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Well of Life Center for Holistic Healthcare

215-340-3930

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You may have heard us recommend that one of the best ways to cook your vegetables is by steaming them.  Steaming retains your vegetable’s taste, texture, and, most importantly, nutritional content while cooking.  It also usually keeps the vegetables crisper and is less likely to lead to overcooking.

Steaming your vegetables is very easy, especially if you have a steaming pot or basket.  If you don’t have either of these, a pot and colander that will fit inside it will work just as well.

Begin by filling a large pot with water and place the steamer pot, basket, or colander inside it.  There should be enough water so that it almost reaches the bottom of the pot, basket, or colander.  Once the water comes to a boil, add the vegetables and cover with a loose-fitting lid, which will allow some of the steam to escape.

Cooking times will vary with each vegetable.  It is best to test them as they cook, until they reach your desired consistency.  Most vegetables will be tender, but not mushy, when they are done.  Here is a list of average steaming times for common vegetables:

Asparagus: 4 to 6 minutes for thin spears
Broccoli Florets: 5 minutes
Brussels Sprouts: 10 minutes
Carrots: 6 to 8 minutes for 1/4″ thick slices
Cauliflower: 6 minutes
Green Beans: 5 minutes
Kale: 4 minutes
Peas: 3 minutes
Spinach: 4 minutes
Winter Squash: 15 to 20 minutes for 2″ pieces
Zucchini: 6 to 7 minutes

Our Wellness Services

Please click on one of the below links for more information about each type of modality we offer.

CHEMICAL PEELS

A chemical peel is a technique which involves the application of a variety of chemical solutions to remove the damaged outer layers of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface.

FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture may be used to nourish, rehydrate, and tone your skin, while reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and improving the skin’s elasticity.

MICRODERMABRASION

Microdermabrasion removes dead and flaking skin and stimulates the production of young skin cells and collagen.

INFRARED SAUNA

Our infrared sauna creates a blend of wavelengths that have been shown to lower blood pressure, increase core temperature, aid in weight loss, and so much more!

IONCLEANSE FOOTBATH

This relaxing, therapeutic foot bath helps detoxify the body at a cellular level and restore balance to all of the body’s systems.

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