What you eat can prevent disease or help promote an unhealthy body and set you up for dis-ease. You get to choose.
You can cry now (chopping onions) or you can cry later (when you get a diagnosis). It is always easier to avoid a disease than to have to try and cure after the fact.
There is off the charts nutritional power and health promoting properties in these onions and mushrooms. Eating them often is a key to successful long term health. This information is based on Dr. Furhman‘s nutritional research.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman evidences consumption of these veggies with scientific facts and promotes eating lots of dark green vegetables, mushrooms, and onions as preventative to life-style diseases. I highly recommend his book Eat for Health which gives you the down and dirty on why greens are good for you and why.
“Following a high-nutrient diet, as described in his book, protects against many chronic diseases, breast cancer included. Green vegetables and mushrooms are the most powerful anti-breast cancer foods. Take note that a vegetarian diet does not show protection against breast cancer as much as a diet rich in green vegetables, mushrooms, onions, berries, and seeds. It is the phytochemical nutrient density and diversity of the diet that offers the most dramatic protection against cancer, not merely the avoidance of meat or fat.23-27 Vegetables and fruits have been consistently associated with both reduced risk of breast cancer and improved survival of breast cancer patients.23,25,28-30 Cruciferous vegetables contain powerful anti-cancer compounds that halt the growth of breast cancer cells and promote excretion of estrogen.24,31,32 Mushrooms block tumor growth and have anti-estrogenic activity – regular consumption of mushrooms – as little as one mushroom per day – has been shown to decrease breast cancer risk by up to 60-70%.26,27,33 Organosulfur compounds in onions and garlic also prevent the development of cancers by detoxifying carcinogens, halting cancer cell growth, and preventing tumors from obtaining a blood supply.34″~Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD
You don’t have to make a project out of eating for health. It’s easy.
For $19.99 I bought this handy dandy chopper does the job in half the time and with a lot less tears.
You get even chunks of onion in 2 seconds!
Add the mushrooms, squash and a can of glen muir organic tomatoes and you’ve got dinner and a dose of healthy protective “medicine”.
Serve up on a bed of brown rice and you’ve rocked it.