilantro:
Rich in antioxidants such as quercetin, kaempferol, rhamnetin and epigenin,
cilantro can help lower the risk of arthritis and improve healthy cholesterol
levels.

·        
Cumin: One
of the main spices used to create curry, it contains minerals such as iron,
potassium and manganese, as well as vitamins that can help inhibit stress and
respiratory disorders.

·        
Coriander:
An aromatic herb native to the Mediterranean region and western Asia,
coriander may reduce insulin resistance and decrease blood sugar levels.[xi]

·        
Turmeric:
Prized for its anti-inflammatory properties, using it regularly can help
reduce your risk of osteoarthritis and cancer, and may even protect against
liver damage.

·        
Jalapeno:
Peppers contain a substance called capsaicin, which is the source of their
spicy flavor. Research has shown that capsaicin may help reduce your risk of
developing tumors,[xii]
and may assist with weight management due to its ability to boost your body’s metabolism
and fat burning.[xiii]

 

About the Author

 

Healthy
Holistic Living
is an independent alternative health news resource that
provides innovative, alternative health-related content, resources and product
information that empower individuals to make positive change in their lives and
in the world.


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Comforting Keto Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

07/10/2018 none 0

https://www.ruled.me/keto-pumpkin-pudding/ [RS1] 

Pumpkins have always been a staple ingredient during
Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations. However, they’re more than just a nutritious
comfort food for the cold autumn and winter months, since they also make for a
great ingredient all year-round[CO2] .

This rich and creamy Keto Pumpkin Pudding Recipe
from Ruled.me
is a perfect dessert that you can whip up any time the
weather gets chilly. Take comfort in every bite as you taste its warm spices
and delicate sweetness, courtesy of the pumpkin.

 

For the base mixture:

1/3 cup
granulated stevia or 3 tablespoons monk fruit

1 teaspoon
ground flaxseeds

1/2 teaspoon
pumpkin pie spice (link to https://www.ruled.me/homemade-pumpkin-pie-spice/)

Pinch of
salt

1/4 cup pumpkin puree

3 medium
egg yolks

1 teaspoon
vanilla extract

1 1/2
cups whipping cream

 

For cream mixture:

1 cup
whipping cream

3 tablespoons
granulated stevia/monk fruit

1/2 teaspoon
vanilla extract

 

Procedure:

  1. In a medium saucepan combine the
    sweetener, ground flaxseeds, pumpkin spice and salt and whisk until
    smooth.
  2. Add pumpkin puree, yolks and
    vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Stir until thoroughly combined.
    Gradually add in the whipping cream, whisking between each addition. Once
    all of the cream has been added, bring the mixture to medium heat.
  3. Heat the pudding mixture, whisking
    constantly until the mixture thickens, about 4 to 7 minutes. When
    thickened, remove from heat and transfer into a bowl. Place the bowl in
    the fridge, removing to stir every 10 minutes.
  4. While the base mixture is cooling
    in the fridge, in a medium bowl, beat 1 cup whipping cream with an
    electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  5. Add sweetener and vanilla extract
    and beat just until combined.
  6. Once the base mixture has cooled
    to room temperature, carefully fold the whipped cream mixture into the
    pudding base until fully incorporated.

7.       Transfer
the pudding into small serving containers, cover and then place in the fridge
for at least 1 to 2 hours before serving.

Here’s Why Eating
Pumpkin Is Good for You

Pumpkins are members of the Cucurbitaceae family, along with cucumbers, cantaloupes and squashes. Even though they’ve
been grown in North America for over 5,000 years, only a few people know that
they’re actually not classified as vegetables. Rather, pumpkins are considered
fruits by botanists since they contain the seeds of the plant.
[AMDN3] 

You’re probably familiar with the satisfying taste of
pumpkins, but did you know that they’re also packed with various vitamins and
minerals? Some of their nutrients include:

Vitamin A

Fiber

Vitamin C

Potassium

Riboflavin

Copper

Manganese

Vitamin E

Vitamin B6

Thiamin

 

The vitamins and
minerals mentioned above give pumpkins their antidiabetic,
antioxidant, anticarcinogenic
and anti-inflammatory properties.
[i] They also help improve eyesight and prevent
eye damage, thanks to their high lutein and zeaxanthin content.
[AMDN4] 

