Healthy Cooking: Couscous
Updated: Monday, February 24 2014, 06:55 AM CST
Mobile, Ala. (WPMI) Creamed Corn Mint Couscous
This dish is great paired with Cindy’s Sautéed Mint Salmon
1 box of couscous
2 cups of low sodium chicken broth/ or water
1 cup of cream of corn
1 tsp of sea salt
1 tsp of fresh ground pepper
Optional 1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese (Pat doesn’t like cheese )
In a medium pan boil the 2 cups of chicken broth/ or water
Pour in the couscous and remove from heat and cover
Let sit for 5 min and then use a fork to mix
Stir in the cream of corn, salt, and pepper
Optional to add 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese
Health Benefits Of Mint
Mint leaves (Mentha cordifolia), which as we know not only has the benefits to freshen breath. Apparently more than that, mint leaves have many uses and are able to overcome some health problems, here are some of them:
1. Digestive System
Mint leaves are healthy entrees. Why? Because mint condition capable of calming the stomach. The aroma of mint activates the saliva glands and the glands that produce digestive enzymes. As a result, our digestion become fluent. To get the properties of mint, pour warm water into the glass along with a few leaves of fresh mint. Take a few moments and enjoy mint tea to cope with stomach pain and indigestion.
2. Nausea and headaches
A refreshing mint scent is a powerful medicine to treat nausea. Smell the aroma of mint oil or fresh mint leaves so nausea is reduced. When applied topically, headaches will also be reduced.
3. Respiratory disorders
The aroma of fresh mint is very effective relief of respiratory congestion by opening up the nose, throat, and lungs. Mint can also help to overcome cough.
The use of mint on a regular basis can help people with asthma because it can provide relaxation and help relieve breathing.
5. Skin care
Mint juice is great when used as a face mask. In addition to the skin, infections, rashes, and acne can also be resolved. Mint can also cope with mosquito bites.
6. Oral health
This is of course widely known benefits of mint leaves. Because the ability to override the germs and inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth, it's no wonder the mouth and breath we'll always fresh if routine use.
According to recent research, some of the enzymes contained in the mint leaves can help fight cancer cells.
8. Relieves muscle pain
You can also take advantage of the warm mint to freshen up your leg muscles. The trick, mix 1 cup sea salt, 1/3 cup olive oil, and 6 drops of peppermint essential oil. Rub in the foot a few moments then rinse. Sea salt will remove dead skin cells while menthol flavors will relieve muscle pain.