Arthritis Relief with Foods
Fix Your Problem with Food
1) Problem: Your knees ache
Prescription: A bowl of lightly steamed, mixed vegetables 3 times a day.
The more cooked vegetables you eat, the lower your risk of developing
arthritis, says Greek study. Researchers analysing the diets and health
of 330 people found that those who ate the most cooked vegetables were
75 less likely to develop arthritis and those who consumed the least.
One possible reason: Heat destroys the vegetables' cell walls, allowing
your body to absorb more of the nutrients that would otherwise pass
through your system.
2) Problem: Your gums bleed when you brush your teeth
Prescription: An Amla daily http://www.ayurvediccure.com/amla.htm
Inflammed gums hurt, and they can also mean you aren't getting enough
vitamin C. When you don't get enough C, collagen in your body starts to
break down. And that process starts in your gums. Amla has the maximum
vitamin C among fruits.
3) Problem: The world is a constant blur
Prescription: An egg a day
Just opening your eyes can make you susceptible to disease. Basic
elements like light and oxygen increase a person's chances of
developing vision problems such as cataracts. But eating an egg or half
a cup of cooked greens everyday gives you enough lutein to delay the
formation of vision problems by year.
4) Problem: Your breath stinks
Prescription: Eight glasses of water throughout the day
Instead of sucking on breath mints, keep a bottle of water by your
side. Bad breath is caused by sulfur compounds in your mouth, and
sipping water frequently helps wash away those compound and trigger the
production of breath-neautrilizing saliva.
5) Problem: You have high blood pressure
Prescription: A glass of orange juice and a glass of milk daily.
Increasing the amount of potassium and calcium in your diet will
significantly lower your blood pressure, whether it's elevated or not.
The minerals protect your kidneys from high levels of sodium, a known
hypertension risk. Milk provides the calcium while orange juice is a
good source of potassium and vitamin C.
According to English researchers, people with the most vitamin C in
their bloodstreams are 40 per cent less likely to die of heart disease
than people with lower levels of nutrients.
6) Problem: You're starting to go bald
Prescription: Lean mutton
According to a study from Australia, men who ate lean cuts of red meat
were less likely to go bald than those who ate fatty cuts of meat.
Another plus: Red meat is an excellent source of zinc. Not getting
enough zinc can lead to sudden hair loss.
7) Problem: Your LDL has moved into the red zone
Prescription: An apple a day.
Natural antioxidants in apples help reduce your risk of heart disease.
Researchers at the University of California had 25 men and women drink
a glass of apple juice everyday for 6 weeks. At the end of the trial,
it took 20 per cent longer for bad LDL cholesterol in the volunters'
blood streams to oxidize and cause trouble. The longer it takes for
cholesterol to oxidize, the lower your overall risk of heart disease.
8) Problem: Everyone but you has a cold
Prescription: As much garlic as you can stomach http://www.ayurvediccure.com/garlic.htm
The second you notice that familiar tickle in your throat, pop a clove
of garlic. Garlic has powerful antiviral properties that fight
infections. Just a couple of cloves of garlic, mixed into food, will
jump-start your immune system and improve your chances of fighting off
an illness. If you have to continue the garlic-heavy diet for more than
a few days, stick to tomatoey foods or drink a glass of tomato juice
with each meal. Acids in the tomatoes will neutralize the odour-causing
oils in the garlic.
9) Problem: You've got diarrhea
Prescription: A glass or two of wine
Milk of Magnesia should have been the obvious recommendation, but it
tastes awful. According to one study, drinking a glass or two of wine
is just as effective at controlling
diarrhea as taking a single dose of most over-the-counter remedies
because of a compound called bismuth subsalicylate found in high levels
in both red and white wine. The substance appears to prevent
diarrhea by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria like Salmonella
and E.coli before
they can make you any sicker.
10) Other Problems you can cure with Food ( But not by eating it)
Repair Dry Skin: Try rubbing a small amount of sesame or corn
oil over dry skin on your hands or feet, to add moisture and seal it
into the area.
Treat Poison Ivy: Got Itching? Get milk. Soaking a kerchief in
cold milk and then holding it on your skin will dry out the rash of
poison ivy and help ease the itch.
Soothe a Sunburn: To stop the itch and burn, mix together a bit
of dry oatmeal and cool water. Make it slightly slushier than if you
were going to eat it, and spread the mixture carefully on your
sunburned skin. This will relieve the pain and help reduce swelling.