Monday, June 4, 2012

10 Everyday Foods To Add to Your Natural Solutions for Health

Isn't it great when we find scientific evidence that the foods we really love to eat really love us back?  
Here is a brief article from Dr. Akilah El that outlines 10 foods that most of us eat regularly that contribute to our health in specific ways . . . from the ibuprofen-style benefits of cherries to depression easing brown rice . . . you are sure to find some ways to improve your health and wellness with no effort!


Dr. P

Food Pharmacy – What to Eat to Heal Your Ills

Cherries

MUSCLE ACHE 
The Solution: Tart cherries-one cup, or two glasses of juice, daily, before and during exercise
The Science: Contains the same anti-inflammatory enzymes as ibuprofen, without the potential kidney and stomach-related side effects.

Sunflower Seeds

MEMORY LOSS 
The Solution: Sunflower seeds-a quarter cup daily
The Science: These vitamin E-loaded seeds will protect the neurons in your brain from oxidative stress, which means you keep your memory longer.

Kale

POOR EYESIGHT 
The Solution: Kale-one cup daily
The Science: Xanthophyll pigments not only give kale (and other leafy greens) its color, they can also help slow age-related macular degeneration, the process by which vision goes from sharp to blurry.

Apple

BUILD MUSCLES 
The Solution: Apples-one daily
The Science: Leave the peel on-it’s full of ursolic acid, which fuels the production of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) and insulin, two hormones important in building muscle.

Orange

AGING SKIN 
The Solution: Oranges-one daily, or six ounces of juice
The Science: Vitamin C helps your body make collagen, the protein that keeps skin elastic.

Brown Rice

DEPRESSION 
The Solution: Brown rice-one cup of cooked rice daily
The Science: Carbs help regulate the production of serotonin, a key neurotransmitter in controlling mood and suppressing anxiety. A complex carb like brown rice will give you the best high-carb-low-cal combo.

Peppermint Tea

UPSET STOMACH 
The Solution: One cup of Peppermint Tea after dinner
The Science: Peppermint has long been associated with aiding digestion and has also been shown to soothe inflammatory pain in the gastrointestinal tract.

Spinach

DULL HAIR 
The Solution: Spinach-one cup daily
The Science: The leaf is loaded with vitamins A and C, which help your body to create sebum, the oil secreted by follicles to give your hair gloss and shine.

Bananas

LOW ENERGY 
The Solution: Bananas-one daily
The Science: The potassium-packed fruit is also a great source of magnesium, a key element in producing and storing energy.

Almonds

CholesterolThe Solution:
 Almonds one handful twice a day
Regular consumption of almonds helps to increase the level of high density lipoproteins (HDL) and reduce the level of low density lipoproteins (LDL), thereby effectively controlling cholesterol levels. LDL cholesterol is called bad cholesterol.

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