When I read, I traditionally choose historical fiction. This way I can educate or remind myself of the historical messages gone by and enjoy my story. I love little nuggets of information and fun facts. It’s easy to get caught up in the fads and rages of current pop culture. Don’t even get me started on all the diet crazes demanding we eat this and never that. I’m pretty sure most of the fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains were not put on this earth to harm us. But logic and common sense come into play when decisions are made on how much of anything you consume.
Recently a friend and new co-worker started working with us at the farmers market. Manuella is of German dissent. She exclaimed one Saturday morning at the farm market that one of the vendors had Kohlrabi! What? She explained that it was a German turnip that had many health benefits. Later she sent me a link and I was pretty amazed.
- Low in calories and high in Fiber content
- Full of carotenes and beta-carotene that help with vision and prevention of vision problems
- A cancer fighter
- An immune system booster
- Helps manage blood pressure
- High in potassium and may improve your heart health
- Good for your digestion
- All of this wrapped up into a turnip sized veggie that is delicious raw. The flavor is like a very mild radish. She recommends it served with olive oil or lemon juice and salt.
Kohlrabi currently resides in my refrigerator every week. If that is of interest to you at all look up the benefits of parsley? Who knew? But while we are on the subject of health benefits…lets not forget that a glass of red wine each day has its own benefits.
- Rich in antioxidants
- Reduces inflammation
- Beneficial to your heart and blood pressure
- Slows brain decline
- Reduces colon cancer
Fruit for Thought
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