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Eat your troubles away

Good health is important for mind, spirit and body. For us to function well and concentrate well, we need our health to be well. To achieve and maintain good health is an ongoing process in every age and happens through our daily routines such as eating, exercising, getting enough sleep etc. But to achieve good personal health, one’s life structure plays a great role s strong social relationships, positive attitude, longevity, productivity and good mood is important. The second important thing is personal hygiene to keep the body clean and prevent infection and other illness.

Besides these steps, the most effective and important thing is the food we eat. Healthy food reflects on our skin like a mirror and it can easily be seen on the face if a person is eating unhealthy food or have some sort of disease. So here are some tips of food that can help reduce pain and make us healthy.

Head ache

Eat plenty of fish as fish oil helps to prevent headaches. The same does ginger which reduces inflammation and pain.


Eat lots of yoghurt before pollen season. Also eat honey from your local region daily.

To prevent stroke

You can prevent stroke by building up fatty deposits on artery walls with regular doses of tea. (Tea suppresses actually the appetite and keeps the pounds from invading…green tea is great for our immune system.)


Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative.


Eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes.


Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines prevents arthritis. (Omega oils in fish are good for our immune system).

Upset stomach

Bananas will settle an upset stomach and ginger will cure morning sickness and nausea.

Bladder infection

High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacterias.

Bone problems

Bone fractures and osteoporosis can be prevented by the manganese in pineapple.

Premenstrual syndrome

Cornflakes reduce the effects of PMS and also help to reduce depression, anxiety and fatigue.

Having memory problems

Oysters help to improve your mental functioning by supplying much needed zinc.


You can clear up your stuffy head with garlic and remember garlic lowers cholesterol too.


A substance similar to that found in the cough syrups is found in hot red pepper. Use red (cayenne) pepper with caution as it can irritate your tummy.

Breast cancer

Wheat, bran and cabbage helps to maintain estrogen at healthy levels.

Lung cancer

A good antidote is beta carotene, a form of vitamin A can be found in dark green and orange vegetables.


Cabbage contains chemicals that heal both gastric and duodenal ulcers.


Grate an apple with its skin, let it turn brown and then eat it to cure this condition. Bananas are also good for this ailment.

Clogged arteries

The mono unsaturated fat in avocados lowers cholesterol.

High blood pressure

Olive oil has been proven to lower blood pressure as well as celery that contains a chemical that lowers pressure too.

Imbalance in blood sugar

The chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps regulate the insulin and blood sugar.

The benefits of fruits


Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E &fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.


An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants &flavonoids which enhances the activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.


Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant vessels clogging free radicals protects the body from cancer causing, blood & major fruits.

Anti-oxidants and they actually keep us actually; any berry is good for you.


Oranges a day may help keep the cold away. Eating 2-4 can dissolve kidney stones as well as lessen the risk of cholesterol and prevent colon cancer.


A key source of dose of glutathione which helps boost our immune system packed with a giant coolest thirst quencher. It is composed of 92% water and contains other nutrients such as Lycopene – the cancer fighting oxidant, potassium and Vitamin C.

(watermelon also has natural substances sources that keep our skin healthy, protecting our skin from those natural SPF sources).


A preventative measure for men as it prevents prostrate problems.

Vitamins and Minerals

We all know that we need these important vitamins and minerals. Some of us get too little and others enough or more. But do we know which one that is in our food?


What Are Vitamins and Minerals?

Vitamins and minerals make people’s bodies work well. Although you get vitamins and minerals from the foods you eat every day, some foods have more vitamins and minerals than others.

Vitamins fall into two categories: fat soluble and water soluble. The fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E, and K — dissolve in fat and can be stored in your body. The water-soluble vitamins C and the B-complex vitamins (such as vitamins B6, B12, niacin, riboflavin, and folate) need to dissolve in water before your body can absorb them. Because of this, your body can’t store these vitamins. Any vitamin C or B that your body doesn’t use as it passes through your system is lost so that’s why we need a fresh supply of these vitamins every day.

Whereas vitamins are organic substances (made by plants or animals), minerals are inorganic elements that come from the soil and water and are absorbed by plants or eaten by animals. Your body needs larger amounts of some minerals, such as calcium, to grow and stay healthy. Other minerals like chromium, copper, iodine, iron, selenium, and zinc are called trace minerals because you only need very small amounts of them each day.

What Do Vitamins and Minerals Do?

Vitamins and minerals boost the immune system; support normal growth and development, and help cells and organs do their jobs. For example, you’ve probably heard that carrots are good for your eyes. It’s true! Carrots are full of substances called carotenoids that your body converts into vitamin A, which helps prevent eye problems.

