"High in Antioxidants, Lowers Cholesterol, and Anti-Inflammatory"
Here is a great recipe if you like a nice spicy soup that will give you lots of energy and has a wonderful flavor. Full of the powerful nutrition of pumpkin... this soup will do the body good. This soup contains lots of antioxidants, in fact, one cup of pumpkin contains 300 times our daily needs of Vitamin A which is a powerful antioxidant. This soup is also anti-inflammatory and lowers cholesterol... what more could you ask?
Another Whole-Foods Plant-Based Recipe
3 - Cups of Organic Pumpkin or Winter Squash - Cut into Medium Pieces — We leave the skin on its great fiber and it's edible and tastes great
3 - Cups of Organic Potatoes with the Skins on - Cut into Medium Pieces - could also use peeled Taro Root for a lower glycemic index.
3 - Cups of Organic Cabbage - Sliced Thin
2 - Large Organic Yellow Onions - Sliced
8 - Cloves of Organic Garlic - Minced
1 - Cup of Organic Brown Rice - Cooked
2 - Cups of Organic Yellow Squash - Chopped
1 - Teaspoon of Organic Turmeric Powder - For that nice yellow color
1 - Teaspoon of Organic Caribbean Jerk Seasoning - You can get this in hot or mild version — And add more if you like it very spicy
3 - Organic Veggie Low-Sodium Bouillon Cubes
1/2 - Teaspoon of Organic Black Pepper
1/2 - Cup of Organic Kale - Chopped - Or any other green will work
1/2 - Cup of Organic Tomatoes - Chopped
Enough Filtered Water to Cover
Add salt according to your taste
(Optional) - You could also add some organic garbanzo or white beans if you like
In a large pot add the onions and garlic and a little water and cook until translucent. Then add everything else except the kale and tomatoes and cook until tender. Remover from the heat and let cool a bit and add the kale and tomatoes.
Let cool and serve
Serves 12 people
"Health Benefits of Organic Pumpkin and Winter Squash"
Many Varieties – Pumpkin is just one winter squash, this family also includes Butter Nut, Hubbard, Turban, Kabocha, Acorn, Spaghetti Squash, White Pumpkins, Blue Kokkaido Pumpkins, Cheese Pumpkins, Red Kuri Pumpkins, Sweet Dumpling Pumpkins, and other less known winter squash.
Lots of Vitamin A – These orange-fleshed squash have amazing amounts of Beta Carotene and Vitamin A. In fact, they contain 300 times the RDA of Vitamin A.
Low in Calories – With hardly any calories... (only 75 calories per cup) make them a great diet food.
Fiber – Lots of fiber creates a wonderful place for probiotic bacteria to grow and boost your immune system and keep you regular.
Diabetes – Winter Squash helps to regulate blood sugar levels and insulin production, and it also has a very low glycemic index. Which means it breaks down into sugars very slowly making it great for diabetics.
Cancer – Without oxidization cancer can't take hold, and that's why antioxidant-rich foods like Winter Squash are very important for preventing cancer.
Antioxidants – Winter Squash works wonders for staving off disease because they are packed full of lots of great antioxidants that protect you from colds, flues, cardiovascular disease, strokes, and even cancer. One cup of Winter Squash will give you over 18,000 micrograms of Beta Carotenoids a powerful antioxidant.
Anti-Inflammatory – Winter Squash contains Cucurbitacin which is a powerful anti-inflammatory that helps to prevent diseases including arthritis. And because inflammation is the root cause of cardiovascular disease this means that Winter Squash can make a difference by curtailing cardiovascular disease.
Antibacterial and Antiviral – And Cucurbitacin is a powerful antimicrobial agent working well to kill off all invading bacteria and viruses.
Lowers Cholesterol – Winter Squash lowers LDL or bad cholesterol because it contains Cucurbita which prevents the formation of cholesterol.
Contains – Winter Squash contains Vitamin C a powerful antioxidant, lots of B vitamins for prenatal health and vital energy, magnesium for preventing migraines, tryptophan for getting a good nights rest, Vitamin K to prevent excessive clotting, copper and iron for anemia, zinc for boosting your immune system, potassium for water regulation, manganeses for lots of great things including helping with depression and strong bones, and a healthy dose of fiber to promote probiotic development... and thus boost your immune system.
Omega 3 Oils – Winter Squash contains great Omega 3 Oils that prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes. One cup of Winter Squash gives you almost 350 mg of Omega 3 oils.
Fat-Free Food – Winter Squash is virtually fat-free thus making it a great weight loss food.
Skin – Did you know that foods that are high in antioxidants prevent premature aging of your skin? It's true! And those little stringy inners of Winter Squash and the squash itself when blended together make for a very healing mask for getting rid of wrinkles and clearing your skin.
Seeds – Pumpkin Seeds are full of Omega-3 oils, carotenoids, and also zinc which is good for the prostate, cardiovascular health, and for preventing diseases such as cancer. Pumpkin Seeds are anti-inflammatory in action and which is good for arthritis. Pumpkin Seeds are full of protein, magnesium, copper, iron, and manganese, Vitamins A and most of the B Vitamins... and phytosterols that help lower your cholesterol. Plus they are full of L-tryptophan which is good for depression, stress, and for insomnia. Plus Pumpkin Seeds in laboratory studies improves bladder function.
These Squash Can Be Stored for Long Periods – You can store Winter Squash for long periods of time and they will still have all their nutrients. All you need is a cool dry place to keep them... and they will keep for 2 or 3 weeks or longer.
Using Winter Squash – My favorite ways to fix Winter Squash is to pour on honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and bake in the oven. I love Curried Pumpkin Soup – pure and simple and it tastes great! Plus we add it to beans, casseroles, grated into all sorts of dishes... and even used in salads.
Grow Your Own or Buy them at the Store – Winter Squash are easy to grow and will take over your yard. Or you can buy them at your local farmers market or supermarket.
Remember to Eat Organic - None Organic Pumpkin contains up to 6 cancer-causing chemicals, 10 hormone-disrupting chemicals, and 12 other disease-causing chemicals. Not Good... Eat Organic and Stay Healthy!
Enjoy this Wonderful and Healthy Soup
Many Blessings to Everyone
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
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