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Chrysanthemum Tea

Category : Healthy Food

The Benefits of Chrysanthemum Tea

After my discussion with friends regarding Chrysanthemum Flower Tea, I became curious about the properties found in this tea. My curiosity led me to trawl on the internet to read up information about this tea. Here is what I have found about the Chrysanthemum Tea through my reading. This article on The Benefits of Chinese Chrysanthemum Flower Tea intended solely for general discussion and it is not to be used for treatment or an alternative to your doctor’s advice. If you’re pregnant or nursing, ask your doctor before drinking chrysanthemum tea.

The ancient Chinese medical science have used the tea for hundreds of years. They believed Chrysanthemum Tea contains many health benefits and helped to treat respiratory problems, high blood pressure, and hyperthyroidism. Scientists have now started to research the medicinal benefits of chrysanthemums because of their popularity in alternative practices which have been used by the Chinese for many centuries. Chrysanthemum is naturally caffeine free and free from the side effects found in many caffeinated beverages. Therefore, it is believed that the tea helps to calm and soothe the nerves.

The chrysanthemum flowers have been cultivated in China since around 1500 B.C. The flower was first introduced and became popular as a tea during the Song Dynasty (A.D. 960–1279). It is most popular beverage in East Asia, especially China. There are nearly 40 species of chrysanthemums.  Out of those, only two types, the Chrysanthemum morifolium and Chrysanthemum indicum are used for tea today.

Chrysanthemum Tea contains high nutritional amounts of Vitamin A, B and C. The Vitamin B is a good source of choline, folacin, niacin as well as riboflavin. The carotene in B is converted to Vitamin A in the liver. This kind of Vitamin A is helpful in treating skin problems and increasing the immunity in the body.

Chrysanthemum tea is also rich in Vitamin C and believed to help ease heaviness in the head during cold and, provide relief in sinusitis discomfort. The heaviness in the head could be caused by bacterial pathogenic reaction.  Chrysanthemum tea is anti spirochetal in nature thus contain antiviral properties which help to relieve congestion in the head which may be caused by viral infection. Vitamin C in Chrysanthemum Tea helps to reduce the risks of scurvy and protects the eyes. The Chinese believed that it can prolonging life and age related blindness.

Chrysanthemum tea also has minerals like calcium which is important for the teeth and bones, iron which helps in the transportation of oxygen through the blood, magnesium which is required by more than three hundred kinds of bodily functions as well as potassium which is needed for proper cardiovascular functioning and stabilizing the blood pressure. It also has adenine, amino acids and glycosides.

Here are some of the health benefits of Chrysanthemum Flower Tea:

1. Chrysanthemum tea is a natural coolant and helps in lowering the temperature of the body when suffering from fever or even heat stroke. This herbal tea is also helpful in treating pimples and acne. It can also treat discomfort of high temperature such as headache, slight toothache and throbbing nerves in the gums.

2. It is good for the detoxification of the liver and for lowering cholesterol levels.

3. This tea helps in the treatment of coronary artery disease, blocked arteries and even varicose veins.

4. It has stimulating property and helps in alerting the senses and rejuvenating the brain. It stimulates all your senses very quickly and also calms down the nerves.

5. It helps in easing giddiness. In Asia, chrysanthemum tea is used for treating the symptoms associated with the changes in blood pressure; these include tinnitus, headaches and dizziness.

6. Drinking Chrysanthemum tea helps in providing relief in sore throat, redness in the eyes, itchiness in the eyes, dryness in the eyes and dark sport in the eye area. I think enough sleep also helps to prevent those dark spots in the eye area!

7. It makes the lungs strong and helps in providing relief in respiratory problems such as shortness of breath.

8. Chrysanthemum tea when taken with lunch or dinner especially with oily foods helps ease digestion. Maybe, this is one of the secret how the Chinese women keep themselves slim and trim! Can I have a cuppa now please?

I personally believe that the purity and concentration of the preparation is a contributing factor to the effectiveness of the tea. It needs to be taken for a long period of time and the right body constitution to reap the benefits. That’s my final thought!

 


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Aspects of Obedience – Part 3

Category : Biblical Meditation

In this article, we will begin to study various aspects of obedience as we grow in our understanding of this highly important subject. As we progress, you will begin to see the provision that God has made to enable us to be obedient.

Obedience Requires God’s Help

When we go on to look at the benefits of obedience, there is a temptation to decide that we are going to do this whatever it takes and make the mistake that we can do it on our own. We need God’s help in this. Even if we make the decision to pursue obedience, God is the one who enables us.

In 1 Kings 8:57-58, again we read of Solomon’s blessing the assembly following the completion of the temple:

May the LORD our God be with us, as He was with our fathers. May He not leave us nor forsake us, that He may incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, which He commanded our fathers.

Solomon recognised that of ourselves we are unable to walk in all God’s ways and that we desperately need God to incline our hearts to Himself.

Obedience as a Test in Rest

As is often the case when things are difficult in life, we tend to cry out to the Lord and do what He says in order to prevail through trials. It is when things are comfortable and we aren’t being severely challenged that we are more in danger of deceit. Evidence of this is seen in many parts of the developed world where comfort and convenience are the order of the day. This condition is not new and God has warned us about it in the Scripture:

And now the LORD your God has given rest to your brethren, as He promised them; now therefore, return and go to your tents and to the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave you on the other side of the Jordan. But take careful heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, to hold fast to Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.” – Joshua 22:4-5

Do you see those words in the middle: “But take careful heed”? Obedience is a test for us in times of peace, rest and prosperity. (See also Deuteronomy 8:12-18 which gives us the same warning.)

