How to Make Broccoli with Garlic & Black Olive
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES
1. Boil, strain and mash broccoli.
How Can Broccoli with Garlic & Black Olive Make You Feel Great?
Stay Balanced in SpringThe hot and light qualities of this meal means it digests with ease, even if your digestive system moves slowly. It is particularly balancing for those experiencing symptoms such as weight gain, congestion or lethargy which are typical of a Kapha imbalance and more common in spring. Boiling and mashing the broccoli and combining with digestion enhancing ingredients such as lemon, black pepper and cayenne make it even easier still and will help reduce any excess spring mucus.
Cleanse and RenewThe pungent taste stimulates the secretion of digestive enzymes while the bitter taste is cleansing as it encourages the release of bile from the gallbladder. This cleansing action is a welcome relief in spring as it's the time of year your body needs the most assistance removing digestive toxins. Your body and mind will feel clear, light and cleansed.
Strengthen DigestionBroccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that can often provoke Vata dosha and lead to gas and bloating. However, when prepared with digestive aids, the gas forming properties are reduced. It supports efficient digestion due to its high fibre content and anti-inflammatory properties. Olives are hot, liquid and easy to digest. They also have a high fibre content promoting regular digestion and leaving you feeling full and satisfied.
WHAT IS BROCCOLI WITH GARLIC & BLACK OLIVE?
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Broccoli with Garlic & Black Olive Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Cleanse and Detox:
DETOXICANTAn herb that eliminates or metabolizes toxins from the body.
Heart & Circulation:
ALTERATIVELiterally, an herb that restores the proper function of the body. In practice, alteratives are usually blood cleansers and blood chemistry balancers. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
Lung and Sinus:
EXPECTORANTHerbs that help you cough up and eliminate mucus. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus.
LOWERS-THYROIDReduces thyroid function. Useful for people with hyperthyroid.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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