BREAKFAST part 2 (revisited)

If I can not entertain you with my Turkish village breakfast in “BREAKFAST PART 1” try this…

A healthy seasonal fruit salad (I used raspberries, Kiwifruit, pineapple and pomegranate rubies) with a touch of goat’s milk yogurt.

Because did not put any starchy fruit like apple or pear in my salad it was not necessary to add any citrus juice. All the fruit I used are on the super food category according to many studies. Here is a little copied information from Canadian Living:

• Nutritional value (1 large): 56 calories, 3 g fibre, source of vitamins C and E, and of magnesium and potassium • Disease-fighting factor: With more vitamin C than oranges, kiwis can help in the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth and gums. They can also help lower blood triglyceride levels (high triglycerides increase the risk of
heart disease).

Pineapple • Nutritional value (1/2 cup/125 mL): 40 calories, 1 g fibre • Disease-fighting factor: Pineapple contains a natural enzyme called bromelain, which breaks down protein and helps aid digestion. Bromelain may also help prevent blood clots, inhibit growth of cancer cells and speed wound healing. • Did you know? Since bromelain breaks down protein, pineapple juice makes an excellent marinade and tenderizer for meat.

Pomegranate • Nutritional value (1/2 fruit): 53 calories, less than 1 g fiber, source of vitamin A and potassium • Disease-fighting factor: Pomegranates contain antioxidant tannins, which may protect the heart. Studies show that daily consumption of pomegranate juice may promote normal blood pressure levels and reduce the risk of heart attacks. • Did you know? Pomegranates contain glistening, jewel-like seeds called arils that can be pressed into juice. One medium pomegranate yields about 1/2 cup (125 mL) of juice.

Raspberry • Nutritional value (1/2 cup/125 mL): 32 calories, 4 g fibre, source of folate and magnesium • Disease-fighting factor: Raspberries are rich in ellagic acid, an antioxidant that may help prevent cervical cancer. Promising studies in animals have led researchers to believe that raspberries may also help treat esophageal and colon

And obviously the home made yogurt is the healthiest thing in the world. Here is how to make yogurt

Enjoy a healthy morning and a clear conscience my friends!


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