healthy diet

Are you feeling a little yucky after indulging in holiday treats? Here’s a beautiful and tasty way to support your liver and gallbladder as they rid your body of toxins. I’m calling it the “Save Your Gallbladder Salad”. Enjoy this and feel free to improvise – listen to what your body is drawn to.

One shredded beet
One chopped apple
(I used fuji)
A handful of chopped kale
The juice of half a lemon
Olive oil, drizzled on
Agave nectar
(a gentle sweetener, to balance the tartness of the lemon)

Mix all together and enjoy. These amounts served two.

Kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, and reasonably rich in calcium. Kale, as with broccoli and other brassicas, contains sulforaphane (particularly when chopped or minced), a chemical with potent anti-cancer properties. It’s a superfood! Beets, too, are packed with nutrients, and have been used for centuries to protect against oxidative stress, an imbalance linked with many diseases. And apples, as we all know, are delicious. I’m sure they’re healthy, too. Something about keeping the doctor away . . .

You could also throw in a handful of chopped walnuts, pecans, or some goat cheese. Have fun with it!

– Cheryl

Cheryl, in addition to being a wonderful Massage Therapist, is a Certified Health Coach, one who happens to be bursting with just this kind of excellent, practicable advice for developing a cleaner, healthier way of life. To schedule a Health Coaching session with Cheryl, please call the spa at (571) 323 1088.