Obedience is Better than Sacrifice

In one of the more well-known Bible passages about obedience, we meet Saul who has been given a specific instruction about the Amalekites. 1 Samuel 15 records it like this:

Samuel also said to Saul, “The LORD sent me to anoint you king over His people, over Israel. Now therefore, heed the voice of the words of the LORD. Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he ambushed him on the way when he came up from Egypt. Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”

In verse 9, we are told:

But Saul and the people spared [king] Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good, and were unwilling to utterly destroy them. But everything despised and worthless, that they utterly destroyed.

When Samuel came to Saul following the victory over the Amalekites, he was very displeased with him for not carrying out the whole word that the Lord had given and for sparing the king and the best of the livestock. Notice those words “unwilling to utterly destroy them” when God had expressly said, “utterly destroy all that they have”.

Saul protested that he had done what he was told but had kept some animals as a sacrifice to the Lord to which Samuel replies those well-known words in verses 22 and 23:

So Samuel said:

“Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He also has rejected you from being king.”

This has some very important lessons for each of us personally. The first is that God is not saying that He despises sacrifices, rather He is saying that sacrifices are not equal to obedience. We must be very careful to do what He tells us and no less (example of Saul) and no more (example of Abraham and Ishmael).

Then there are three very revealing statements: The first is that rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. Oftentimes Christians seek to justify their rebellion by giving it different names, but when we go against God’s revealed Word, we are rebels. God says that rebels and witches are in the same league – both have the same source of power.

The second statement is that stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. We put up with a lot more stubbornness in our homes, churches and workplaces than we should. If we see this truth that stubbornness is sin because it dethrones God and enthrones us, then we begin to see the sin and idolatry that God speaks of.

The third statement is clear from God’s judgement on Saul – when we reject God’s Word, then God rejects us. This is a very solemn warning – disobedience comes at an extremely high price. Are we truly willing to pay it? Let us consider our ways carefully before being seduced down the path of disobedience.

Obedience is a Requirement for Righteousness

In Romans 6, Paul shows us the choice that we have concerning whom we obey. Starting in verse 15, he writes:

What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

Those are the two choices: death or righteousness. Note that the choice is not whether we are slaves or not – that is a foregone conclusion. What we need to determine is whether we will obey sin which leads to death or obedience that leads to righteousness.

As Christians we know what we should choose, but are not always mindful of the end point of our decisions – death or righteousness.

Obedience Shows Respect

We have seen before that obedience comes, in part, as a result of our reverent fear of the Lord. To a lesser degree, but still of great importance is our respect for those whom the Lord has placed in authority over us. Whether the authority is in the church, government or family structure, we need to respect it because to disregard it or to show disdain ultimately shows disrespect for the Lord who established those lines of authority.

It is true that authority figures sometimes demand something wrong from us in which case we can follow Peter’s response to the priestly council, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29) We need to be careful that we don’t use this as an excuse, though, and ensure that we really are obeying God rather than our sinful rebellious nature.

There are many examples in the Bible of obedient respect of authority. Let’s start with Israel’s response to Joshua when he took over the leadership from Moses:

Just as we heeded Moses in all things, so we will heed you. Only the LORD your God be with you, as He was with Moses. Joshua 1:17

I find it interesting that they add in an important prayer – “Only the Lord your God be with you…” – because if God isn’t with a leader, then being under their leadership is that much more difficult.

Next, let us turn to the scenario where Solomon has taken over the throne of David and again, the people show the right response to this new king:

Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him. 1 Chronicles 29:23

Jesus reminds us that if people truly obey God, then they will also obey the leaders whom He puts over His people:

Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. John 15:20

The following couple of verses are directed to children:

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Eph 6:1

Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. Colossians 3:20

Then Paul reminds us in 1 Timothy that there are two sides to this story – that as a father, an overseer (elder/bishop) needs to rule his own house well:

one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?) 1 Timothy 3:4-5

Both sides need to work at these relationships of authority and submission for them to work as God intended.

Obedience Serves as a Witness

When a non-believer wants to know if Christianity is worth considering, they may approach it from different angles. They may ask questions, go on a course or even try and read the Bible for themselves. Whatever their approach, their view is likely to be influenced by the Christians they meet. Do these people have integrity? Are they honest? Do they love one another?

If we are being obedient to the Word of God, then we are all these things and more. Each one of us is an advertising board for our faith whether we recognise it or not! Whether we are attractive or not depends both on our obedience and whether the observer is being saved or perishing (see 2 Corinthians 2:15-16 for a parallel metaphor).

In 2 Corinthians 9:12-15, Paul uses a beautiful expression: “they glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the gospel of Christ”. These words depict exactly what should happen – God should get the glory for our obedience. As we confess the gospel of Christ, we serve as witness to our faith.

An Integral Part of Discipleship

In Part One of this series on Obedience, we covered the fact that Jesus had to learn obedience and so must we. It follows that if we are to learn obedience, those in authority need to teach obedience. This is seen in families and schools, workplaces and churches though probably not as much as it should be.

Right at the end of Matthew’s gospel, Jesus’ closing words include a mandate that his disciples should teach new converts to observe (obey) all things that He had taught them:

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matthew 28:18-20

This is a perpetual process which was initiated by Jesus and should continue through the church until Jesus returns. It is a key to rediscovering who we are as the church, as we are both taught by those in authority and as we teach those in our care to obey all things that Jesus commanded us.

Faith Response

LORD, I recognise my need for your help in this whole area of obedience. Please incline my heart towards You.

May I never prioritise sacrifice over obedience and keep reminding me that my obedience serves as a witness to Your greatness and Your glory.

I choose respect for those in authority over me and I seek both to learn obedience from them and to teach obedience to those you have put in my charge.

In Your name I pray. Amen

- Peter Lindop

 


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Practical Teaching on Fasting

Category : Biblical Meditation

Definition On Fasting

Fasting is abstaining from food for spiritual purposes. (Although there are biblical accounts of people fasting from food AND water, we will consider abstaining from food only.)

