Superfoods you didn’t know you were throwing away! Look through this list and check out our bone broth recipe to amp up your nutrition today. Some of these foods could be in your kitchen RIGHT NOW!
1. Pineapple core
a. Great source of Bromelain, a digestive enzyme
b. Aids in digestion, especially of protein
c. Reduces inflammation and swelling
d. Breaks down mucus in respiratory conditions- pneumonia or bronchitis
e. Great for colds, arthritis, gout, and injury recovery
f. Eat it in between meals or it will help with digesting food instead of decreasing inflammation
g. Chop it up and add to smoothies or cut in triangles
2. Pith from citrus fruit
a. The spongy white tissue that lies just beneath the skin
b. Contains the greatest concentration of antioxidants- more than the pulp, juice, or skin
c. When you purchase processed orange products the citrus industry uses chemicals to dissolve the pith
d. Keep as much as the pith as you can or slice the oranges to keep the membranes
3. Peels- apple, potatoes, kiwi
a. Get 50% more phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and fibre, by eating the peel
b. More vitamin C and potassium
c. Blend the peel in cooked apples or potatoes and the texture is minimally affected
d. Kiwi- the skin triples the fibre and helps retain freshness
e. Make sure to buy organic
a. The leaves contain 5X the nutrients of the stem!
b. High in potassium and magnesium which are great for high blood pressure
c. The leaves have a bitter taste when they are raw, so cooking will decrease this.
d. You can use them as a substitute for cilantro in a recipe for those who don’t like cilantro!
5. Brocolli Stems:
a. Anticancer and just as healthy as the florets
b. Leaves are higher in beta carotene than the florets and can contain phytonutrients that aren’t found in the stem and florets.
c. Chop the stem and add to stir fries or cut into sticks and eat them with dip- make sure to leave the leaves on
6. Bones (of chicken, turkey, beef, fish)
a. The healthiest part of animal products
b. There’s scientific evidence that supports chicken soup helping with cold symptoms
c. Amino acid cystein thins mucous in your lungs
d. Contains minerals- not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur and trace minerals
e. Contains raw materials for cartilage and tendons- chondroitin and glucosamine- expensive supplements for arthritis and joint pain!
f. Gelatin for healthy skin, hair and nails- basically the fountain of youth
g. Use to make bone broth
h. Eat the fine bones found in fish
Fountain of Youth Broth Recipe
• Bones of 1 free range chicken
• 4 quarts water
• 2 TBS apple cidar vinegar (or other vinegar)
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 2 large carrots, chopped
• 3 celery stalks plus leaves, chopped
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
o or whatever veggie scraps you have leftover
1. Place all ingredients into a large stock pot or slow cooker and simmer on low for 24 hours
2. Carefully strain out all of the bones and discard
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