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5 Healing-Foods: That Will Cure All The Diseases!

51.Beans: The Diabetes-Busters

Beans are superb Type-2 Diabetes-Beating foods and have immense power to balance your sugar level and keep it under check! Due to beans, natural compounds, that lowers blood-sugar,  and reduce the body’s requirement for insulin; and it also assists in keeping the pancreas, from work-stress!

In addition, legumes and beans are packed with so much fiber ;that adding them,  to any meals shrinks down its total glycemic load.

Beans are magic potion for prediabetics and diabetics alike.  According to Dr.James Anderson, Type 1 – diabetics who were given a single serving of beans to their meals; reduced their insulin by a 38%. While for Type-2 diabetics; beans completely eliminates their glucose or insulin-controlling medications.

Plus, beans due to tryptophan, (a brain-chemical) helps to induce quality sleep, improves moods and  also regulates appetites.

2. Arthritis, is No More Hurting! Thank you, Fish!

Want to reduce joint pain and tenderness by half-or more? I suggest, you have more omega-3 rich, fish! Such as wild-caught salmon, rainbow trout, herring, sardines and mackerel. Research has proven, the omega-3 fatty acids to be; “arthritis-healer”.

Inflamed joints really love the soothing, cooling comfort that the omega-3 delivers. Plus, omega-3s spur the body to create inflammation-fighting fats called resolvins.

According to a study, conducted by Albany Medical College; arthritis patients, who had one fish at the dinner, every night for 14 weeks, showed 50% relief from the pain.

Not, a fish-buddy? No-problem; I suggest you take, omega-3 from cabbage, cauliflower, walnuts and flaxseeds.

3. Tired of being “fat”; Eat, Veggies!

Studies prove;  the role of inflammation as the main-reason behind being “overweight” because Inflammation interferes with the leptin (a hormone), which regulates appetite and your fat storage metabolism.

I suggest, you tackle with this; by eating more phytonutrients present in carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, winter squash and onions (the fish is also your friend, in this regard). Plus, veggies are rich in fiber and helps to keep your sugar-levels low; so food-calories are not stored in your body as fats.

According to “George Washington University School of Medicine”, the overweight participants who had veggies as the main part of their diet; lost weight without feeling deprived. This proves that veggies are non-fattening, no matter, how much you eat.

Trick:

I suggest, you eat veggies with all your meals! This way, you will develop a liking; like you crave for other fattening foods!

 

4. Feeling “Sad and Low”; Have Carbohydrates!

Carbs are natural mood-boosters; and people, who eat more carbohydrates; experience less depression; in comparison with people who have smaller-portions.

Okay, so,  instead of Kraft cheese and macaroni;  go for simple “carbs”. As refined-carbs raises your blood sugar and increase your belly fat!

I recommend that veggies should be your ideal-source of complex carbs.

And if given chance, whole grains would hit the sweet spot when you are craving CARBY-Comfort food. That’s because they prompt your body to synthesize a steady flow of mood-elevating brain chemicals serotonin and tryptophan.

5. Heart Health: Do You Need an Oil Change?

Research has proven that adding extra-virgin olive oil to one’s  diet, improves cardiovascular health!

Several studies, show, that having cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil daily, reduced heart disease by discouraging plaque build-up, it also reduces inflammation in your arteries and joints. Research, shows the women who had two tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil daily; along with leafy greens; cut their risk of heart disease by almost half!

Another one, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which is America’s most respected nutrition journal; 30,000 Italian women, of around 50 years; had around one ounce of olive oil daily; for eight years; found that it reduced their chances of heart disease by 44% in comparison with those who has less amount , of olive oil in their daily diet.

I suggest, you drizzle it on foods after cooking as olive oil loses its healing properties at high flame-cooking. Also buy cold-pressed and unfiltered extra-virgin olive oil; which appears green or dark golden yellow and is packaged in dark glass bottles.

Hungry for healing?

I bet you are! And I hope you can enjoy these healing recipes very soon. BTW … If you have time, please tell me what some of your favorite healing foods, meal, or diet is.

Do you have a story about how you or someone you know has been healed by turning to “Nature’s pharmacy?” Please pass it along below so we all can learn and heal ourselves by your example.

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist

 

5 Minutes Weekly Strawberry Cinnamon Detox

5Occasionally our self-cleaning mechanisms can get sluggish, and need a bit of spring cleansing and fine tuning.  If you find yourself feeling anxious, stressed, unable to sleep, or may find yourself constipated, bloated or fatigued with dark under eye circles and dull skin…..then I your health coach, suggest you to go for a simple five minutes strawberry cinnamon detox to give your liver and kidneys a break and to flush your blood and body of unwanted toxins.5

Digestion Boost with Strawberries

Strawberries, the ruby red fruit, are full of potassium, vitamin C, and folate, as well as ellagic acid (the cancer-fighting compound). Dr.Paul Thornalley and his research team at the Warwick Medical School in the UK, strawberry extract activate Nrf2.1 (a protein) that increases the body’s production of enzymes and antioxidants responsible for lowering blood cholesterol levels and removing toxins from the body.5

Weight Loss Made Easy By Cinnamon

Derived from the bark of the cinnamon tree, cinnamon is not only rich in iron, manganese, and calcium, but may also play a role in weight loss. According to Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, report of 2010, cinnamon may help to prevent the accumulation of stored fat. The study author, fed two groups of rats a diet high in sugar and fat. The authors of the study,  concluded that the groups of rats that were given cinnamon gain less weight, leading them to say that the spice was the key to purge the body fat.

Other research suggests that cinnamon can help:

  • Lower  triglycerides and LDL (bad cholesterol)
  • Improve digestion
  • Reduces blood sugar levels
  • Impart antibacterial and antiviral benefit
  • Decrease inflammation5

Add a Dash of Honey

I would suggest you to add a dash of honey, while preparing this detox drink as research suggests that it may help prevent fat storage. According to the Journal of Food Science, the rats who were given honey lost  weight regardless of the fact that they ate more, in comparison with rats who were given sucrose, or no sugar at all. Researchers concluded that honey helps fat to pass out of the digestive system and prevent fat from storing in the body.

Mix it up

Mix 5 strawberries (cut in half), a ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, and a teaspoon of honey with 1 liter of water. Steep the strawberry, cinnamon detox for overnight and enjoy it in the morning for five minutes. I would advise you, to include this detox as a weekly detox program or as an occasional detox treat.

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

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