Saturday, October 10, 2009

Kohlrabi is>>>>

Kohlrabi is native to Northern Europe, and is a member of the cabbage family. The name "kohlrabi" is taken directly from the German and means "cabbage turnip."Kohlrabi has an alkaline reaction and is high in vitamin C. Because it has a high vitamin C content, it is good for the skeletal, digestive, and lymphatic systems. Vitamin C, present in fruits and vegetables, is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. This anti-inflammatory activity may influence the development of asthma symptoms. A large preliminary study has shown that young children with asthma experience significantly less wheezing if they eat a diet high in fruits rich in vitamin C.

The strong association between increased intake of beta-carotene from food and a reduced risk of lung cancer does not necessarily mean that supplementation with natural beta-carotene supplements would reduce the risk of lung cancer. Dietary beta-carotene may be a marker for diets high in certain fruits and vegetables that contain other anticancer substances that may be responsible for the protective effects. Until more is known, some doctors advise smokers to avoid all forms of beta-carotene supplementation—even natural beta-carotene. Eating plenty of flavonoid- and vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables helps to support the structure of capillaries. Some, but not all, studies have reported that eating more foods rich in beta-carotene or vitamin A was associated with a lower risk of cataracts. Synthetic beta-carotene supplementation has not been found to reduce the risk of cataract formation. It remains unclear whether natural beta-carotene from food or supplements would protect the eye or whether beta-carotene in food is merely a marker for other protective factors in fruits and vegetables high in beta-carotene.

Kohlrabi improves energy circulation and eases stagnancy; it reduces damp conditions and so is effective for edema, candida, and viral conditions. It helps stabilize blood sugar imbalances and is used for hypoglycemia and diabetes. Kohlrabi reduces swelling of the scrotum. It is an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium. Kohlrabi is high in fiber and low in calories.

As you know juicing is always the best ways to seize the nutrients:::

Here is a great anti CANCER juice recipe inclusive of Kohlrabi>

Asparagus, Bean Sprout, Beet, Beet Green, Carrot, Kale, Kohlrabi, Parsley, Parsnip, Spinach, Sunflower Green, Swiss Chard, Turnip, Wheatgrass

Bless and Be Well>>>


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