Another vitamin, vitamin K, helps blood to clot (so cuts and scrapes stop bleeding quickly). You’ll find vitamin K in green leafy vegetables, broccoli, and soybeans. And to have strong bones, you need to eat foods such as milk, yogurt, and green leafy vegetables, which are rich in the mineral calcium.


Vitamin What the vitamin does Significant food sources
B1 (thiamin) Supports energy metabolism and nerve function spinach, green peas, tomato juice, watermelon, sunflower seeds, lean ham, lean pork chops, soy milk
B2 (riboflavin) Supports energy metabolism, normal vision and skin health spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, eggs, milk, liver, oysters, clams
B3 (niacin) Supports energy metabolism, skin health, nervous system and digestive system spinach, potatoes, tomato juice, lean ground beef, chicken breast, tuna (canned in water), liver, shrimp
Biotin Energy metabolism, fat synthesis, amino acid metabolism, glycogen synthesis widespread in foods
Pantothenic Acid Supports energy metabolism widespread in foods
B6 (pyridoxine) Amino acid and fatty acid metabolism, red blood cell production bananas, watermelon, tomato juice, broccoli, spinach, acorn squash, potatoes, white rice, chicken breast
Folate Supports DNA synthesis and new cell formation tomato juice, green beans, broccoli, spinach, asparagus, okra, black-eyed peas, lentils, navy, pinto and garbanzo beans
B12 Used in new cell synthesis, helps break down fatty acids and amino acids, supports nerve cell maintenance meats, poultry, fish, shellfish, milk, eggs
C (ascorbic acid) Collagen synthesis, amino acid metabolism, helps iron absorption, immunity, antioxidant spinach, broccoli, red bell peppers, snow peas, tomato juice, kiwi, mango, orange, grapefruit juice, strawberries
A (retinol) Supports vision, skin, bone and tooth growth, immunity and reproduction mango, broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, tomato juice, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, beef liver
D Promotes bone mineralization self-synthesis via sunlight, fortified milk, egg yolk, liver, fatty fish
E Antioxidant, regulation of oxidation reactions, supports cell membrane stabilization polyunsaturated plant oils (soybean, corn and canola oils), wheat germ, sunflower seeds, tofu, avocado, sweet potatoes, shrimp, cod
K Synthesis of blood-clotting proteins, regulates blood calcium Brussels sprouts, leafy green vegetables, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, liver


Mineral What the mineral does Significant food sources
Sodium Maintains fluid and electrolyte balance, supports muscle contraction and nerve impulse transmissions salt, soy sauce, bread, milk, meats
Chloride Maintains fluid and electrolyte balance, aids in digestion salt, soy sauce, milk, eggs, meats
Potassium Maintains fluid and electrolyte balance, cell integrity, muscle contractions and nerve impulse transmission potatoes, acorn squash, artichoke, spinach, broccoli, carrots, green beans, tomato juice, avocado, grapefruit juice, watermelon, banana, strawberries, cod, milk
Calcium Formation of bones and teeth, supports blood clotting milk, yogurt, cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, tofu, sardines, green beans, spinach, broccoli
Phosphorus Formation of cells, bones and teeth, maintains acid-base balance all animal foods (meats, fish, poultry, eggs, milk)
Magnesium Supports bone mineralization, protein building, muscular contraction, nerve impulse transmission, immunity spinach, broccoli, artichokes, green beans, tomato juice, navy beans, pinto beans, black-eyed peas,  sunflower seeds, tofu, cashews, halibut
Iron Part of the protein hemoglobin (carries oxygen throughout body’s cells) artichoke, parsley, spinach, broccoli, green beans, tomato juice, tofu, clams, shrimp, beef liver
Zinc A part of many enzymes, involved in production of genetic material and proteins, transports vitamin A, taste perception, wound healing, sperm production and the normal development of the fetus spinach, broccoli, green peas, green beans, tomato juice,lentils, oysters, shrimp, crab, turkey (dark meat), lean ham, lean ground beef, lean sirloin steak, plain yogurt, Swiss cheese, tofu, ricotta cheese
Selenium Antioxidant.  Works with vitamin E to protect body from oxidation seafood, meats and grains
Iodine Component of thyroid hormones that help regulate growth, development and metabolic rate salt, seafood, bread, milk, cheese
Copper Necessary for the absorption and utilization of iron, supports formation of hemoglobin and several enzymes meats, water
Manganese Facilitates many cell processes widespread in foods
Fluoride Involved in the formation of bones and teeth, helps to make teeth resistant to decay fluoridated drinking water, tea, seafood
Chromium Associated with insulin and is required for the release of energy from glucose vegetable oils, liver, brewer’s yeast, whole grains, cheese, nuts
Molybdenum Facilitates many cell processes legumes, organ meats

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