IT REALLY IS TIME for us to rethink our reason for eating. There really is only one reason and that is for essential nourishment. It is that simple.
I believe God planted plants in the beginning of time for all His humans to be nourished. I also believe He taught man to plant plants and then He controlled the oxygen, sunlight, and soil for those plants to continue to nourish His humans. I also believe that it is God’s intention for us to eat those plants in as close to their original state as possible in order to be nourished.
What we seldom recognize is that all plants contain the exact diversified amount of the water, vitamins, and minerals we need to keep our bodies hydrated and sustained. In fact, plants are very similar to a human in that they need oxygen, sunlight and soil (food) to grow. When man changes God’s original structure of a plant for the sake of shelf life and profit, and man consumes these nonfoods, something unintentional will happen.
The Healthiest Foods that Heal
What then should we eat? PLANTS, PLANTS and more PLANTS. Let’s get started with one of my favorite nutritious foods available: sweet potatoes
Sweet Potatoes are exceptionally rich in beta-carotene, the phytonutrient that provides their unsurpassed health promoting benefits and powerful antioxidant protection. They are an excellent source of Vitamin A and also an excellent source of Vitamin C. Vitamin A has long been known to be associated with healthy lungs. That is because it is needed to maintain the optimal structure and function of the tissues that line the lungs. Sweet Potatoes have recently been classified as an “anti-diabetic” food. They have been given this title because sweet potatoes can stabilize your blood sugar levels and lower insulin resistance. They also are a great source of energy-producing iron, heart-healthy B-6 and potassium, and digestive health promoting dietary fiber.
NOT TO MENTION they are so delicious.
The healthiest way to cook sweet potatoes is to steam them. Purchasing a steamer is the best way to not only cook sweet potatoes but also all vegetables. I love my Richard Simmons steamer and have had it for over 15 years. It steams three different foods at the same time and has three different controlling timers because different foods require different steaming times. An entire meal can be steamed and on the table in no time. A less expensive option is the Bella steamer which is also a great choice.
You can also use a skillet. Don’t throw out that cooking water. Save it for soups or smoothies.
FIGs (Food Inspired by God)
Below is a delicious FIG recipe. You are just minutes away from Health!
Delicious Healing Steamed Sweet Potatoes
2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into cubes
3 tbsp of unrefined coconut oil
2 medium cloves of garlic chopped fine
Himalayan Pink Salt and Black Pepper * Buy Himalayan Pink salt at TJ Maxx
Steam sweet potatoes in a small amount of water in a skillet. Simply fill your skillet with enough water to cover the bottom of your skillet or pan and bring the water to a boil. Add your cubed sweet potatoes and garlic and cook for maybe 10 minutes until tender. Cooking time depends on how small you cut the potatoes. Don’t overcook. If any excess water remains, drain it into a glass and save it for soup or smoothies. Gently mash the potatoes and add coconut oil, salt, and pepper. This is enough for two people.
I always add more vegetables to this recipe. Last night I added Brussels Sprouts and kale. It is so simple to make. Add any vegetable you like. Frozen peas are a nice addition, but you only need to add them a few minutes prior to other veggies being tender. What about asparagus, carrots or thinly sliced cabbage. Delicious and nutritious.
Links to my favorite sweet potato recipes.
Enjoy! And let me know if you love sweet potatoes and all the ways you love to prepare them.
I love you to health and beyond,