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The Other Way To Get More Minerals
May 06, 2015
The past few weeks I have written about the importance of minerals for good health and 2 ways to get more of them: Natural, unrefined sea salt and kelp.
Vegetables and minerals: This is the other, more common way to get extra minerals. I have written about vegetables before. It's very important for everyone today to eat more of them - and COOKED not raw.
Over-cooking, of course, is not good. Steaming and stir-frying cook quickly without destroying too many nutrients. Some nutrients are lost in cooking but you'll be able to eat closer to the required daily amount of vegetables when they are cooked as against raw. Also, many nutrients are locked inside the tough fibre and cooking is needed to release them.
To get enough of the nutrients, fibre and specific energetic properties of vegetables, at mealtimes fill 2/3 of your plate with 1 or 2 cooked vegetables. Do it for breakfast too, if you can establish such a habit. That's how important vegetables are for everyone! At least start with more veges for lunch and dinner, then later you can do it for breakfast.
The other 1/3 of your plate can be a protein OR a complex carbohydrate. Simple combos are best for digestion and nutrient absorption. Also vary the foods you eat each day. Healthy sauces/gravies can easily jazz up your vegetables.
One of the other benefits of vegetables is that energetically they are more grounding than other foods. Most people need to be more grounded these days as they have too much stuff going on in their head. Eating plenty of vegetables helps to move your energy downwards.
Root veges are most grounding (carrot, onion, yam, turnip, parsnip, sweet potato, radish, etc. Garlic and ginger are good too). Cruciferous and leafy green veges are also important.
Try eating more cooked vegetables for the next few weeks and judge the benefits for yourself.
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Matthew Scott is a professionally trained Chinese medicine practitioner from Australia. In 2000, after ten years in private practice, Matthew went to China to further his studies for a few months. He has been there ever since, immersed in the culture, raising a family and showing people worldwide the Chinese way of health.
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