People can fast together in a group fast, or individually. People can fast at a set time each week, or at special times as the Holy Spirit leads.

Should All Christian Fast?

The Bible regards it as a normal part of Christian living, and Church history indicates that the Church practised regular fasting for several centuries after the Ascension.

How Should I Prepare For A Fast?

With an attitude of positive faith, believing that:- “It is God’s will for me to fast and God will bless me when I do fast in accordance with his will.” The basis for believing that it is God’s will for me to fast and the method of fasting according to His will is found in:- Mt 6:17-18. “But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

That is a very clear promise. If you fast in the right way and with the right motives, God will reward you openly. Also remember if you fail to fast, you are depriving yourself of a reward, because God can’t reward you if you don’t meet His conditions.

I Need To Approach A Fat With Faith In God

Hebrews 11:6 lays a basic principle for approaching God and seeking anything from Him. “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”

If you diligently seek God, He will reward you – that is guaranteed! This reward may be different to what you expect, but it will be God’s reward, and nothing can be more beneficial for us than that.

Isaiah 58 Verses 8, 9, 11, 12 outlines ten specific promises to those who fast in God’s way.

(1) Light, (2) Health, (3) Righteousness, (4) Glory, (5) Answered Prayer, (6) Continual guidance, (7) Satisfaction, (8) Strength, (9) Work that endures, (10) Restoration.

When we begin to fast with a positive attitude of faith that we are doing what Scripture teaches, that we are obeying the revealed will of God, and that God Himself will reward us, the we can expect the specific rewards that are listed in Isaiah 58.

Read 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. God has chosen to dwell in the physical body of those who believe in Him. So my body has a very important function. It is a residence of the Holy Spirit and I believe that it is pleasing to God that I keep that residence of the Holy Spirit in the best possible condition. It should be healthy and strong and able to do the things God wants done. Christ has no body on earth except our bodies. Our bodies are the instruments that He uses for His will in the earth, and I have become convinced that God expects us to keep our bodies strong and as healthy as we can.

Who Should Exercise Caution When Fasting?

If you have certain types of physical problems, e.g. diabetes, or if you are on some kind of regular medication, you should consult your doctor and get his advice before you begin to fast. There will be some people who will not be able to practice fasting. I believe that it is the responsibility of other Christians to fast for those who cannot.

What Is The Purpose Of Fasting

Before fasting choose your objectives in fasting. Here are some Biblical objectives:-

First:- To humble yourself before God. David said “I humbled my soul with fasting.”
God will not humble us as He has told us to humble ourselves. If you fast with the right motive, and in faith, you can humble yourself, and when you do this God will lift you up.

Second:- Another motive is to come closer to God. James 4:8 says:- “Come near to God and He will come near to you.”

Third:- To understand God’s word. When you fast God will give you greater and deeper understanding of His word.

Fourth:- To find God’s will and to receive direction in your life.

Fifth:- To seek healing or deliverance from evil spirits. Jesus said about one kind of evil spirit:- “This kind can come out only come out by prayer and fasting.” (Mark 9:29 – see footnote.) Before Jesus Himself entered on His ministry of healing and deliverance, He fasted and prayed for forty days.

Sixth:- When we need God’s intervention in some particular crisis, or when some tremendous problem has arisen, which we can’t handle by ordinary means.

Seventh:- To intercede and pray on behalf of others. e.g. An unsaved relative. Are you willing to do something that will cost you on behalf of your loved one?

What Happens During A Fast?

On a practical level, one important thing is to guard against constipation. If you know you are going too fast, make your last meal or two something which will prevent you from becoming constipated.

Here are some other practical considerations:-

First:- During your fast take extra time for Bible reading and prayer. Bible reading should come first because this “anoints your spirit” and gets your mind in line with God. Your prayer will normally be much more effective after Bible reading.

Second:- Guard against spiritual attack. The real sacrifice in fasting is not going without food; it is the fact that when you really begin to seek God, pray and fast for things that matter, Satan is going to turn extra spiritual forces loose against you. You will find that strange oppressions begin to come over you – doubt, fear, or loneliness. You may somehow feel yourself in a dark place – or you may lose some of the usual feelings of joy, peace and happiness that you normally have as a Christian. Don’t get worried if this happens. In fact, it’s a kind of back-handed compliment from the devil. It means that you are worrying him, and he’s out to prevent you from going through with your objectives. Don’t yield to these emotions. Don’t let feelings dictate to you. Bear in mind the great basic truth of the Word of God: God is on your side; God loves you; God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. This is true whether you feel it or not. Don’t let feelings turn you away.

Thirdly:- Don’t put on a religious act. Don’t let everybody know that you are fasting. Some people will have to know, but don’t make a show of it. Don’t make a display of it. Do it as quietly and as unostentatiously as possible.

Remember, normally speaking, with a few exceptions, fasting does not prevent you from doing the things that you would ordinarily be doing.

What About UnPleasant Physical Reactions?

Because of current lifestyles, most people will experience some type of physical reactions in the early stages of the fast. Some common ones are headaches – and they can be very severe – dizziness, and nausea.

If you are fasting for a day you are liberating your blood from normal digestive duties, to do a lot of clean up jobs which badly need doing, but which never were done because your blood had to spend its time digesting food.

In fact to overeat is to reduce your physical energy. When you go beyond what you need in food, you are simply making your body do extra, unnecessary work digesting unneeded food.

If you can find the faith to do it, praise God. “Thank you God for my headache. I realize that my blood is there doing something that needs to be done a long while ago.” Don’t stop your fast. If you do you have let the devil defeat you.

When you fast do so resolutely. You had better make up your mind that you are going to do it and don’t leave open the possibility that you might have that meal after all because then the devil will be at you all the time to have that meal. If you have made up your mind not to eat again today and dismiss that possibility from your mind, it’s much easier.

