Simple food cures


Simple Food Cures at a Glance

 

Alzheimer's

Blueberries - Antioxidants in blueberries help protect the brain from free-radical damage, which could decrease your risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, and improve cognitive processing. Wild blueberries, if you can find them, have even more brain-boosting antioxidants than the cultivated variety.

Oysters - Oysters help improve your mental functioning by supplying much-needed zinc.

Coffee - Beyond boosting alertness for up to 90 minutes, that morning cup is the number-one source of antioxidants in the American diet, and can help decrease your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by as much as 60 percent.

Anti-Aging

Red wine - Oxidative stress plays a major role in aging, and an antioxidant in red wine called resveratrol may help extend life by neutralizing disease-causing free radicals.

Shiitake Mushroom - improve digestive energy.

Sunflower Seeds - These tiny wonders have the highest natural vitamin E content of any food around, and no antioxidant is better at fighting off the aging effects of free radicals. Other great sources of vitamin E include Swiss chard.

Arthritis

Fish - Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines actually prevent arthritis. Fish has omega oils, good for our immune system.

Asthma

Onion - Onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes.

Broccoli - The glucosinolates in broccoli assist the first step in detoxification (called Phase I) and its sulforaphane content supports the second step (called Phase II) which increases the amount of active enzymes of the upper respiratory tract, helping with symptoms of asthma. These enzymes are responsible for neutralizing the harmful toxins we breathe everyday that can cause respiratory distress in sensitive people, especially those with respiratory conditions.

Peach - clear asthma and phlegm, benefit lund and large intestine. 

Pumpkin - clear inflammation, stop bronchial asthma and pain.

Gingko - astringe asthma, clear phlegm.

Ginger and Egg stir-fry

Bladder Infection

Cranberry juice - High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria.  

Cancer

Whole-grain cereal - Women getting at least 30 grams of fiber daily are half as likely to develop breast cancer, according to research.

Wheat, Bran and Cabbage - Helps to maintain estrogen at healthy levels to prevent breast cancer.

Grape fruit - rich in vitamin C can protect against cancers of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and pancreas, lower risk for cardiovascular disease, boost immune system to fight bacteria and viruses, potentially lessening the severity and duration of colds. Vitamin C also lessen the UV damage to eyes that causes cataracts. It might also lower levels of allergy-related histamine in the body 

Cavity

Cheese - Researchers found that eating less than a quarter ounce of Jack, Cheddar, Gouda, or mozzarella cheese will boost pH levels to protect your pearly whites from cavities.

Clogged Arteries

Avocado - Mono-unsaturated fat in avocados lowers cholesterol

Cold

Garlic - Clear up that stuffy head with garlic.

Ginseng Teaexpel wind cold, warm stomach, help kill invading viruses by increasing the body's production of key immune cells.

Green Onion -expel wind through sweating, warm kidney and clear eyes.

Colon Cancer

Cabbage - natural chemical in brassica vegetables (such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale and wasabi) can sabotage the growth of colon cance cells

Green or White Tea - Drinking just one cup of tea a day may cut your risk of colon cancer in half. Antioxidants in the tea, called catechins, inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Constipation  

Yogurt - Live-culture yogurt which is high in gut-friendly bacteria can push food more efficiently through the gastrointestinal tract. It can also improve gut’s ability to digest beans and dairy lactose which can cause gas.

Snap Bean / Pea - detox, soothe stomach and intestinal pain, relieve constipation.

Hollow vegetable - clear constipation with blood in stool.

Spinach - promote blood, lower heat and clear constipation.

Banana - lubricate large intestine, detox and lower blood pressure.

Coughing

Red peppers - A substance similar to that found in the cough syrups is found in hot red pepper. Use red (cayenne) pepper with caution-it can irritate your tummy.

Pear - clear phlegm, promote fluid and lower heat. 

Buckwheat honey - 2 teaspoons of thick, dark brown honey were more effective than OTC cough medicines at limiting the severity and frequency of a cough in children. Honey’s antioxidants and antimicrobial properties may soothe inflamed throat tissues.

Ginger with Honey Drink - clear cough with phlegm.

Mustard Green - clear cough due to wind cold, improve appetite.

Bok-Choy - clear lung and qi, benefit spleen and stomach.

Fig - benefit lung and throat, improve cough and bronchitis.

Depressed

Arugula or Spinach Salad - Leafy greens—arugula, chard, spinach—are rich sources of B vitamins, which are part of the assembly line that manufactures feel-good hormones such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. Lack of B6 can cause nervousness, irritability, and even depression.

