Protect Your Health with Food Remedies
Healthy foods can help you combat some of the more common health risks you face everyday. Food remedies can be very effective in dealing with health problems that are the result of what free radicals do to your body.
Simply put, free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that are missing an electron. They cruise around your body, attacking other molecules in search of an electron to replace their lost one and damaging healthy cells in the process.
Food rememdies such as eating fruits, vegetables and other antioxidant-rich foods can neutralize and stabilize these free radicals by replacing that missing electron. That�s why it�s so important to protect your healthy cells with a balanced diet. . .
Here is a list of common health risks that we might experience as we age and the food remedies that can combat them.
To Lower your Risk for Cancer, eat�
Apples, artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, cantaloupe, flaxseed, grapefruit, greens, kiwifruit, lemons, limes, navel oranges, nuts, oats, okra, onion, papaya, prunes,pumpkin, rhubarb,soy, strawberries, sweet potatoes, sweet red pepper, tangerines, tomatoes, tropical fruits, watermelon, yucca
To Protect against Heart disease, eat�
Apples, apricots, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, bulgur, cabbage, chili peppers, cranberries, fish, flaxseed, garlic, grapefruit, melons, uts, oats, okra, olive oil, oranges, peas, pineapple, plantains, pumpkin, shellfish, soy, tangerines, watercress, wine
To Lower Blood pressure, eat�
Avocadoes, bananas, cantaloupe, celery, figs, greens, milk, onion, plantains, quinoa, raisins
To Reduce Risk of Stroke, eat�
Bananas, cherries, chili, peppers, berries, garlic, grapefruit, milk, oranges, tea,
To control diabetes and stabilize blood sugar, eat�
Beans, buckwheat, bulgur, oats, parsnips
To control or lower cholesterol, eat�
Avocadoes, beans, cantaloupe, corn, figs, garlic, milk, mushrooms, nuts, oats, olive oil, pears, rhubarab, rice, tea
If you�d like more information on how the right foods can protect your health, look for
Doctors Book� of Food Remedies: The Newest Discoveries in the Power of Food to Cure and Prevent Health Problems--from Aging and Diabetes to Ulcers and Yeast Infections
available at your library or through this Barnes and Noble booksellers link.
To Protect against birth defects, eat�
Artichokes, asparagus, avocadoes, beets, cabbage, melons, parsley
To boost energy, eat�
Corn, proteins like chicken, fish or low fat yogurt, quinoa
The information on this page is strictly for eduational purposes only. Food remedies listed here will not cure any disease. Consult with a doctor on what type of diet is right for you.