In Balinese, Lagoh Lagoh Prano means “Happy Body”. The Balinese believe that the body, mind and spirit work in harmony. The health and well being of all make the whole body happy. I believe that when you eat well, you feel well & you look well~~this is the recipe for true beauty!
As we are learning about Cumin this week, I also learned a few facts about shrimp! Shrimp may be small in size, they are huge in terms of nutritional value and the health benefits they offer. Shrimp will help you lose weight, provide your body with important beauty nutrients and add cancer-fighting minerals… all to make you a happy, healthy true beauty this summer. 🙂
According to HEALTHWITHFOOD.ORG, shrimp contain astaxanthin, a carotenoid that gives them their pink color and that can act as a potent antioxidant and protect the skin from premature aging (Sweet!), the omega-3 fatty acids in shrimp provide antioxidant protection, and the zinc shrimp contains plays an important role in the production of new cells (including hair cells and skin cells). It also helps maintain the oil-secreting glands on the scalp that keep hair shiny. In addition, shrimp are a good source of copper which can help prevent hair loss, contribute to hair thickness, and intensify hair color. (Now that’s no skimpy shrimp!)
Cumin seeds contain a good amount of iron. Iron is an essential element for the formation of hemoglobin in the blood required for transporting oxygen …oxygenated blood leads to oxygenated skin cells and will result in a beautiful complexion.
Be true to you and a true beauty with this tasty spicy shrimp and cucumber salad with mint, lemon, and cumin! (Recipe from www.kalynskitchen.com)
1 lb. shrimp in the shell (frozen shrimp are fine; I used 36-40 per pound size shrimp)
1 tsp. fish rub (optional, to season water when cooking shrimp)
1/2 tsp. hot pepper flakes (optional, to season water when cooking shrimp)
2 cup diced cucumber (about 3 mini cucumbers)
1/2 cup packed mint leaves
3 T fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 – 1 tsp. ground cumin (try half teaspoon, then taste to see if you want more)
1/4-1/2 tsp. Sriracha sauce (or use your favorite hot sauce, add to taste)
1/2 tsp. Vege-Sal (use a little less if using regular salt)
several grinds black pepper
3 T extra virgin olive oil