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Antioxidants Built In Cure

Updated on May 4, 2013
Antioxidants surround us in the air, animals, and plants.
Antioxidants surround us in the air, animals, and plants.

Antioxidant Alternatives

Antioxidants Built In Cures

I do not know how long the word Antioxidant has been around, but the term hasn’t been in common use until recently. Things containing Antioxidants however, have been around since the beginning of time; we just didn’t call them antioxidants back then. I never saw a Health Food Store growing up because we didn’t need one. The dairyman delivered fresh milk, cream and eggs every other day to our back door in a silver tray. When we wanted fruits and vegetables, we went over to the neighborhood stands and bought fresh. We went to the local beekeeper to get fresh honey for our biscuits. When we got a cold and had problems breathing, mom stood us in the hot steam of our shower, or put Vick Vapor rub on our chest and put a heated pan of Vick in water to steam near our bedside. If we stayed with grandma, she would make a poultice of mustard plaster and rubbed it on us. Life was less complicated and we seemed more healthy back then, but I was just a kid.

Antioxidants are found in the nutrients of the fruits and vegetables that we eat, the tea we make, and the supplements we take. Antioxidants are a form of alternative therapy to aid the body in healing and maintaining health. Scientists have identified certain antioxidants that work well on certain ailments like; antioxidants in beer, cinnamon and wine help lower blood sugar. Antioxidants have become a household term because of mega promotion on the TV. and in books. The most popular Antioxidants are those that say they help cure the common cold; like Vitamin C & A, Echinacea, Zinc, Garlic, Golden Seal, and Green Tea.

Do you have one of those E-mail buddies that send you massive E-mails about this and that? So do I, and this one is a nurse. She sent me this cute and informative E-mail with medical information on antioxidant cures for all that ales you and it fits the Hub topic of the day on Antioxidants, so I thought I’d include it for you. It’s a list of Natural Food Alternatives that are high in antioxidants. Unfortunately, there is no way to attach the cute moving pictures she sent with this information. Just because she is a RN, I am dutifully passing along this list, however, do your research before believing any claim! Her lists starts out with specific foods and ends with cures for specific ailments.

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Antioxidant cures found in foods:

Apple: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids, which enhances the activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

Blueberries are the most versatile fruit in the health field because they get rid of all the "free radicals" that invade our bodies

Guava: High in Vitamin C rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation.

Kiwi: May be tiny but is mighty and a great source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E & fiber. Its Vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

Orange: Sweetest medicine. Taking 2 - 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessen the risk of colon cancer.

Papaya is rich in carotene; good for your eyes, also prevents gas and indigestion)

Strawberry: Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protects the body from cancer causing, blood vessels clogging, "free radicals." (Actually, any berry is good for you. they’re high in anti-oxidants and they actually keep us young.

Tea: Regular doses of tea will prevent buildup of fatty deposits on artery walls. Plus, tea suppresses the appetite and keeps the pounds from invading. Green tea is great for our immune system!

Tomatoes are high in antioxidants and very good as a preventative measure for men, keeping those prostrate problems from invading their bodies.

Watermelon: Coolest Thirst Quencher. Composed of 92% water, and it helps boost our immune system. Watermelon is also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are Vitamin C & Potassium. (Watermelon also has natural substances [natural SPF sources] that keep our skin healthy, protecting our skin from those darn sunrays).

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Antioxidant cures for what ales you:

ASTHMA? EAT ONIIONS they help ease constriction of bronchial tubes. When I was young, my mother would make onion packs to place on our chest, helped the respiratory ailments and actually made us breathe better.

ARTHRITIS? EAT SALMON; tuna, mackerel and sardines actually prevent arthritis. Fish has omega oils, well for our immune system.

BLADDER INFECTION? DRINK CRANBERRY JUICE it is high-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria.

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? EAT CELERY AND OLIVE OIL!!! Olive oil has been shown to lower blood pressure. Celery contains a chemical that lowers pressure too.

BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCE? EAT BROCCOLI AND PEANUTS!!! The chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps regulate insulin and blood sugar.


BONE PROBLEMS? EAT PINEAPPLE to prevent bone fractures and osteoporosis.

BREAST CANCER? EAT Wheat bran and cabbage to maintain estrogen at healthy levels.

CLOGGED ARTERIES? EAT AVOCADO! Mono unsaturated fat in avocados lowers cholesterol.

COLDS? EAT GARLIC! Clear up that stuffy head with garlic. Garlic lowers cholesterol, too.

COUGHING? USE RED PEPPERS!! A substance similar to that found in the cough syrups is found in hot red pepper. Use red (cayenne) pepper with caution-it can irritate your tummy.

DIARRHEA? EAT APPLES! Grate an apple with its skin, let it turn brown and eat it to cure this condition. (Bananas are good for this ailment)

HAY FEVER? Eat lots of yogurt before pollen season. Eat local honey daily.

HEADACHE? Eat plenty of fish -- fish oil helps prevent headaches. Ginger reduces inflammation and pain.

INSOMNIA (CAN'T SLEEP?) Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative.


LUNG CANCER? EAT DARK GREEN AND ORANGE AND VEGGIES!!! A good antidote is beta-carotene, a form of Vitamin A found in dark green and orange vegetables.

MEMORY PROBLEMS? EAT OYSTERS! Oysters help improve your mental functioning by supplying much-needed zinc.

PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME? EAT CORNFLAKES to reduce depression, anxiety and fatigue.

UPSET STOMACH? Bananas will settle an upset stomach. Ginger will cure morning sickness and nausea.

ULCERS? EAT CABBAGE ALSO!!! Cabbage contains chemicals that help heal both gastric and duodenal ulcers.

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Usually foods will not hurt you unless they are stored or prepared incorrectly, however, these foods might harm you if they actually work. If you have an ailment and are currently taking a RX medicine for it, they might cause serious medical problems for you.

Let us imagine for a moment that you have HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE and you are taking a routine pill every evening and perhaps in the morning as well to lower your Blood Pressure. It is doing its job most likely or the doctor would be changing the dose and kind. Now you read that you can drink beer, wine and eat broccoli and peanuts to lower your blood pressure. You start eating more broccoli and peanuts and drinking wine and beer. Beyond the fact that you should be cautious when mixing RX medicine and alcohol because it can kill you, let us suppose the beer and peanuts work. Your blood pressure decreases, and might go too low and you might end up in the hospital or morgue!

Please check with your doctor before you startusing Natural Alternatives when you already take RX medicine!!!! Make sure the RX and natural alternative combination is safe for you to try. Ask if you can try alternatives and try to go off the RX medicine; eat food instead. It never hurts to ask first, and don’t forget to watch my You Tube Videos on Herbs and Foods below. Both contain cures and warnings.

Remember, Nothing is real to you until you experience it, otherwise it's just hear say.

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