Posted by: vmbhonde | जुलै 11, 2011

Food as Medicine

Food   as Medicine   

HEADACHE?   EAT   FISH!   

Eat   plenty of fish — fish oil helps prevent  headaches.. 
So  does ginger, which  reduces inflammation and pain.   

HAY   FEVER?   EAT   YOGURT! 
Eat   lots of yogurt before pollen season.  
Also-eat honey from  your area (local  region) daily. 

TO   PREVENT STROKE
   DRINK   TEA!   
Prevent   build-up of fatty deposits on artery walls  with regular  doses of tea.  (actually,   tea suppresses appetite and keeps the  pounds from  invading….Green tea is great  for our immune  system)!  

INSOMNIA   (CAN’T SLEEP?)   HONEY!   
Use honey as a tranquilizer and  sedative.  

ASTHMA?   EAT   ONIONS!!!!   
Eating   onions helps ease constriction of  bronchial tubes.  (onion   packs place   on chest   helped   the respiratory ailments and actually made   breathing   better).

ARTHRITIS?   EAT   FISH, TOO!!   
Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines  actually  prevent arthritis.  (fish   has omega oils, good for our immune   system)  

UPSET   STOMACH?
    BANANAS   – GINGER!!!!!   
Bananas   will settle an upset stomach. 
Ginger  will cure morning  sickness and nausea..  

BLADDER   INFECTION?   DRINK   CRANBERRY  JUICE!!!!   
High-acid   cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria.   

BONE   PROBLEMS?   EAT   PINEAPPLE!!!   
Bone fractures and osteoporosis can be  prevented by the  manganese in pineapple.  

MEMORY   PROBLEMS?   EAT   OYSTERS!   
Oysters   help improve your mental functioning by  supplying  much-needed zinc.  

COLDS?   EAT   GARLIC!   
Clear   up that stuffy head with garlic.  (remember,   garlic lowers cholesterol,  too.)

COUGHING?   
USE   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.   

BREAST   CANCER?    EAT   Wheat, bran and  cabbage   
Helps to maintain estrogen at healthy  levels.  

LUNG   CANCER?   EAT   DARK GREEN AND ORANGE AND  VEGGIES!!!  
A   good antidote is beta carotene, a form of  Vitamin A found in  dark green and orange  vegetables.  

ULCERS?   EAT   CABBAGE ALSO!!!   
Cabbage contains chemicals that help  heal both gastric  and duodenal ulcers.  

DIARRHEA?   
EAT   APPLES! 
Grate   an apple with its skin, let it turn brown  and eat it to cure  this condition.  (Bananas   are good for this  ailment)

CLOGGED   ARTERIES?   EAT   AVOCADO!   
Mono   unsaturated fat in avocados lowers  cholesterol.   

HIGH   BLOOD PRESSURE?   EAT   CELERY AND OLIVE  OIL!!!   
Olive oil has been shown to lower  blood pressure.  
Celery contains a  chemical that lowers pressure too.   

BLOOD   SUGAR IMBALANCE?   EAT   BROCCOLI AND PEANUTS!!!  
The   chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps  regulate insulin and  blood sugar.  

Kiwi:   Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of  potassium,  magnesium, Vitamin E &  fibre. It’s Vitamin C content is  twice  that of an orange.  

Apple:   An apple a day keeps the doctor away?  Although an apple has  a low Vitamin C  content, it has antioxidants &   flavonoids which enhances the activity of  Vitamin C thereby  helping to lower the  risks of colon cancer, heart  attack &  stroke.. 

Strawberry:
   Protective fruit. Strawberries have the  highest total  antioxidant power among  major fruits & protects the body  from  cancer causing, blood vessels clogging   free radicals. (Actually,   any berry is good for you..they’re high in  anti-oxidants and  they actually keep us  young………..blueberries are the best  and  very versatile in the health field……..they  get rid  of all the free-radicals that  invade our  bodies)

Orange :   Sweetest medicine. Taking 2 – 4 oranges a  day may help  keep colds away, lower  cholesterol, prevent  & dissolve kidney  stones as well as lessen the risk  of colon  cancer.. 

Watermelon:   Coolest Thirst Quencher. Composed of 92%  water, it is also  packed with a giant dose  of glutathione which helps boost  our  immune system..  They are also a key source  of  lycopene – the cancer fighting oxidant.   Other  nutrients    
Found in watermelon are Vitamin  C  & Potassium. (watermelon   also has natural substances [natural SPF  sources] that keep  our skin healthy,  protecting our skin from those darn UV   rays)

Guava   & Papaya:   Top awards for Vitamin C. They are the  clear winners for  their high Vitamin C  content. Guava is also rich in fibre  which  helps prevent constipation.   

Papaya   is rich in carotene, this is good for your  eyes.  (also   good for gas and  indigestion)  

Tomatoes   
are   very good as a preventative measure for  men, keeps those  prostrate problems from  invading their  bodies……GOOD   AS MEDICINE..
       

lalit kaistha” <lalitkaistha@yahoo.co.in    5-9-2010


Responses

  1. Long forgotten ‘rishi’ secrets!

  2. Like very much. People does not understand the value of our old Aurveda medicine, most of them are available in our kitchen.

  3. Really good for all , Thank You Vilas Bhai

  4. nice and educative , keep in touch Br Vilas Group Captain Subhash


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