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Monday, October 4, 2010

Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine  
   
HEADACHE? EAT FISH! Especially for all the  ladies.

Eat plenty of fish -- fish  oil helps prevent headaches.
So does ginger, which reduces inflammation and pain.

HAY FEVER?
 EAT YOGURT!  

Eat lots of yogurt before pollen  season.
Also-eat honey from your area (local  region) daily.


TO  PREVENT STROKE
DRINK TEA!  
Prevent build-up of fatty deposits on  artery walls with regular doses of tea.
(actually, tea  suppresses appetite and keeps the pounds from  invading....

Green tea is  great for our immune system)!


INSOMNIA (CAN'T  SLEEP?)
HONEY!
Use  honey as a tranquilizer and sedative.

ASTHMA?
EAT ONIONS!!!!  

Eating onions helps ease constriction of  bronchial tubes.
(onion packs placed  on chest helped the respiratory ailments and  actually made breathing better).


ARTHRITIS?
 EAT FISH,  TOO!!

Salmon, tuna, mackerel and  sardines actually prevent arthritis.
(fish has omega oils,  good for our immune system)


UPSET  STOMACH?
BANANAS - GINGER!!!!!  
Bananas will settle an upset stomach.  
Ginger will cure morning sickness and  nausea.

BLADDER  INFECTION?
DRINK CRANBERRY  JUICE!!!!

High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria.

BONE PROBLEMS?
 EAT  PINEAPPLE!!!

Bone fractures and osteoporosis can be prevented by the manganese  in pineapple.

MEMORY  PROBLEMS?
EAT  OYSTERS!

Oysters help improve  your mental functioning by supplying much-needed  zinc.

COLDS?
EAT GARLIC!  

Clear up that stuffy head with garlic.  (remember, garlic  lowers cholesterol, too.)


COUGHING?
USE RED PEPPERS!!  
A substance similar to that found in the cough syrups is found in hot red pepper. Use red  (cayenne) pepper with caution-it can irritate  your tummy.

BREAST CANCER?
 EAT Wheat, bran and  cabbage

Helps to maintain  estrogen at healthy levels.

LUNG CANCER?
 EAT DARK GREEN AND   ORANGE AND VEGGIES!!!

A good  antidote is beta carotene, a form of Vitamin A  found in dark green and orange vegetables.  

ULCERS?  
EAT CABBAGE  ALSO!!!

Cabbage contains  chemicals that help heal both gastric and  duodenal ulcers

DIARRHEA?  
EAT APPLES!  

Grate an apple with its skin, let  it turn brown and eat it to cure this condition  (Bananas are good  for this ailment)

CLOGGED  ARTERIES?
EAT  AVOCADO!

Mono unsaturated fat in  avocados lowers cholesterol.

HIGH BLOOD  PRESSURE?
EAT  CELERY AND OLIVE OIL!!!

Olive oil  has been shown to lower blood pressure.  
Celery contains a chemical that lowers  pressure too.

BLOOD SUGAR  IMBALANCE?
EAT  BROCCOLI AND PEANUTS!!!

The  chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps regulate  insulin and blood sugar.

Kiwi:
 Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of  potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E & fibre.  It's Vitamin C content is twice that of an  orange.

Apple:
An  apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an  apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has  antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the  activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to lower  the risks of colon cancer, heart attack &  stroke.


Strawberry:
 Protective fruit. Strawberries have the highest  total antioxidant power among major fruits &  protects the body from causing, blood  vessels clogging free radicals. (Actually, any berry is  good for you..they're high in anti-oxidants and  they actually keep us young.........blueberries  are the best and very versatile in the health  field........they get rid of all the  free-radicals that invade our bodies)

Orange :
 Sweetest medicine. Taking 2 - 4 oranges a day  may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol,  prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as  lessen the risk of colon cancer.

Watermelon:
 Coolest Thirst Quencher. Composed of 92% water,  it is also packed with a giant dose of  glutathione which helps boost our immune system.  They are also a key source of lycopene - the  cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients  
found in watermelon are Vitamin C &  Potassium. (watermelon also has  natural substances [natural SPF sources] that  keep our skin healthy, protecting our skin from  those darn uv rays)


Guava &  Papaya:
Top awards for Vitamin C.  They are the clear winners for their high  Vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fibre  which helps prevent constipation.

Papaya
is  rich in carotene, this is good for your eyes  (also good for gas  and indigestion)


Tomatoes
(cooked/pureed/Tomato sauce) are very good as a preventative measure for men, keeps those prostrate problems from invading their bodies......GOOD AS MEDICINE.