Sautéed Ginger Brussel Sprouts with Shallots
Recommended by: Louisa Lee, Alyssia Parsons, Alexa Hirschberg & Sam Dunat
- Brussel Sprouts
- Olive Oil
- Wash brussel sprouts under cool water.
- Thinly slice brussel sprouts.
- Peel and slice the ginger.
- Mince the garlic.
- Warm 2 tablespoons of olive oil in skillet on stovetop on medium heat, add shallots, ginger, and garlic until lightly browned.
- Add brussel sprouts to skillet, tossing occasionally until tender (about 7 minutes until done).
- Add salt and pepper.
- Ginger extract has been shown to increase effectiveness of chemotherapy and decrease the associated side-effects.
- Ginger in a pill form reduces serum fasting glucose in patients with peritoneal dialysis; thus, reducing risk of hyperinsulinemia, dyslipidemia, peritoneal membrane fibrosis & CVD.
- There are cardiovascular benefits are associated with eating garlic, as it lowers LDL (½ clove daily reduces LDL by 9%), is an anticoagulant (prevents fibrin & platelet clumping) and is an anti-inflammatory.
Spiced Chicken with Apples and Onions
Recommended by: Taylor Eisenstein, Alana Rettig, Jingyi Qi, & Bridget Harding
- Olive Oil
- Chicken Breasts
- Red Onion
- Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, a few grinds of pepper, the allspice, and turmeric to the chicken.
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet.
- Add the chicken and cook until browned.
- Transfer to a plate; set aside.
- Add the apples, onion and a pinch of salt to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 4 minutes.
- Turmeric has been shown to reduce inflammation in a number of chronic inflammatory conditions, including Crohn's disease, gastritis, and arthritis.
- Turmeric can aid in the management of obesity and type II diabetes, as it aids in the maintenance of blood sugar levels and the mediation of oxidative stress.
- Saxena, R., Rida, P., Kucuk, O., Aneja, R. (2016). Ginger augmented chemotherapy: A novel multitarget nontoxic approach for cancer management. Mol. Nutr. Food Res. 60, 1364–1373.
- Mani, H., Tabibi, H., Najafi, I., Atabak, S., Hedayati, M., & Rahmani, L. (2015). Effects of ginger on serum glucose, advanced glycation end products, and inflammation in peritoneal dialysis patients. Nutrition, 31(5), 703-707.
- Tapsell, L., Hemphill, I., Cobiac, L., C. P., Fenech, M., Roodenrys, S., . . . Inge, K. (2006). Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices. The Medical Journal of Australia.
- Kunnumakkara, A. B., Bordoloi, D., Padmavathi, G., Monisha, J., Roy, N. K., Prasad, S., & Aggarwal, B. B. (2016). Curcumin, the golden nutraceutical: multitargeting for multiple chronic diseases. British Journal of Pharmacology, 174(11), 1325-1348. doi:10.1111/bph.13621