Eating a plant-based diet as part of your daily regimen will most certainly improve your immune system and overall health. Our bodies need certain vitamins, minerals and nutrients to survive and thrive. This includes calcium, protein, fatty acids, iron, vitamin C, just to name a few. Plants provide a vast majority of the vital nutrients we need to strengthen our immune system and stay healthy.
In addition to all that eating a plant-based diet has to offer to improve your immune system, plants contain phytonutrients. This element is what gives plants their vibrant color and what packs them with nutritional value that goes beyond the basic nutrients. Take avocados, for example, they contain a group of phytonutrients called carotenoids, which have strong anti-inflammatory properties, as well as aiding in the reduction of free-radical damage. One bonus that phytonutrients offer is optimal skin health.
Try the down to earth plant basics, such as vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and fruits. When you start eating plants as part of your routine, you will find there are so many choices, that you will never grow bored, and it can actually be fun.
Try this fun recipe at home.
Who says you have to ditch the sushi rolls to be healthy? Crowd pleasing, mouth watering and super fun to make sushi rolls sans rice, sans fish and full of living nutrients. The rolls are rice free and fish free.
Mixed Veggie Sushi Rolls:
- Raw Organic Nori Rolls
- 3 Avocados, Sliced
- 1 Large Beet, Shredded
- 1 Bag of Sunflower Sprouts
- 1 Bag of Pea Sprouts
- 1 Bag of Red or Green Leaf Lettuce
- 3 Red or Yellow Bell Peppers, Sliced
- 2 Cucumbers, Sliced
Step 1: Place your Nori Sheets on a damp, not wet cutting board. Place a row of sliced avocado, cucumber, assorted veggies, lettuce & sprouts in the upper middle of your nori sheet. You can mix and match your veggies, some can have carrots or beets or both, some can just have cucumber and bell peppers, some have lettuce, some have sprouts etc. You can use the cauliflower rice in any of the rolls, or leave it out.
Step 2: Fold over the top and roll, and place at the top of your cutting board.
Step 3: Use a very sharp knife to slice your sushi rolls and place on a platter for serving.
The recipe is taken from the website Young and Raw. The article is from The Raw Food Institute of Australia.