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Food for Sagittarius
And for this adventurous time

The sign of Sagittarius (November 22 -- December 21) is ruled by expansive Jupiter, overseer of religion, knowledge, higher education and travel. Sagittarians are enthusiastic, idealistic, intelligent and philosophical. Physical exercise is a must for Archers, and they are usually quite athletic. Everything they do is on a broad scale, always seeking to expand -- whether it is their knowledge, exploration or sport. They are driven by their great sense of adventure, desiring for every day to be a quest to stretch ordinary bounds. As a result, Sagittarians are the great travelers of the zodiac. They will span the globe in search of the ultimate experience.

This is the time that the sun can be found in the constellation of Sagittarius, but don't think for one minute that the fun revolves only around the Archers. This is the season for all signs to find their own sense of adventure, break out of the mold, and travel to new places -- whether that means literally setting foot on foreign ground or sitting down to a foreign meal. So everyone out there don your Sagittarian face, make a reservation at the closest ethnic restaurant you've never tried... or pop into the kitchen and get your hands into an exotic recipe.

The foods below have properties that are particularly beneficial and healing to Sagittarians. But anyone wishing assistance for similar ailments should borrow some of these remedies. You may find just what you need!

Apples aid in digestion and the elimination of toxins in the body, thus assisting to fight joint ailments. The peelings are high in anti-oxidants and those of certain apples are credited with natural sunscreen properties, helping the body ward off UV rays. Both these facts make the apple a perfect food for the Sagittarius athlete... or anyone else who is out there on the track everyday. Their joints will be protected when they're on that daily run and they won't have to worry about a sun burnt nose.

Olives are another treat that is excellent for the athletic Archer. Ripe, or black, olives are considered to imbue a high amount of energy to anyone who eats them. This is due to the olive's fatty nature. Sagittarians can use the extra boost of energy during their strenuous workouts, as can all the other athletes of the zodiac. The anti-inflammatory compounds of olives will also help those knees and ankles.

Currants contain flavonoids that counteract bacteria that bring on food poisoning. It is a well-known fact that those adventurous Sagittarians will eat just about anything, not just foods that other signs won't touch, but also those creepy, crawly things served up on all those reality shows. Now is the time that all other signs become more adventurous, so make currants a part of your diet, too.

Your Cosmic Profile

Cucumbers are a good source of silica, the Sagittarius cell salt. It is essential for the health of connective tissue, muscles, bones, tendons, cartilage and ligaments, all parts used extensively by Sagittarians in their physically active lives. With their fiery nature, it is no wonder that the phrase, “cool as a cucumber”, applies to one of the Sagittarius' most beneficial vegetables. Laden with potassium, the cool cucumber brings down the Sagittarius temperature a notch -- and aids with their propensity towards dehydration. While other signs may not need to cool down, anyone's frame structure can certainly benefit from the cucumber.

Sage is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, both things needed by Sagittarius. Sage is also known to enhance brain function, making it a natural choice for the Archer as the ruler of house of higher education, knowledge and wisdom. Any time Sagittarians need that extra sharp mental edge; they should have a meal laced with sage. Or just have it every day to ensure no lapses in memory. Sage could also help memory issues for the other signs.

Beets have blood-cleansing properties making them essential to the safeguarding of the liver, the organ ruled by Sagittarius. They are high in calcium, iron, potassium, and minerals that build liver cells. All other signs can indulge in beets when they are feeling sluggish and in need of a cleanse. Beets also have a naturally sweet taste that satisfy the Sagittarius sweet tooth and are actually good for them at the same time.

Chicken is the primary source of protein for Sagittarius. Protein inhibits bone loss in the aging Archer, allowing them to maintain the physical fitness established in their youth well into advanced years. Chicken contains B vitamins, which give Sagittarians a needed boost of energy for them to be the octogenarian jetsetters of the zodiac. Not to be left behind, all other non-vegetarians should have chicken in their diets too.

Cinnamon has been used as a spice and medicine throughout the centuries. It is anti-microbial, stopping bacterial growth. Cinnamon is also anti-inflammatory. These properties make it an outstanding spice for Sagittarius. It has also a beneficial treatment for Type II diabetes, lowering blood sugar. This is not to say that Sagittarians will develop diabetes, but they have been known to overindulge and pack on some pounds, which can lead to high blood sugar. So a big dose of cinnamon would work well for them. With the high incidence of obesity and Type II diabetes in the world today, all signs can benefit from the properties of this miracle spice.

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About the Author
Sabra Ricci is a chef to the celebrities and a world-renowned caterer on the beautiful island of Maui, as well as an accomplished astrologer. She is renowned for her healthy, delectable menus. A graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Sabra worked in Paris for YES Catering Company and as a consultant at Grail Springs Spa in Canada. During the 2003 fashion week in New York City, Sabra was one of four chefs selected to participate in the 'Five Star Feast', a 'Chef to the Celebrities' cooking extravaganza and live demonstration hosted by Joan Lunden.


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