At meal times you may feel real hunger pains. Actually, you don’t need food, but your stomach operates by habit. In about an hour you will find that your hunger pains will go without you having eaten. It was just habit. If you want to fool your stomach take a couple of glasses of water.

Fasting uncovers our problems both spiritual and physical, so when the problem is exposed don’t blame the problem on the fasting. Instead thank God that the fasting has revealed the problem which was already there.

How Can I Get The Maximum Benefits From Fasting?

Here are some things that will help you:-

First:- Take plenty of rest, take extra time to rest. You can pray just as well lying in your bed as you can on your knees.

Second:- Take some exercise and try and get some fresh air. Why not go for a walk and pray while you are walking. You can exercise, pray and get fresh air all at once.

For most people the unpleasant reactions from fasting come to a climax in the second to fourth day. If you get beyond that then you will come into a period where fasting really becomes exciting, exhilarating and enjoyable.

Third:- While fasting consume plenty of fluids. This has the effect of flushing out your kidneys and generally cleaning out your body. Try to avoid coffee or tea as both are strong stimulants. You will get more physical benefit from your fast if you avoid these.

Hoe Shall I Break A Fast?

This is a very important part of fasting. You may lose a lot of the benefits that are due you from fasting if you break your fast unwisely.

After fasting always begin with a light meal, even if you have fasted only a short period. Don’t begin with anything cooked or greasy or fat or heavy. Preferably begin with a raw salad or fruit.

You are going to need to exercise real self-control when you break your fast. After about the first two or three days you don’t feel hungry, but when you start to eat again the hunger comes back, and that’s where you really need to hold onto yourself. You may get mental pictures of all sorts of things that you love eating, but you just can’t give way because you can ruin many of the physical benefits of fasting by breaking your fast rapidly or unwisely.

One Last Point

As a result of fasting – if only for a couple of days – your stomach will have contracted, and it is usually not wise to expand it again to the same extent. Most people in Western civilization have over-expanded stomached. You will find that as you start eating after a fast, you will begin to feel full sooner than you would before you fasted. Habit will make you go on eating the rest of the meal, but wisdom says, “Why not stop there? You’ve had enough.” And so fasting is a way also to change your eating habits, which many of us need to do. However, if you are planning to slim or reduce weight, fasting alone will not normally do that. You will loose a few kilos but you will put them on just as quickly unless you combine it with a changed eating programme.

- Derek Prince

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Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting

The times we are living in are scary, to say the least. The world is unstable. Global politics are volatile. The rate of change we now experience is spiraling out of control. We’re uncertain about what will happen tomorrow, and we feel helpless to do anything about it. Yet what we are facing isn’t new. There have been many wars. There have been threats and acts of terrorism. History is spotted with violent episodes of unimaginable carnage and horrors. And what did people do about them? The only thing they could do — they prayed! Discover with Derek Prince how your prayers can change the world. Using experiences in his own life, he illustrates how you can make a difference. You don’t have to fight. You don’t have to hold a high political position. You don’t have to be a certain age. You don’t even have to have power, money, or influence on earth. What is important is your influence in heaven. Whether you are a teenager or an adult, you can learn to touch the heart of God through prayer–prayer that will change the world!

How To Fast Successfully

How long should I fast?
How often?
Should I abstain from food only, or also from fluids?
How to obtain the greatest benefits from fasting, both spiritual and physical.

In the early church, fasting was a regular part of the life of God’s people. The restoration of this practice can change lives. As you read Derek Prince’s biblical teaching on fasting, you will discover the reasons and the rewards for fasting, what happens during a fast, how to have a successful fast and how to break a fast. Learn now How to Fast Successfully!

Fasting

God requires His people to humble themselves before Him, and has revealed a simple, practical way to accomplish this.

Fasting is a key to successful Christian living. It is found throughout the Bible, yet it has been largely set aside by the church. Discover how to release the power of prayer and fasting. This power is immeasurable when fasting is practised with right motives and in accordance with the principles of Scripture.


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What Cancer Cells Feed On

Category : Unhealthy Diet

Not too long ago a friend sent an email with this article below from  [World Malayali Club] Cancer. It will makes you think twice what you put in your mouth. What do you think? Do you agree with the comments below?

1. Sugar is cancer feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.

2. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk, cancer cells are being starved.

3. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites which are harmful, especially to people with cancer.

4. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetables juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reaxh to no urish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

5. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water-best to drink purifies water, of filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

6. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become purified and leads to more toxic buildup.

7. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s  killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

8. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells.  Other supplements like vitamin E are known to casue apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

9. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help  the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

10. Cancer cells cannot thrived in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help help to get more  oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroyed cancer cells.

Doctors are recognizing that patients who refuse to forgive often stay sick.”Harboring these negative emotions, this anger and hatred, creates a state of chronic anxiety,” Dr. Michael Barry said.”Chronic anxiety very predictably produces excess adrenaline and cortisol, which deplete the production of natural killer cells, which is your body’s foot soldier in the fight against cancer.” Forgiveness therapy is now being looked at as a way to help treat cancer.Read more here: http://go.cbn.com/1089


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The ABC of Healthy Foods (P, Q, R)

Category : Healthy Food

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ParsleyParsley - Parsley is rich in antioxidants like vitamin C, beta-carotene and quercetin, but also contains less well known flavonoids like apigenin, luteolin and chrysoeroil. Apigenin, abundant in parsley, has been shown to interfere with cancer cell proliferation, exhibiting strong anti-tumor properties.  It has been associated with a decreased risk of pancreatic cancer, leukemia, cervical and ovarian cancer.  The flavonoid luteolin in parsley has a chemopreventive (anti-cancer) action by reducing the effects of carcinogenic compounds called heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons found in foods like cooked meat.  Research has also shown luteolin to have an anti-proliferative effect against hormonal cancers such as prostate, thyroid and breast cancer. Another flavonoid, chrysoeroil, has likewise been studied for its potential for preventing breast cancer.