Diabetes

 

Raspberries - Raspberries contain anthocyanins, which boost insulin production and lower blood sugar levels, providing a strong defense against diabetes.

Broccoli and Peanuts - The chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps regulate insulin and blood sugar

Bitter melon - regulate blood sugar, promote yang energy, clear eyes and detox.

Onion - lower blood sugar and clear phlegm.

Diarrhea

Apples - Grate an apple with its skin, let it turn brown and eat it to cure this condition.

Fatigue

Trail Mix - Raisins provide potassium, which your body uses to convert sugar into energy. Nuts stock your body with magnesium, which is important in metabolism, nerve function, and muscle function. (When magnesium levels are low, your body produces more lactic acid--the same a fatigue-inducing substance that you feel at the end of a long workout.)

Orange Juice - The fructose in a 4-ounce glass is a perfect pick-me-up. Vitamin C’s ability to combat oxidative stress caused by free radicals may provide energy, and the vitamin plays a key role in metabolizing iron, which helps your body move energizing oxygen through your bloodstream.

Walnut - tonify kidney, promote energy and memory.

Dates - benefit liver to promote blood.

Grapes - promote blood and qi, benefit stomach and kidney.

Hair Loss

Beef - Iron in the meat stimulates hair turnover and replenishment. Beef is also rich in zinc, which helps guard against hair loss.

Hang Over

Orange Juice - Fructose, one of the sugars in orange juice, can speed the metabolism of alcohol by as much as 25 percent. Vitamin C also helps combat binge-related cell damage.

Hay Fever

Yogurt - lots of yogurt before pollen season.

Honey - Also eat honey from your area (local) daily.

Headache

Fish - fish oil helps prevent headaches.

Ginger - reduces inflammation and pain.

Potato - 37 g of carbs in a medium potato can ease a tension headache by upping serotonin levels, as long as you keep the fat and protein below 2 g.

Heat Stroke

Winter Melon - Cool summer heat, detox, diuretic, clear phlegm.

Matured cucumber (yellow) - clear heat and dampness, diuretic, lubricate large intestine.

Sugar Cane - clear heat, promote fluid.

Coconut Milk - clear heat, promote fluid.

Pineapple - lower summer heat, improve digestion.

Heart Disease

Salmon - A diet of heart-healthy fats omega-3, like those found in salmon and olive oil, raises good HDL cholesterol levels.

Tea - Prevent buildup of fatty deposits on artery walls with regular doses of tea. Actually, tea suppresses appetite and keeps the pounds from invading.

Eggplant - Promote blood circulation, expel wind and relieve pain

Hemmorrhoid

Figs - The 3 g of fiber in four dried figs helps create soft, regular stools that will keep hemorrhoids from returning. Figs also provide about 5% of daily potassium and 10% of manganese.

High Blood Pressure

Baked potato - increasing the amount of potassium in your diet (a baked potato will boost your intake by about 400 mg, but be sure to eat the skin!) will significantly lower your blood pressure.

Olive oil - olive oil has been shown to lower blood pressure.

Celery - celery contains a chemical that lowers pressure too.

Broccoli - a compound in broccoli and broccoli sprouts cuts the risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Raisins - numerous studies show that polyphenols in grape-derived foods such as raisins, wine, and juice are effective in maintaining cardiovascular health, including bringing down blood pressure.

Banana - lower blood pressure, lubricate large intestine, detox.

Beet Juice - lower blood pressure, prevent heart attack and stroke.

High Cholesterol

Olive oil - Antioxidants found in olives have been shown both to raise HDL (good) cholesterol and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, making olive oil a doubly potent protector against cardiovascular disease.

Garlic – Garlic lowers cholesterol.

Pears - One medium pear has 5 g of dietary fiber, much of it in the form of pectin, which helps flush out bad cholesterol, a risk factor in heart disease.

Grape fruit - red fruit was found to be more effective than the white version at lowering triglyceride levels

Walnut -

Indigestion

White Turnip - Relief indigestion, promote energy flow, clear phlegm.

Tomato - Promote fluid, improve digestion.

Bamboo Shoot - promote energy circulation and digestin, clear plegm and intestine.

Papaya - benefit stomach and liver, clear dampness. 

Infertility

Brazil nuts are a top source of selenium, a mineral that boosts sperm health while also helping the sperm swim faster.

Insomnia

Honey - Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative.

