You may have heard it before ‘Eat a Rainbow for Health’.
Eating a variety of colourful fruits and vegetables does offer our bodies a wide variety of nutrients and vitamins all vital for good health. Moreover, eating colourful fruits and vegetables are said to lower the risks of cancer and even stroke.
On the other hand, we hear all the time that “white foods” have no nutritional value and should be avoided. In all honesty, when it comes to “white bread” and “white sugar,” there is some validity to the claim because there are certainly better, more healthful options, such as a whole grain bread. Pretty colours aside, how about those fruits and vegetables that are white? Well, the good thing is, they are not pale by comparison. Count white foods also as they may very well cut your stroke risk in half.
Ok, before you start thinking cauliflower, white mushrooms, garlic… Wait a minute. When we say ‘White’ fruits and vegetables, you need to think “white” under the skin (e.g., apples, pears and bananas, cucumbers, and the list goes on). Still in doubt, here’s how and why you should be eating your “Whites” today:
Cauliflower. Deemed one of the hottest trends of the year. Along with the other members of the cruciferous family, like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts, cauliflower contains sulfur compounds linked to benefits such as fighting cancer, strengthening bone tissue, and maintaining healthy blood vessels.
Mushrooms. Brace yourself, this is a miracle worker !: Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free. Mushrooms are also hearty and filling so they can help you control your weight without compromising taste. And they’re a rich source of umami, the fifth basic taste after sweet, salty, bitter and sour which helps simple dishes come alive.
To read more, click here: Eat Your Whites!
(Source: Eat Your (White) Vegetables! posted in everydayhealth.com By Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN)
To read more about food and nutrition, follow this link: https://www.positivehealthwellness.com/diet-nutrition/
My journey to wellness started just a little over 2 years ago when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
Pre-cancer, I considered myself a healthy person. However, after looking at my diet, I decided that I needed make some big changes in order to reduce inflammation and boost my immune system to fight the cancer. The first step in my journey was to source fresh, organic produce – not as easy as it sounds.
This is when I came across SG Organic. Their products looked great and the prices were reasonable. I could also order online and have fresh vegetables delivered each week to my door step. This was a huge advantage for me especially as I was undergoing my cancer treatments.
Ever since, I’ve continued to get a juicing box and fresh vegetables delivered on a weekly basis.
It’s so convenient! Thank you SG Organic!
from Central Singapore
From Central Singapore
“For the past 3 years, she had to go through a huge amount of stress with both her parents (my grandparents) as both of them suddenly got critically ill and sadly left us. In this process, I saw my mum waking up earlier to cook for my grandparents, my brother and myself. She is a working mother who works from 8.30 am till late daily. Hence waking up at 5 am every morning to cook 3 meals separately for us was one aspect I admired and respected her for. She didn’t have to do it, she could have just called for food delivery or bought takeout but she did it because she loved us and did not want us to eat unhealthy food.
Two years ago, she had a major operation that lasted 10 hours. Everyone was afraid we might lose our mother, thankfully she was a huge organic fan and had consumed all the natural foods way before the operation. To our relief, the tumour was not cancerous due to her healthy eating. But to go through a 10-hour operation, was scary for both herself and our family and friends. I’m really happy that she is healthy as ever now.
My mother is someone who has selfless love. She always thinks positively, and is there whenever I feel down or in need of guidance. She is someone who has been through a lot and I feel she should deserve a present for all the effort she has given to everyone in keeping them safe.”
2. Letter to Mum from Ms Jo-Ann Tan:
“Three years flew by without hearing your voice, without you by my side, without you to assure me that everything will be fine when I faced challenges.
Your departure taught me to let go… something I will never want to do L
Mum, you taught me patience, you taught me values, you taught me to face all challenges as they come positively. Mum, I am doing exactly what you taught me and I am doing fine. J
I thank God for sending such a wonderful mother to me and I cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With the huge respect and love I had for you mum, I just want to say “I Love You Dearly Mummy!”
Did you know that this is a fruit and a vegetable too?