Potato – One sweet potato has almost eight times the amount of cancer-fighting and immune-boosting vitamin A you need daily. Potato is in the list of the 10 Healthiest Foods on the Planet.

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Red Pepper – Red pepper in its various forms enhance metabolism, increase satiety and potentially stimulate fat burning.

Rosemary – Tea made from a thumb-sized piece has been known to lift spirits in people suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and hangovers. Infuse warm red wine with rosemary, cinnamon, and cloves to soothe winter colds.


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The ABC of Healthy Foods (M, N, O)

Category : Healthy Food

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MangoMango - Mango fruit been found to prevent or stop certain colon and breast cancer cells in the lab, according to studies by Texas AgriLife Research food scientists, Dr. Susanne and Dr. Steve Talcott. Mango showed some impact on lung, leukemia and prostate cancers but was most effective on the most common breast and colon cancer cell lines, which underwent apoptosis, or programmed cell death. The key bioactive compounds in mangoes appear to be the polyphenolics, which exert an anti-inflammatory response.

MangosteenMangosteen – Mangosteen fruit is a rich source of xanthones, biologically active polyphenolic compounds similar to bioflavonoids. Of the more than 200 naturally occurring xanthones that have been identified so far, approximately 40 of those are found in the mangosteen. Xanthones possess numerous anti-cancer properties such as anti-inflammatory and antitumor activity.

Millet – Millet is a whole grain that is rich in protein, fiber and phytonutrients. Some researchers believe that it is the combination of phytonutrients and fiber that is helpful in bowel cleansing and reduced risk for colon cancer. Millet is an alkaline-forming grain, making it a good choice in an anti-cancer diet. Populations where millet is a staple have a lower risk of developing esophageal cancer than other populations.

Mung Beans – Mung, are rich in protease inhibitors. Protease inhibitors are known to block and prevent formation of tumor cells and slow the replication of certain cancer cells, including those present in breast cancer. Mung beans also contain isoflavones, a type of phytoestrogen which helps to regulate hormonal activity in hormone-dependent cancers.

Mustard seedsMustard – Mustard is made from the seeds of a plant in the cabbage family, a strongly anticancer group of plants. It contains compounds that studies suggest may inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Mustard also packs enough heat to break up congestion, the reason it was traditionally used in chest plasters. Like cayenne pepper, it has the ability to deplete nerve cells of substance P, a chemical that transmits pain signals to the brain, when used externally. A mustard compress also brings more blood to the fingers of people with Raynaud’s phenomenon, a circulatory problem that causes frigid fingers. Mustard is also said to stimulate appetite by increasing the flow of saliva and digestive juices. A bit of mustard powder added to a footbath helps kill athlete’s foot fungus. Don’t eat too many mustard seeds or more than a teaspoon of mustard powder; the former has a strong laxative effect, while the latter can induce vomiting.

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MangoMango - Mango fruit been found to prevent or stop certain colon and breast cancer cells in the lab, according to studies by Texas AgriLife Research food scientists, Dr. Susanne and Dr. Steve Talcott. Mango showed some impact on lung, leukemia and prostate cancers but was most effective on the most common breast and colon cancer cell lines, which underwent apoptosis, or programmed cell death. The key bioactive compounds in mangoes appear to be the polyphenolics, which exert an anti-inflammatory response.

MangosteenMangosteen – Mangosteen fruit is a rich source of xanthones, biologically active polyphenolic compounds similar to bioflavonoids. Of the more than 200 naturally occurring xanthones that have been identified so far, approximately 40 of those are found in the mangosteen. Xanthones possess numerous anti-cancer properties such as anti-inflammatory and antitumor activity.

Millet – Millet is a whole grain that is rich in protein, fiber and phytonutrients. Some researchers believe that it is the combination of phytonutrients and fiber that is helpful in bowel cleansing and reduced risk for colon cancer. Millet is an alkaline-forming grain, making it a good choice in an anti-cancer diet. Populations where millet is a staple have a lower risk of developing esophageal cancer than other populations.

Mung Beans – Mung, are rich in protease inhibitors. Protease inhibitors are known to block and prevent formation of tumor cells and slow the replication of certain cancer cells, including those present in breast cancer. Mung beans also contain isoflavones, a type of phytoestrogen which helps to regulate hormonal activity in hormone-dependent cancers.

Mustard seedsMustard – Mustard is made from the seeds of a plant in the cabbage family, a strongly anticancer group of plants. It contains compounds that studies suggest may inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Mustard also packs enough heat to break up congestion, the reason it was traditionally used in chest plasters. Like cayenne pepper, it has the ability to deplete nerve cells of substance P, a chemical that transmits pain signals to the brain, when used externally. A mustard compress also brings more blood to the fingers of people with Raynaud’s phenomenon, a circulatory problem that causes frigid fingers. Mustard is also said to stimulate appetite by increasing the flow of saliva and digestive juices. A bit of mustard powder added to a footbath helps kill athlete’s foot fungus. Don’t eat too many mustard seeds or more than a teaspoon of mustard powder; the former has a strong laxative effect, while the latter can induce vomiting.