Nonfat Popcorn - Pop a bag half an hour before bedtime: The carbs will induce your body to create serotonin, a neurochemical that makes you feel relaxed. Skip the butter—fat will slow the process of boosting serotonin levels.

Turkey - People who suffer from insomnia are deficient in tryptophan. A 3-ounce serving of turkey has nearly all the tryptophan (an essential amino acid that helps the body produce serotonin and melatonin, hormones that regulate sleep) you need in a day.  

Longan Fruit - promote energy and blood, calm nerve.

Kidney Stones

Dried Apricot - Eight dried apricot halves have 2 g of fiber, only 3 mg of sodium, and 325 mg of potassium—all of which help keep minerals from accumulating in urine and forming calcium oxalate stones.

Lung Cancer

Dark green and orange veggies - A good antidote is beta carotene, a form of Vitamin A found in dark green and orange vegetables.

Grapefruit - A grapefruit a day can reduce your risk of developing lung cancer by up to 50 percent. Grapefruit contains naringin, which may help lower levels of cancer-causing enzymes.

Menstruation Pain

Black Wood-ear Mushroom - Promote qi, clear blood clot and stop menstruation pain. 

Nausea

Ginger – 1/4 teaspoon of powdered, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of minced gingerroot, or a cup of ginger tea can ease nausea from motion sickness and pregnancy.

Osteoporosis

Shrimp - Shrimp is high in vitamin B12, which aids bone density and is crucial in the generation of new cells. It is also a good source of vitamin D, an essential ingredient for bone strength.

Pineapple - Bone fractures and osteoporosis can be prevented by the manganese in pineapple.  

Overweight

Green Tea - Catechins, the powerful antioxidants found in green tea, are known to increase metabolism.

Grilled Chicken Breast - The protein in lean meat and poultry fills you up and speeds metabolism. High-protein diets also help to build muscle and attack extra belly fat.

Poor Vision

Spinach or romaine lettuce - The National Institutes of Health found that people who consume the most lutein—found in leafy greens—are 43 percent less likely to develop macular degeneration.

Premenstrual Syndrome

Cornflakes - Women can ward off the effects of PMS with cornflakes, which help reduce depression, anxiety and fatigue.

Prostate Cancer

Garlic - Compounds in garlic have been shown to reduce risk of prostate cancer by up to 50 percent.

Skin Cancer

 

Carrots - National Cancer Institute researchers found that people with the highest intakes of carotenoids—pigments that occur naturally in carrots—were six times less likely to develop skin cancer than those with the lowest intakes.

Stressed

 

Yogurt - 1 Cup of Low-fat Yogurt. Yogurt is one of the best food sources of lysine.

Mixed Nuts.- 2 Tbsp of mixed nuts. Nuts pack tons of arginine. ..

Banana - With only 105 calories and 14 g of sugar, a medium banana fills you up, provides a mild blood sugar boost, and has 30% of the day’s vitamin B6, which helps the brain produce mellowing serotonin, getting you through a crisis peacefully.

Ulcers

Cabbage - Cabbage contains chemicals that help heal both gastric and duodenal ulcers. Sulforaphane, a powerful compound in cabbage, clobbers H. pylori (the bacteria that causes gastric and peptic ulcers) before it can get to your gut, and may even help inhibit the growth of gastric tumors.

Upset Stomach

Bananas - Bananas will settle an upset stomach.

Ginger - Ginger will cure morning sickness, nausea and vomiting.

Button Mushroom - Improve energy and appetite; stop throwing up or diarrhea.

Basil - Eugenol, a compound in basil, can keep gut safe from pain, nausea, crampin or diarrhea by killing off bacteria suh as Salmonella and Listeria.

Yam - clear stomach and intestinal blockage/toxin/pain.

Yeast Infection

Garlic - Garlic contains essential oils that can inhibit the growth of the Candida albicans fungus, the culprit in the pain, itch, and vaginal discharge of yeast infections. Recent studies suggest that thyme, cloves, and even the essential oils from oranges are also effective fungicides.

Probiotics - Probiotic foods help restore the natural gut flora that prevents fungal infections.

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Douche - A douching made from apple cider vinegar can soothe a yeast infection. Try 3 tablespoons of raw organic apple cider vinegar mixed in 1 quart of water.

Organic Cranberry Juice - Drink the juice, unsweetened, to help restore healthy pH balance in the vagina.

Organic Plain Yogurt - Yogurt can be used topically and vaginally to reduce a yeast infection. Make sure yogurt has no added sugars, fruit or other ingredients.