Many scientists and nutritional experts are now reporting that there are hundreds of foods which have great healing and holistic properties in them.
Healing foods are really essential for sound health, and provide optimum nourishment to our body. Many nutritional experts recommend that we should daily eat healthy foods as they provide us all necessary minerals and vitamins required by our body for performing at the optimum level.
Several people get depressed, tired and even become sick as they fail to eat a regular healthy nutritious diet. They never care to substitute the good nutrition with vitamin pills, replacement meals or shakes.
Many scientists and nutritional experts are now reporting that there are hundreds of healing substances in foods which have great healing and holistic properties and help us in preventing diseases.
Healing diet? What is it?
A healing diet will have lots of water, fresh vegetables and fruits (their juices preferably from organic origins), healing foods, unrefined sea salts and healthy fats. Incorporating these food items in our daily diet and simultaneously avoiding the toxin-laden foods can assist us a lot in avoiding various diseases altogether.
The importance of fresh vegetables and fruits in a balanced healing diet cannot be discounted. There are loads of fibers and essential nutrients in these foods, which are vital for maintaining good health and promoting detoxification. Green leafy vegetables are also recommended as they contain many essential nutrients and chlorophyll required for supporting the body and purification of the gastrointestinal tract.
Some of the healing foods that are beneficial in certain diseases are:
Cancer: carrot, lime, garlic, lemon
Constipation: cabbage, almonds, cucumber, carrot, lettuce, lime, banana, corn, beet root, dates, cucumber, figs, soybean, raisins, spinach, potatoes, whole wheat bread or pudding
Cold and Cough:lemon, ginger, garlic, lime
Acidity: coconut, grapefruit, groundnut, jaggery, honey, yogurt
Cholera:coconut water, bitter gourd, cucumber, onions
Arthritis:banana, apple, mango, garlic, cucumber
High Blood Pressure: banana, apple, garlic, lemon, lime, oats, psyllium husk, onions
Dysentery:carrot, banana, garlic, Indian gooseberry, groundnuts, jambul fruit, pomegranate, mango seeds,
Teeth & Gum remedies: fresh groundnut, lime, apple, pomegranate, onions, rind powder, spinach
Intestinal Worms:freshly ground coconut, carrot, papaya, pomegranate, tomatoes
Jaundice: radish, sugarcane
High Cholesterol:curry leaves, apple, garlic, lime, grapefruit, lemon, oats, raisins, psyllium husk, sunflower seeds, soybeans
Immune system:watermelon has large amounts of glutathione, which helps in boosting our immune system. It is also a rich source of potassium vitamin C and lycopene, which is a cancer fighting oxidant.
Heart Disease:carrot, cabbage, honey, asparagus, apple, onions, garlic, oranges, grapefruit, grapes, Indian gooseberry, lemon, lime, raisins
Impotency:black gram, almonds,
Inflammation:garlic, cherries, turmeric spice
Hemorrhoids or piles:bitter gourd, beet root, figs, onions, jambul fruit, radish, pigeon pea, lime
Kidney Stones:tomato, apple
High Blood Sugar:fenugreek, bitter melon
Peptic Ulcer: lime
Whooping Cough: onion, garlic
Acne/Pimples:lime, cucumber luice (application on face), lemon
Diabetes: bitter gourd, Bengal Gram, Fenugreek, Indian gooseberry, grapefruit, groundnuts, kidney beans, jambul fruit, lime, mango leaves, lettuce, soybean