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NutmegNutmeg – Like cloves, nutmeg contains eugenol, a compound that may benefit the heart. Some historians link its popularity in the spice trade to the hallucinatory effects that result from ingesting large amounts. The euphoria, which is due to nutmeg’s active ingredient, myristicin, is described as similar to that caused by the drug ecstasy. But it also packs some nasty side effects, and nutmeg poisoning is a very real risk. Medically, nutmeg (the seed of an evergreen tree) and mace (the covering of the seed) have strong antibacterial properties. It’s been found to kill a number of bacteria in the mouth that contribute to cavities. Myristicin has also been shown to inhibit an enzyme in the brain that contributes to Alzheimer’s disease and to improve memory in mice, and researchers are currently studying its potential as an antidepressant. (Source: Rider’s Digest)

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Oats – Oats contain a higher level of antioxidants than most other grains. International research has shown that women with a higher intake of dietary fiber have lower circulating estrogen levels, a factor associated with a lower risk of breast cancer. Premenopausal women on diets rich in fiber from whole grains like oats reduce their risk by up to 41 percent, suggests a study in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

OkraOkra – High in antioxidants and vitamin C, okra is a good immune booster capable of fighting several different types of cancer. Laboratory researchers have observed that it potently inhibits highly metastatic mouse melanoma cells and kills human breast cancer cells outright. Another component of okra, okra pectin, found just under the skin of the pods, also has demonstrated anti-cancer properties.  Okra pectin has been shown to inhibit highly metastatic melanoma cells in vitro.

Oregano – Oregano is among the highest in antioxidants of the dried herbs. One teaspoon has as much antioxidant power as three cups of chopped broccoli.

Onions – Onions boost immunity and combat inflammation. Eating onions, especially red onions, has been shown to reduce the risk of many types of cancer, including ovarian cancer. Onions are packed with apigenin, antho-cyanin, myricetin and quercetin. Red onions are about 60 percent more  potent than yellow or white onions, in terms of the amounts of cancer fighters. But don’t boil onions; boiling them reduces their cancer-fighting properties by about 30 percent. The best way to eat them is raw or sautéed with a little oil in a pan.

Oregano – Oregano has one of the highest antioxidant activity ratings, with 42 times the antioxidant punch of apples. A phytochemical in oregano, carnosol, has been evaluated for anti-cancer property in prostate, breast, skin, leukemia, and colon cancer with promising results.


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The ABC of Healthy Foods (J, K, L)

Category : Healthy Food

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Jerusalem Artichokes – Also known as Sunchokes, Jerusalem Artichokes are one of the finest sources of dietary fiber. They are especially high in oligo-fructose inulin, these tubers support the regulation of glucose and insulin levels, both of which, when high, have been shown to increase risk for cancer.

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Kale

Kale

Kale – Sientists have known that the nutrients in cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and kale offer unique protection against the type of DNA damage that often results in malignancy.  Kale, however, stands out in that its total phenolic content is higher than in any other cruciferous vegetable. Kale provides a superior level of sulforaphane, which boosts detoxification and antioxidant activity. Kale is particularly high in glucosinolates which are converted by the body into cancer-preventive compounds called isothiocyanates, powerful inhibitors of carcinogenesis and inducers of cancer-destroying enzymes.

Kidney beans – Red kidney beans, are outstanding sources of antioxidants.  Red kidney beans provide more antioxidant activity than any other vegetable and are exceptionally rich in flavonoids.

Kiwis – Kiwis are rich in vitamin C, glutathione, flavonoids, carotenoids and other antioxidants. Kiwi has been shown to contain an anti-mutagenic component, helping to prevent the mutations of genes that may initiate the cancer process.

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi – Kohlrabi (German turnip or turnip cabbage) is a member of the Brassica family.  It contains health-promoting phytochemicals such as sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol that are helpful in protecting against breast, prostate and colon cancers. Kohlrabi also provides phytochemicals called isothiocyanates, which may have protective benefits against certain kinds of cancer, according to researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Kumquats – Kumquats, are a good source of vitamin C and d-limonene. This compound has been researched for its cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory properties and is more concentrated in citrus peels.


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The ABC of Healthy Foods (G, H, I)

Category : Healthy Food

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Garlic – Garlic is a powerful disease fighter that can inhibit the growth of bacteria, including E. coli. High blood pressure, headache prevention, cold and flu and powerful antibiotic. Cardiovascular benefits, anti-cancer treatments. It acts as a powerful antibiotic, including salmonella and staphylococcus. Garlic also destroys viral infections such as chicken pox, measles, mumps, scarlet fever, and is a good aphrodisiac. When eaten daily, garlic can help lower heart disease risk by as much as 76 percent: it moderately reduces cholesterol levels (between 5 and 10 percent in some studies), thins the blood and thereby staves off dangerous clots, and acts as an antioxidant. Garlic’s sulfur compounds also appear to ward off cancer, especially stomach and colorectal cancer. Garlic is in the list of the 10 Healthiest Foods on the Planet.

Ginger – Ginger is well known for its ability to quell a quesy stomach, especially from motion sickness or morning sickness. It also cure stomach ache, colic, spasms, diarrhoea, flatulence and other stomach and bowel related problems. It is used in hair loss and in controlling dandruff. Several studies have found that ginger (and turmeric) reduces pain and swelling in people with arthritis. And because it reduces inflammation, it may also play a role in preventing and slowing the growth of cancer.

Goji berries – Goji berries have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit, containing 19 amino acids, including all eight essential amino acids.

Grapefruit – Especially the red grapefruit, is a good source of vitamin C. It also has important phytochemicals like naringenin and other flavonoids, limonin and other limonoids, beta-carotene, lycopene and other carotenoids, all of which may have health-protective effects.

Green Tea – Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which is the main polyphenol found in green tea can help to prevent cancer. EGCG inhibits faulty  methylation and reactivates cancer-fighting genes.

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Halibut – Halibut is one of the best sources of selenium, a powerful cancer-fighting anti-oxidant. More than 90 percent of the daily quota of this immune-boosting mineral is provided in just four ounces of halibut.

HazelnutsHazelnuts – Hazelnuts, also known as filberts, may help fight cancer. They have high amounts of powerful antioxidant known as proantho-cyanidin. Studies have also found that the alpha-tocopherol type of vitamin E plentiful in hazelnuts may cut the risk of bladder cancer in half. Additionally, the manganese so abundant in hazelnuts is a constituent of an antioxidant enzyme produced in cell mitochondria to protect the body from cancer. Portland University researchers found that the nuts contain the chemical paclitaxel, which is the active ingredient in Taxol, a drug used to treat ovarian, breast, and non-small cell lung cancer and Kaposi’s sarcoma.

