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Monday, April 30, 2012

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


Cholesterol
The 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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1 comment:

  1. Do I rinse the ACV with water or shampoo? And do I need to continue to put a moisturizer in my hair. I use extra virgin olive oil now.

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