Stevia: The Sweeter
and Safer Alternative to Sugar

Sugar makes your body more susceptible to diseases, such as liver
damage, metabolic dysfunction and increased uric acid levels. Artificial
sweeteners are also found to raise your insulin levels and increase your
chances of developing cancer.
[AMDN5] These are exactly the reasons why I
recommend stevia as a natural sweetener, especially for desserts. It’s a safe
alternative to table sugar and artificial sweeteners since it doesn’t cause
serious health problems or increase blood sugar levels.[AMDN6] 

 

Stevia is extracted from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana
plant, which gets its sweet taste from naturally occurring glycosides. This
plant is grown in certain parts of South America, where it has been used for
centuries as a natural sweetener.[ii]

Stevia is almost 300 times sweeter than table sugar, so a
small amount can go a long way in sweetening your food or drink. Plus, it
contains zero calories, so you can consume it without worrying about gaining
weight.

The Many Benefits That
You Can Reap from a Ketogenic Diet

A ketogenic
diet
focuses on minimizing carbohydrates, moderating protein and increasing
high-quality fat intake. This approach aims to maintain the metabolic
flexibility of the body, allowing it to burn fat for fuel more efficiently.

Adopting a ketogenic
diet can improve your overall health in more ways than one. Here are some of
the benefits that you may reap from this dietary approach:

Helps aid weight loss

 

Reducing the intake of carbohydrates helps burn body fat for energy,
eventually leading to weight loss or better weight management.

Prevents inflammation

 

A ketogenic diet allows your body to burn fat for fuel instead of sugar.
This reduces the amount of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and secondary free
radicals released by the body, ultimately decreasing the risk of developing
inflammation.

Lowers risk of cancer

 

Cancer cells only use glucose for fuel. Since a ketogenic diet eliminates
glucose from your daily food consumption, adopting this dietary approach robs
the cancer cells of their source of fuel. As a result, the cancer cells
starve to death, lowering your risk of developing this disease.

Increases muscle mass

 

Ketones share a similar structure to branched-chain amino acids that may
be used for building muscle mass. Ketones help improve muscle mass by sparing
these amino acids.

Reduces appetite

 

A ketogenic diet requires lower carbohydrate intake, which may help reduce
your appetite, according to studies.

Lowers insulin levels

 

Your insulin levels spike when you consume a high-carb meal. The ketogenic
approach reduces your carbohydrate intake, which keeps your insulin levels low
and helps prevent
diabetes.

 

Following a
ketogenic diet may be complicated at first, as it requires significant changes
to your dietary intake. Fortunately, there are a variety of fun and tasty
ketogenic recipes available, like this keto pumpkin pudding, that can help you
adjust to this dietary approach without any problems. Make sure that you
strictly follow the recommended diet to induce your body into a state of
nutritional ketosis in no time.
[AMDN7] 

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Dark Choco-Dipped Cherry Bites Recipe

16/09/2018 none 0

Recipe by Pete Evans

Many people just can’t end a meal without dessert. After
all, a satisfying dessert refreshes your palate and gives your lunch or dinner
a sweet ending.

Most people, however, would reach for a bowl of ice cream or
a slice of cake to satiate their sweet tooth — but why do so when there are
healthier dessert options to choose from? Case in point: these delicious cherry
bites from Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans, with whom I co-wrote “The Fat
for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook.”

This easy dessert recipe combines the freshness and tartness
of cherries with the bitter taste of raw cacao chocolate and the mild sweetness
of coconut flakes, giving you a deep burst of flavor in every bite.

 

Prep time:
15 minutes (plus 30 minutes chilling time)

Cook time:
15 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1/2 pound
fresh cherries,
pitted and cut into halves

1 tablespoon
honey

1 cup
unsweetened coconut flakes

2 fresh dates,
pitted

3
tablespoons coconut
oil
, melted

1/2 pound raw cacao chocolate, chopped

 

Procedure:

1.                  
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

2.                  
Place the pitted and halved cherries on a pastry
paper-lined baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Keep the cherry stems aside in
a separate bowl. Allow the cherries to cool.

3.                  
Place the baked cherries, honey, dates, coconut
flakes and coconut oil in a food processor and pulse briefly until mixture is
combined.

4.                  
Roll the mixture into cherry-sized balls, and
insert a cherry stem into the center of each ball at the base.

5.                  
Continue rolling between the palms of your hands
until they form perfect balls. Place each directly onto another tray prelined
with baking paper. Transfer the tray to the freezer and chill for 30 minutes or
until the cherry balls are firm.