Holy Basil – A member of the mint family. It is also known as hot basil, pepper basil, or tulsi. They are not to be confused with sweet or Mediterranean basil, although they are closely related culinary herbs. Holy basil, used in Asia as part of the Ayurvedic healing tradition, is a medically proven antioxidant which fights against cancer.

Horseradish – Horseradish contains significant amounts of cancer-fighting   glucosinolates, which increase the liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogens and may suppress the growth of tumors. Although other cruciferous vegetables also contain these compounds, horseradish has up to 10 times more glucosinolates than broccoli.

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Inca BerryInca berries – Inca berries, also known as Incan berries, Aztec berries, Cape goose-berries, Golden berries, and Ground cherries, are another superfood native to South America. Inca berries are packed with vitamins C and A, iron, niacin, and phosphorous. They’re also high in protein and fiber.  Their insoluble fiber content supports healthy bowel function, thereby helping to prevent colon cancer. Inca berries are a good source of antioxidants, surpassing many well known superfoods such as pomegranates, green tea, goji and cranberries


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The ABC of Healthy Foods (D, E, F)

Category : Healthy Food

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Fennel seedsFennel – Fennel is both an herb and a spice that gives licorice and anise their distinctive taste. Fennel seeds contain phytochemicals, including phytoestrogen – like compounds that may help reduce menstrual cramps in women. It may even help calm colic babies.

Fenugreek – Fenugreek seed and leaves are good for increasing breast milk in lactating women. It is helpful for treating diabetes and lowering cholesterol and it helps in reducing blood sugar levels and constipation. It purifies blood and helps flush out the harmful toxins.


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The ABC of Healthy Foods (A, B, C)

Category : Healthy Food

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Acai BerriesAcai Berries – The berry has been in use as a traditional staple food of Amazon river basin tribes for centuries. Acai berries contain a large number of antioxidants that help scavenge cell-damaging and cancer-causing free radicals. Acai berries possessed the highest antioxidant activity against certain types of free radicals. Acai berry extracts can kill leukemia cells when applied directly to them over a 24-hour period according to a study at University of Florida. The berries contains high concentrations of anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid that gives the fruits their distinctive, black-purple colour.

Apple – The scientific name Malus domestica. It contains good amounts of vitamin-C and beta-carotene. Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body. It is a good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin, and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6). Together, these vitamins help as co-factors for enzymes in metabolism as well as in various synthetic functions inside the body.

Almonds - Almonds has the most alkaline of all nuts and a great source of protein as well as monounsaturated fatty acids. Monounsaturated fat is a heart-healthy fat that increases HDL, or good, cholesterol. They are healthiest of tree nuts. Almonds rank highest in protein, calcium, fiber, riboflavin, vitamin Eand niacin content by weight.

Apricot – Apricots are an excellent source of cancer-protective vitamin A and carotenes. Consumption of fruits rich in carotenes helps protect the body from lung and oral cancers.

Arugula – Arugula also known as roquette (rocket) is a rich source of phytochemicals such as indoles, thiocyanates, sulforaphane, and isothiocyanates. These nutrients have been found to counter the carcinogenic effects of estrogen and thus help protect against prostate, ovarian and breast cancer.

Avocado – Rich in healthy, satisfying fats proven in one study to lower cholesterol by about 22 percent. One has more than half the fiber and 40 percent of the folate you need daily, which may reduce your risk of heart disease. Avocado is in the list of the 10 Healthiest Foods on the Planet.

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BananasBanana – The high content of iron in bananas increases the production of hemoglobin in the blood. Therefore they are very good for anemia. Bananas are exceedingly good for students as the rich source of potassium can make a person very alert; the fruit is often called a brain tonic. When you suffer from a hangover – a banana milkshake with honey can give you immense relief. Cold milk soothes the stomach lining and bananas with honey build up depleted blood sugar levels.

Bananas work well as a snack for people who have high blood pressure as they are wholesome with low salt levels. For those suffering from depression, bananas are good as they contain a protein called serotonin – which is also called the ‘happy hormone’ as it makes one feel happy and relaxed. They can be eaten frequently to treat ulcers as they neutralize acidity in the stomach. This soft and smooth fruit cannot irritate the stomach walls. For pregnant women suffering from morning sickness, eating bananas in between meals helps immensely in settling the queasiness in the stomach.

Eating bananas helps people give up smoking as this fruit is rich in vitamin C, A, B6 and B12. Bananas contain potassium and magnesium as well, which help the body recover from nicotine withdrawal. Bananas have an antacid effect, so people who experience heartburn find relief on eating a banana. Potassium is a vital mineral which normalizes heartbeat while regulating the body’s water balance. As banana is a rich source of potassium, it re-balances disturbances of fluids in the body.

For weight watchers, banana is an excellent snack in place of crisps and chocolates. Research found that food craving during high pressure work could be assuaged safely and in a healthy manner by eating a banana every 2-3 hourly as it is a high carbohydrate food that controls blood sugar levels. Topically, the peel of a banana – with the yellow side on top can be taped to a warts. It will shrivel and fall off. The peel of a banana fruit can be rubbed on a mosquito bite with good effect, the stinging sensation stops and the swelling also reduces. A ripe banana mashed and applied on the face is great at moisturizing and nourishing tired and dry skin.

BasilBasil provides Vitamins A, C, and K, along with iron, manganese, magnesium, and potassium. Loaded with flavonoids, basil helps prevent cell damage from radiation and oxygen.

