It’s not just for taste alone that cumin has made it into the stellar ranks of Indian, Middle Eastern and Mexican cooking. Although cumin seeds look rather unassuming, this delicious spice packs an antioxidant punch and has anti carcinogenic compounds that have been shown to protect against stomach and liver cancer. Cumin seeds have traditionally been used to heal the digestive system, and scientific research is beginning to confirm cumin’s traditional reputation. Research has shown that cumin may stimulate the secretion of pancreatic enzymes, compounds necessary for proper digestion and nutrient assimilation.
If you are struggling with digestive problems or want to ward off cancer, try incorporating more cumin seeds into your life. They will no only benefit your health, but also make your food taste delicious!
- 1 pound organic Brussels sprouts, washed and sliced
- 2 Tbsp ghee or duck fat, melted
- 1 Tbsp cumin
- 1 Tbsp finely chopped ginger
- 1 tsp sea salt ( I like Redmond Real Salt)
- 1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Gather a large mixing bowl and cover Brussels sprouts with ghee or duck fat, ginger, cumin, and sea salt.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and scatter Brussels sprouts evenly on your tray.
- Roast for 30 min or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and top with fresh mint and a drizzle of lime juice.
- Serve with your favourite protein and enjoy!
Justine Stenger received her degree from the University of Alberta in Nutrition and Physical education. She proceeded to pursue a Holistic Nutrition/Therapeutic Chef certification from Bauman College. Justine has completed her Functional Medicine training through the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, certified through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Justine is a trained Bredesen (RECODE) practitioner and specializes in cell membrane medicine, and works primarily with patients who suffer with neurological conditions, mast cell activation syndrome, Lyme disease, and autoimmune disease.
Justine has worked beside Dr. Bruce Hoffman for the past 10 years and has supported hundreds of Dr Hoffman’s chronic, complex illness patients nutritionally.
University Of Alberta – Nutrition & Physical Education , IFM – Functional Medicine Trained, IFM -Bredesen Practitioner, The dr.Com -Certified Gluten Practitioner, Bauman College – Holistic Nutrition & Certified Therapeutic Chef, Institute For Functional Medicine – Certified Health Coach