Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dr Furhman's G-BOMBS soup

I went to a lecture this weekend given by Dr. Furhman, who has great recommendations for reversing heart disease, diabetes and cancer through diet and lifestyle changes. This is a different view then many doctors who will prescribe medicine to mask symptoms of a disease, instead this is changing your diet and lifestyle to eliminate the disease.

His suggestions are in line with the process I take my own clients through when we discuss how to boost their fertility. The simple idea is that what you put into your body is going to either be toxic or beneficial, and it's our choice at every meal.

One of my greatest takeaways from Dr. Furhman's lecture was about G-BOMBS. "G-BOMBS is an acronym you can use to remember the most nutrient-dense, health-promoting foods on the planet. These are the foods you should eat every day, and they should make up a significant proportion of your diet — these foods are extremely effective at preventing chronic disease and promoting health and longevity." To learn more follow this link.

G - greens
B - beans
O - onions
M - mushrooms
B - berries
S - seeds and nuts

Last night I pulled together this soup at 5:00pm, with dinner finished by 6:00pm. It included G-BOM and if you had a seed and nut heavy bread to dip and some berries for dessert, you could get a whole G-BOMB meal!!

6-8 servings (perfect for leftovers)

1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 red onion, chopped
handful of green onions, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
10 white mushrooms, chopped
1/2 zucchini, chopped
1/2 yellow squash, chopped
handful of peas (optional)
12 ounce can of chopped tomatoes
12 ounce can of kidney beans
1 cup of cooked rice
6 large kale leaves, chopped
3 cups of vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon of sage
1/2 teaspoon of red pepper
1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper

In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium and saute the red onion, green onions and carrots until they are soft. Add the mushrooms, zucchini, squash and peas and cook until the mushrooms have released their juices. Add the tomatoes, kidney beans, rice and vegetable broth and cook until heated through. Add the kale leaves and spices and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

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