Mind blowing Secrets in Foods We Eat Every Day

It is very important to take good care of our health in the current time of second – third wave of COVID19. We all wish for good health and immunity. That is why we keep searching the best available products, supplements, medicines. But you know what, our BEST HEALTH lives in our OWN KITCHEN. Here are some simple yet mind blowing secrets hiding in foods we eat every day which can keep the illnesses at bay.

  1. Lemon

Smelling or inhaling a lemon can help beat asthma, allergies, colds and difficulty of breathing. Studies have shown that  asthmatics find their symptoms reduced and breathing improved after inhaling lemon. Limonene is the secret chemical that gives lemons smell.

  1. Kiwi fruit– 

Kiwi, a commonly eaten fruit, can improve eyesight. This fuzzy fruit is a good source of lutein and  zeaxanthin, antioxidants that protect vision by reducing Macular degeneration. So make sure you include it 2-3 times a week in your diet.

  1. Garlic

Garlic can cure mouth ulcers. Allicin in garlic is effective in alleviating the pain and reducing the size of mouth ulcer. Squeeze a clove of garlic and apply a drop of the juice or Gently rub a small piece of garlic on the affected region for 3-5 minutes and flush the mouth after 20 minutes.

  1. Cinnamon– 

Cinnamon, a potent spice commonly available in kitchen, can help diabetics. It can help lower blood sugar by increasing insulin sensitivity, making insulin more efficient at moving glucose into cells. Just half a teaspoon a day of this spice in warm water or herbal tea can significantly reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics.

  1. Chillies– 

Chilies can protect the lungs from irritants and infections. Capsaicin, the secrete ingredient, which occurs in chilies, shrinks the mucous membranes and eases blocked nose and sinuses.

  1. Fruits-

 Watermelon, tomatoes are good for the prostate. These contain the antioxidant- the secret ingredient Lycopene, which helps keep the prostate gland healthy and reduce cancer risk.

  1. Nuts – 

Nuts can help prevent blood clots. Nuts are high in arginine, a type of amino acid that is involved in the production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a compound that relaxes blood vessels and eases blood flow. Handful of mixed nuts soaked overnight have various beneficial benefits.

  1. Olive oil – 

It can be good for heart health. There is a naturally occurring compound in olive oil, oleocanthal– the secret ingredient. It has anti inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer properties which can help recover heart conditions.

  1. Sesame seeds – 

Sesame seeds can help lower blood pressure. Sesame seeds are high in magnesium, which may help lower blood pressure. Lignans, vitamin E, and other antioxidants in sesame seeds may help prevent plaque formation.

I am sure you must be thinking that the foods we eat daily are so power packed. Remember – food is medicine! These are actually the power medicines- true medicines of our health.

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Published by swatisandhan

Hey, I am an enthusiastic functional nutrition expert with 14 yrs of experience in the field of nutrition. I am a qualified nutritionist with masters degree and a Registered Dietician too. I believe in magical healing power of food and nutrition and want to guide people for the same.

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