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MEDICINAL VALUE OF CERTAIN FOOD ITEMS
Apple - has mild antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflamatory, oestrogenic activity - lowers cholesterol and risk of cancer.
Asparagus - a super source of antioxidant glutathione to lower cancer risk.
Broccoli - a unique package of versatile disease fighter.
Cinnamon - a strong stimulator of insulin activity.
Clove - anti inflammatory, anticoagulant effect.
Cucumber - the most cooling food.
Date - has natural asprin, laxative effect and good iron source.
Fenugreek seeds - anti-diabetic power, anti-diarrheal, anti-ulcer, anti-cancer, lowers blood pressure, prevent intestinal gas.
Fish oil - the omega 3 oil in fish is an all cure. It's anti every thing.
Garlic - broad spectrum anti-biotic, eat garlic both raw and cooked for all round insurance.
Ginger - used to treat nausea, headache, cholera, diarrhea, rheumatism, nervous disease. This is old anti-everything.
Honey - strong anti-biotic properties, sleep inducing.
Lemon juice - natural antiseptic.
Mushroom - a longevity tonic, heart medicine, cancer remedy, anti-lipid, anti-tumor, anti-viral, high protein.
Mustard - decongestant and expectorant, anti-bacterial, increases metabolism.
Onion - an exceptionally strong anti-oxidant.
Pumpkin - extremely high in beta carotene.
Tea - acts as an anticoagulant, artery protector.
Turmeric - marvelous medicinal spice of the world.
If you can understand how your body works, you stand a better chance of maintaining it sensibly and so avoiding many diseases by following a few simple rules and using 'common sense.' You will be in a good position to prevent the onset of disease and your body will be better equipped to resist any infection that you come in contact. These rules relate to five main areas namely diet, exercise, abuse of the body, stress factors and safeguards against diseases.
Avoid sugar and excessive amounts of animal fat. Try and eat more vegetables, cereals and pulses, include bran and roughage, consume enough milk and milk products thus forming a balanced diet. Food substances that are not burnt up as energy are stored as fat. Lack of certain foods will lead to deficiency signs and symptoms. One needs to understand and work out the calorie requirements and plan out one's diet to meet the nutritional requirements so as to maintain good health. Good dietary habits are essential to every one.
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