JAPANESE SWEET POTATO & LEEK
Japanese sweet potato and parsnips, with their hint of delicate sweetness and hearty texture, blend beautifully into a powerhouse of nutrition for your heart and immunity without adding fat. For extra digestive serenity and cholesterol blasting qualities, leeks and lemongrass pair up for a dose of flavor in each bite of comfort. Antioxidants never tasted so good.
If you picked one food to help you survive, it should be this. That’s what the Japanese did, anyway. Impervious to tsunamis and harsh conditions, this sweet potato became a staple in Japan for its ability to restore the body and is repeatedly cited as the key to the longest living people in the world. And guess what … it’s actually healthier when boiled!
With such a lovely ivory color, you’d never know this taproot gleans most of its nutritious mineral qualities from its home underground. We had to feature its surprisingly high soluble fiber grams. As champions of the fresh fiber food movement, we like the way this one carefully calibrates your blood sugar and sodium levels throughout the day.
Leeks are a slightly more refined cousin of the onion family and are known to inhibit cholesterol production. It has quite a long list of balanced vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and flavonoids, but you’ll probably only noticed the delicate flavor layer it gives our warm Restore soup.
Lemongrass shoots are actually a stalky grass highly prized in Southeast Asia for its medicinal uses and distinct talent for flavoring soups with natural citrol. Not only does citrol taste good, it also protects with its antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
As nature’s own cocktail, coconut water provides a favorable ratio of naturally occurring sugar, potassium, and sodium to hydrate the system with full flavor.
The saturated fat encased in coconut cream is not to be confused with animal saturated fats which we have all been warned to stay away from. The saturated vegetable fats in coconut cream are actually healthy good fats that our bodies can easily metabolize and turn into energy fast, without raising blood cholesterol and weight gain. The principal saturated fat in coconut cream is lauric acid – the same type of saturated fat found in human breast milk, which the medical community encourages mothers to feed their infants because of the supernutrients it contains. The properties it contains boosts your immune system and are anti-carcinogenic and anti-pathogenic. Furthermore, they improve your digestion and bowel function. Never knew coconut cream could be so beneficial to your health, right?
Soothing to the intestinal tract, ginger root helps digestive distress and offers an array of therapeutic properties to settle the worst of symptoms. New studies show its success in alleviating joint pain with its anti-inflammatory magic in addition to its laundry list of benefits. We just love it for its sassy scent and piquant taste.
Everyone is talking about coconut oil and water these days. It is for good reason. Coconut oil is classified as a “superfood”. Its unique combination of fatty acids have been reported to assist in fat loss, better brain function, increase energy expenditure and help you burn more fat. Coconut oil has been demonized in the past because it contains saturated fat. However, new data shows that saturated fats are harmless