Research shows that some of the foods we consume on daily basis can be used for body healing. They include:
Garlic (kitunguu saumu)
I remember when I was growing up, my mom used to prepare garlic every night after meal. The curiosity in me, always asked her what garlic help in our bodies and here are some response she gave me: A regular intake of garlic helps to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. Garlic provides the biologically active compound allicin which can lower high blood pressure, improve circulation and have a beneficial effects on cholesterol levels. Garlic also has antiviral and antibacterial action that helps keep cough and cold at bay.
The good bacteria found in live yoghurt can help enormously with intestinal health, from inhibit the growth of bacteria like Helicobacter pylori, which is linked to peptic ulcers and stomach cancer, to reducing overgrowth of Candida albicans yeast.
Research also suggest that it may boost immune function in the gut and thus reduce the likelihood of a food allergy.
While the flesh is packed with antioxidants like vitamin c, lycopene and carotenoids like beta-carotene, the seeds are rich in vitamin E, essential fats, selenium and zinc. Have some watermelon, with it’s seeds, into a blender to make a natural antioxidant cocktail ideal for fighting infections, pollution and detoxifying diet.
Apart from being an excellent protein sources, oily fish, is rich in many brain enhancing nutrients including choline and DMAE. It also contains substances that thin blood, thus reducing high blood pressure and helping to protect against coronary heart disease. The anti inflammatory action of these fats can also reduce joint pains and combat painful period.
A rich source of vitamin C, folic acid, calcium and magnesium,broccoli contains two phytochemicals: glucosinolate and sulphoraphane. Glucosinolate has been shown to significantly increase liver detoxification potential, while sulphoraphane activates the body’s own detox enzyme and has a powerful anti cancer effects aganisttumours of the digestive tract, lungs and prostate gland.
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