THE HEALING POWER OF FOOD
Food is the original pharmacy and nothing really beats good, wholesome, fresh food for overall great health and vitality.
As we become more aware of the importance of building up a strong immune system and also have the time at home to prepare meals fresh, we are discovering the innate healing power of some of our favourite ingredients.
Healing Herbs & Spices
Adding a one or two of these herbs to your food or to your daily juice or smoothie can help boost the immune system in different ways, depending on your personal needs.
Helps prevent allergies and nasal congestion
Fights infections and boosts immunity
Improves brain function and memory
Relieves IBS pain and helps alleviate nausea
A powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant
Lowers blood sugar levels & helps fight inflammation
A note on sprouts
Many people regard sprouts as nutritional powerhouses.
For starters, they’re rich in many nutrients. They’re also said to improve your digestion and blood sugar levels, and possibly even fend off heart disease.
Despite being low in calories, sprouts are a rich source of nutrients and beneficial plant compounds. Their vitamin and mineral content varies based on the variety.
The Power Vegetables
Calms the nerves, promotes sleeps, lowers blood pressure, acts as a diuretic
Treats nausea and has anti-inflammatory properties
Rich in vitamin A for improved vision and skin. High in carotenoids which help lower the risk of heart disease.
Increase blood circulation, contains nitrates which enhance physical performance
Rich in vitamins A, C, E, B and anti-oxidants which may help reduce cancer risk.
Rich in folic acid aiding tissue growth, and vitamin C which aids iron absorption and eases the common cold.
Helps digest food and build strong bones
Contains the amino acid tryptophan which helps reduce depression
The pectin in apples can lower your blood pressure by 16%
Improve the nitric oxide levels in the bloodstream which helps reduce blood clots