I know you think I’m talking about “Shades of Grey”, but I am not (at least not today).
“Foods that Harm, Foods That Heal: The Best and Worst Choices to Treat Your Ailments Naturally” is a mega-selling health book because it is a sane repository of information on the effect of different foods on your health.
For example, today I ate fresh strawberries (yum!). What do they heal? According to this book:
- Brain function
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
- Birth Defects
- Macular Degeneration
- Aging Skin
Holey moley! I thought I was just eating breakfast. I do have one of these ailments – aging skin. Yes, my skin doesn’t seem to want to get younger, even when I pour moisturizer on it. How do strawberries help cure aging skin?
The anthocyanins in berries may even prevent some of the effects of aging, such as skin damage from ultraviolet light. Studies have also shown that ellagic acid may also repair skin damaged by the sun.
Yes! Take that Oil of Olay.
As you continue on your healthier journey, it can be fun to know the latest in research on how whole foods can help you. There is a list of ailments and food cures that are good to know about. For example, the book addresses sexual dysfunction with foods that improve blood flow (garlic). Of course, after eating a clove of garlic, who is going to want to kiss you?
Don’t worry! On page 270, the cure for halitosis is chewing on fennel seeds. Hurray!
Do not underestimate the power of healthy food. It can do more than get you slimmer and there are so many reasons other than "my mother told me to eat this" for you to eat your vegetables.
Please share your food cures.
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