Here is a super fast salad to make on those nights you don’t feel like cooking, any faster and it would have to make itself. It’s full of nutrition and will do the body good and it’s really tasty with the ginger dressing.
Ingredients for Salad:
2 – Cups of Organic Bean Sprouts of Any Kind
1 – Cup of Organic Snow Peas Whole
1 – Cup of Chopped Organic Tomato
1 – Cup of Chopped Organic Cucumber
Ingredients for Dressing:
2 – Teaspoons of Organic Ginger
1/4 – Tablespoons of Organic Sesame Seed Oil
1/3 – Cup of Organic Rice Vinegar
1/8 – Cup of Organic Low Sodium Soy Sauce
A Dash of Wasabi for a Pungent Flavor
Just a touch of honey or stevia to sweeten the whole mix
And a 1/8 of a teaspoon or less of Organic Xanthine Gum for thickening
Mix veggies together and mix together the dressings in a blender and pour over this wonderful salad. This recipe makes 4 small salads or 2 large salads.
Health Benefits of Bean Sprouts
Bean sprouts in general are high in protein plus it’s also a good alkaline food. And sprouts have the additional benefit of being high in Vitamins A, B, C, and E, plus full of iron, niacin, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, copper, tryptophan, potassium and fiber — and you are getting some greens in your diet too!
Bean sprouts being high in protein making them great for vegetarians. And bean sprouts are full of antioxidant too, and even higher in antioxidants than cranberries! Bean sprouts are anti-inflammatory in action, and full of Omega 3 fatty acids, and alpha-Linolenic acid. Sprouts help prevent and alleviate headaches and migraines, help lower blood pressure, and also prevent asthma attacks. Sprouts also helps lower blood glucose, work to prevent cataracts, prevent gallbladder stones, and also prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes. And sprouts are low in calories making them great for weight loss.
Sprouts produce a high volume of food for their cost so they are very inexpensive. And you can buy sprouts just about anywhere these days, and any kind of bean is easy to sprout at home.
Health Benefits of Snow Peas
Snow peas are low in calories and very high in antioxidants, such as polyphenols, epicatechin, catechin, beta-carotene, caffeic acid, and ferulic acid. Thus these little green pods of great taste are very important for preventing and healing cancer (especially stomach cancer) and cardiovascular disease. Also all of these wonderful antioxidants slow the aging process and repair and prevent DNA damage. They help with blood sugar regulation by having lots of fiber and that also helps with constipation and providing a good environment for the growth of probiotic bacteria.
Snow peas also help to create good looking skin, prevent wrinkles and age spots, and they are anti-inflammatory helping to prevent arthritis and disease in general. They boost our immune system and provide lots of energy for getting around our day. And they also contains lots of Vitamin C, B-Vitamins, Omega 3 oils for heart health and Vitamin E for sexual health and Vitamin K to prevent excessing clotting and heart attacks and help to prevent osteoporosis.
Health Benefits of Tomatoes
Tomatoes are full of vitamins including vitamins A, B, C and E. Vitamins A and C are powerful antioxidants that help to stave off cancer and also get rid of free radicals thus slowing the aging process. And Vitamin E is great for nervous system health and for preventing diabetes, helping with cardiovascular health. And B vitamins for health and vitality, and the riboflavin in tomatoes has been shown to help prevent migraines.
Tomatoes also contain lots of lycopene that’s a powerful antioxidant that’s well known to prevent Breast, Prostate, and Stomach Cancer and boost your immune system. Studies show that eating tomatoes lowers your risk of prostate cancer by more than 30%. And another study shows that eating tomatoes lowered your chances of coming down with pancreatic cancer by over 40%. And low levels of lycopene have been found in people who come down with colon cancer and growths so it’s very important to eat tomatoes.
A study at the University of Charite in Berlin showed that eating lycopene foods was good for the skin thus helping to slow the aging process and preventing wrinkles. And another study at the University of Dusseldorf in Germany showed that eating tomatoes also worked as a natural sunscreen creating protection from UV rays. And lycopene can be found in all the different colored tomatoes including – yellow, purple, stripped, and more.
Plus a study was done showing that women who did not get lycopene in their diet came down with osteoporosis… so lycopene is very important for bone health.
Tomatoes lower LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol too, and they prevent the aggregation of platelets in the blood thus helping to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and prevent atherosclerosis. And in another study of foods that prevent blockages in the arteries by stopping aggregation of platelets… tomatoes came out on top. And a study at the University of Beersheva in Israel showed that eating tomatoes can lower blood pressure by up to 10 points.
Tomatoes have so many phytonutrients in them that it’s almost impossible to list them all. These phytonutrients help to prevent cancer and promote superoxide dismustase and thus promote good blood cell health, kidneys health, bone health, and promoting good liver health too. Some of these phytonutrients include lutein and zeaxanthin for good eye health, beta-carotene for cancer prevention, quercetin, rutin, kaempferol, naringenin, and more… all important for health and vitality.
Enjoy this Great Tasting Salad!
Many Blessings to Everyone
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist
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