Goji berry and hemp seed sprout salad

This salad is high in anti-oxidant, vitamin A, fiber, omega 6 and phytochemicals, a powerful anti-cancer agent found in broccoli, alfalfa sprouts, goji berries and hemp seeds.

Ingredients

  • 1 handful alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 handful broccoli sprouts
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 apple, chopped or thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup raisins or currants
  • 1 tsp of goji berry
  • 1/2 Tbsp of hemp seed

Dressing

  • Use juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil cold pressed or organic
  • 1 clove of garlic pressed
  • 1 tsp of agave nectar
  • 1 tsp of sea salt or Himalayan salt crystals.

Mix ingredients together, shake it well and toss over the green salad. Enjoy

Goji berry

Is a delicious nutritious berry considered the number one food-herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine and regarded as a complete source of protein.

It’s rich in antioxidants, trace minerals, it provides you with anti-aging benefits and a healthy boost of vitamins.

I like to eat it in a cereal, fruit and vegetable juice, in home made granola bar or just pure with cacao nibs.  It gives you strength and energy specially a great choice for snacks between meals.

Hemp seed

It is rich in saturated good fat, B12 Vit, delicious as a snack.
All 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot produce. 
A high protein percentage of the simple proteins that strengthen immunity and fend off toxins.
 Eating hemp seeds in any form could aid, if not heal, people suffering from immune deficiency diseases.

Broccoli sprouts

Macro shot of broccoli sprouts growing from seeds
Broccoli sprouts growing from seeds

Broccoli is in the same family as cauliflower and cabbage, a cruciferous vegetable low in calories but rich in nutrients essential for human health, such as vitamins A, C, E and calcium, among others. Broccoli sprout is high in vitamin C and soluble fiber and contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties including dindolylmethane and selenium.

A half-cup serving of broccoli sprouts provides 16 calories, 1.4 g of protein, 1.9 g of carbohydrates, less than 1 g fat, 0 g of sugar, 0 mg of cholesterol, 2.88 mg sodium and 1.1 g dietary fiber, according to the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.

Thirty-five percent of the calories in broccoli sprouts come from protein.

Phytochemicals

PhytochemicalsPhytochemicals are chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants. They are found in fruits, vegetables, beans, grains, and other plants.

Scientists have identified thousands of phytochemicals, although only a small fraction have been studied closely.

There are more than thousand known phytochemicals. Some of the well-known phytochemicals are lycopene in tomatoes, isoflavones in soy and flavanoids in fruits.
Some of the more commonly known phytochemicals include beta carotene, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), folic acid, and vitamin E.

Phytochemicals play an important role in reducing the risk of developing cancer, according to the Stanford Medicine Cancer Center. Some of the major phytochemicals in broccoli sprouts include glutathione, the carotenoids, thiols, indoles and monoterpenes.

Guiomar Campbell

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Guiomar is a performing artist and an Integrated Health Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in depression and anxiety disorders. She has a degree in nursing and obstetrics from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. She received her diploma in shiatsu therapy in 1995 and a diploma in acupuncture in 1999 at the Shiatsu School of Canada where she worked for 15 years as a shiatsu instructor in the diploma program. She is a member in good standing of College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario (CTCMPAO). Guiomar specializes in men and women’s reproductive health, gynecology, pregnancy and post partum care. She also has lots of experience treating digestive issues, migraine headache, and insomnia.

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