The Fine A$$ Chef is an Alter Ego I created to reach the unreachable.Those that recognize the love in my humor , jokes is key to their Health . Not everyone likes my long drawn out,boring nerdy side and vice versa .
At the end of the Day
My Mission is the Same
To Save Black Women , To Save Myself
Melinda began her career as a Dietian in the United States Air Force , where she learned to cook for the sick to provide proper macros to get them healthy. She later became a Registered Nurse and opened a Wellness Business . Melinda was diagnosed with Breast Cancer , She was encouraged to go Vegan . Once her health improved drastically she knew it was the only way . Fast forward a few years , people noticed how much better she looked and her level of energy and wanted the same . After helping several people she decided to make it her Business to help heal.
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Here are some food group sources and suggestions from this E-book to help you make sure you are getting everything you need, every day from your vegan dishes .
Black beans, butter beans, cannellini beans, chickpeas,, peas, kidney, haricot, lentils, pinto etc.
Acai berries, barberries, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, goji berries, raspberries, strawberries etc.
Greens are the healthiest vegetables, and berries are the healthiest fruits. Colourful foods are often healthier because they contain antioxidant pigments. The colours are the antioxidants: so red onions have more than white, red grapes have more than green, red apples have more than green, red cabbage has more than green.
Apples, dried apricots, avocado, bananas, clementines, dates, dried figs, kiwi, limes, nectarines, oranges, pears, black plums, pomegranates (with dried fruit it's recommended to choose the unsulphured varieties).
If you are drinking fruit, blending is better than juicing to preserve nutrition. Adding citrus/zest to your meals not only adds colour and flavour, but also nutritional value.
Rocket, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, horseradish, kale, mustard greens, watercress etc.
Chop up your veg about 40 minutes before you cook it. This preserves the healthy enzymes within. When making soup – blend the veggies first!
Rocket, collard greens, kale, spinach, Swiss chard, cabbage.
Smoothies are a great way to get children to eat their greens! choose a liquid, ripe fruit, and fresh greens. For example, 250ml of water or plant milk, a frozen banana, 120g of frozen berries, and 60 grams of baby spinach would be a classic green smoothie.(Baby spinach may have higher levels of phytonutrients (the good stuff!) than mature spinach leaves.)
Add some plant fats to your salad to maximise absorption. When researchers tried feeding people a salad of spinach, romaine, carrots, and tomatoes along with a source of fat, there was an impressive spike in carotenoid phytonutrients in their bloodstream over the next eight hours. That’s just a single walnut or a spoonful of avocado or shredded coconut.
Artichokes, asparagus, beetroot, peppers, carrots, sweetcorn, garlic, mushrooms, okra, onions, pumpkin, sea vegetables, sugar snap peas, squash, sweet potato, tomatoes, courgette etc.
White cauliflower doesn’t appear to have much to offer at first glance, but because it belongs to the cruciferous family, it’s one of your healthiest options. Similarly, white mushrooms provide myconutrients not found anywhere else in the plant kingdom.
When picking out tomato products, choose whole, crushed or chopped tomatoes instead of tomato sauce, puree, or paste. Drinking tomato juice is great for your immune system.
Nuts and Seeds
Almonds, Brazil, cashew, chia seeds, hazelnuts, hemp seeds, pecans, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, sesame, sunflower, walnuts etc.
Of all the nuts studied, researchers found the greatest benefit was associated with walnuts, particularly for preventing cancer deaths. People who ate more than three servings of walnuts per week appeared to cut their risk of dying from cancer in half.
Barley, brown rice, buckwheat, millet, oats, corn, popcorn, quinoa, freekeh, rye, teff, wholewheat pasta, wild rice etc.
Herbs & Spices
Allspice, basil, bay leaves, cardamom, chilli powder, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, curry powder, dill, fenugreek, garlic, ginger, horseradish, lemongrass, marjoram, mustard powder, nutmeg, oregano, smoked paprika, parsley, pepper, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, sage, thyme, turmeric, and vanilla.
Research suggests turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties.
Black tea, chai tea, vanilla, chamomile tea, coffee, earl grey tea, green tea, hibiscus tea, hot chocolate, jasmine tea, lemon balm tea, matcha tea, almond blossom oolong tea, peppermint tea, rooibos tea, water, and white tea.
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