Here is an excerpt from a Huffington Post article about tasty nutrition for cancer patients, written by Nena Neissen:
We live in a time in which so many things compete for our attention such as our career, our finances, our relationships, etc., so that attending to our health often ends up last on our priority list. As a cancer survivor, I have been inspired to educate cancer patients to utilize food as a tool in order to improve upon their condition. I firmly believe that we have to take an active role in keeping our body healthy. We can no longer afford to relinquish the responsibility for our health to the medical industry. It is our duty to preserve and keep our body healthy so… lets get cooking!
I created “Cures From The Kitchen,” a cookbook to educate others that healthy can be delicious, flavorful and easy to prepare. I use only organic, fresh and natural ingredients. I believe that when our health is compromised, we can no longer continue to poison our bodies with foods that are loaded with pesticides and preservatives. I follow the 80/20 rule — 80% raw and 20% cooked as well as 80% alkaline and 20% acidic food. I offer tips and guidelines on how to create and maintain a satisfying and healthy diet in a simple and creative way.
Broccoli and Asparagus Soup
1 ½ cups Broccoli Stalk (about 2 stalk)
3 cups asparagus
1 teaspoon grape seed oil
½ teaspoon of Herbamare or spice of your choice
1 medium shallot sliced
1 cup of raw Almond Milk ( best homemade)
1/2 cup of cup of water
Slice the broccoli stalk into thin slices, Chop asparagus. add 1 teaspoon of oil in the pan — just enough to coat pan. Add broccoli, shallot and asparagus and sauté with Herbamare. Then add ½ cup of water.
Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. Then place in a good blender until creamy.
Then add Almond milk for creamy flavor. Depending on consistency reduce the amount of water or almond milk.
Health Benefits: Asparagus is a very good source of potassium (288 mg per cup) and quite low in sodium. Historically, asparagus has been used to treat problems involving swelling, such as arthritis and rheumatism, for PMS-related water retention.
Asparagus is low in calories and high in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. The health benefits of including asparagus in your diet are many. Asparagus contains the healthy polysaccharide, inulin, which is called a prebiotic because it nourishes the probiotic bacteria which keeps the bad bacteria out of your intestines, and possibly enhances your libido.
Lots more good, healthy and tasty ideas at Nena Niessen’s Cures from the Kitchen.
Eat well, feel good and keep smiling! Pat & Pattie