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Healthy Food Bites Part II

More info from: Healthy Tidbits from Anti-Inflammation Diet & Recipe Book by Jessica K. Black, N.D.
*Sesame Seeds-rich in fiber, essentail fatty acids, potassium, iron, phosphorus and viamins A,E,B-1, B-3, B-6 and folic acid. Buy unhulled sesame seeds to ensure nutrient conservation as many of the nutriets are removed during hulling process. Tahini is usually made from hulled seeds, better to buy seeds that have been hulled mechanically as opposed to chemically.
*Sesame Oil-may decrease blood pressure. Rich in mono- and polyunsaturated acids (PUFAs), which are good kinds of fat that lower blood cholesterol levels. Low in saturated fats. Also contains 2 very powerful antioxidants: sesamol and sesamin.Parsley-freshens breath. Rich in vitamins and minerals, an excellent antioxidant and improves digestion. Plant next to roses in your garden, improves their health and fragrance.
*Seaweed-contains more vitamins and minderals than any other class of food. High in calciu, iodine, phosphorus, sodium and iron. It is a rich source of protein and vitamins A, B-complex, C, and E.
*Beans & Legumes-strengthen kidneys and adrenal glands, thereby promoting cellular regenerations, physical growth, and elimination. Help with stress response, blood sugar regulation, blood pressure regulation and sex hormone production.
*Coriander-a mild sedative, aids digestion, reduces gas and bloating, and eases migraines.
*Basil-helps restore balance to the lung and stomach meridinas. Calms nerves, aids digestion and has antibacterial and antiparasitic properties.Radishes-stiumulate appetite and aid in digestion (before or after a meal). Antibacterial and antifungal. Their sprouts lend a spicy hint to salads and stir-fries.

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