I’m a few days late, but I did want to share some healthy, green foods with you in honor of St. Patrick’s day!
Healthy Green Foods
Enjoy these green foods for health!
- Edamame (soybeans)
- Fresh herbs
- Green tea
What about artificially green foods?
This is a more complicated topic! I’ll have to cover food colorings in more detail in another article, but there is an interesting discussion in this Huffington Post article. I love Dr. Katz’s conclusion:
“A lot of questions are asked about how to avoid health hazards associated with any given holiday. I think the best answer is to take care of yourself every day — and then you can relax and have fun when that special holiday rolls around!”
Email about Lemons:
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Have you received an email from well-intentioned friends and family that says this?
“Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells. It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.”
It goes on to claim the following:
- “this plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types”
- “It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure which is too high and an antidepressant, combats stress and nervous disorders”
- “it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world”
Sound too good to be true? It is!
It would be wonderful if a cancer cure was this simple and affordable! Unfortunately, this email is actually not an accurate representation of any scientific evidence. There was a great review by Snokes here.
The good news is that lemons (and other citrus fruits) are good for you. Drinking some every morning is not a bad idea. An even better idea is to figure out how to include the skin (also called the zest) in some of your cooking. It’s great in rice or on fish!
I’ll leave you with a belated Irish Blessing that my boss shared with us last week.
May you live a long life
Full of gladness and health,
With a pocket full of gold
As the least of your wealth.
May the dreams you hold dearest,
Be those which come true,
The kindness you spread,
Keep returning to you.
Happy Belated St. Patrick’s Day!