All posts tagged: medicine from the kitchen

Root & Remedy Juice: True Food Kitchen

After my post about detoxifying foods, I had to try one of the nearby restaurant’s juice blends. The juice is called Root & Remedy and it contains beets, carrot, ginger, turmeric, & honey lemonade.  Now, it’s got 5 out of the 6 ingredients listed there were on my previous post: beets, carrot, turmeric, honey, lemon.  Although I did not list ginger as one of  the top detoxifying foods, it does have a number of health benefits including anti-inflammatory properties.  So this drink is definitely a winner! I don’t have a juicer at home, so I won’t be able to replicate this on my own.  But I do have a powerful blender, so I might be able to slip more veggies into my smoothies/shakes. I actually enjoyed the turmeric flavor in the juice.  I was most worried about this ingredient.  But it gave it a little bit of a savory taste, just barely noticeable.  I think that I could see myself cooking with turmeric more and sneaking it into my shakes.  I will have to experiment …

Detoxifying Foods to Add to your Diet

No need for crazy juice cleanse, or anything like that.  This is not a Detox Diet.  I’m talking about foods that you should work into your diet daily!  The founder of California organic food and juice company Urban Remedy and author of Urban Remedy: The 4-Day Home Cleanse Retreat says there are plenty of naturally detoxifying foods you can easily add to your plate. “These should be staples of your diet, not foods you take time off from processed ones to eat,” she says.  A diet full of nutritious detoxifying foods will help you eat clean! Detoxifying foods support your liver with react to fat-soluble toxins, and help excrete those toxins from the body.  Nutrients like vitamin C, beta carotene, and fiber are all essential for getting those processes to work correctly. Dandelion – greens or coffee/tea, improves liver function Burdock root – fresh, in juice, or grated into salad, great for your skin (#whatisburdockroot?) Turmeric – as a spice in dishes or added to smoothies/juice, great anti-inflammatory Beet juice – helps to support the liver …