mprove your health and start with good nutrition. You have come across more and more about it on the internet in recent years. for example, you can find the piece “nutrition as medicine” on the site of wageningenuniversity. This piece provides a lot of information about nutrition as a medicine for good health. For example, it turns out that due to changes in dietary patterns and lifestyle, people with type 2 diabetes can sometimes stop injecting insulin completely themselves.
Nutrition as a pharmacy
Another example: kale. In kale there are glucosinolates, which are used in fresh vegetables, fruits, fish and meat products. Glucosinolates protect your body from the action of carcinogens (source: nutrition center). Glutathione creates a type of protein that in turn defuses toxins in your body. Don’t eat kale right after reading this piece of kale because that’s not good for your thyroid. In short, nutrition can help you keep your body healthy.
Cooking as medicine
We are not professors, doctors or people who have studied orthomolecular nutrition. But we can organize a nice cooking as a medicine cooking workshop for you! During this cooking workshop we cook with you from the books of Dale Pinnock (“cooking as medicine” and “eat yourself healthy”). These books contain a lot of information about what properties the ingredients possess that can strengthen your health. An example recipe of this can be seen below elaborated.
Salmon fillet with bok choy garlic lime and orange
4 servings Salmon fillet1 onion finely chopped1 garlic cloves finely sliced3 dl orangeRasp of 1 orange Juice of 1 orangeRasp of 1 lime Juice of 1 lime8 stumps mini bok choy cut in half1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger grated0.5 dl soy sauce2 tablespoons honey Salt and pepper from the mill1/2 tablespoon potato starch made with 2 tablespoons water olive foil
Place the salmon fillets on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Heat the olive oil in a wok pan and fry the garlic and onion briefly. Then add the lime juice, orange juice and the Gravy d’́orange and let it simmer to half. Then reduce the heat to the sauce with some potato starch and season with salt and pepper. Now pour some olive oil over the salmon and sprinkle with a little salt. Now put the baking tray with the salmon in a 180c oven and fry the salmon for 12 minutes. Heat the olive oil in a wok pan and fry the ginger briefly. Add the bok choy and fry briefly. Then add the lime zest, orange zest, soy sauce and honey and fry the bok choy briefly (bok choy should keep a bite). Then turn off the heat to season with salt and pepper. Heat the sauce and remove the salmon from the oven. Serve the salmon together with the sauce and bok choy on a nice plate.
Improve your health and start with good nutrition
Take the recipe above as an example. We have selected for you exactly what the ingredients can do for your health. The information about the ingredients come from the book cooking as medicine and from the site of the nutrition center.
- Salmon fillet contains omega 3 fatty acids good for heart and circulation
- Citrus contains flavonoids protect blood vessels from damage
- Onion contains Quercetin works against allergies, asthma and good for digestive system
- Bok choy contains iron important for the formation of hemoglobin
- Ginger contains a substance that can be anti-inflammatory
- Garlic contains Ajoene good for heart and blood vessels
- Honey inhibits the growth of bacteria and stimulates the immune system
- Pepper contains capsaicin that causes the cells on the inside of the blood vessels to produce extra nitric oxide.
As you can read, the recipe is not something of an alternative cure. But through more and more research you can find out exactly what nutrition can do for you. Our tip cooks as much fresh and varied as possible!