Stir fries are a great way to get extra vegetables into your diet and add lots of flavour. Here are some of the benefits of the ingredients from my Not Just for Hippies Tofu Stir Fry:
Cabbage: Cabbage is a great source of calcium and magnesium (and in a more absorbable form than calcium from dairy produce). It also supports the liver.
Tofu: Tofu is rich in calcium, magnesium, selenium as well as phytoestrogens which may help balance hormones and support bone health. It’s also rich in omega 3 fat so good for heart health.
Sesame seeds: Another great source of calcium and magnesium to support bone health and contains iron, B1 and dietary fibre
Peppers: Source of antioxidants and vitamin C
Ginger: Anti-inflammatory herb which works in a similar way to NSAIDs but without the nasty side effects. Also supports circulation as it’s warming
Coriander: antioxidant, bursting with phytonutrients and flavonoids, it’s antimicrobial and supports healthy blood sugar balance
Garlic: antiviral, antimicrobial, anti yeast, immune supporting
Aim to include any dark green leafy veg at least once a day in your diet. These foods have shown to be anti-carcinogenic and liver supportive as well as being rich in many minerals. Examples include: cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, spring greens or kale. If you feel bloated after eating these foods, you may lack digestive enzymes or stomach acid to digest the food properly. This can lead to bloating, excess gas and burping. Speak to your nutritional therapist about how best to replace these in your diet.
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