Did you know that you can eat the rind and seed as well?
Did you know that it can cure muscle soreness?
Find out more about the amazing watermelon at Mercola.com (information courtesy of Mercola.com)
To get some, click here: http://sgorganic.sg/categories/watermelon-500g/
With a new year comes new experiences. For us here at SG Organic we have a lot of new experiences to look forward to. We are working on new products, new programs, and much more! The first of these new changes to appear is this newsletter. Over the next year and in the future we will share information, special deals, recipe ideas and other useful tips and tricks for your organic lifestyle twice a month. We look forward to help you bring wellness into your life and share our little tips and tricks with you along the way. Just as our fruits and veggies help create a variety in your diet we want to make an extra effort by sharing information and recipes with you here and through our social media accounts!
As we just ended the first month of 2016, maybe some of us are still hung over from the New Year parties, maybe others are still penning their New Year resolutions, and still others have already given up on half the list of resolutions… If you’re still struggling with New Year resolutions, well, my recommendation is forget about resolutions! Who keeps all of them anyway? So why tear your hair out over a list of high and lofty ‘Must do’ for the year only to be disappointed and feeling guilty over ‘undone’ resolutions?
So what then? Well, simple, go out there and live life like you’ve never lived before by creating the life you love. It’s all about seizing the day, following your dreams.
Impossible? As the saying goes, a journey of a thousand miles start from a small step, then dare to take that step. It’s a new year, how about starting a new thing in your life? And to start a new thing, we need to have a clean slate. Life is too short to travel with excess baggage of the past.
Now is the time, to do a new thing!
Adopt a new healthy habit, pick up a new hobby, learn a new skill, eat a new fruit, taste a new juice, sing a new song, dance to a new rhythm, speak a new language.
And while you’re attempting all that; eat the cake you’ve always wanted to eat, wear the dress you’ve been saving in your wardrobe.
There’s no better time, place and day than right now, right here, today. Above all, it’s about loving yourself enough to take the first step in creating the life that you love. Be ready to take that quantum leap of faith and stay true to yourself. So let’s celebrate life, be it good or not so good. After all, you only live once!
What new thing are you trying this year?
Do you need a little radiance in your skin or to feel a little more awake throughout the day? Then you need the d-e-t-o-X factor!
Detoxification is about resting, cleaning and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health. Start 2016 right with our detox series as we unveil the top 10 foods to cleanse your body (especially after the holiday feasting).
Aromatic, pungent and spicy, ginger adds a special flavor and zest to Asian stir fries and many fruit and vegetable dishes. Historically, ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. Ginger can not only be warming on a cold day, but can help promote healthy sweating to assist detoxification.
Whenever possible, choose fresh ginger over the dried form of the spice since it is not only superior in flavor but contains higher levels of gingerol as well as ginger’s active protease (it’s anti-inflammatory compound). When purchasing fresh ginger root, make sure it is firm, smooth and mold-free.
Fresh ginger can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three weeks if it is left unpeeled. Stored unpeeled in the freezer, it will keep for up to six months.
Ready to take some heat? Here’s some of our serving suggestions for ginger. Enjoy!
A Few Quick Serving Ideas
a. Ginger lemonade: Simply combine freshly grated ginger, lemon juice, cane juice or honey and water.
b. Salad Dressing: Mix ginger, olive oil and garlic to make a wonderful salad dressing.
c. Add ginger and orange juice to serve up a spicy tangy puréed sweet potatoes.
Heads up people!
Our shipments come in fresh weekly. This is the best season for fruits, such as nectarines, peaches, plums and more! If you have any questions, do drop us a line or call us up for a chat. Also do ensure you complete your payment before or after checking out, so you receive your order on time. As with other online stores, we operate on a pre-payment basis. Hence, we’d only be able to process your order upon receiving your payment.
Now remember: We are not chefs, nor are we nutritionists or doctors. These are just a few of the ideas we have learned from friends, family and our own studies for your reference. If you have a medical condition, do seek professional medical advice.