3 FOOD AS MEDICINE

GUD HEALTH
Food as Medicine

HEADACHE? EAT FISH!
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 buildup of fatty deposits on artery
walls with regular doses of tea.. (actually,
tea suppresses my 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. (when I was young, my mother would make onion
packs to place on our chest, helped the respiratory
ailments and actually made us breathe 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.

PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME? EAT CORNFLAKES!!!!
Women can ward off the effects of PMS with cornflakes,
which help reduce depression, anxiety and fatigue.

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 & fiber. 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 cancer 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 fiber which helps prevent constipation.

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

Tomatoes are very good as a preventative measure for men,
keeps those prostate problems from invading their bodies.

Got these information from my friend Gayathri. Thanks Gayathri.



3 comments/Reactions:

Miriam said...

Hi Padma,
I am an avid reader of your blog and use it to cook many a times. You have some very valuable information here, would you mind me using some of it on an email to my friends??
Yours will be the credit...let me know.

Miriam

Padma said...

Hello Miriam,

Sorry for the late reply. I was on a uninformed long vacation. Regarding forwarding the mails or information, you are most welcome to do it. Thanks a lot for giving the credit and also asking me about it. Please keep visiting and trying.
Padma

sarala said...

hi
its amazing tips just like that i entered in this web site.. very kind of u thank u
Let me know what about sprout kind of thing like soya and many things are there.. so they are not healthy.

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