Oriental Brussels Sprouts Recipe
This is a delicious and exceptionally nutrient dense dish that is filling all on it’s own.
It’s also easy to prepare, and will make you super popular. Brussels Sprouts are, as you know, not everyone’s favourite food!!!
This recipe could make them an household top ten lister!
And get this…! Pomegranate molasses even helps balance hormones. Not bad eh…!?
Oriental Brussels Sprouts Ingredients
- Brussels Sprouts
- Pistachio Puree
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Hemp Oil
- Fish Sauce
- Pomegranate Molasses
Trim and steam the Brussels Sprouts. In the meantime, mix all other ingredients in your serving bowl, and add the Brussels Sprouts when cooked. Stir until Brussels Sprouts are coated in sauce.
Oriental Brussels Sprouts Recipe Health Benefits:
Brussels Sprouts :: cruciferous family
Good source of Protein, Iron, Potassium, Glutathione, Vitamin C, Folate and Fiber. Other antioxidants, aside from Glutathione, include; organo-sulfur compounds, which help prevent oxidative stress of the cells, which can cause chronic inflammation, cancer, and harm DNA.
Tamarind :: *Detoxing
Anti-inflammatory, (thereby lowering cholesterol and improving cardiovascular health), improves weight loss and provides digestive support, helps manage diabetes, improves vision and respiratory health, helps heal skin conditions, relieves pain, boosts the immune system, supports nerve function, reduces fever, thins the blood and lowers blood pressure, treats piles, prevents cancer, eases sore throats, treats sunstroke, and protects against parasites and worms. Rich in antioxidants, Tamarind could help decrease oxidative stress, caused by free radicals, thereby lowering the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Research indicates that ingesting tamarind could even help your body to detox fluoride, and subsequently helps to protect against skeletal fluorosis by enhancing excretion of fluoride.
High in Iron, B complex, (particularly Thiamine as well as Niacin), Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Phospherous, high levels of polyphenols (apigenin, catechin, procyandin B2 and epicatechin, among others) and flavinoids, as well as non-starch polysaccharides,`
Each 100 grams of tamarind contain 36% of the thiamin, 35% of the iron, 23% of magnesium and 16% of the phosphorus recommended for a day’s worth of nutrition. Other prominent nutrients include niacin, calcium, vitamin C, copper, and pyridoxine.
Caution :: Because Tamarind thins the blood it is better not to eaten to excess if you take Aspirin or are on Warfarin or other blood thinners.
Hemp Oil :: Treats Eczema if 1 – 2 tablespoon of hemp oil are ingested daily
Anti-bacterial, highly anti–inflammatory, antiviral, anti-fungal, antioxidant, regenerates the skin, cardio-protective, rich in PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids) reduces eczema, and other skin conditions, when taken internally. The level needed to treat eczema will also be very beneficial for arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
Contains high levels of Omega 6, or Linoleic Acid (LA) and Omega 3, or Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA). The ideal ratio of these constituents in oils is mirrored by Hemp oil, which is 2:1 Omega 6 to Omega 3.
Hormone balancing :: Cruciferous veg, including Brussels Sprouts, lower Oestrogen levels in the body. This lowers the risk of certain types of cancer, like breast cancer.
Pomegranate juice, and Pistachios help to reduce blood pressure.
Consider adding Coriander and Olive Oil to further reduce blood pressure.
Other foods which reduce blood pressure are :: beetroot juice, dark chocolate, celery, hibiscus tea.
Flax seed is also excellent, and has even proven to be as effective as HRT in recent research
The information provided is not intended to replace the medical directives of your healthcare provider. This information is not meant for the diagnosis of health issues. If you are pregnant, have serious or multiple health concerns, consult with your healthcare provider before using essential oils or associated products. If you experience any complications or adverse reactions contact your healthcare provider.
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Another resource you may find useful can be found by following the link below. *Please note, I use sources from the Recommended Resources list as well as sources from the Healthcare and Skincare Information Sources list when researching articles for the Wild As The Wind Blog.
Wild As The Wind use a number of resources when deciding which essential oil formulas to put together for optimal healing and efficacy, as well as to support any health claims we may make.
We owe a particular debt to GreenMedInfo, and, of course, the teachings of Penny Price and Patricia Davis.
Other resources include:
- Robert Tisserand
- Dr. Robert Pappas
- Dr. Josh Axe
- Dr. Eric Zielinski