Comfort food: white soup

4 Feb

Sometimes when winter it’s coming not only in the season but also in your heart, you need to warm your body with food.

Some people choose (badly) junkie food because junk foods typically contain high levels of calories from sugar or fat with little protein, vitamins or minerals. Foods commonly considered junk foods include salted snack foods, gum, candy, sweet desserts, fried fast food, and sugary carbonated beverages.
A study by Paul Johnson and Paul Kenny at the Scripps Research Institute (2008) suggested that junk food consumption alters brain activity in a manner similar to addictive drugs like cocaine or heroin. After many weeks with unlimited access to junk food, the pleasure centers of rat brains became desensitized, requiring more food for pleasure. After the junk food was taken away and replaced with a healthy diet, the rats starved for two weeks instead of eating nutritious fare.
A 2007 British Journal of Nutrition study found that female rats who eat junk food during pregnancy increased the likelihood of unhealthy eating habits in their offspring

The body needs certain vitamins and minerals to function properly. Unlike automobiles, though, the human body can put up with a lot of abuse before it quits running.

When you eat a poor diet, you severely impair the body’s ability—through its immune system—to fight off toxins and diseased cells. Yet the negative effects of wrong eating often take years to manifest themselves.

This is where cancer comes in. Consuming junk food is now recognized as a main contributing factor to the development of cancerous cells.

Then really do you want to eat junk food? I’ll suggest to find some vegan (raw) healthy alternative …Mother Nature was very generous with human people!

Then few nights ago a was very depressed and my mind was struggle…I decided to prepare a special raw warm white soup. I choose cauliflower firstly for the white color that usually give me a sense of calm…secondly is good for health. It is low in fat, high in dietary fiber, folate, water and vitamin C, possessing a very high nutritional density. It also contains several phytochemicals which are beneficial to human health, including sulforaphane, an anti-cancer compound released when cauliflower is chopped or chewed.

Cauliflower is a source of indole-3 carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells. The compound also appears to work as an anti-estrogen, appearing to slow or prevent the growth of tumors of the breast and prostate.

Cauliflower also contains other glucosinolates besides sulfurophane, substances which may improve the liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogenic substances.

A high intake of cauliflower has been found to reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Cauliflower is also a good source of carotenoids.

I used
1/2 head of organic cauliflower
1 tbs of vegetal broth
1 tbs of Macis
1 handful of fresh basil
I boiled only for five minutes cauliflower with the broth and spice. Then a blend and served in a bowl with fresh basil garnished with poppy seeds and nutritional yeast.

IMGP5310I love to prepare comfort food.  I’ll make raw vegetables or roasted potatoes or rice.  The ritual of it is fun for me, and the creativity of it.

Talking of Pleasure, this moment I was writing with one hand, and with the other holding to my Mouth a Nectarine — how good how fine. It went down all pulpy, slushy, oozy, all its delicious embonpoint melted down my throat like a large, beautified Strawberry.
John Keats (1795 – 1821)

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