Foods for a healthier body
It’s been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish… All before making a human. He made and provided what we’d need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We’re such slow learners…
God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body! God’s Pharmacy! Amazing!
So let’s have a look at some foods for a healthier body…
They are an excellent source of beta catotene, the plant form of Vitamin A. They also contain fibre.
Carrots are actually better for you if they are cooked, because the heating process actually breaks down the tough cellular walls and the body is able to convert more beta carotene into Vitamin A.
One of the first signs of Vitamin A deficiency is night blindness. Vitamin A combines with a protein called opsin in the rods and retina to form a visual purple substance (rhodopsin). This substance is need for good night vision. Research is also being undertaken to see if Vitamin A can assist with age-related macular degeneration.
Remember too much Vitamin A can be harmful to an unborn baby, so keep it to a carrot a day to help improve night blindness.
Today’s research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers.
And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit.
There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).
- Avocados are a rich source of Vit E
- Good Source of potassium and folate
- High in monosaturated fated
- Interesting little fact: Avocados are one of only a few fruits that start to ripen after they have been cut from the tree.
All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine, the carotenoid pigment that turns the tomato red, and are indeed pure heart and blood food.
Tomatoes may also help prevent some forms of cancer – due to lessoning the damage caused from free radicals.
- Good source of carotenoids and potassium
- Useful source of Vitamin C and E
- But – can be a trigger for allergies, especially eczema
- Green tomatoes may cause migraines in susceptible people
Dried figs are high in fibre and rich in potassium. They also contain pectin which is a form of soluble fibre which can help reduce blood cholesterol levels. Add to this an insoluble fibre which helps to move food through the gut to prevent bowel issues – all in all pretty jolly great little fruit.
Do keep in mind though that they are high in sugar. Watch for mould as well – some of these are potentially carcinogenic. Good news is though that the imported dried figs are thoroughly inspected before coming into Australia.
- Good source of potassium
- Black grapes are a good source of antioxidants – bioflavonoids. These are thought to neutralise free radicals – thus helping to protect the body from cancer and heart disease
- But – there can often be dust, yeast, pesticides and fungicides found on skin – so wash thoroughly
- The black grape may induce migraines
Onions even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.
- They may lower blood cholesterol
- Prevent blood clotting
- May help to reduce risk of cancer
- Actually a good decongestant in traditional medicine
Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
- Excellent source of beta carotene
- good source of potassium and vitamin C
- Good source of potassium
- High in protein
- Useful source of phosphorus, iron, folate, and zinc
If you don’t have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
- Good source of Vitamin E
- Contain natural antioxidants
Olive oil is monosaturated so it doesn’t raise the blood cholesterol and may even help to lower it.
As olives are bitter straight from the tree, they are often soaked in brine before consumption which can result in them being high in sodium (salt).
- Excellent source of Vitamin C
- Contain thiamin and folate
- Contain pectin which may help lower blood cholesterol levels