Gynura Procumbens Fruit Salad August 03 2013

Gynura Procumbens Fruit Salad with Tomatoes, and Berries
My freshly picked ingredients for my salad that's all from the garden.  Although summer can get pretty icky during the day, but when you get to harvest all the beautiful fruits -- it is rewarding and delightful!

Many diabetics are afraid of eating fruits or anything sweet, but there are some fruits that are actually healthful if consumed in moderation.   Strawberries provide carbohydrates, fiber and vitamin C.   Fiber is important part of a diabetes diet and it helps with weigh loss.

Tomatoes is packed with vitamins A, C, and K.  Tomatoes and strawberries are both low calorie fruits that is nutritious and will keep you feeling full for a while.

For the dressing I used raw apple cider vinegar and a little honey to sweeten.  If you want something sweet to add in your food, raw and pure honey is healthier than sugar.  Honey also provides antioxidant, vitamins and nutrients such as B1, B6, B12, C, E and Biotin!  Biotin is one of the B complex, known as vitamin H.  It helps to maintain a healthy nervous system and aid in digestion.  Make sure you get a good quality organic honey that says "raw, pure, or unfiltered" on the label.  Ingredients in the back label should only say honey, nothing else.  Hope you enjoy this summer delight!

Gynura Procumbens -- washed and sliced thinnly.  Use as much as you like just like any greens in your salads.
1 Large tomato or 2-3 smaller ones
a small hand full of strawberries or any berries you love.

Dressing: a splash of raw apple cider vinegar
light drizzle of raw honey.