Today I made a decision to blog more. I enjoy it, so why not? What do you enjoy that you need more of? My first Tuesday Tip is take time from your routine to do something you love, even if only for a half an hour. We made it through Monday; Hooray! Now it is time to have a Terrific Tuesday!
My second Tuesday Tip is about a wonderful herb to help you feel well! (no, not Cannabis) It is Cilantro! Cilantro is loaded with antioxidants and some practitioners claim it can detox heavy metals from our bodies. Take a look at the RDA nutritional benefits:
This humble backyard herb provides (% of RDA/100g):
15% of folates,
11% of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine),
45% of vitamin C,
225% of vitamin A,
258% of vitamin K,
22% of iron and
18% of manganese.
Cilantro leaves are widely used in salsa and Mexican foods. You may also throw a handful in your green smoothies. In its’ powdered form, it is called Coriander and used as a spice throughout the world. One can also purchase Cilantro essential oil and either ingest it or apply it topically. A great way to keep fresh Cilantro on hand is to grow some in a container year round. Keep your cilantro in the sun, do not overwater and keep in mind it is an annual.
A popular side dish is cilantro-lime rice. To each 4 servings of rice, simply stir in 2 Tablespoons of fresh lime juice and 1/2 cup cilantro. Whole grains provide optimal nutrition, so experiment with quinoa, brown rice or a combination
of whole grains. Now you know you don’t have to go to Chipotle to enjoy wonderful cilantro rice (although most of us love the Chipotle experience!)
My hope is you will enjoy my Tuesday Tips and other upcoming blogs. Let’s share the love and “follow” each other!