Throughout recorded times food is known as the basic medicine for the body. Below are some foods that can help to manage some common problems and limit the effect of some diseased conditions of the body.
- HEADACHES: FISH, GINGER.
Fish oil helps to prevent headaches. So does ginger which reduces inflammation and pain.
- STROKES: TEA.
Regular doses of tea prevent build up of fatty deposit on artery walls.
- INSOMNIA: HONEY.
Use honey as a tranquilizer and as a sedative.
- ASTHMA: ONIONS (RED).
Eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes.
- ARTHRITIS: FISH.
Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines can prevent arthritis.
- UPSET STOMACH: BANANAS, GINGER.
Bananas will settle an upset stomach. Ginger cures morning sickness and nausea.
- BLADDER INFECTIONS: CRANBERRY JUICE.
High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria.
- BONE PROBLEMS: PINEAPPLE.
Bone fractures and osteoporosis can be prevented by the manganese in pineapple.
- PMS: CORNFLAKES.
Women can ward off the effects of PMS with cornflakes, which help reduce depression, anxiety and fatigue.
- MEMORY PROBLEMS: OYSTERS.
Oysters help increase your mental functioning by supplying much needed zinc.
- COUGH: RED PEPPER.
A substance similar to that found in cough syrup is found in hot red pepper.
- BREAST CANCER: WHEAT BRAN, CABBAGE.
An unhealthy level of estrogen is a risk factor for the development of breast cancer in women. Wheat bran and cabbage help maintain estrogen at healthy levels.
- LUNG CANCER: ORANGE, GREEN VEGETABLES.
A good antidote is beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A found in orange and green vegetables.
- ULCERS: CABBAGE
Cabbage contains a chemical that helps to heal ulcers.
- CLOGGED ARTERIES: AVOCADOS
Mono-unsaturated fats in avocados lower cholesterol.
- HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: OLIVE OIL, CELERY.
Olive oil has been shown to lower blood pressure. Celery contains a chemical that lowers blood pressure too.
- BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCE: BROCCOLI, PEANUTS.
The chromium in broccoli and peanuts help regulate insulin and blood sugar.