These 10 foods may help prevent, alleviate or cure your symptoms because of their surprising medicinal benefits
Every vitamin, mineral, gram of fiber, protein, carbohydrates and fat play a role in your body. These 10 foods have amazing medicinal benefits that you may notice immediately after eating them. Learn how to incorporate them in your diet whenever you can.
1. Honey: Anti-Bacterial/Anti-Fungal
From soothing sore throats to potentially preventing infections, honey is the multipurpose, swiss-army knife sweetener. Honey now could mean you may not need antibiotics later. How’s that for a food with a surprising medicinal benefit?!
2. Ginger: Relieves Nausea & Stomach Aches
Ginger is a natural antacid, laxative and has chemicals that make it a natural indigestion medicine. Sprinkle ground ginger in your tea next time you’re suffering from indigestion.
3. Cinnamon: Anti-Bacterial, Improves Blood Sugar
Cinnamon is a natural antibacterial and also helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, cinnamon is often paired with sugary snacks and desserts that DON’T help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Sprinkle some on your yogurt to get all of the health benefits without packing on the excess calories.
4. Flax & Chia Seeds: Lower High Cholesterol
Flax seeds are loaded with fiber and omega fatty acids which help lower cholesterol, protect against heart disease and cancer. Try sprinkling 1 tbsp. of flax or chia seeds in your yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies, breadcrumbs, or anywhere else you can sneak them in.
5. Coconut Water: Dehydration
Coconut water is high in potassium and other vitamins and minerals making it a great option to prevent hydration. Try using it for smoothies, juices, or mix it in with your regular beverages to boost their nutritional content.
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6. Coffee: Prevents Some Cancers and Parkinson’s Disease
Coffee is chock-full of antioxidants which fight cancer causing free radicals, and improves cognitive health.
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7. Almonds: Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
Almonds are a fantastic source of healthy, unsaturated fats, protein, fiber, magnesium and other vitamins which help reduce the risk of Type Two Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, and cancer.
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8. Beets: Improve Blood Flow and Lower Blood Pressure
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9. Peppermint: Indigestion, Allergy Relief
The natural menthol in peppermint leaves provides soothing indigestion relief as well as allergy symptom relief including sore throat, headaches, and sinus congestion.
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10. Peppers: Immune System Support & Wound Regeneration
Peppers are higher in Vitamin C than oranges and most other fruits. Everyone knows that Vitamin C supports healthy immune system function but most people don’t know that Vitamin C also helps regenerate connective tissue.
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Now that you know that these foods have surprising medicinal benefits, try to add them to your diet however you can. Why take medicine when you can eat delicious meals instead?