Short on time? Then this is the perfect, anti-inflammatory salad to serve up for lunch or dinner. Use as a side salad or serve with brown rice, salmon or tofu as a main.-
Foods that are more alkaline are designed to help your body to repair and heal inflammation, especially those of you who already have sore joints, aching muscles, migraines or montly cramping from your menstrual cycle. Alkaline foods help to balance out the ‘inflammaging’ that occurs as we move through menopause and into our ageing years.
These types of food are vegetables and fruits. Importantly, when we combine alkaline fruits and vegetables with low-fat protein and eat healthy fats, we not only help to stabilise BLOOD-SUGAR levels but we also help repair and renew our gut, liver and blood vessels which is important for our improved health as we age.
As we age, our daily diet should consist of 60 – 80% alkaline forming foods and 20-40% acid forming foods depending on the degrees of inflammatory changes already present inside the gut, liver and muscle cells.
In the MyMT™ Programmes I encourage women to eat alkaline foods every day. There are also well-evidenced alkaline super foods which are scientifically evidenced to be rich in nutrients (vitamins and minerals) that contribute to the health of the body. These include spinach, kale, capsicum, avocado, broccoli, cucumber and celery.
One Pan Alkaline Super Food Salad
Chopped vegies: Kale, Beans, Capsicum, Mushrooms, Garlic
Dressing: A splash of sesame oil combined with lemon juice.*
Toppings: Avocado, chopped almonds, sesame seeds.
- Fry lots of chopped garlic in a pan with olive oil for 2 minutes on low.
- Add beans and capsicum into the same pan and fry until slightly softened. Add in mushrooms and kale and continue frying until the kale has sautéed.
- Dress with sesame oil and lemon juice and top with avocado, chopped almonds and sesame seeds.
- Serve as a side salad or with brown rice or salmon for a main meal.
* Citrus are native to southeastern Asia, but have been part of the Mediterranean diet for centuries and are known to have well-documented nutritional and health benefits.