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*** Eat Yourself Healthy ***

Updated on September 12, 2016

Berries

High in Vitamin C,and flavonoids,that help ward off infections,and protect against some types of cancer.
High in Vitamin C,and flavonoids,that help ward off infections,and protect against some types of cancer.

~ DISEASE FIGHTERS ~


For thousands of years,certain foods have been known,and prized,for their healing,and health-promoting properties.

It is believed,according to todays' science,that the way you eat can either contribute,or help,towards preventing a wide range of illnesses,such as osteoporosis(loss of bone mass),constipation,tooth-decay,heart disease,high blood pressure,and cancer.The following foods are highly regarded,and recommended by investigative scientists,to be included in your diet,as they are just beginning to understand how the following foodstuffs prevent,and combat illness.

Green Vegetables

All types contain antioxidants.The cabbage family also contain sulphur compounds,thought to fight cancer.
All types contain antioxidants.The cabbage family also contain sulphur compounds,thought to fight cancer.

Nuts And Seeds

Nature's food supplements,which are rich in protein,minerals,and heart-protecting unsaturated fatty acids.
Nature's food supplements,which are rich in protein,minerals,and heart-protecting unsaturated fatty acids.

Oats

Oats are good for the bowels,and digestion.Oat bran contains soluble fibre that can reduce your blood cholesterol
Oats are good for the bowels,and digestion.Oat bran contains soluble fibre that can reduce your blood cholesterol

Oily Fish

Tuna,mackerel,sardines and other oily fish contain Omega 3 fatty acids that protect both the heart and circulation.
Tuna,mackerel,sardines and other oily fish contain Omega 3 fatty acids that protect both the heart and circulation.

Onion Family

Leeks,shallots and other members of the onion family can reduce blood clotting,lower cholesterol and fight infections.Garlic may be anticarcinogenic.
Leeks,shallots and other members of the onion family can reduce blood clotting,lower cholesterol and fight infections.Garlic may be anticarcinogenic.

Orange Fruit And Vegetables

The colour is due to an antioxidant called beta-carotene,that can protect against many diseases.
The colour is due to an antioxidant called beta-carotene,that can protect against many diseases.

Soya

Tofu,soya burgers,miso and other soya products are high in protein and low in fat.They also contain genistein,a chemical under investigation for anti-cancer properties.
Tofu,soya burgers,miso and other soya products are high in protein and low in fat.They also contain genistein,a chemical under investigation for anti-cancer properties.

KITCHEN CURES

If you feel under the weather,there is no need to turn to drugs.Common herbs and spices found in your kitchen can sometimes be just as effective at relieving mild symptoms.Those shown below have been tried and tested over the centuries,and appear to work well for a great many people.You can either eat them as foods or drink them as infusions(apart from mustard,turmeric and chillies,which are just too hot or strong to be palatable to most people).To make an infusion,place about a tablespoon of chopped fresh herb,or a teaspoon of dried,in a cup of boiling water and leave to steep for about two or three minutes.Drink in small sips.

Camomile

An infusion of camomile is said to help against tension and insomnia.
An infusion of camomile is said to help against tension and insomnia.

Chilli Peppers

Fresh or dried,chillies are said to help the respiratory system and heart.
Fresh or dried,chillies are said to help the respiratory system and heart.

Cinnamon

The antiseptic and stimulant properties are said to fight off colds and flu.
The antiseptic and stimulant properties are said to fight off colds and flu.

Cloves

This antiseptic and anti-inflammatory spice is often used to ease toothache.
This antiseptic and anti-inflammatory spice is often used to ease toothache.

Ginger Root

An infusion of fresh or dry ginger is said to stave off colds and nausea.
An infusion of fresh or dry ginger is said to stave off colds and nausea.

Marjoram

Try an infusion to relieve a cold,indigestion or minor respiratory infection.
Try an infusion to relieve a cold,indigestion or minor respiratory infection.

Mint

Try a mint infusion after a rich meal or when you have a stomach upset.
Try a mint infusion after a rich meal or when you have a stomach upset.

Mustard

Eating foods with mustard may give relief from cold and flu symptoms.
Eating foods with mustard may give relief from cold and flu symptoms.