6.                  
Meanwhile, place the raw cacao chocolate in a
bowl over a saucepan filled to 3/4 with simmering water and stir until the
chocolate is completely melted.

7.                  
Remove the melted chocolate from the heat.

8.                  
Dip the chilled cherry balls into the chocolate
until they are completely coated, then return them to the paper-lined tray.
When all the cherry balls have been dipped and coated, return the tray to the
refrigerator and chill for another five minutes or until the chocolate sets.

This recipe makes 15 cherry bites.

Three Cheers for
Cherries!

Fresh cherries are a favorite fruit during the summer
season, not only because of their luscious flavor but their versatility as well.
You can use cherries in different recipes: baked in pastries, added to fruit
salads or even to complement the saltiness of sauces and gravies.

However, did you know that there are two classifications of
cherries, in the form of either sweet or tart (sour)? The former is often eaten
fresh, while sour ones are usually frozen, sold dried or made into juice. They
also form a deeper and fuller flavor when cooked, which makes them more
preferable in baked desserts.[i]

Nevertheless, both tart and sweet cherries are loaded with
various vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which all
give them their amazing health benefits, such as:

May help relieve gout and arthritis. This is thanks to the anthocyanins and bioflavonoids that slow
down enzymes cyclooxygenase-1 and -2,
therefore providing relief for these conditions.[ii]

Promoting
healthy sleep.
Cherries are a natural source of melatonin, which
plays a vital role not just in sleep but also in curbing
free
radicals
and cancer prevention.

 

Based on research, consuming tart
cherry juice helped increase melatonin levels and improved total sleep time
and sleep efficiency.[iii]

 

Reducing your stroke risk. Consuming
tart cherries activates peroxisome proliferator activated receptors (PPAR) in
your tissues, which have a beneficial effect on your cholesterol levels and blood
pressure, and may help reduce risk of not only stroke but other diseases.

Improving
risk factors of heart disease and diabetes.
Quercetin, one of the most
potent antioxidants in cherries, has been found to improve cardiovascular
health by managing blood pressure levels.[iv]

 

Meanwhile, another animal study where
rats were given tart cherry powder with a high-fat diet gained less weight
and had less body fat than rats that were not. Lower levels of triglycerides
and inflammation were also noted.[v]

 

Reducing risk of dementia. Polyphenols
in cherries help combat inflammation and oxidative stress, which both play a
role in dementia.[vi]

Lowering
risk of colon cancer.
Cherries are found to reduce the formation of
carcinogenic compounds like heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs).

 

One study found that when added to
hamburger patties, cherries had anywhere between 69 and 78.5 percent less
HAAs after cooking, compared to patties that did not use the fruit.[vii]

 

 

The Best Way to Store
Fresh Cherries

For this recipe, it’s best to use fresh cherries. However,
you must take note of certain factors when storing them to prevent them from
going to waste. Ideally, they should be consumed within two days, if at room
temperature, for maximum flavor.

You can also store cherries in the fridge for a longer shelf
life. Do not wash them before storing to prevent speeding up their
deterioration. Instead, wash them before eating or using in recipes.

The Health Merits of
Raw Cacao Chocolate

The health
benefits of dark chocolate
are mainly attributed to cacao’s naturally
occurring compounds, like epicatechin, which has anti-inflammatory and
antioxidant properties, and resveratrol, known for its neuroprotective effects.
Numerous studies have confirmed that cacao can benefit your blood vessels,
heart, nervous system and brain, and that it can help combat diabetes and other
inflammation-related conditions.

However, remember there’s good chocolate, and there’s bad
chocolate — if you’re picturing the usual sweet candy bars sold everywhere,
then you’re thinking of the latter. For you to truly reap the benefits of
chocolate, you must make sure you’re getting one that has a high cacao content,
and is low in sugar.

Basically, the higher the cacao content, the darker the
chocolate. However, cacao is very bitter owing to the beneficial polyphenols it
contains. Hence, if you’re looking for chocolate to obtain its health benefits,
choose organic dark chocolate that has a raw cacao percentage of 70 or higher.

If You Suffer From
Insulin Resistance, Eat This Dessert in Moderation

These cherry bites are a wonderful alternative to the usual
processed, sugar-loaded concoctions you see in stores, but take note that they
still contain fructose — mainly because of the cherries, dates and honey used.
If you are struggling with obesity
or any condition related to insulin resistance, moderate your consumption of
this dessert to prevent wreaking havoc on your health.

