Everyday Foods that can Actually help cure your ails. Keep these items in your home and you could be feeling better in no time.. [Part 1]

Everyday Foods that can Actually help cure your ails. Keep these items in your home and you could be feeling better in no time..

1. Garlic

Whenever I feel the risk of getting sick, I take garlic. Much better raw than cooked, garlic has 1% of the potency of penicillin and can ward off a number of bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella, E. coli, Cryptococcal meningitis, Candida albican and Staphylococcus. The problem with most antibiotics is that bacteria develops resistance to them, however this is not the case with garlic.

Garlic has antibiotic and blood cleansing properties containing allicin which scavenges hydroxyl radicals (OH). This is turn is thought to prevent LDLs from being oxidised.

Known for its beneficial effects on your cholesterol, among other things. It is high in phytochemicals, which have been known to lower blood pressure, and may also help to reduce the risk of stroke. Eating a lot of garlic can lower rates of some cancers as well (ovarian, colorectal, etc) and colon polyps, too.

2. Turmeric

Long held as a cure for pain, this common curry spice that contains a chemical known as curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory effects on the body, making it a great choice for those suffering from arthritis, tendonitis, and other auto-immune conditions. Tumeric is connected as a potential healer of ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease and colon cancer.

3. Basil

This healing herb is just now beginning to get the recognition it deserves as beneficial for things like stress. Holy basil in particular (the kind you use in pesto) contains compounds that stimulate adrenaline and noradrenaline production, while decreasing serotonin—all effective ways to reduce feelings of stress. Others have studied basil for its possible benefits in inhibiting breast cancer. And some even recommend basil essential oil (in a water mixture) as a formulation for sterilizing produce naturally. It can also be used to alleviate nausea.

4. Ginger

Used in all kinds of cooking for centuries, ginger comes in many forms—powdered, fresh, candied, minced, and more. A classic home remedy for nausea (whether you’re pregnant or experiencing motion sickness), ginger has also been implicated as a powerful antioxidant capable of banishing free radicals.

It may also be able to help lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risks, regulate blood flow, relieve pain, and even ease arthritis. Studies have shown that ginger can reduce nausea from motion sickness and surgery side effects better than other dangerous, over the counter medicines. It inhibits the aggregation of platelets which cause blood clots and protects against stomach ulcers.

5. Chocolate

Dark Chocolate contains strong flavonoids that are antioxidants. The antioxidant effect include inhibiting blood platelets from sticking together, clogging arteries and causing heart attacks.

blend the best of both… Ginger has a strong flavor that is loved by many. But if you are new to the root, a delicious way to get your taste buds ready is to try the crystallized ginger in dark chocolate bar. Just a small square a day makes me very happy!