|Nature's Little Helpers|
|By Ofc. L. Ruiz, Miami Dade Corrections & Rehabilitaiton Department|
There are several foods in this world which are nature's little helpers. The following three foods are your greatest weapons for staying healthy and keeping yourself clear of sickness. These four amazing foods are classified by many as superfoods and each have amazing claims behind them for being health promoting. Every CO should include as much of these four foods in thier diet as possible!
Garlic is an amazing food and a true gift from heaven. It is antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic and a cure for just about everything that ails you. However, it only retains these properties when it is eaten raw. Once you cook it, it’s worthless.
But…it can be hard to get down.
Eating raw garlic can be off-putting for some people. It is such strong food that its taste can just be too strong.
Suffer from Migrains? Denmark researchers have discovered that ginger can block the effects of prostaglandins. These are substances that cause inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain, which leads to migraines.
Also I have found medical studies which support ginger’s health benefits regarding: Ovarian Cancer Treatment, Colon Cancer Prevention, Morning Sickness, Motion Sickness Remedy, Reduces Pain and Inflammation, Heartburn Relief, Cold and Flu, Prevention and Treatment, Migraine Relief, Menstrual Cramp Relief, and Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy.
Ginger can be taken as:
Chili peppers are one of the healthiest foods that you can eat. Chili Peppers Fight Migraine Headaches and Sinus Headaches. Chili Peppers Prevent Sinusitis and Relieve Congestion. It’s the heat it clears the mucus. Chili Peppers also contain antibacterial properties.
If you don’t like the heat try:
Horserasish has a spicy and pungent taste. It’s antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and aphrodisiacal. As a medicine horseradish root is a: strong antibiotic, expectorant, bronchodilatator, antibacterial, coronary vasodilatator, it increases the blood pressure, it heats up the body, stimulates the body's immune system, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antianemic, antiscorbutic, diuretic, stimulates the appetite, has a cardiotonic effect and is recommended to the people that suffer from high blood pressure.
Horseradish syrup: mix grated horseradish root with 4 spoons of raw honey. Allow the flavors to blend for several minutes or hours. Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth to obtain the raw syrup. The remains from the cheesecloth are set to boil in a little bit of water. After boiling, the mixture gets strained and then left to cool off. Mix the cooled water with the raw syrup. Take 3 spoons of the mixture a day.
Horseradish vinegar is made by filling a bottle or jar with grated horseradish. Pour in raw apple vinegar to the brim. You can start to use this after a few minutes. If kept in the refrigerator it should have a very long shelf life. An ideal amount of horseradish vinegar to be use is 1-2 tbsp. a day.
Horseradish sauce is made by grating and pounding the fresh root and then adding lemon juice. Use as a condiment on bread, crackers, on sandwiches, or with meat dishes.
As poultice, grate the fresh horseradish root and spread it on a linen cloth or thin gauze. This is then applied on the affected area once or twice per day until the affected area heals.
Corrections.com author, Ofc. L. Ruiz is a Corrections Officer working at the Metro West Detention Center, Miami Dade Corrections & Rehabilitaiton Department in Miami, Florida. She had been heavy her entire life which was always normal for her... Until her weight went out of control. At 25 she was a size 28. Her health declined and she felt powerless. She started Weight Watcher’s at work; Then, her research rat instinct kicked off and she began a quest to learn. She learned about food, nutrition, and health related issues. In the course of research, she kept reading about the Raw Food Movement. It was interesting enough that she tried it out. The weight simply fell off and her health improved dramatically. When her weight was finally under control she found that she suddenly had options and became a Corrections Officer.
“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson (U.S. President)
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