About Pete Evans

Pete Evans is an
internationally renowned chef who has joined forces with Dr. Mercola to create
a healthy cookbook that’s loaded with delicious, unique Keto recipes, ideal for
people who want to switch to a ketogenic diet. The “Fat for Fuel Ketogenic
Cookbook” is the perfect tool to help get you started on your ketogenic
journey.
CLICK HERE to order your copy now.

Pete has had numerous noteworthy
contributions to the culinary world. He has not only cooked for the general
public, but he’s also cooked a royal banquet for the Prince and Princess
of Denmark, a private dinner for Martha Stewart, and even represented his
hometown at the gala GʼDay USA dinner for 600 in New York City. Pete’s
career has moved from the kitchen into the lounge room with many TV appearances
including Lifestyle Channel’s “Home show,” “Postcards from Home,” “FISH,” “My
Kitchen Rules” and “Moveable Feast.”

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Mouthwatering Braised Pork Shanks Recipe

09/09/2018 none 0

Recipe by Pete Evans

There’s nothing more comforting than a hearty, slow-cooked
meal like this braised pork shanks recipe from world-renowned chef Pete Evans.
It’s the perfect dish to keep you and your family warm during cold winter days,
but you can enjoy it any time of the year. Its mouthwatering sauce and
fall-off-the-bone meat are surely a treat for your taste buds. Plus, it can
boost your overall health, thanks to its nutritious ingredients.

You can find other delicious and keto-approved recipes in
the “Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook,” which Pete and I created together to
help people transition into a ketogenic diet
easily. It will be released November 14, so mark your calendar and don’t forget
to grab your own copy.

Serves: 6 to 8

 

Ingredients:

2 organic pork shanks (about 2 pounds each)

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons good-quality animal fat, plus extra if needed

6 French shallots, halved

3 garlic cloves,
chopped

3 carrots,
chopped

2 tablespoons tomato paste

3 tablespoons apple
cider vinegar

1 pound Brussels
sprouts
, trimmed

1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (optional)

1 rosemary sprig, leaves picked and roughly chopped

1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, toasted

2 teaspoons paprika

14 ounces canned organic whole peeled tomatoes

6
cups
[AMDN1] organic chicken
bone broth

2 bay leaves

 

Procedure:

  1. Preheat the
    oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Season the
    pork shanks with salt and pepper. Melt the fat in a large flameproof
    casserole dish over medium-high heat. Add the pork shanks and cook,
    turning occasionally, for six minutes until golden brown. Remove the
    shanks from the dish and set aside.
  3. Add more
    fat if needed to the dish, then add the shallots, garlic and carrots and
    cook, stirring occasionally, for five minutes.
  4. Stir in the
    tomato paste and cook for a further minute until the vegetables are
    lightly caramelized. Add the vinegar, stir to deglaze and cook until the
    vinegar has evaporated, two to three minutes.
  5. Pour in 1 cup
    of chicken broth[AMDN2] , bring
    to a boil and simmer until reduced by half, about five minutes. Return the
    pork shanks to the dish, then add the Brussels sprouts, chili flakes (if
    using), rosemary, fennel seeds, paprika, tomatoes, remaining broth and bay
    leaves. Stir and bring to a boil.
  6. Cover with a
    lid and cook in the oven for two hours.
  7. Flip the
    pork shanks in the liquid, add more broth or water if needed, and cook for
    another two hours until the pork is tender and falling off the bone.

8.      
Remove the shanks and vegetables from the
braising liquid with tongs.

Helpful Braising Tips
to Make Your Dish Even More Delectable

Braising is one of the most straightforward cooking
techniques that requires only a little effort to carry out, yet almost always
guarantees a tasty result. When executed properly, it can turn tough meat cuts
into tender and delectable ones. Here are some tips to make your braised dish
taste even better:[1],[2]

·        
Use the
right equipment:
It’s best to use a large pot or dish for searing to ensure
that you brown the meat evenly. Make sure that your equipment is also lidded to
keep the heat and moisture in while braising — this allows the liquid to simmer
properly.

·        
Don’t
skimp on the ingredients:
Braising releases the flavors of all the
ingredients because of its long cooking time. To make the most out of this
cooking method, make sure that you add the necessary spices, herbs and
vegetables.

