July 13, 2011 in Fit & Fabulous Food
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Oregano kills salmonella and e.coli. It’s also a stronger antioxidant than oranges, apples, and even blueberries! How to grow your own oregano…
Squash was one of the “Three Sisters” plants that was a staple to most Native American diets. “Winter squash exert a protective effect against many cancers, particularly lung cancer” as well as “heart disease and type 2 diabetes.”
Tomatoes have the highest content on lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable. Lycopene is a natural antioxidant that has been proven to prevent cancer, high blood pressure and heart disease. It flushes the body of free radicals, protecting against cell damage; but it’s not naturally produced by the body.
They are one of the oldest vegetables in the cabbage family. But the “Southern Style” of cooking collards was started by the African slaves. Our ingenious ancestors worked miracles, turning the refuse of their master’s kitchens into the scrumptious cuisine known as present-day Soul Food. Learn how to grow greens, how to cook them, and their amazing health benefits!