Health Tip of the Day-Super Brussels Sprouts

Tis the season for Brussels sprouts and not only do they taste great but they are loaded with nutrients.

They contain vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, E and K, beta carotene, folate, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, fiber, Omega 3 oil and protein.  With all these vitamins and minerals they help boost your immune system and are good support for the kidneys and bladder. This is the time of year when you want to nourish these organs.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, the two organs associated w/winter are the bladder and kidneys. Symptoms associated w/weakness in these organs include:

  • bladder and kidney infections
  • low back pain
  • knee pain
  • cavities in teeth
  • weak or broken bones
  • infertility
  • premature gray hair or hair loss
  • ringing in the ears
  • increase of phobias or fears

Experiencing any of these symptoms? For more information refer to my blog article Tis the Season for UTI’s

Here’s a quick and easy recipe for roasting Brussels sprouts that will be sure to please even the most finicky eaters.

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts

3 tablespoons good olive oil

3/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut off the brown ends of the Brussels sprouts and pull off any yellow outer leaves. If large, cut them in ½ or thirds. Mix them in a bowl with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour them on a sheet pan and roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Shake the pan or toss them from time to time to brown the sprouts evenly.  Serve immediately. (Optional: Add a splash of balsamic vinegar, chopped hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds and or red grapes and roast all together). The combination will create that sweet and crunchy taste. Joanne DiMauro website

 

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  1. I’m going to give a great big thank you shout out to all of you who have taken the time to stop by my blog and comment. I really appreciate your acknowledgements and I’m so glad that you found the information helpful. To answer some of your questions, I write these blog posts myself, I’m a health coach and I just get inspired or rather COMPELLED to share this information w/you all. My true mission on this planet is to create a healthy world naturally w/o medications, treating food as a delicious source of medicine. Which it is! And you don’t have to eat twigs and grass in order to eat healthy. My job is to help you find the right foods and lifestyle practices for you that will give you the most amount of energy, cure any chronic illness you may have, delight your taste buds and help you create the life you truly desire! Thx again and stay healthy naturally! Joanne DiMauro website