Testimonial Food Blog
In every major family celebration like birthday,
Christmas, and New Year, I have always contributed my food specialties on
the family feast table. My family and friends love my Chicken Macaroni
Salad, Frozen Fruit Salad, Coleslaw, and Potato Salad.
My recipe for a regular potato salad includes boiled
potatoes, shredded boiled chicken, chopped hard-boiled eggs, minced red
onions, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. The load of mayonnaise I use makes
this recipe not really healthy especially if eaters do not care about
There were occasions back in the Philippines when I tasted
potato salad recipes of some friends and noticed that red thing on the
salad. They said they added beets on the salad. Beets, oh ok. I wondered
what that beet really was, how it looked prior to chopping, where to find
it. I never bothered to explore further since I was happy with my own
In late 2009, my close family friend suffered a chronic
gallbladder pain due to polyp crystals diagnosed in her initial
ultrasound. She immediately opted for surgical removal of her gallbladder
but was later advised against it. We prayed really hard and earnestly for
her healing and relief from the symptomatic pain and discomfort.
I immediately did my own research on home treatment for
gallbladder attack and learned from several sites that red beets provide
therapeutic relief to sufferers, together with green soup, flax seed tea,
and some fruits like organic apples and pears, and some vegetables like
Swiss chard, cucumber, and dandelion greens and tender baby greens, mostly
in juice form.
The therapeutic red beet recipe requires 1 large raw beet
coarsely grated, juice of quarter-lemon, and 1-2 tablespoons of flaxseed
oil, all mixed together. On day 1, sufferer should take 1 teaspoon of beet
mixture every hour throughout the day. The following days, the beet
mixture is to be taken 1 teaspoon, 3-4 times a day until the relief is
experienced. You can also add it to salads 3-4 times a week. When using
organic beet, you can thoroughly wash it and keep the skin, otherwise peel
I put her on this gallbladder diet to help detox her
digestive system from bad fat deposit. She also sought medical attention.
Based on her testimonial, the beet recipe really helped treat her of the
gallbladder attack. It relieved her from pain on the right side of her
abdomen just below the rib cage, and greatly helped to move the fat
build-up in her gallbladder and keep her bile thin and moving. As long as
she doesn't eat too much and stay away from fatty and dairy diet, her
gallbladder is at peace :) But whenever she does experience an attack
again, I give her the wonderful beet recipe. I use Barlean's Organic Flax
Oil for the beet recipe.
Thus, begun my fascination with the red beets. Yes the
sweet beet but not the bad sweet. Oh yes, there's such a thing as healthy
sweet like stevia, xylitol, and of course sweet beet :)
I now know how beets look like, with roots and
red-streaked green leaves. Knowing what I know now about the numerous
health and nutrition benefits of beets, I use them frequently in my
recipes for healthy dishes, fish soups, salads, and veggie juice.
And yes not to forget, I can now safely add that red beet
to my Potato Salad recipe, for a healthier sweet option...I know, I know,
got to use light mayonnaise. Hhmm maybe I can make my own healthy
mayonnaise...that's another food blog I guess :)
For more information about health benefits of beets, go to
Red Beets - a useful detoxifier and blood purifier or visit
Foods List of El Rophe Garden website.