Curing Yourself with Food

Healing Fruits And Vegetables Pt 1

Part One

Healing Fruits And Vegetables. Just as people are prone to viruses, bacteria and diseases so are plants. People have an immune system to fight diseases while plants have developed their own form of immune system which are protective substances called phtyochemicals.

More and more studies are showing that phytochemicals from plants can also help to protect people from a variety of cancers as well as diseases. Some of the most protective of these foods include whole grains, dark and leafy green colored fruits and vegetables, legumes, orange, yellow, and red colored fruits and vegetables, cruciferous vegetables and anti-bacterial vegetables.

Fruits and vegetables that are dark in color consist of a big group of substances that contain something known as flavonoids. Flavonoids are found to be plentiful in a variety of fruits and vegetables which include blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, bilberries, cranberries, red grapes, red grapes, apples, onions, broccoli, peppers and eggplant.

There are estimated to be well over 4,000 flavonoids in existence and they are then broken down into a variety of subcategories, which include anthocyanidins, polyphenolic acid, proanthocyanidins, ellagic acid, tannins and quercetic. Research studies into dark colored fruits and vegetables have shown that they are all very powerful when it comes to anti-oxidant properties and some are believed to have 50 times the anti-oxidant capability of both vitamin E as well as vitamin C.

Further studies have yielded the results that flavonoids found in both fruits and vegetables are helpful in decreasing the risk of a variety of cancers as well as diabetes, arthritis and atherosclerosis. Flavonoids are beneficial when it comes to protecting the collagen protein found in blood vessels and joints from the damage that can be done by free radicals in the body.

By protecting the collagen protein this is a way to reduce the incidence of hemorrhoids, edema and varicose veins. A study done at Cornell University yielded the result that the flavonoids found in apples known as quercetin, was effective at protecting the brains against the onset of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease which are both classified as being neuro-generative diseases.   

Quick Reflexology Fact

So what is reflexology and how can it help you? I have outlined the basics for you. What is reflexology? Reflexology is the practice of strategically applying pressure to areas of the feet and hands as they correspond with specific body organs. By stimulating nerves on specific areas of the feet and hands, we can stimulate blood flow and eliminate toxin buildup in the corresponding organs and systems of the body.

This study was a follow-up to another study that was conducted at the same university by Professor Lee. Professor Lee discovered that the phytochemical found in both a variety of berries as well as apples had a greater "antioxidant protective effect" than did vitamin C when it came to fighting liver cancer cells and colon cancer cells. While blueberries and strawberries both have excellent anti-oxidant properties, blueberries have an estimated 40 percent more power to fight off diseases and to heal. 

In a study done by neuroscientist James Joseph from Tufts University it was found that blueberries are excellent when it comes to fighting cancer and a multitude of diseases but they are also helpful in preventing or slowing short-term memory loss which can affect individuals as they age. Next time you make a trip to the grocery store stock up on healing fruits and vegetables.


Some people actually love the taste of prunes and they are a good source of fiber. You can soak a cup of dried prunes in water to soften them and make them easier to chew.

Fresh produce is the best to buy, with frozen being the second best. Canned fruits and vegetables tend to have a great deal of salt in them so opt for fresh if possible. For a change in paste whip up a salad with a variety of vegetables (and some fruits thrown in to add some tang) or whip up a delectable fruit salad for yourself and your family to enjoy.




Better Your Health

The Health Benefits Of Eating The Right Foods
Healthy Nails Just By Eating Right
What Are The Different Types of Grains
An Apple A Day Does More Than Just Keep The Doctor Away
The Benefits Of Eating Dark Chocolate
Apricots Along With Other Healthy Foods
Prevent Disease Eat Some Berries
Foods that Bring Relief For Common Ailments
Drink Your Your Vegetables
Pepper Your Way To Good Health
Eat Right To Keep Your Heart Healthy
Beans and Lentils For A Healthy Diet
Eat Your Honey
The Right Foods For Healthy Hair
Menopause Relief With Your Food Choices
Foods To Combat Arthritis
Diabetes And A Healty Diet
What Is The Connection Between Food And Fatigue
Fighting Asthma With Healthy Foods
Combat Migraines With Healty Food Choices
Fight the Common Cold with Food
Foods To Help With Osteoarthritis
Foods To Help With Type 2 Diabetes
What Is The Difference Between Food Allergies And Food Intolerance
Foods To Keep Your Skin Healthy
Food Cures You Should Be Aware Of Pt 1
Food Cures You Should Be Aware Of Pt 2
Food Cures You Should Be Aware Of Pt 3
Healing Foods
Foods For Healthy And Clear Skin
Foods To Combat High Blood Pressure
Foods To Control Your Acne
Controling Sugar For Those With Diabetes
Constipation Relief
Foods You Need When You Need to Lose Weight
FAQs About Food Cures Pt 1
FAQs About Food Cures Pt 2
The Role Of Berries In Your Health
Improving The Digestive Process
The Health Benefits Of Corn And Cucumbers In Your Diet
A Summer Diet For A Healthy Heart
The Link Between Diet And Breast Cance
The Role Of Herbs And Spices In Diet Pt 1
The Role Of Herbs And Spices In Diet Pt 2
Is The Food Your Eating Healthy
The Use Of Seeds Nuts Fish and Oils For Healing
How To Get More Omega 3 Fatty Acids Into Your Diet
Healing Fruits And Vegetables Pt 1
Healing Fruits And Vegetables Pt 2
Healing Fruits And Vegetables Pt 3
Healthier Food Choices Can Help Avoid Major Diseases
How To Make Healthy Food Choices
Salmon A Good Source Of Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Add Some Shellfish To Your Diet
What Foods Are Considered To Be The Super Foods
Treat Yourself With Healthy Foods
Healthy Fruits For Healthy Living Pt 1
Healthy Fruits For Healthy Living Pt 2
Healthy Vegatables For Healthy Living Pt 1
Healthy Vegatables For Healthy Living Pt 2
Do Red Wine And Caffeine Offer Any Benefits
Can The Foods You Eat Cause Inflammation And Pain
Are You At Risk For Gallstones
What We Eat Affects The Diseases We Deal With
Herbs and Spices To Cure What Ails You
The Healing Properties Of Tea
Ugly Foods For Health
The Health Benefits Of Garlic And Onions
The Five Healthiest Foods Pt 1
The Five Healthiest Foods Pt 2
Are Tomatoes Good For Me
How Are Whole Grains Going To Help Me
Site Map

Healthy Foods That Are Good For You

pinEdit Evaluation 6.1.1029