🔥 Cardamom! I was inspired by the fire drink I had yesterday! 🔥
🎋 Cardamom is a tropical shrub in the ginger family. It is used in Indian food, both savory and sweet and has been used in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine.
🎋 Cardamom's another wonder spice!
🎋 Cardamom can be consumed by making a tea, chewing the seeds or adding the ground seeds (powder) to foods.
🎋 Chewing the seeds is said to relieve indigestion and flatulence.
🎋 Chewing the seeds is also said to freshen breath. Cardamom extracts have also been shown to be effective against oral pathogenic bacteria such as Streptoccoccus mutans and Candida albicans.
🎋 Chewing on the seeds is also supposed to help prevent cavity development and tooth decay, probably because of it's anti-bacterial properties.
🎋 Cardamom has also been shown to have anti-cancer properties, particularly showing a positive benefit to counteracting colorectal cancer.
🎋 A 2012 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, concluded that cardamom has potential as a chemo-preventative agent against two-stage skin cancer.
🎋 Cardamom may also be able to help you lower your blood pressure, which is the key to maintaining the health of your heart and kidneys.
🎋 Cardamom is shown to have gastro-protective effects, including helping to heal stomach ulcers caused by alcohol and/or aspirin.
🎋 Cardamom has been used both in aromatherapy and just drinking the tea to help with asthma and other respiriatory issues by improving blood circulation in the lungs.
🎋 I'll try to re-create the Fire Water I drank at a cafe on Wednesday. I talked about it live on video on Wednesday. It had cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, honey, turmeric, lemon and cayenne.
🎋 I'll post a recipe somewhere on this page when I figure it out. I bet I could put the whole spices in a crockpot with water over night, then add lemon and honey in the morning!
⭐️ So tell me do you use cardamom in your cooking or medicinal arsenal? Will you now? ⭐️
Yes, sweet potatoes contain more sugar than regular potatoes but about half the starch in general.
The good thing is that both sweet potatoes and regular potatoes contain resistant starch which means the starch takes a longer time to convert to sugar in your body. Plus, unlike other sugary snacks, they are nutrient dense.
So satisfy that sweet craving with sweet potatoes!
The most interesting fact about sweet potatoes!
The incredible, edible kale.
Kale is a member of the cabbage family.
It's really easy to grow and is resistant to cold, so if you have some space to grow it, give it a try!
🌱 Kale is a terrific internal body cleanser.
🌱 Kale is beneficial for the digestive and nervous system (remember that gut/brain connection.
🌱 Kale builds up calcium content in the body.
Beets are one of nature's bodily cleansers, which is great to combat the toxic world we live in.
They dissolve and eliminate acid crystals in the kidneys, detoxify the liver and gallbladder, and eliminate acid material in the bowel. Wow!
Beets also contain contain natural chlorine, which helps wash away fat, which might otherwise build up in the cells of the liver, kidneys, and gall bladder.
They also stimulate lymph fluid and lubricate the intestines (ie. helps with constipation).
Welcome to Farmer's Market Friday
Each week I will feature a vegetable, fruit, nut, seed, or herb.