Archaeologists in Thailand have found evidence of legume cultivation carbon dated to 9750 BC. The people of Mexico and Peru were cultivating bean crops as far back as 7000 BC. Regular consumption of fibrous foods is associated with a reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease.
A high fiber diet is associated with decreased risk of both fatal and nonfatal heart attacks, probably because fiber is known to lower cholesterol. For a strong immune system, you need to keep your colon clean and flowing like White River in the spring.
Currently experiencing or recuperating from a cold or flu bug? This tasty recipe will give you some instant relief and wholesome nutrition to give your body a chance to fight off bacterial or viral invaders.
1. Chili peppers fight migraine headaches and sinus headaches.
2. Chili peppers prevent sinusitis and relieve congestion.
• Capsaicin–The pepper heat stimulate secretions that aid in clearing mucus from your nose, combating nasal congestion. It also contains antibacterial properties that help fight chronic sinus infections.
1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil-Antioxidants
½ onion, chopped-Anti-Cancer
1 stalk of celery, chopped-Phyto nutrients
½ green or red pepper-Phytonutrients
1 carrot, diced-Beta Carotene
1 cup Organic local corn, not Green Giant
½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped-More seeds, more heat
2 cloves of minced, fresh garlic-Anti Cancer
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. cinnamon-Manages glucose levels.
1 tomato, chopped-Lycopene and Vitamin C
1/8 tbs. liquid smoke
1 tbs. ground flax seeds-Omega 3 and fiber
2 tbs. crumbled Tempeh-Protein
2#’s cooked pinto or black beans, drained-Fiber and protein
1 cup amber beer
Sea salt and pepper to taste-Sea Salt is full of trace minerals
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro-Removes heavy metals
• Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add cumin, crushed tempeh, and chili powder.
• Add the onion, corn, celery, jalapeno, green pepper, carrot, and garlic then sauté over medium-high for 1 minute.
• Add the drained beans and beer to the pan and simmer. Stir frequently with a wooden spoon.
• Garnish with cilantro leaves.
• Freeze leftovers for the future.