Food as Medicine

Food as medicine: Some common foods that can help you prevent and even cure diseases.

Kale

Medicinal Values

prevents stomach ulcers

increases the efficiency of the liver

chlorophyll helps the lungs discharge smoke residues

hydrates the body

Key Nutritional Content

chlorophyll, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin A, C, B1, B2, B6, K, alpha-linolenic acid, beta-carotene, carotenoids, silicon and sulfur

Carrot

Medicinal Values

boosts immunity and fights infection

protects the skin from sun damage

reduces risk of high blood pressure and heart disease

improves vision

Key Nutritional Content

Alpha Carotene, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A, Phytochemicals

Cayenne Pepper

Medicinal Values

improves circulation

relieves pain

stimulates digestion

reduces platelet stickiness

Key Nutritional Content

Capsaicin, Vitamin E, C

Beets

Medicinal Values

promotes the health of hair, nails and skin

inhibits the growth of cancerous cells

provides energy through easily usable sugars

stimulates hemoglobin production

Key Nutritional Content

Iron, Folic Acid, Silica, Potassium

Cilantro

Medicinal Values

Enhances digestion

Strengthens liver function

Helps in the chelation of heavy metals

Key Nutritional Content

Vitamin C, E, Calcium, Iron, Niacin

Tomato

Medicinal Values

Reduces the probability of contracting certain cancers

Helps to lower blood pressure

Prevents exzema

Maintains healthy bones and teeth

Key Nutritional Content

Lycopene, glutation, Vitamin A, C, Calcium

Lime

Medicinal Values

Increases alkalinity in the body

Relieves constipation

Acts as an antiviral to fight infection

Can be used to lessen asthma symptoms

Key Nutritional Content

Vitamin C, B6, potassium, folic acid, flavonoids, limonene

Apples

Medicinal Values

Regulates bowels to alleviate constipation and diarrhea

Eliminates headaches

Reduces the work for kidneys

Provides full body vitality

Key Nutritional Content

Pectin, potassium, phosphorus
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