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Eating the right foods helps you stay strong and fight off bacterial infections. Eating the wrong
foods high in fat puts your immune in stress and makes it harder to fight off germs. Research has
shown the if you cut down on fat the system increases your germ fighting and fends off infections.
For thousands of years herbs and spices have been shown to have many different healing powers. Herbs can prevent infections ease pain and swelling, lower cholesterol and many other healing powers. Before pharmaceuticals research has shown that herbs were used thousands of years ago. Doctors have found out that herbs can work as well as some medicines. When you take an aspirin it reduces fever, eases pain and reduces inflammation. Before aspirin they used willow bark which contains salicin which is basically the same as aspirin. Research has shown that today thirty percent of the medicines we use today contain compounds found in plants.
We all know the pain and discomfort that comes with headaches. There are several types but the most common are tension and migraines headaches. Both types are caused by several factors. Stress,
fluctuating hormones, changes in the weather and many others. One of the main causes is the food we
eat according to research and leading doctors in the field of research. Migraines are the most
difficult to identify the cause but have proven that a number of foods and chemicals added to food
can cause the migraine. While changing your diet won't stop them from happening it can make a big
difference in the frequency and pain control.
Keeping leafy greens in your diet is very important. They contain many vitamins and minerals especially calcium and vitamin B6 and many others with low calorie intake. Research has shown that the very best greens are Kale, beet greens, turnip green, spinach and chicory greens. In large group studies of people ages from 67 to 95 that eating these types of greens added to good heart health. It was found that the amino acid called homocysteine in high levels can clog arteries leading to heart disease. The research found that eating greens which contain folate, B6, and B12 would keep the levels of homocysteine under control.
You can work on not eating foods that are high in purines. This can help reduce the effects of the
systems and pain.Some of the food high in purines are organ meats, liver, kidney and sweetbreads,
sardines, asparagus, mushrooms and beans. If you like to drink alcohol you need to cut back on the
beer and wine. Getting more water into your system will dilute the uric acid in the blood stream and
prevent crystals from forming according to medical research.
Ginger can be purchased in many forms. It come in fresh, dried , powered and can be bought in capsules. If possible you should use fresh ginger if you can. It seems to have the most healing compounds but all forms are good. If you are buying fresh ginger avoid soft spots, mold, or dry wrinkled skin. To get the most health benefits make sure to try and consume it has often as possible. You can add it to your tea or on a salad. Grating fresh ginger is the best way to serve it.
Through the ages flaxseed has been used for all kinds of illness except as food. Flax is one of the
oldest fiber used in the making of linen. Its seed also known as linseed is used in making paint. In
the modern world the closest it has come to food is feeding livestock. Today research has shown that flaxseed is good for our health. It has shown to help fight heart disease and cancer. It is a great source of compounds called lignans. You would have to eat sixty cups of broccoli to get the same amount of lignans that are in one quarter cup of flaxseed.
Soluble fiber is essential to a healthy diet especially in the digestive tract where it provides the most protection. It acts like a protective coating which can help prevent certain cancers. Research by doctors have found the soluble fiber can trap harmful substances from doing damage. Research has shown that having soluble fiber in your food can help prevent heart disease. This type of fiber has more benefits as well. It causes nutrients to be absorbed more slowly and can make you feel more satisfied after eating. It will leave the digestive system in the same condition before it entered. It will soak up many times its weight as it passes through. That is why doctors want you to eat more fiber when you are suffering from constipation and other digestive problems.