Parsley

Infusions of parsley(a diuretic) can be helpful against fluid retention.
Infusions of parsley(a diuretic) can be helpful against fluid retention.

Sage

The herb is said to aid digestion,combat stress and be a nervous system tonic.
The herb is said to aid digestion,combat stress and be a nervous system tonic.

Thyme

Use an infusion as an antiseptic and a stimulant to the body's natural resistance.
Use an infusion as an antiseptic and a stimulant to the body's natural resistance.

AND FINALLY.....

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Turmeric

Try including turmeric in your cooking if you suffer from catarrh.
Try including turmeric in your cooking if you suffer from catarrh.

Thank you for your patience in reading this hopefully,informative and useful article.

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Here's to your health;long may it continue!!!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      R.Q.

      Aww, I have to admit, if nothing else (and I'm sure there's something), this is the one thing I need to work on. You know, there is a fine line between confident and arrogant? I'll tell you... I'm not sure if you have Superlatives over there in those schools of yours, but I was voted "Class Clown" in 8th grade (the end of Middle School) and again in my Senior year of High school, I'm not bragging, quite the contrary... it is probably the only achievement in all my schooling :-)

      My point is... I'm loud at times, I'm a joker, definitely shy, I'm not! I can talk to anyone and be friends with everyone... sometimes people mistake that for cocky and then immediately want to smush you into the ground. I'm definitely not cocky... I am aware of the good and the not so good, but people make you afraid to shine. You... you make me shine and I love it. I only wish I could reciprocate the same back to you. The things I feel and the things I think, I just cannot put them into words the way you do. You are a one of a kind Romeo and I couldn't admire or adore you anymore than I do.

      Yours Truly,

      Cat

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cat

      I gathered that you was protecting yourself,because people had try to knock you down in the past,and I completely understand.I wonder if most folk could handle you when you're in full bloom.

      Yours,

      R.Q.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      R.Q.

      Okay, okay, I believe I'm smart... I mean confidence is attractive right? No, you know what it is...? The world, the world always seems to want to knock people down when the get up. Personally, I know I'm not perfect, I have flaws, who doesn't. But... I think I'm a pretty damn good person. I love people and/despite their flaws, I think I'm relatively intelligent, I think I have a great sense of humor (though others may beg to differ :-) I try to see the positive, rather than the negative in things... blah, blah, blah... I'm not trying to go on about myself. My point is, it seems every time someone actually feels good about themselves or who they are, somebody else wants to ruin it. Misery loves company? I've had people try to knock me down from time to time, why? I couldn't tell you, but it starts to make a person fear displaying confidence because then it only leaves room for someone to knock them down. I hope you understand what I'm saying.

      ... and I know you're all man... that's one of the things I love about you :D

      Surprise? I'm easy to please :-)

      Yours,

      Cat

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cat

      You're right...I'm not your average 'girl' lol!-all man,I assure you.So you don't think you're smart?O.K.time will tell then,if you don't believe that about yourself.And your surprise?(hmmm....I wonder what she would like ....?)

      Yours,

      R.Q.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      R.Q.

      Well, I'm certainly not your average girl, but then again... neither are you :-)

      I appreciate your comments about my father, but honestly I can say, he's really doing quite well, knock on wood my parents are both quite healthy, of course they're not even half way through their 50s either (depression on the other hand, now that's a different story :-)

      I'm definitely no health nut, I have my guilty pleasures; I guess my philosophy when it comes to all of that is... indulge today... you could be ran over by a train tomorrow. I don't preach health either because I don't lead by example, but I would like to live a few more years and I don't want to look like a hag on the way! :-)

      Smart? Now I know you're just flattering me ;-) Actually, I didn't realize how much I enjoy "psychology" until I started taking classes. I've always been one to want to understand why and how people are the way they are. When you say something... I want to know what it really means, when you do something... I want to know why, I analyze everything... sometimes, too much.

