Foods and their healing powers

By Kerubo Lornah

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You are what you eat. Let your food be your medicine right? The above statements are very familiar to you I believe, but how often do you put them into practice?

Here we are going to mention a few vegetables, nuts and fruits and their healing powers. God created so many of them but let us begin with the ones we are familiar with:


These are vegetables, fruits or nuts that are rich in iron. They promote blood production.

  • Pistachios
  • Lentils
  • Red beets
  • Apricots
  • Passion fruits and lamb’s lettuce.


These are foods that increase urine production and helps the kidney to work better and also reduce edema.

  • Celery
  • Eggplants
  • Watermelon
  • Leeks and asparagus

Hepatic tonic

These foods increase bile flow and detoxifies the liver

  • Artichoke
  • Loquats and cardroom

Urinary antiseptics

These foods counter the effects of cystitis and other urinary infections without activating the bacterial resistant.

  • Coconut water
  • Cranberry

Mineral restorers

These foods are very rich in magnesium, calcium and phosphorous.

  • Coconut
  • Almonds
  • Alfalfa
  • Cabbage
  • Oranges
  • Turnip green
  • Hypolipidemic

    They protect the digestive lining and acts as tonic in addition to lowering blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

  • Avocados
  • Beans
  • English walnuts
  • Sunflower seeds and yams
  • Digestives

    They aid digestion and relieve stomach congestion.

    They are knowns as the stomach’s friends.

  • Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Zucchini
  • Potatoes and okra
  • Antioxidants

    They contain beta-carotene, vitamin C, flavonoids and folic acid. They help avoid arteriosclerosis and thrombosis.

  • Oranges
  • carrots
  • Citrus fruits
  • Strawberries and nuts.
  • Anti-carcinogens

    They are powerful foods to curb cancer. Their phytochemicals retard or stop the growth cancerous cells.

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Oranges
  • Plums
  • Grapes
  • Cherimoya
  • Tomatoes
  • Laxatives

    They stimulate intestinal functions

  • Plums
  • Eggplants
  • Chard
  • Whole grains
  • Tamarind
  • NB: all these foods are good but one must ensure that the foods are grown in a good environments and they are free from pesticides. It is advisable that if possible you grow these foods in your garden.

    Disclaimer: the above information is for education purpose and is not intended to replace medical functions of a health professional in anyway, either in diagnosing or treating medical conditions. The writer of the article will not take responsibility arising from the inappropriate use of the foods stated therein.