Chef Wendell: Chakra Salad | WISH-TV

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Summertime is perfect for eating fresh, sun-soaked, sweet, crispy and crunchy vegetables, nuts and seeds. This vitamin-packed raw veggie salad is high in healthy fats, fiber, water, and powerful antioxidants that prevent many diseases.  The healthy fats in this salad come from a perfect combination of nuts, seeds, and avocados. This bold flavored salad provides antioxidant vitamins A, C, K, E, B6, fiber, folate, manganese, and phosphorous.

1st segment: What are antioxidants? What do they do? What diseases do antioxidants prevent? Discuss importance of eating produce high in betta carotene. Vitamin A.

2nd segment: What are good cooking oils? What are the bad oils and why we shouldn’t cook with them. What is Hydrogenation?

  • Don’t be afraid to be awesome. You are special. A miracle.
  • When you change the way you look at food, your life will change.
  • If you want to prevent disease, eat more plant foods…closer to earth.

Veggie antioxidant power:

  • Beta carotene counteracts the damaging effects of oxidative stress.
  • Oxidative stress connected to atherosclerosis, certain cancers, and accelerated aging.
  • Oxidative stress contributes to all inflammatory diseases, heart diseases, stroke, emphysema, gastric ulcers, hypertension and preeclampsia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, MS, alcoholism, smoking-related diseases, and many others.

Cooking Oils:

  • Coconut, avocado, butter from grass fed cows are best.
  • Highly processed, refined nut, seed, and vegetable oils are too rich in Omega-6 fatty acids. Hydrogenated.
  • Avoid: soybean, corn oil, cottonseed, canola, rapeseed, sunflower, sesame, grapeseed, and safflower Oil.
  • Cottonseed oil is the filthiest. Cottonseed oil is one of the cheapest edible oils in the United States. Heavily sprayed with petrochemicals.
  • Canola is bad too. (GMO) Hydrogenated Oil-degumming; bleaching and deodorizing involving high temperatures and/or the use of some pretty nasty chemicals.


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