Good nutrition and what you put into your body is the foundation for good health. “Food is Medicine” is a term which was originally coined by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine. It was his belief that eating wholesome food is the basis for good health. Hippocrates said almost 2500 years ago “Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food."
Here are some useful tips-
Hay fever? Eat yogurt! Eat lots of yogurt before pollen season. Also add honey from your region to it!
To prevent a stroke drink tea! Prevent buildup 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 too!
Insomnia? Have some honey! Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative.
Asthma? Eat onions! Eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes (packs of onion placed on the chest help respiratory ailments and actually make breathing easier).
Arthritis? Eat fish! Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines actually prevent arthritis (fish has omega oils which are good for our immune system).
Stomach upset? Bananas & ginger! Bananas will settle an upset stomach. Ginger will cure morning sickness and nausea.
Bladder infection? Drink cranberry juice! Highacid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria in the urinary tract.
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 the muchneeded zinc.
Regular colds? Eat garlic! Clear up that stuffy head with garlic (and remember garlic lowers cholesterol too!).
Coughing? Use red peppers! A similar substance found in cough syrups is naturally found in hot red peppers. Use red (cayenne) pepper with caution it can irritate your tummy.
Breast cancer? Eat wheat, bran & cabbage! Helps to maintain estrogen at healthy levels.
Lung cancer? Eat dark green and orange veggies! A good antidote is beta carotene (Vitamin A) found in dark green and orange coloured vegetables.
Ulcers? Eat cabbage again! Cabbage contains ingredients that help heal both gastric and duodenal ulcers.
Diarrhoea? Eat apples! Grate an apple with its skin, let it turn brown and eat it to cure this condition. (Bananas are good for this too!)
Clogged arteries? Eat avocado! Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA) in avocados helps lower cholesterol.
High blood pressure? Eat celery and olive oil! Olive oil has been shown to lower blood pressure. Celery lowers blood pressure too.
Blood sugar imbalance? Eat broccoli and peanuts! The chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps regulate insulin and blood sugar levels.
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