Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Nine Miracle Food

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Some foods not only helps meet the nutritional intake and satisfying taste of the tongue but also relieve health problems. Bananas, for example, can help relieve stress and anxiety. What other food? Here are some foods that could be your choice.

Raisin: Lower high blood pressure.
60 raisins (equivalent to a handful) contains one gram of fiber and 212 mg of potassium. Both in the content are recommended of dietary approaches to stop hypertension (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension / DASH diet). Studies have shown that the polyphenol content in wine based foods, such as raisins, grapes, and grape juice, effectively maintaining cardiovascular health, including lowering blood pressure.

Yogurt: Overcome constipation or flatulence.
One half cup of yogurt consumption of life (rich in good bacteria), according to study findings published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, effectively pushing food more efficiently through the digestive tract. In addition, the good bacteria in yogurt also enhance the ability of the intestine in digesting lactose milk and peanuts (which can cause flatulence).

Apricot: Prevent kidney stones.
Eight pieces of dried apricots containing two grams of fiber with only three mg sodium and 325 mg of potassium. This component, according to the American Diabetes Association spokesperson Christine Gerbstadt MD RD, helps prevent the buildup of minerals in the urine and calcium oxalate stone formation (the type most common kidney stones).

Ginger tea: relieve nausea.
Studies show that ginger (quarter teaspoon of powdered ginger, half to one teaspoon of ginger slices, or a cup of ginger tea) can alleviate the nausea caused by drunk driving and pregnancy. Researchers are not sure whether the oil or components that suppress nausea in the ginger, but ginger proven safe and has no side effects.

Basil: suppress gastric disturbances.
Studies indicate that eugenol, a component in the basil, can prevent bowel from pain, nausea, cramps or diarrhea. This component works to kill bacteria such as Salmonella and Listeria. Eugenol, contains antispasmodic that can prevent cramps. Try getting these benefits by entering a slice basil into the sauce or salad.

Pears: Lower cholesterol.
One medium pear contains five grams of fiber. Most of these fibers in the form of pectin, which helps remove bad cholesterol (a risk factor for heart disease).

Cabbage: Overcome ulcers (ulcers / ulcer).
A study from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine found that sulforaphane, a component of the cabbage, killing H. pylori (the bacteria that cause peptic ulcers) before the bacteria into the intestine. In addition, this component is also stated to help inhibit the growth of intestinal tumors. One cup of cabbage contains only 34 calories with three grams of fiber and 75 percent of the recommended vitamin C daily.

Chamomile tea: relieve heartburn (burning sensation in the chest due to the increase of gastric acid into the esophagus).
Chamomile can alleviate the inflammation, indigestion, cramps, and flatulence," said Dale Bellisfield RN an herbalexpert clinical, from New Jersey, quoted prevention.com site. Two teaspoons mix of this herb in a glass of hot water for 20 minutes. Cover the surface of the glass to prevent evaporate the essential oil content. Make sure to drink tea several times a day for maximum healing.

Banana: relieve stress and anxiety.
When you feel depressed, try eating a banana. A medium-size bananas containing 105 calories and 14 grams of sugar, said Molly Kimball RD from Elmwood Fitness Center in New Orleans, could make you eat less kadat improve blood sugar and can meet 30 percent of the recommended daily vitamin B6. This fruit helps the brain produce serotonin, a chemical that relaxes.


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