HEALTH

Foods to heal the body

From a stomachache to the common cold, here are some natural remedies to cure what ails you 

 

Blueberries

Can't seem to remember what you ate for breakfast yesterday? Feeling the effects of "old age?" Studies indicate blueberries improve memory and undo age-related loss of physical coordination.

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Seaweed

Eating food may be the last thing on your mind when you have a pounding migraine, but ordering a seaweed salad might be just what you need. It's rich in magnesium, which relaxes muscles and nerves. Migraine sufferers often have low levels of magnesium.

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Honey

If you still can't sleep even after counting sheep, try honey... it contains a natural ingredient called orexin, which helps the brain to "switch off."

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Grapefruit

No one likes unsightly cellulite, but eating grapefruit can actually help prevent it. The vitamin C-enriched fruit increases the production and activity of liver detoxification enzymes.

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Ginger

Sipping on ginger ale when you have an upset stomach may sound like an old wives' tale, but it isn't. In a recent study, chemotherapy patients reported feeling a significant reduction in nausea after taking ginger capsules.

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Cinnamon

Bad breath can certainly be embarrassing, but there's hope for victims of halitosis. Studies indicate that cinnamon decreases the bacteria in your mouth.

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Avocado

Feel like you need to up the ante in the bedroom? Avocados contain high levels of folic acid, which help boost energy. Incidentally, the Aztecs called the avocado tree "Ahuacuatl," or "testicle tree."

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Asparagus

Stressed? Anxious? You better add a side of asparagus to tonight's dinner. The antioxidants in asparagus allow the liver to perform at its best, which in turn, enables you to deal with stress easier.

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Apples

It's not fun to be constipated, but eating apples are an excellent source of fiber to help get things moving.

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Foods to heal the body

From a stomachache to the common cold, here are some natural remedies to cure what ails you 

 

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