How to Choose Foods that Heal You - 10 Simple Healing Foods

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Feb 03, 2015

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Apart from what the doctor advises, you can turn to foods that are acknowledged for their powerful healing properties. Foods can sometimes be as good as medication and make you feel your best. Take a look at the foods with great health benefits.
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    Foods can Heal

    All of us struggle with fatigue and illnesses at some point in our lives. Whether fighting fatigue or recovering from illness, we seek something that can heal us before the expected duration of recovery. Apart from what the doctor advises, you may turn to foods that are acknowledged for their powerful healing properties. Foods can sometimes be as good as medication and make you feel your best. Take a look at some that offer great benefits.

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    Banana

    Banana boasts off exceptional healing powers which make it one of those foods that you shouldn’t miss out on. Bananas can help you get rid of stress and anxiety. Loaded with vitamin B6 and other minerals, the fruit boosts blood sugar levels and helps the brain to produce serotonin. Next time you feel stressed, reach out for a banana.

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    Honey

    Honey is touted to be a powerhouse of potential health benefits. It can be used to cure a range of health ailments. If you have cough, two spoonfuls of honey will be as effective as any cough syrup. Moreover, antioxidants and antimicrobial properties benefit your health in many different ways.

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    Guava

    Guava is a nutrient-dense fruit that provides many health benefits. The pear-shaped fruit contains lycopene antioxidant which prevents healthy cells from free radicals that can cause all kinds of damage. Guavas have been shown to lower LDL, boost HDL cholesterol, reduce triglycerides, and lower blood pressure.

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    Beans

    An assortment of phytochemicals found in beans make it an excellent healing food. Beans has it all – fibre, protein and antioxidants. Beans help lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar and insulin production to help promote digestive health and protect against illnesses.

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    Raisins

    There are unlimited health benefits of raisins. This healthy dry fruit can give you relief from constipation, anemia, fever acidosis and it has a positive impact on vision, dental care and bone health. Raisins are also known as the best remedy for high blood pressure.  Numerous studies have shown that it is highly effective for cardiovascular health.

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    Ginger Tea

    Ginger is used extensively in Asian cuisines owing to its aromatic and spicy flavour. When you are nauseated, you should make yourself a cup of ginger tea. The compounds in ginger tea are known to suppress nausea. Besides, the beverage improves blood circulation, boosts immunity and eases respiratory problems.

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    Apricots

    If you are ailing with indigestion, constipation, earache or fever, apricots can help you. The juicy fruit is rich in beta-carotene, fibre and antioxidants thus providing you with a host of health benefits and healing. Furthermore, apricots prevent the formation of kidney stones by keeping the minerals from accumulating in urine.

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    Kiwi Fruit

    When it comes to nutrition, kiwi fruit beats most other fruits. The fruit packs vitamin C, fibre, potassium, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals to give you a healing effect. Besides protecting against many diseases, the fruits also help to repair damaged cells.

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    Cherries

    Healing powers of cherries can be attributed antiviral and antibacterial properties. It has certain substances that fight inflammation and lower the uric acid levels in the blood. The compounds in the fruit work like ibuprofen to curb pain and reduce inflammation.

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