Beans – Eating a serving of legumes (beans, peas, and lentils) four times a week can lower your risk of heart disease by 22 percent. Beans is in the list of the 10 Healthiest Foods on the Planet.
Beet Root
Beet Roots – Beet Root is one of my favourite vegetable. I have them almost everyday in my smoothie. They add colour to my smoothie beside the delicious sweet and earthy flavour. Yummy.

In ancient, prehistoric time beet roots were grown naturally along coastlines in North Africa, Asia, and Europe. It was the beet greens that were consumed those days. The sweet red beet root wasn’t cultivated until the era of ancient Rome.

Beets are high in betalain, an antioxidant that gives this vegetable its deep crimson hue. Beets contain folic acid. Another anti-tumor effect of beet root is its ability to regenerate red blood corpuscles, improving anemia and oxygenating the blood. Beets are also considered to be among the best cleansing foods, helping to detoxify the kidneys, liver and lymph system.

Black Pepper – Pepper is usually dried (known as peppercorn when dried) and used as a spice and seasoning. Black pepper is useful in relieving flatulence. Pepper has a stimulating effect on the digestive organs and produces an increased flow of saliva and gastric juices. Powdered black pepper, thoroughly mixed with malted jaggery (gur), may be taken in the treatment of such conditions. Alternatively, a quarter teaspoon of pepper powder mixed in thin buttermilk can be taken during indigestion.

Broccoli – One medium stalk of broccoli contains more than 100 percent of your daily vitamin K requirement and almost 200 percent of your recommended daily dose of vitamin C — two essential bone-building nutrient. Broccoli is in the list of the 10 Healthiest Foods on the Planet.

Foods High in Folic Acid

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Cabbage – Cabbage is rich in anti-oxidant vitamins and a compound called indole-3-carbinol, which is thought to both inhibit and cleanse carcinogens, thus making cabbage a potent detoxification food. Low in calories and high in dietary fiber, cabbage is also an excellent healthy choice for those on a diet to lose or maintain weight.

Cayenne powderCayenne – Capsaicin, the oily compound in cayenne and its peppery cousins, is the active ingredient in many prescription and over-the-counter creams, ointments, and patches for arthritis and muscle pain. It’s also used for treating shingles pain and diabetes-related nerve pain. Cayenne is thought to act as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It’s also a metabolism booster, speeding up your calorie-burning furnace for a couple of hours after eating. Studies find that it also has some anticancer properties, and researchers are exploring its potential as a cancer treatment. In at least one study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that people with diabetes who ate a meal containing liberal amounts of chile pepper required less post-meal insulin to reduce their blood sugar, suggesting the spice may have anti-diabetes benefits.

Cinamon – Cinnamon is one of the most powerful healing spices, and has become most famous for its ability to improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes. As little as 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon a day could cut triglycerides and total cholesterol levels by 12 to 30 percent. Cinnamon can even help prevent blood clots, making it especially heart smart. Like many other spices, cinnamon has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Cinnamon is also rich in natural compounds called polyphenols. Research suggests that these compounds may act like insulin in our body to help regulate blood sugar levels. It’s been shown to conquer E. coli, among other types of bacteria. Researchers have even discovered recently that it’s rich in antioxidants called polyphenols—another reason it’s good for your heart. It’s also high in fiber and can reduce heartburn in some people.

Cocoa – Cocoa powder is rich in flavonoids, antioxidants shown to reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol and increase “good” HDL levels. Cocoa is in the list of the 10 Healthiest Foods on the Planet.

Coriander seedsCoriander – Coriander seeds yield cilantro, also known as Chinese parsley, a staple herb in Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, and Indian cooking. The herb can be helpful for some people with digestive disorders, such as indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, as it calms intestinal spasms that can lead to diarrhea. Traditionally the Indians used it to cure nausea and typhoid fever. It is a good diuretic and stimulates the kidney. It can be prepared by boiling dry seeds of coriander and drinking of its juices.
Its essential oil appears to fight bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella. It’s also being studied for its potential cholesterol-reducing benefits and has been shown to lower cholesterol in animals. Like many other herbs, this one acts as an antioxidant. According to one study, cilantro leaves provide the most antioxidant punch.

Chillies – Helps in losing weight, good for heart, improved circulation, anti-cancer, improved digestion, arthritis, cold and flu, improved sleep pattern, mood lifter and improves breathing.

ClovesCloves – Cloves contain an anti-inflammatory chemical called eugenol. In recent studies, this chemical inhibited COX-2, a protein that spurs inflammation (the same protein that so-called COX-2 inhibitor drugs such as Celebrex quash). Cloves also ranked very high in antioxidant properties in one study. The combination of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties spells heaps of health benefits, from boosting protection from heart disease to helping stave off cancer, as well as slowing the cartilage and bone damage caused by arthritis. Compounds in cloves, like those found in cinnamon, also appear to improve insulin function.
It is also know for curing toothache. Put a couple of whole cloves in your mouth. Let them soften a bit, then bite on them gently with good molars to release their oil. Then move them next to the painful tooth and keep them there for up to half an hour. Clove oil has a numbing effect in addition to bacteria-fighting powers. In test tubes, cloves also killed certain bacteria that were resistant to antibiotics.

Cumin – Cumin and Carom seeds are both used for cooking and also possess many medicinal properties. They are a good source of iron and keeps immune system healthy. Water boiled with cumin seeds is good for coping with dysentery. Cumin (also known as Caraway) oil is specially used to remove flatulence.


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Healthy Eating

The ABC of Healthy Foods Guide

The healthy foods listed should be consumed only if certified organic and without genetically modified (GMO) contamination. Add them to your meals and for a healthier body. Feel free to comment and add to the list.
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Below is a list of healthy foods and spices in alphabetical order.
A, B, C
D, E, F
G, H, I
J, K, L
M, N, O
P, Q, R
S, T, U
V, W, X

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