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Food Medicine That Could Save Our Life


Yes, it’s true that our dietary habits influence our risk for certain diseases. Some foods may trigger chronic illnesses while there are some that acts as medicine. Certain foods provide our body with nutrients that can help promote overall health and protect us from diseases.


Turmeric


This spice is one of the most important herbs on the entire planet. Thousands of studies have proven their value in health, disease prevention, and treatment. Its numerous health benefits have been attributed to its primary polyphenol known as curcumin.

Some of the most amazing demonstrated properties of turmeric and/or curcumin include these turmeric benefits:

  1. Destroying cancer stem cells (arguably, the root of all cancer)
  2. Protecting against radiation-induced damage
  3. Destroying multi-drug resistant cancer
  4. Reducing unhealthy levels of inflammation
  5. Preventing and reversing Alzheimer's disease-associated pathologies
  6. Protecting against heavy metal toxicity

Enjoy the benefits of this bright-yellow superfood by making golden milk. This requires boiling 2 cups of milk or unsweetened almond milk with 1 teaspoon powdered turmeric and 1 teaspoon powdered ginger. Turn off heat, let cool for a few minutes, and add 1 tablespoon of raw honey. Aside from this, turmeric powder can also be added to vegetable soups or sprinkle into scrambled eggs.


Garlic


Garlic is considered to be a life-saving spice with hundred therapeutic properties.

Ariana Lutzi, ND, naturopath, and nutrition consultant for Bubs Naturals says:

“Garlic fights all types of infections—fungal, bacterial, parasitic, and viral—regulates blood sugar, lowers blood pressure, and lowers cholesterol, to name a few.”

Experts believed that most of its health benefits are caused by sulfur compounds (wherein in allicin is famously known) formed when a garlic clove is chopped, crushed or chewed. Aside from this, its other compounds called diallyl disulfide and s-allyl cysteine also play a role in garlic’s health benefits.

Some of its most known good effects on our body are as follows:

  1. Helps control blood pressure
  2. Improves cholesterol levels
  3. Helps prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia
  4. Can combat sickness, including the common cold
  5. Better hair and skin
  6. Boost immunity
  7. Work as an anti-inflammatory


Apples


Apple is a miracle food and is one of the healthiest food a person can eat.

Laura Flores, a nutritionist based in San Diego, says:

“Apples are high in polyphenols, which function as antioxidants. These polyphenols are found in both the skin of the apples as well as in the meat, so to get the greatest amount of benefits, eat the skin of the apple."

One of the most well-established health benefits of consuming apples is to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. The more apples you consume, the less likely you are to develop this potentially fatal disease.

Here are some diseases we can prevent with regular apple consumption:

  1. Allergies
  2. Alopecia (Hair Loss)
  3. Aging, Reduce Rate
  4. Liver Cancer
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Insulin Resistance
  7. Radiation-induced Illness
  8. Staphylococcal Infection

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