Island Chicken 

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Nutrients and benefits of some of the ingredients in the recipe:

Chicken– Known for protein, one 4-ounce serving of pasture-raised chicken breast provides about 35 grams of protein, or 70% of the Daily Value (DV). Included in this excellent protein content are plentiful amounts of sulfur-containing amino acids like cysteine and methionine, as well as branched chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) that are important for support of cardiac and skeletal muscle. All B vitamins are present in chicken meat, including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folate, and choline. In terms of minerals, chicken is richest in selenium . Zinc, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron are also provided .

Coconut oil– Coconut Oil is a medium chain fatty acid and has MCT or medium chain triglycerides, helps breakdown of body fat to be used as energy, has antifungal, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and can be used for cooking, topically for skin and hair and orally. There are some studies that also suggest coconut oil may support  brain  health and potentially Alzheimer’s

Turmeric– Curcumin is a bioactive substance found in turmeric that has anticancer effects. Studies show that curcumin selectively attacks tumor cells in myriad ways. The most active ingredient in turmeric root, bisdemethoxycurcumin, boosts the activity of the immune system in Alzheimer’s patients, helping them to clear the amyloid beta plaques characteristic of the disease. Curcumin may provide an inexpensive, well-tolerated, and effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, recent research suggests. Clinical studies have substantiated that curcumin also exerts very powerful antioxidant effects. As an antioxidant, curcumin is able to neutralize free radicals, chemicals that can travel through the body and cause great amounts of damage to healthy cells and cell membranes. This is important in many diseases, such as arthritis, where free radicals are responsible for the painful joint inflammation and eventual damage to the joints.

 

Ingredients:

Organic chicken thighs 4

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste (a must in recipes with Turmeric!-  A study shows that in certain dosages piperine from black pepper enhances extent of absorption and bioavailability of curcumin)

Grated coconut 2– 3 table spoons per thigh

A squeeze or two of honey

Curry seasoning powder 2-3 teaspoons or more for extra flavor and spice!

Apple cider vinegar 2-3 teaspoons

Coconut oil for cooking 1 teaspoon up to 1 tablespoon

 

Method: Marinate chicken 3-4 hours or overnight in curry seasoning, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, honey and grated coconut. Cook chicken thighs in coconut oil on medium to medium-low heat until chicken is cooked through. Serve hot!

Recently I have tried this recipe with fish and even cauliflower!!

 

References and useful links

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21120596

http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/

http://draxe.com/coconut-oil-uses/

http://draxe.com/coconut-oil-benefits/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24150106

http://www.drperlmutter.com/coconut-oil-yes-healthy-choice/

http://www.alzheimers.net/2013-05-29/coconut-oil-for-alzheimers/

http://www.alzheimers.net/2013-10-15/superfoods-that-fight-alzheimers/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9619120

http://wellnesstruths.com/how-can-turmeric-improve-my-health/

 

Disclaimer: This information and statements have not been reviewed by the FDA or a medical practitioner. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent, or treat any disease or condition.  The information is not meant as a substitute for advice or treatment from a qualified physician or other health care professional. Please always consult with your physician and medical practitioner.

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  1. Pingback: How Can Turmeric Improve My Health? by Eric McMullen C.N.C, M.Ed. | Life Source Therapies

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