No one human body is perfectly healthy. We all go through health issues and problems in our life times. We have heard about foods that are good for us but which ones actually heal our bodies? Let’s takes a closer look. Foods That Heal: Anemia Many people around the world suffer from this disorder. But, what is anemia? What does it do to our bodies and what foods can we eat to heal the problem? The following are symptoms of Anemia: •Irritability
•Lack of concentration
•Numbness in your limbs
•Lack of appetite
•Contract illnesses easily
Anemia is caused by low iron levels in your blood. Several causes can include nutritional issues, not the right diet, etc. Other causes are simply traced to an underlying health issue. So, who does Anemia target? Does it go after age? Is it prone to a certain gender? The answer is yes. Anemia strikes younger people such as babies, children, and a lot of the time it is found in teenage girls and pregnant women. The following are tips for increasing your body’s absorption of iron from your food intake; this increases your chance to heal your body: •Buying vitamin C supplements and taking one prior to a meal can help your body pull the most iron from your food.
What factors can interfere with your bodies iron absorption? The following are just a few.
•Eating foods containing high levels of soy flour
Foods That Heal: Appendicitis
Although the experts are still studying appendicitis, its causes, etc, one of the primary dietary explanations is low fiber. But what type of fiber? Is there one that outweighs the other? If so, which one can heal our body? To answer these questions, there are different types of fiber, one found in green vegetables and the other found in whole wheat and bran. The nutrients in the fiber that is found in vegetables react with bacteria in the appendix. The reaction protects this organ from infection. Foods That Heal: Cholesterol
Cholesterol is pretty scary. If ignored, it can shut down your heart and kill you in an instant. So what type of foods can keep our cholesterol low and our hearts healthy? We all know that eating foods like fruits and vegetables can make every part of our body healthier. But, there are a few more foods to consider:
•Lean red meats
•Reduced fat dairy
Chicken is a very low fat food unless of course you deep fat fry it. Beans are high in protein and iron; the same can be said for lean red meats. But fish, is an all around good food to eat. It contains very, very, little saturated fat and it is high in Omega-3 fatty acids which this property alone fights cholesterol beautifully. So, what fish has the highest amount of this cholesterol fighting element? •Mackerel
•Anchovies (from a can)
Foods That Heal: Colds
Yes, we all get these…the cold and flu viruses. The coughing, sneezing, aching, etc, etc, etc… is no fun at all, but we can heal this. So, what can we do? The following will outline measures to take to get rid of this sickness.
•Vitamin C is a tremendous asset when stomping the bug from our bodies.
•Zinc is another wonderful element. You can take this as a supplement lozenge.
•Liquids are mandatory. Whether it be in the form of glasses of water, several bowls of soup, glasses of juice, or hot tea the consumption needs to be great.
What Are Some Foods That Can Heal Specific Health Issues? Many of the problems we face today, where our heath is concerned, can be prevented and/or healed by the foods that we consume. There are several everyday problems that affect our physical well being, and most have to do directly with the foods that we consume. Foods That Heal: Dental Health
Our dentists have told us over and over the importance of limiting our intake of sticky, sugary foods. We don’t like cavities, we don’t like having the cavities filled, and we surely don’t like having our teeth pulled. So, what can we do to prevent tooth decay as far as the foods we eat?
Here are a few tips on foods to eat that have little or no tooth decay possibilities according to R. J. Andlaw, PhD.:
What things contribute mostly to dental erosion?
• Beverages high in acidity such as
1. Soft drinks
2. Apple juice
4. Orange drinks
5. Tomato juice
• Candy, the sticky and sweet
Foods That Heal: Diabetes
Since diabetes can be a general term to describe several variations of this disease we are going to concentrate on the most common which is called Diabetes Mellitus. There are two types. Type One and Type Two. Type one is usually found in children, type Two is mostly found in adults. So what causes diabetes? What are the symptoms? And what foods can heal it? The following list is comprised of the usually suspects as far as the causes:
• Family history
• Another disease taking toll on the body such as liver or kidney disease.
Symptoms may include:
• Excessive thirst and hunger but with weight loss
• Excessive urination
• Problems breathing air
Foods that can heal:
• Starchy foods
• Low fat
• Foods high in carbohydrates
Foods That Heal: Gallbladder problems
Problems with your gallbladder can be severely painful and sometimes this is the best you can hope for with this particular medical problem. The complications that can arise if untreated or unnoticed can be detrimental. So who is at risk for developing gallbladder disease? Can we prevent it? And how can we heal it? Who is at risk?
• Aging individuals
• Overweight individuals
It can be prevented by:
• be calorie conscience
• Reduce the fat in your diet
• Increase fiber in your diet
• Consume less sugar
For those who are finding themselves a victim of gallbladder problems some foods that can help reduce your symptoms, and possibly heal by diet, are:
• Skim milk
• Cottage cheese
• Non fatty fish
Foods to avoid:
• Fried foods
• Spicy food
• Peanut butter
Conclusion Preventative care is not always found in shots and pills but rather in our diligence in taking care of our bodies. Defending our bodies through the proper diet can be highly rewarding on so many different levels but, especially so, when blocking serious health problems that can affect not only your life but all those around you.