Foods and their healing powers
By Kerubo Lornah
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.
- Red beets
- Passion fruits and lamb’s lettuce.
These are foods that increase urine production and helps the kidney to work better and also reduce edema.
- Leeks and asparagus
These foods increase bile flow and detoxifies the liver
- Loquats and cardroom
These foods counter the effects of cystitis and other urinary infections without activating the bacterial resistant.
- Coconut water
These foods are very rich in magnesium, calcium and phosphorous.
They protect the digestive lining and acts as tonic in addition to lowering blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
They aid digestion and relieve stomach congestion.
They are knowns as the stomach’s friends.
They contain beta-carotene, vitamin C, flavonoids and folic acid. They help avoid arteriosclerosis and thrombosis.
They are powerful foods to curb cancer. Their phytochemicals retard or stop the growth cancerous cells.
They stimulate intestinal functions
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.