Meatless Monday Vegan Dish
The campaign against restricting meat from one’s diet for 1 day of the week has turned into a global movement. Giving your digestive system a break from digesting meat helps your body detox. Meatless Monday Dishes most often high in nutritive value because they most often include vegetables, fruits and a legume. Fruit, vegetables and beans are very high in fiber. Including them in your diet daily not only provide your body with vitamin and minerals, but their high fiber content act as a cleanser and detox for your digestive system.
Check out my other Meatless Meatless Monday Vegetarian Soup meal.
Broad Beans Quick Facts
Broad beans or Fava Beans has been been given its name to Favism, a genetic condition where people are deficient in an enzymes called Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency . This condition affects affects many people around the world, but mostly affect males. The enzyme deficiency breaks down the red blood cells prematurely. Consequently, this leads to a condition called hemolytic anemia. Signs and symptom of hemolytic Anemia are: paleness of the skin, tiredness, yellowing of the skin and eyes, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath and dark urine color.
Broad Beans Contain Lectins
Lectins are protein that are fund in many plant foods. However, researchers find that the Lectins in broad beans can slow the growth of cancer cells in the Colon.
Meatless Monday Recipe:
1 medium cucumber
1 cup can sweet corn or fresh corn off the husk
I medium tomato
1 medium gala apple
Broad Bean (1 1/2 cups)
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon rosemary, finely chopped
salt and black pepper to taste (optional)
In a bowl combine sweet corn diced cucumber, tomato and broad beans
Combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Pour over salad mixture, stir and allow to marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Every Monday for the for the next 30 days, go Meatless.