Saturday, October 30, 2010

CPT #10: Bok Choy

Blessings, Darlings!  damn

Today's cancer prevention tip is to have a daily serving of cruciferous vegetables - today' veggie is bok choy.

I suppose it's ironic, writing about bok choy when there is a desperate shortage of it in Korea, where it goes into the Korean staple comfort food kimchee.  That said, here in the US it's easily available, cheap, tasty and healthy. They are high in vitamin C and soluble fibre and contain multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties: diindolylmethane, sulforaphane and selenium.

My favorite recipe for it is to combine it with straw mushrooms (or other Chinese mushrooms), fried tofu, and a bit of stir-fried pork, then add a brown sauce (yes, the recipe I posted before).  I'm using less sugar in that recipe lately, by the way, by at least half and sometimes totally eliminating it.  All my recipes are always in flux!

That said, it's good to keep in mind that too much of it can interfer with thyroid drugs, in case you happen to be taking them. 

Frondly, Fern

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