Asian Vegetable Hotpot: Fresh Healthy Food your Best Medicine
Asian Cuisine would have be my favourite cuisine when it comes to Fresh Healthy Food, Easy Cooking, Light and Clean Eating. This Asian Vegetable Hotpot is an easy, nutritious meal to serve on any occasion. Definitely a must in the support of Optimal Health and the prevention or treatment of disease.
Health Benefits of this dish
- Soy Sauce – Recent studies suggest that soy sauce may be able to provide some digestive tract benefits. These benefits are related to the soy sauce fermentation process, and the creation of certain unique carbohydrates (called oligosaccharides) during this process.
- Carrots contain vitamin A, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Evidence suggests that eating more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, can help reduce the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Carrots are also rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
- Olive Oil: Helps in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, a good source of vitamin E which may protect your body against cancer and heart disease. it is well tolerated by the stomach due to its high oleic acid content. Prevents calcium loss, provides a relatively low amount of essential fatty acids with the highest linolenic to help keep bones strong. Reduces the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease.
- Miso Paste: Probiotic foods such as miso paste have a number of health benefits lower risk of cancer, improved immune system, bone health and a healthy nervous system. It has anti-aging properties and helps in maintaining healthy skin as well. Furthermore, miso soup has radioprotective properties. The probiotics of miso paste contributing new bacteria being developed to your existing intestinal colonies, miso can also help you overcome intestinal illness, including diarrhea.
- Green beans improve cardiovascular health. Green beans are full of antioxidants and hence are a perfect heart healthy food. Antioxidants protect the heart from oxidative damage and control the level of fat in the blood.
- Shiitake Mushrooms help with the prevention and treatment of obesity when related to metabolic disorders. Boost immune function, destroy cancer cells, Shiitake mushrooms have sterol compounds that interfere with the production of cholesterol in the liver. They also contain potent phytonutrients that help keep cells from sticking to blood vessel walls and forming plaque build-up, which maintains healthy blood pressure and improves circulation.
- Tofu improves heart function, helps maintain healthy blood pressure, helps in prevention of cancer, supports healthy immune function, reduces menopausal symptoms and prevents type 2 Diabetes.
- Ginger has high antioxidant properties and is said to be 10,000 x more powerful in the treatment of cancer than chemotherapy. Assists healthy digestion and blood flow. Helps to lower blood pressure and improve respiratory conditions.
- Bamboo shoots are nutritionally high in Vitamin A essential for healthy eyes. Protects cardiovascular, heart and supports healthy blood pressure. Boosts immune function and reduces cholesterol.
- Bok Choy supports healthy bones, heart, improves immune function and healthy vision.
- Eggs: Health benefits derived from eggs are beneficial for brain cells and promote healthy brain function. The protein within eggs helps keep muscles working well while slowing the rate of muscle loss and function.
- Beansprouts are helpful in the treatment of some brain disorders, have great nutritional value for pregnant and breastfeeding woman, improves digestion and helps protect against injuries.
- Onions health benefits include reducing the risk of obesity, heart disease, and cancer. They are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is easy to include onions into your diet by cutting, slicing or dicing in adding them to any meal or salad.
- Garlic ranks as an excellent source of manganese and vitamin B6, a very good source of vitamin C and copper, and a good source of selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B1, and calcium in our WHFoods rating system, it is the sulfur compounds in garlic that serve as its spotlight nutrients in terms of overall health benefits that include immune support from combating the common cold to supporting recovery of cancer, reducing blood pressure, lowers the risk of heart disease, assisting with the lowering of cholesterol, may help to prevent alzheimers and dementia due to the high antioxidant properties, detoxifies heavy metals and improves bone health.
Asian Vegetable Hotpot Recipe
What You Need:
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of miso paste
- 200 gm Organic Tofu sliced
- 1 onion diced
- 4 cloves of garlic chopped
- 1/2 packet of rice noodles
- 1 litre of organic vegetable stock or if not needing this to be strictly vegetarian you can use chicken stock.
What to Do!
Add olive oil to a wok or deep saucepan get to medium heat, then add onion, garlic and ginger. Stir until lightly golden: 5 – 10 minutes
Combine soy sauce, miso paste and stock stirring gently whilst bringing to the boil. Add carrot, beans, mushroom and ginger. Reduce to low heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
Add Bok Choy, rice noodles and bamboo shoots. Then add egg mixture, Stir through then turn off heat.
Pour into serving bowls and top with beansprouts.
We have “Hippocrates” to thank for the saying – “Let Food be thy Medicine & Medicine be thy Food”
Considered to be one of the most influential figures in the history of medicine and healing, Hippocrates was ahead of his time when, around the year 400 B.C, he advised people to prevent and treat diseases first and foremost by eating a nutrient-dense diet based on Fresh, Whole foods.
The foods that you eat each day play a critical role in controlling inflammation levels, balancing blood sugar, regulating cardiovascular health (including blood pressure and cholesterol levels), helping the digestive organs to process and eliminate waste, and much, much more. Did you know that certain anti-inflammatory foods even contain powerful active ingredients that help control how your genes are expressed?
Because foods influence inflammation levels, blood sugar, energy, hormones, brain, and heart health, they truly do act like medicine once consumed. A healthy diet plays a role in how genes are expressed and can have a positive effect toward preventing disease, even when a disease may appear to be hereditary.
Medicinal foods to include in your daily diet, include all fresh vegetables and fruits, organ meats, grass-fed meats, healthy fats like coconut, nuts and seeds, sea vegetables and what are now being classed as superfoods like cocoa, papaya, spinach, kale, blueberries, broccoli, cooked tomatoes, oats, blackberries, garlic, brazil nuts, walnuts and black pepper.
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