      ...and uh, I'm ready for that surprise whenever you are ;-)

      Yours,

      Cat

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cat

      Lol!I love your sense of humour-mock arrogance with a bit of tongue-in-cheek thrown in for good measure;my kinda gal. ;)

      I'm sorry to hear about your dad's health;I guess as long as his ailments are under control,things will be O.K. for him;that's a heck of a lot of skittles though!It's difficult to gauge the medication situation,but I think you're spot on that quite a few cases could be weeded out through proper counselling,correct education,and basic,common sense know-how about lifestyle choice(s),without being a kill-joy,or a right stick in the mud;unfortunately,common sense doesn't seem to be as common as one would like,though.

      And wow!you took psychology?You must know a lot about human nature,because you are smart(just one of your admirable traits).

      Wonders never cease when you're around;I'll gladly take those hugs and kisses,and send them back ten-fold(with an extra surprise thrown in :)

      Yours,

      R.Q.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      R.Q.

      I would've responded sooner, but again... I "Googled". Parachute Regiment? I have never heard of that before, but certainly, it peaked my interest. Wow, how fascinating!?

      Actually, I remember when taking about a dozen Psychology courses in college, medication seemed to always be a topic we referred back to over and over again. To medicate or not to medicate... that was the question. I think that we are too eager to hand pills out to people for problems that could be fixed outside of medication. Some are simply due to unhealthy lifestyle choices and others are more emotional/psychological issues, that might just require some changes in thought patterns or even a little counseling. My father was diagnosed with Chrons disease back 10 years ago or so, now diabetes, high BP, and at least a dozen other ailments and too look at him, he appears quite healthy. He eats a handful of pills for breakfast, again at lunch and then again at dinner. He takes 5 pills just to combat his BP. Two pills to lower it and another to make sure it doesn't go too low, what the others are for, I haven't a clue. I guess my point is, none of it makes any sense to me. He eats more pills than food and only because a doctor tells him to. Yes, an aspirin a day keeps heart attacks at bay... and no, I don't know everything... close, but not everything :-)

      Sending virtual hugs and kisses your way! Muahhh

      Cat

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cat

      My dad used to take different pills quite a lot during his life when he was demobilized from the Parachute Reg.,but they never seemed to do him any good,and they are finally what got him in the end.I think you're right,regarding the pill/profit thing,although generic tabs like paracetamol,and aspirin(which I think comes from tree bark),etc,when used properly in the manner for which they were created,can be beneficial,even lifesaving(but I guess you already know this,being an E,M.T.,and all :)

      Thanks for your intelligent contribution,rose petal,and your always thought-provoking views.

      Truly Yours,

      R.Q.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      R.Q.

      Well, it just goes to show you are a man of many levels! I'm certainly no health nut, but I'd like to think I'm not completely reckless either :-)

      The pill popping thing, yeah, that's not for me. I'm kind of the "anti-medication" type. What really are in those pills anyway? It's probably mostly all about the profits! Your poetry will bring the traffic, but I'm guessing this one will hold itself nicely as people are always, now more than ever, looking for ways to be/stay healthy.

      Much love,

      Cat

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cat

      Cloves are amazing for tooth ache,but I'm like you,inasmuch as I'm not really that fussed about all of these health fads(after all,we've done pretty O.K. up to now,right?).Just eating normally,without being picky,and normal day-to-day activity seem to keep most people out of the doctor's surgery;I posted this mainly for those who haven't a clue where to start,and for those who would sooner pop pills,not knowing that there are sometimes healthier alternatives that work in tandem with the body's own natural chemistry,with no residual side effects.

      Thanks sweetheart,

      R.Q.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      R.Q.

      This is excellent... very much an "Everything you need to know...", kind of hub! I was just talking yesterday, with someone about how we take our health for granted until the birthdays start piling up. I just met 30 last year and up until that point I had pretty much put no effort into my health... I just was. I'm now realizing that I have to be pro-active in order to prolong aging and stay in good health.

      I had a girlfriend suffering from serious pain after having a wisdom tooth pulled out last year. She used a simply clove mixture she made herself and she swore by it's instant relief! Wonderful job Romeo!

      Yours Truly,

      Cat

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      sarifearnbd

      Good Evening;

      I'm glad that you found something in the article that you found to be of use.

      To your health!

      Yours Sincerely,

      Romeo's Quill

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      Shariful Islam 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      Very useful and informative hub indeed!