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Hello and Happy St. Patty’s Day! It’s all about the green for the holiday, the best greens for health, and the slow-but-sure arrival of Spring. My bachelor buttons and sweet pea seeds have sprouted their first little green leaves ! How exciting!

This week also marks the 5th anniversary that Bob retired (from the wonderful business he created and successfully operated in downtown Washington DC for 23 years) to come home and spend the day with me … and the tea. What fun we have each day! I wish you could hear him laugh and talk with the college students that help us. Yup! Your tea is sent with lots of love and laughter.

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We had such a great night at our vegetarian supper club potluck earlier this week with both the food and the lecture. I couldn’t help but share some of it with you. That’s all below, so enjoy! Please know that we care, and don’t forget to wear green tomorrow!

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Nature’s Best Leafy Greens and Food Combinations for Super Health!

Our vegetarian supper club met this week. It’s such a nifty mix of people and healthy food! Everyone brought something green for the potluck dinner and the room was festive with green tablecloths and St. Patricks’ Day decor.

EZ Kale Salad

We took our favorite kale salad from Sam’s Club. This comes in a bag, ready to open, toss and serve. The bite-sized kale, grated broccoli rabe, dried cranberries and some chopped nuts make a nice salad with the included citrus dressing.

However, we’ve learned how to easily turn this salad into a meal! Simply add some fresh chopped oranges, or drained (canned) mandarin oranges or pineapple chunks along with 1 cup of white cannelini beans or chick peas, a generous quarter cup of purple or green onion, 1-2 cups of some cooked wheat pasta (we use bowties, macaroni or even leftover chopped spaghetti). We serve it in a large cut-glass bowl. It’s just so pretty with all those additional colors!

We were very surprised with the big fuss we got over that kale salad!

The delicious potluck meal (what a treat it is to eat other people’s food!) is always followed by some type of short lecture or video on food and healthy eating with mostly fruits, veggies and grains.

This time it was how our dark leafy greens all by themselves are critically important to our health, but are even more nutritious when other natural things are added to them. A little citrus (lemon juice is great) and a bit of healthy fat (like olive oil or avocado) enhances full absorption of the original nutrients of the dark leafy greens.

More great food combinations and why/how they work are below.

But first –The dark, leafy greens! Especially for St. Patrick’s Day!

1. Kale
2. Collards
3. Spinach
4. Broccoli Rabe
5. Dandelion Greens
6. Cabbage
7. Turnip Greens
8. Chard

And I’m going to add CILANTRO based on my last newsletter. :0)

Iceburg and romaine lettuce are so far down on the list that they aren’t mentioned. Our lecturer made a little joke about greens … “The more bitter, the more better!” And then she talked about the food combinations to make them tastier.

It was such a fun lecture that we came home and did a little research and found that it’s true — 1 + 1 does not necessarily equal 2 in the veggie world relating to nutrition and taste. It can equal 3 if you’ve got the right synergistic combination.

I found an excellent article that I’ve copied below. You can read it online HERE
The books mentioned in this article sound so helpful!

Eating Certain Foods Together Helps With Nutrient Absortion
By Julie Deardorff

The next time you’re preparing a spinach salad, toss in a mandarin orange. The citrus fruit won’t just enhance the flavor; its vitamin C will help your body absorb the iron found in leafy green vegetables.

But these nutrients aren’t necessarily the only team players on your plate. A growing number of foods have been shown to have a “one-plus-one-equals-three” effect when eaten together, said dietitian Wendy Bazilian who holds a doctorate in public health.

“They give you a stronger defense than if consumed separately,” said Bazilian, author of “The Superfoods Rx Diet.”

Tomatoes and broccoli, for example, have more powerful cancer-fighting qualities when eaten at the same time than when consumed alone, according to University of Illinois researchers. Adding vinegar to sushi rice has been shown to decrease the glycemic index of the rice by as much as 35 percent. And combining foods that contain carotenoids, such as tomatoes, with a healthful fat, such as olive oil, makes it easier for the body to absorb the nutrients more readily.

“It’s not that one nutrient doesn’t work; it’s that two or three work better,” said dietititan Elaine Magee author of “Food Synergy”.

When foods are “bioavailable,” they’re ready for the body to absorb and use. But we often unwittingly make decisions that interfere with the body’s ability to maximize these “good” nutrients.

The use of fat-free salad dressing instead of one containing a healthful fat is a common mistake.

“Locked up inside that salad is nearly every antioxidant you’ve ever heard of,” Dr. John La Puma wrote in “Chef MD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine”.

If you use fat-free dressing, he wrote, “you’re getting less than you could — unless you eat that salad with avocado, or with walnuts or roasted walnut oil, or extra-virgin olive oil or nearly any other good-for-you fat.”

The reason, La Puma said, is that the oil makes several nutrients — the lutein in the green peppers, the capsanthin in the red peppers, the lycopene in the tomatoes, even the limonene in the lemon — more body ready for you. “Each of them is optimally absorbed with a little bit of fat,” he wrote.

The best way to spot synergy on your plate — and to ensure a nutritious meal — is to make sure it has a minimum of three colors and contains healthful fat (avocado, olive oil or nuts), Bazilian said.“Food has a way of working synergistically, whether or not it’s an outright pairing, so you’re not constantly drinking tea and eating spinach. Certain nutrients help each other out.”

Synergistic strategies:

Combine: Vitamin C and iron.

Synergy: Vitamin C increases the body’s ability to absorb iron.

Try: Mandarin oranges on a spinach salad. Or mix and match plant-based iron sources (tofu, edamame and kale) with red and green bell peppers or a baked potato. Or add a squeeze of lime to your salsa.

Combine: Broccoli and tomatoes.

Synergy: Offers more powerful protection against cancer than just eating either vegetable alone, possible because “different bioactive compounds in each food work on different anti-cancer pathways,” said University of Illinois food science and human nutrition professor John Erdman.

Try: Tomato sauce with pasta primavera.

Combine: Phytochemicals and Vitamin A.

Synergy: The phytochemicals or plant compounds in grapes and grape skin somehow enhance the additive effects in Vitamin E.

Try: Red or purple grapes with one ounce of almonds (half your daily need of vitamin E).

Combine: Good fat and vegetables.

Synergy: Helps the body absorb protective phytochemicals.

Try: Mixed salad: include tomatoes, carrots, mix with olive or avocado oil.

Sources: “Chef MD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine,” by Dr. John La Puma; “Food Synergy,” by Elaine Magee; and “The Superfoods Rx Diet,” by Wendy Bazilian

That’s the end of the article. Interesting, huh?

Well, we didn’t know we were being so smart when we added the mandarin oranges to the kale salad, but I guess some things are just meant to go together. Like us with you!

So for this St. Patty’s, when you WEAR and SEE green, let it be a reminder to EAT your greens!

Have a fun weekend and St. Patrick’s Day and thanks for reading this today.

Carolyn Allen is the mother of 5 children and grandmother to 11 (so far!). She and her husband, Bob, have been helping people feel and look better for years with My Miracle Tea. Read More
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