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BEETS A LA VINAIGRETTE

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 large beet

  • ½ red onion

  • ½ bell pepper

  • 2oz. apple cider vinegar

  • 2oz. flax oil

  • 2oz. orange juice

  • 1 teaspoon of organic dried tarragon

  • 1 teaspoon of organic onion powder

  • cilantro or parsley to taste

This dish can be refrigerated for up to two days.

Some benefits on the ingredients that compound this recipe.

Beets.

Beets are a great source of fiber, folate, manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin C. Beets have been known to help keep blood pressure in check. Note that the effect is temporary but regular consumption is required to experience long-term reductions in blood pressure. Beets contain pigments called betalains which may possess anti-inflammatory properties. One cup of beetroot contains 3.4 grams of fiber. (In Healthline. Retrieved March 4, 2020 from www.healthline.com)

Flax Seed Oil.

Flax seed oil is an omega 3 fatty acid containing linolenic and linoleic acids that inhibit the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and lipid mediators and thus reduces inflammatory responses in the body. It attracts oxygen at the cell membrane assisting in transport of oxygen into the cell. It also helps carry vitamin A through the blood stream. Lignans come from part of the fiber of the seed and are high in protein. Seeds, including flax seeds, have an important substance in them called an enzyme inhibitor that keeps them dormant until they are in the right environment to sprout. This enzyme inhibitor can also inhibit human digestive enzymes and interfere with good digestion. Remember to only have flax seed oil with foods that are not hot.

Apple Cider Vinegar.

Apple Cider Vinegar has various healthful properties, including antimicrobial and antioxidant effects. It can also help reduce cholesterol and lower blood sugar levels.

POTATO SALAD

 

Some benefits on the ingredients that compound this recipe.

Red Potatoes.

Potatoes are an integral part of the Gerson Therapy. There are so many methods and reasons to incorporate wholesome red potatoes into a daily diet and lifestyle. Here are seven health benefits of red potatoes:

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1. Lower stress levels

2. Increased energy

3. Healthy blood pressure

4. Naturally gluten free

5. Immunity support

6. Be Full, longer

7. Improved cell function

Red Onions

They are members of the Allium genus of flowering plants that also includes garlic, shallots, leeks and chives. These vegetables contain various vitamins, minerals and potent plant compounds that have been shown to promote health in many ways. In fact, the medicinal properties of onions have been recognized since ancient times, when they were used to treat ailments like headaches, heart disease and mouth sores. Here are eight impressive health benefits of onions:

1. Packed with nutrients

2. May benefit heart health

3. Loaded with antioxidants

4. Contain cancer-fighting compounds

5. Help control blood sugar

6. May boost bone density

7. Have antibacterial properties

8. May boost digestive health

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Celery Stalks

Note that celery is something we eat in soup and salads but celery is never made in juices due to their higher sodium count. Here are four health benefits of Celery Stalks:

1. Celery is a great source of important antioxidants

2. Celery supports digestion

3. Celery is rich in vitamins and minerals with a low glycemic index

4. Celery has an alkalizing effect

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Cherry Tomatoes

The tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a fruit from the nightshade family native to South America. Despite botanically being a fruit, it’s generally eaten and prepared like a vegetable. Tomatoes have Lycopene which is a powerful antioxidant. Below are a few benefits of tomatoes:

1. Anti-carcinogenic

2. Blood pressure and heart functionality

3. Full of vitamins and nutrients

Bell Peppers

Bell peppers (Capsicum annuum) are fruits that belong to the nightshade family. They are related to chili peppers, tomatoes, and breadfruit, all of which are native to Central and South America. Here are three benefits of Bell Peppers:

1. Bell peppers are loaded with various vitamins and minerals

2. Eye health

3. Anemia prevention

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Tarragon, or Artemisia dracunculus L.

Is a perennial herb that comes from the sunflower family. Make sure to purchase organic Tarragon. Here are six benefits of Tarragon:

1. May help decrease blood sugar by improving insulin sensitivity

2. May improve sleep and regulate sleep patterns

3. May help relieve pain associated with conditions like osteoarthritis

4. May have antibacterial properties and prevent food borne illness

5. May be beneficial for heart health

6. May decrease inflammation

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is the most popular type of vinegar in the natural health community. Here are three benefits of apple cider vinegar:

1. Can kill many types of harmful bacteria

2. Lowers blood sugar levels and fights diabetes

3. Lowers cholesterol and improves heart health

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Flax Oil

We highly recommend consuming flax oil daily. Flax seeds are known for their many health benefits. One tablespoon at lunch and dinner per day. Make sure to always serve and use flax oil cold and never pour on hot food or soup. Here are four benefits to using flax oil:

1. High in omega-3 fatty acids

2. May help reduce cancer cell growth

3. Could benefit heart health

4. May reduce inflammation

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 Red Potatoes

  • ½ Small red onion

  • 3 Celery stalks

  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes

  • ⅓ Green bell pepper

  • ⅓ Red bell pepper

  • ⅓ Yellow bell pepper

  • 1 teaspoon of organic tarragon

  • 1 teaspoon of organic onion powder

  • 1 ounce of apple cider vinegar

  • 2 ounces of flax oil

Receipe serves 5 - 6 generous portions.