Food as Medicine - Amazing Health Benefits of Foods
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9th Jan 2013, 11:48 AM #11
Re: Food as MedicineAlmonds
Almonds are rich in monounsaturated fats which is a healthy fat which helps lower LDL cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease.
Prevent Heart Disease:
Apart from lower the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels, almonds ability to reduce heart disease risk may also be partly due to the antioxidant action of the Vitamin E which is found in abundance in almonds. The rich source of magnesium in almonds also helps with blood flow and promotes a healthy heart.
Reduce high blood pressure:
Rich source of potassium in almonds helps reduce high blood pressure.
Almonds also help lessen surges in blood sugar levels and helps protect against diabetes.
9th Jan 2013, 11:50 AM #12
11th Jan 2013, 10:56 AM #13
Re: Food as Medicine - Amazing Health Benefits of FoodsBlueberries
Healthy Immune System:
Blueberry is an antioxidant superpower and promotes a healthy immune system.
Boost Brain Power:
It is also believed to help boost memory and prevent short term memory loss or Alzheimer's disease.
Blueberries help reduce cholesterol
Lower Blood Pressure:
Eating blueberries regularly can help reduce hypertension.
Blueberries are a heart healthy fruit and may help prevent strokes.
Blueberries is also believed to reduce the risk of some cancers like ovarian cancer, colon cancer etc.
Urinary Tract Infection:
Blueberries help in maintaining the urinary tract health and reduce the risk of infection.
Blueberries can provide relief from sinus.
Natural Pain Killer:
Blueberries reduce inflammation and acts as a natural pain killer.
Blueberries help reduce the appearance of varicose veins.
Blueberries provide relief from gout.
Blueberries are rich in anti-oxidants that help to get rid of the free radicals that invade our bodies and hence slow down the aging process.
11th Jan 2013, 11:02 AM #14
Re: Food as MedicineBananas
Bananas are rich in carbohydrates and hence serve as the best way to provide an instant spurt of energy for children, sportsmen and other highly active people.
Bananas are rich in potassium and help balance water in the body and serve as a good way to treat hypertension.
Bananas are easily digested and help sooth the stomach. Bananas help to settle an upset stomach and works wonders on dysentery and diarrhea. Ripe bananas also have a mild laxative property and helps prevent or treat constipation.
Banana also helps cure stomach ulcers
11th Jan 2013, 11:04 AM #15
Re: Food as MedicineAmla - Indian GooseberryAmla has the richest natural source of Vitamin C and is an excellent anti-oxidant which helps increase immunity in the body.
It is a natural source for anti-aging and prevents premature greying of hair and helps hair and nail growth, improves eye sight, cleanses the mouth, nourishes the teeth and bones.
It is helpful to treat stomach problems like diarrhea.
It also has laxative properties
It is also useful to renew body energy
It is also believed to lower cholesterol levels.
It is also believed to help reduce the blood sugar and treat diabetes.
Last edited by Nishahameetha; 11th Jan 2013 at 11:07 AM.
11th Jan 2013, 11:11 AM #16
Re: Food as MedicineCabbage
Maintain Estrogen Levels:
Cabbage helps to maintain estrogen at healthy levels.
Cabbage contains chemicals that help heal both gastric and duodenal ulcers. Drink cabbage juice in empty stomach daily to cure ulcers.
Eyes and Skin:
Cabbage is rich in Vitamin A which is responsible for the protection of your skin and eyes. It also protects eyes against cataracts.
Cabbage is an excellent source of Vitamin C, nutrition and fiber and helps build the immune system.
Cabbage has a naturally occurring nitrogenous compound called indoles which can lower the risk of various forms of cancer.
Cabbage is also believed to prevent blockage of blood vessels
Cabbage helps to provide relief from piles
Cabbage provides relief from constipation
11th Jan 2013, 11:19 AM #17
Re: Food as MedicineCumin
Cumin is rich in iron and has anti-septic and anti-carcinogenic properties and is widely used as a traditional herbal remedy.
Here are some if the medicinal uses of cumin:
Due to its antiseptic property cumin helps relieve symptoms of common cold.
Cumin helps stimulate the secretion of enzymes from pancreas and helps absorb nutrients into the body. It is used to treat a wide variety of digestive disorders like nausea, indigestion, diarrhea and morning sickness.
Cumin helps boost liver's ability to detoxify and help liver disorders.
The anti-carcinogenic property of cumin helps reduce the risk of stomach and liver tumors.
Black cumin seed can be used to get relief from Arthritis.
Cumin increases metabolism and may aid weight loss.
Cumin also boosts our body's immunity.
Black cumin seeds help relieve asthma
11th Jan 2013, 11:22 AM #18
Re: Food as MedicineTurmeric
Turmeric has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties and is widely used for its medicinal properties in many parts of India and Asia. Turmeric is believed to be one of nature's most powerful healers.
Turmeric has been identified to prevent Alzheimer's disease
Due to its anti-inflammatory property turmeric is used to treat lot of gastrointestinal problems and digestive disorders.
Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-septic property turmeric is used to treat small cuts and wounds to disinfect them and help them heal faster.
Turmeric may help prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of prostate cancer.
Turmeric helps detoxify the liver and prevent liver disorders.
The anti-inflammatory property of turmeric makes it is an excellent treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Turmeric helps in fat metabolism and may aid in weight loss.
Recent studies have shown that Turmeric may help prevent growth of breast cancer.
11th Jan 2013, 11:26 AM #19
Re: Food as MedicineOlive Oil
Olive Oil is rich in monounsaturated fat which is a healthy fat. Olive oil is also rich in antioxidants like chlorophyll, carotenoids and vitamin E.
The healthy fats in Olive oil helps in the reduction of the oxidation process of LDL cholesterol and helps prevent clogged arteries and reduce the risk of heart attacks.
Reduce Blood Pressure:
Adding Olive oil to your diet is believed to aid in the reduction of blood pressure.
The healthy fats in olive oil helps reduce the LDL Cholesterol levels.
Reduce Cancer Risk:
Oleic acid found in olive oil helps prevent the growth of cancerous cells and reduce risk of cancer.
Olive Oil helps is maintaining blood sugar levels and helps in reducing the risk of diabetes. Adding olive oil is linked to lower triglyceride levels and helps reduce heart diseases.
Olives are high in poly-phenols. These phenols are excellent anti-oxidants and have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
Regularly consuming olive oil and also applying on skin is believed to give you a warm and glowing complexion. Olive oil also helps prevent and repair moderate sun damage. Olive oil also helps maintain the elasticity of your skin and heal dry skin.
Olive oil helps heal dry cuticles and helps with dry brittle nails.
Olive oil is a excellent deep conditioner for your hair and gives you a healthy shinny hair.
11th Jan 2013, 11:29 AM #20
Re: Food as MedicineGinger
Ginger is an excellent remedy for motion sickness. It has the ability to calm an upset stomach and prevent motion sickness.
Ginger helps aid the digestive process and increases metabolism and weight loss.
Regular intake of ginger is believed to remedy body odour.
Sucking on a piece of candied ginger or having a warm cup of ginger tea is believe to relieve pregnant women of morning sickness.
Ginger helps treat joint pain by stimulating blood circulation.
Ginger helps loosen phlegm and is an excellent cold remedy.