THE HEALING POWER OF FOOD

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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.

Rosemary

Helps prevent allergies and nasal congestion

Basil

Fights infections and boosts immunity

Sage

Improves brain function and memory

Peppermint

Relieves IBS pain and helps alleviate nausea

Turmeric

A powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant

Cinnamon

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

Celery

Calms the nerves, promotes sleeps, lowers blood pressure, acts as a diuretic

Ginger

Treats nausea and has anti-inflammatory properties

Carrot

Rich in vitamin A for improved vision and skin. High in carotenoids which help lower the risk of heart disease.

Beetroot

Increase blood circulation, contains nitrates which enhance physical performance

Cabbage

Rich in vitamins A, C, E, B and anti-oxidants which may help reduce cancer risk.

Broccoli

Rich in folic acid aiding tissue growth, and vitamin C which aids iron absorption and eases the common cold.

Formidable Fruits

Pineapples

Helps digest food and build strong bones

Bananas

Contains the amino acid tryptophan which helps reduce depression

Apples

The pectin in apples can lower your blood pressure by 16%

Grapes

Improve the nitric oxide levels in the bloodstream which helps reduce blood clots

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