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
- 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.
1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts
3 tablespoons good olive oil
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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