LET FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE!

By Margaret Morenike Doherty-Aka

One day, as I was getting my hair done, in conversation my hairdresser mentioned to me that she has high blood pressure. I asked her if she knew that bananas are very high in potassium and can help regulate blood pressure. She said she wasn’t aware. We both agreed that bananas were very affordable. The next time I went to the store, I got her a bunch of bananas 😊

God says in the Bible “My people perish from lack of knowledge”.  It is a fact that you don’t know what you don’t know! If a person with diabetes, for instance, knew that okra helps regulate blood sugar, I bet they would eat more of it even if they don’t like it. They’ll find ways to prepare it that’s palatable for them. I have made cherries my favorite fruit for good reason. My skin has been much clearer if I do say so myself. In fact, there was a time that I went to get my gele (head tie) tied and the lady asked me to remove my makeup (foundation). She was surprised when I told her I didn’t have any foundation on! 

Since I started eating more pineapples and papaya, my shoulder pain has significantly reduced! I don’t know about anyone else but I’d rather eat food to heal my body than take medicine which brings me to my main point that there are superfoods that we should include in our diets. In fact, our grocery lists should always include the following foods that I plan to write articles on and post on my blog weekly.

FOODS THAT FIGHT AND PREVENT CANCER

Asparagus

Avocado

Rutabaga

Cauliflower

Cabbage

Cherry

Broccolli

Beets

Apple cider vinegar: detoxifies the body

Lemon & honey water: detoxifies the body

Graviola (soursop)

FOODS THAT FIGHT DIABETES

Oatmeal

Ginger

Okra

Cinnamon

FOODS THAT FIGHT HIGH CHOLESTEROL AND HEART DISEASE

Oatmeal

Cinnamon

Okra

Grapefruit

Avocado

HEALTHY FOODS TO ADD TO YOUR DIET

Kinoa

Cucumber

Tomato

Onions

Garlic

Ginger

Turmerick

Green tea

Oolong tea

Blueberries

Raspberries

Strawberries

Kale

Spinach

Collards

HEALTHY SWEETNERS

Monk fruit

Stevia

HEALTHY OILS

Coconut oil

Olive oil (do not heat. Just add to foods)

Palm oil

PROBIOTIC-RICH FOODS

Activia yogurt

Kefir

Sauerkraut

Kimchi

ZEROING IN ON GINGER!!!!

Ginger is among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Ginger contains Gingerol, a substance with powerful medicinal properties. Ginger can treat many forms of nausea, especially morning sickness. Ginger may reduce muscle pain and soreness.  The anti-inflammatory effects can help with osteoarthritis. Ginger may drastically lower blood sugars and improve heart disease risk factors. Ginger can help treat chronic indigestion. Ginger powder may significantly reduce menstrual pain. Ginger may lower cholesterol levels. Ginger contains a substance that may help prevent cancer. Ginger may improve brain function and protect against Alzheimer’s Disease. The active ingredient in ginger can help fight infections. Ginger is one of the very few “superfoods” actually worthy of that term. You can buy fresh or powdered ginger at your local grocery store or purchase ginger supplements online.

To be continued…

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