·        
Allow the
ingredients to coalesce:
The unique combination of flavors is what makes a
braised dish delectable, so make sure that you give the ingredients ample time
to blend. Don’t increase the temperature just to shorten its cooking time.

What Makes This
Braised Pork Shanks Dish Great for Your Health?

This dish contains a variety of ingredients that not only
provides layers of flavors, but also delivers a wide array of nutrients. Here
are some of the health benefits that you can gain from its ingredients:

Apple
cider vinegar (ACV)

 

Apple cider vinegar is rich in bioactive
components, which give it its antimicrobial, antiglycemic and antioxidant
properties.

 

Numerous studies have shown that ACV may help reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes,
improve heart health, aid weight loss and alleviate skin irritations.
[AMDN3] 

Carrots

 

Carrots contain high amounts of vitamin A,
which helps promote eye health. They’re also rich in calcium, phosphorus and
magnesium, which are essential minerals for building strong bones and
maintaining a healthy nervous system.
[AMDN4] 

Brussels
sprouts

 

Brussels sprouts are an excellent source of
vitamin K, which is essential for promoting strong bones and preventing blood
clot.

 

They also contain high amounts of vitamin C[AMDN5] , which may help boost the immune system and
prevent different illnesses, including the common cold, osteoarthritis and
even cancer.
[AMDN6] 

Chicken
bone broth

 

Bone broth is rich in calcium, magnesium and
other essential nutrients that can help improve your bone health.

It’s also found to be helpful in maintaining proper digestion, reducing
inflammation, preventing viral infections and improving hair and nail growt
[AMDN7] h.

Shallots

 

Shallots contain various nutrients and
antioxidants, which may help reduce the risk of cancer, improve blood
circulation, lower cholesterol levels, prevent hypertension and regulate
blood sugar levels
[AMDN8] .

Garlic

 

Garlic has antibacterial, antifungal and
antiviral properties.
[AMDN9] It’s also a good source of antioxidants, manganese,
vitamin B6 and vitamin C.

 

Studies show that garlic may help boost the immune system, improve
calcium absorption and delay the process of aging.
[AMDN10] 

Fennel

 

Fennel contains anethole, a powerful compound
that can help reduce the risk of cancer. It’s also rich in dietary fiber, as
well as vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, potassium, folate and
vitamin B6.
[AMDN11] 

 

 

Even the spices in this dish can help improve your
well-being. For
instance, freshly ground black pepper provides manganese, vitamin K, iron and
fiber. It’s also found to be helpful in flushing out toxins from the body, as
it promotes sweating.
[AMDN12] 

Paprika, which is made from dried and ground chili peppers, is
more than just a spice too, since it may help fight inflammation, boost the
immune system, reduce blood sugar levels and improve heart health.
[AMDN13] 

Why It’s Important to
Purchase Grass Fed Meat From Trustworthy Organic Sources

All the potential nutrients of this dish will go down the drain
if the pork shanks that you’re going to use come from
concentrated animal feeding operations
(CAFOs)
. CAFOs are
facilities that produce massive amounts of cheap meat by cramming hundreds, or
even thousands, of animals into confined quarters.

These animals are
constantly injected with low doses of antibiotics and given growth hormones. As
a result, their nutritional content is depleted and they become contaminated
with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Eating meat and
other products that come from CAFOs may predispose you to foodborne illnesses
and drug-resistant diseases. This is why I only recommend organic, grass fed
meat, which is superior when it comes to nutritional content. Buy grass fed
meat from a local farmer in your area.
[AMDN14] 

About Pete Evans

Pete Evans
is an internationally renowned chef who has joined forces with Dr. Mercola to
create a healthy cookbook that’s loaded with delicious, unique Keto recipes,
ideal for people who want to switch to a ketogenic diet. The “Fat for Fuel
Ketogenic Cookbook” will be released November 14.

Pete
has had numerous noteworthy contributions to the culinary world. He has not
only cooked for the general public, but he’s also cooked a royal banquet
for the Prince and Princess of Denmark, a private dinner for Martha Stewart,
and even represented his hometown at the gala GʼDay USA dinner for 600 in
New York City. Pete’s career has moved from the kitchen into the lounge room
with many TV appearances including Lifestyle Channel’s “Home show,” “Postcards
from Home,” “FISH,” “My Kitchen Rules” and “Moveable Feast.”

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