Fruits and Vegetables

Living food - raw fruits and vegetables - is the cornerstone of good health. Throughout human history, food has been used to help heal every ailment imaginable. Despite this time tested and proven tactic for restoring health, our modern day diet often leaves much to be desired, and is a major cause for poor health.

More than ever before, we need to learn which foods create wellbeing and how food can help us become more of who we truly are. By learning to connect with the power inherent within the plant kingdom, we can heal both body and soul.

“Plants are beings of consciousness that can help us heal on all levels—physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual.” Asia Suler

  • Cruciferous Vegetables For Healing Your Thyroid

    The name “cruciferous vegetables” comes from the shape of four equal-sized flower petals of this botanical family, that come together to form a cross. Cruciferous vegetables are also sometimes referred to as the mustard family vegetables since mustard greens, seeds, and oils all belong to this group. Additional vegetables from this group include arugula, bok choy, broccoli, brussels...

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  • For health, plentitude, beauty and wisdom

    Pomegranates have been cultivated and naturalized throughout the Mediterranean region since ancient times, and are one of the Seven Species listed in the Bible. In the Jewish religion, pomegranates symbolize plentitude, beauty and wisdom, and were used as offering on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Only recently has the west begun to realize how truly amazing this fruit really is.Pomegranates...

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  • The nutritional benefits and healing properties of melon

    The Melon is such a humble fruit that it is often overlooked. Whether it’s a watermelon, honeydew, or cantaloupe - melons are so critical to our health that when struggling with a disease, it can make all the difference.Melons grow on the ground and absorb energy from both the sun and Mother Earth, so it’s not surprising that they have qualities similar to breast milk. Melons...

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  • A match made in heaven

    I’m always looking for vegan recipes that incorporate whatever it is I have growing in abundance, so when lychee season arrived and a friend suggested Lychee Ceviche – I knew I had to give it a try. So, off I went to pick some lychee, lime, lemon balm, mint and rau ram leaves (Persicaria odorata - also known as Vietnamese coriander) from the garden.Before we go to the recipe,...

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  • Nutritional Benefits and Healing Properties of Apples

    Hands down, no arguing, apples are one of the healthiest foods out there. There’s good reason behind the saying – "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." When choosing apples for health reasons, red apples are the best, but all apples have potent healing qualities.Apples are great for much needed hydration and contain malic and tartaric acids that help remove impurities...

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  • Nutritional Benefits and Healing Properties of Apricots

    I have quite a large fruit garden and towards the back of it, I have a wonderful apricot tree that has been with me for at least 20 years now. Each year in spring, as soon as the fruits form, I enlist anyone who’s around to help cover the tree with a special type of netting, to prevent the Mediterranean fruit fly from reaching the fruit and laying its eggs (uggghhh). Once the tree is...

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  • The nutritional value and benefits of purslane

    Purslane is a common edible wild food that grows throughout the world and is becoming a popular cultivated salad green. It contains more alpha linoleic acid (a precursor for omega-3’s) and vitamin A than any other edible plant. This makes it one of the most nutrient rich green leafy vegetables available.Purslane also contains CoQ10, glutathione, dopamine, and melatonin which helps regulate...

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  • Sun dried mango

    Mango season is truly a holiday. Most of the agricultural produce in Israel is grown locally, which means that when something is out of season - it’s out of season. Lucky for us, there’s a good selection of different mango varieties, which lengthens the growing season considerably. Over the years I’ve learned to preserve the taste of summer by sun-drying mango, creating...

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  • The importance and benefits of leafy greens

    All leafy greens – lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, watercress... - are so much more than they seem. Often we believe that leafy greens are just roughage and difficult to digest. This is not true. Leafy greens are actually almost pre-digested foods, that “scrub and massage” the linings of our digestive system as they go down, loosening old yeast, mold and fungus, along with...

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  • Artichokes help detox, lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels

    Artichokes are a funny looking vegetable with a rich, earthy-nutty flavor. When it comes to medicinal foods, artichokes are truly a powerhouse since they are a good source of folate, vitamin A, B-complex, C, E, K, amino acids, enzymes, potassium, magnesium, silica, iron, zinc, and are rich in antioxidants such as anthocyanins, quercetin, rutin, cynarin, luteolin, and silymarin.Silymarin has...

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  • Arctium lappa

    Burdock (Arctium lappa) is a large and sturdy biennial native to Europe and Asia, has become naturalized throughout North America, and is easy to grow in Israel, as long as it has some shade and regular watering. Its impressive leaves can grow to massive proportions with wavy margins and long white hairs on the underside. During its first year, burdock produces basal leaves, and in its second...

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