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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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    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      5 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.

    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      5 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 

      5 years ago from Bangladesh

      Very useful and informative hub indeed!

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