“Low Glycemic Index and Lots of Antioxidants”
Here is a hearty winter meal that’s really tasty and will fill a person up and give them lots of energy. And this great soup is full of the wonderful nutrition of rutabagas that will do the body good. Plus this soup takes no time at all to prepare and it’s a full spectrum vegan meal with all the proteins and carbs a person needs.
4 – Cups of Organic Rutabaga – Chopped
2 1/2 – Cups of Cooked Organic Pink Beans
1 – Cup of Cooked Organic Brown Rice
3 – Cups of Organic Kale – Chopped
1 – Large Organic Yellow Onion – Chopped
2 – Cups of Organic Cilantro – Chopped
6 – Cloves of Organic Garlic – Minced
3 – Teaspoons of Organic Ground Annatto Seeds – Give this soup that nice yellow color.
3 – Tablespoons of Organic Low Sodium Adobo Seasoning – this seasoning is popular in the Caribbean and now also in the states.
Enough Spray Organic Olive Oil for the Bottom of the Pot
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Enough Filtered Water to Cover Everything
(Optional) – Add some hot pepper sauce for spice.
Take the onion and garlic and sauté them in a large pot sprayed with a little bit of organic olive oil. Next add all the rest of the ingredients (except the kale) add water and cook until everything is tender. Then allow the soup to cool slightly, and then add the chopped kale so it does not overcook and lose all the great live enzymes. Salt and pepper to taste and there you have it a great tasting meal.
If one is using an electronic pressure cooker this whole meal from dried beans and brown rice can be cooked all together and save even more time and nutrients… then let cool and add the kale.
Health Benefits of Organic Rutabagas
Rutabagas have a taste that is similar to a cross between turnips and cabbage which is nutty and sweet. And they make great mashed rutabagas which is very creamy and really tasty and they can be added to mashed potatoes and mashed carrots too. And there are many different varieties of rutabagas but they all have a similar taste.
Rutabagas are part of the cruciferous family like cabbage and broccoli and contain glucosinolates which are known to prevent cancer. So if a person is prone to having cancer in their family it might be important to add rutabagas to their diet.
Rutabagas also help to lower the possibility of coming down with type 2 diabetes because they have a low glycemic index and they are high in fiber.
Rutabagas contain glucosinolates which help to prevent the growth of Helicobacter pylori which causes gastric ulcers. Rutabagas contain lots of antioxidants which are important for preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease, strokes, and slows the aging process. And for preventing and repairing DNA damage and thus preventing disease. One cup of rutabaga contains over 50% of our daily needs of antioxidants— Amazing!
Rutabagas also contain lots of zinc which is important for boosting up our immune system and preventing colds, flues, and other diseases. Rutabagas are great because they are tasty and are fat and cholesterol free. Rutabagas are low in calories and thus make great weight loss food. And they make a great substitute for mashed potatoes with more nutrients and fewer calories. One cup of rutabagas contains just 60 calories. Rutabagas also contain lots of great Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which are important for cardiovascular health and for preventing cancer. One cup of Rutabagas contains more than 50% of our daily needs of vitamin C for preventing colds, flues, and other diseases. And they also contain B-Vitamins for good mood and vital energy. Iron for anemia, calcium and phosphorus for strong bones, and magnesium for enzyme production. Also Vitamin E for great skin and sexual health and vitamin K to promote healthy clotting.
And rutabagas also contain agents that help to prevent epileptic seizures.Rutabagas also help the liver to get rid of toxins in the body and thus help to detox the body in general. Rutabaga leaves are also edible and can be cook just like turnip greens, mustard greens, and other edible greens… and they are full of vitamins and minerals.
And because rutabagas have thick skin rutabagas they keep well for long periods of time in a cool dark place, and that’s why rutabagas can be found in the stores year round. And rutabagas are great emergency food because they keep for long periods of time. And if a thin layer of wax is applied to the outside of rutabagas they will keep for even longer periods of time. Rutabagas also help to lower cholesterol because they contain lots of fiber. Rutabagas have also been known to reduce the chances of having migraine headaches. Rutabagas also help to prevent the symptoms of PMS. And rutabagas are also known to help prevent osteoporosis.
Rutabagas have a low glycemic index meaning that they break down into sugars very slowly. Thus releasing energy into the body slowly which makes them important food for athletes and anyone who works hard.
Rutabagas also contain lots of great fiber. Fiber is important for creating a good environment for the growth of probiotic bacteria and thus helping to boost up our immune system. And rutabagas are a great way of getting rid of constipation, one or two rutabagas daily will end constipation. Rutabagas contain lots of potassium which are important for heat contractions, water regulation, and a powerful metabolism. Rutabagas help to lower blood pressure because they contain lots of potassium. Rutabagas contain agents which are important for preventing asthma attacks.
Remember to Rat Organic – Regular Veggies in the store contain up to 6 cancer causing chemicals, 12 hormone disrupting chemicals, and 10 other disease causing chemicals. Eat Organic and Stay Healthy!
Enjoy this Wonderful Soup!
Many Blessings to Everyone
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist
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