Sunday, September 11, 2011

Food as Medicine (Reposted FYI)

How can you prevent hey fever or lessen its symptoms? I think the following tip #10 makes sense to me. There is no harm trying it, so why don't we give it a try?

Warning:
Don't replace your regular medicine with the following food. The following tips can only be used mainly as preventative measures. However, there will be no side-effects from eating too much of some of these food.

1. ASTHMA - EAT ONIONS!!!!


Eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes.


2. BLADDER INFECTION - DRINK CRANBERRY JUICE!!!!


High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria.

3. BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCE - EAT BROCCOLI AND PEANUTS!!!


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

4. BONE PROBLEMS - EAT PINEAPPLE!!!


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


5. BREAST CANCER - EAT WHEAT, BRAN AND CABBAGE!!


Helps to maintain estrogen at healthy levels.

6. CLOGGED ARTERIES - EAT AVOCADO!


Mono-unsaturated fat in avocados lowers cholesterol.

7. COLDS - EAT GARLIC!


Clear up that stuffy head with garlic.
Garlic also lowers cholesterol.

8. COLON CANCER - EAT CABBAGE!


A natural chemical in brassica vegetables (such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale and wasabi) can sabotage the growth of colon cancer cells.

9. 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)

10. HAY FEVER - EAT YOGURT!


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

11. HEADACHE - EAT FISH!


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

12. 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.
A compound in broccoli and broccoli sprouts cuts the risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

13. INSOMNIA (CAN'T SLEEP?) - EAT HONEY!


Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative.

14. LUNG CANCER - EAT DARK GREEN AND ORANGE VEGGIES!!!


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

15. MEMORY PROBLEMS - EAT OYSTERS!


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

16. PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME - EAT CORNFLAKES!!!!


Women can ward off the effects of PMS with cornflakes, which help reduce depression, anxiety and fatigue.

17. TO PREVENT 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!

18. ULCERS - EAT CABBAGE!!!


Cabbage contains chemicals that help heal both gastric and duodenal ulcers.

19. UPSET STOMACH - BANANAS & GINGER!!!!!


Bananas will settle an upset stomach.
Ginger will cure morning sickness and nausea.

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