When it comes to diseases, our first thought is to consider if there are any medications that can treat them. But why not look for safer alternatives such as the food that we eat? We often forget that the food that we eat plays a role in our overall health thanks to the nutrients that they contain. You may not think about it that much but if you’ve noticed yourself prone to illnesses, it might be because of the kinds of food that you are eating. That greasy, salty, and sweet food that you’re eating recently can actually compromise your immune system which can put you at risk from sickness. Well, it is never too late to correct it and that is by adding certain types of food to your diet such as the ones below.
Eating beets can deliver plenty of antioxidants to your body which can protect you against heart disease, cancer, and even inflammation for that matter. What’s great about beets is that it is naturally sweet and it is packed with vitamin C and lots of fiber which is good for your digestion. Adding beets to your diet can deliver a host of nutrients that will protect you against various diseases.
If you want to improve your body’s ability to fight off diseases then you need to enhance your immune system. The good news is that you can prepare a tonic that will help do just that. For this recipe, you will need apple cider vinegar, chopped onion, grated ginger, turmeric, chopped garlic, chili peppers, horseradish, and honey. Get a bowl and add all the ingredients without the apple cider vinegar. Once all the ingredients have been mixed thoroughly, transfer them into a jar then add the vinegar. Seal the jar afterwards then shake the jar some more to help mix the ingredients. Put in a cool dark place and leave it there for 14 days. Strain afterwards. You can take a teaspoon of this mixture daily to help your immune system become stronger.
Another food that you should add to your list is cranberries. What’s great about cranberries is that they have the ability to protect you against infections in the urinary tract. Aside from this, cranberries have been found to support the healing process in patients who suffered stroke. Drinking cranberries or eating them can also help you with your blood cholesterol too.
Depression can gnaw at us from time to time so when you feel blue or down in the dumps, mix some turmeric lemonade. You will need 4 cups of sparkling or cold filtered water, 4 tablespoons of 100% honey or maple syrup, 2 tablespoons of powdered or freshly grated turmeric, and the juice of 1 ½ lemons. You can also combine the juice of a single blood orange if you like. All that you have to do is to mix all the ingredients in the list in a small pitcher and that’s it.
If you haven’t tried flaxseed yet, well, now is the right time to do so. Flaxseed has been found to be effective in reducing one’s blood cholesterol which can lower your risk of heart problems. Another reason why you should add flaxseed is that it can also protect you against certain types of cancers. All that you have to do is to add 2 tablespoons of ground seeds and you can add them to your meals, your drinks, or anywhere you like.