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20 Nutritious Foods That Are Perfect for Healing Your Body

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An active lifestyle, combined with a healthy diet is the key to a successful way of living. It also guarantees an optimum healthy life. What are those foods you eat that not only look delicious but has many health benefits?

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Below are some very potent and rich foods that you need to add to your daily diet. These are some of the most powerful healing  foods you need to eat:

1. Honey

Honey is generally known all over the world and it is one of the most healthiest food nature has blessed us with. Honey is also known for its effective antimicrobial, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects as it helps to treat allergies, heal wounds and burns. It is also use to treat cold and can used to boost the immune system. You could also use it on your skin as it serves as a good skin moisturizer.

2. Lemon

Lemons are equally among the healthiest foods we can ingest. It helps to strengthen the immune system, clears the skin, helps with weight loss and it is a very good detoxifying agent.

3. Oatmeal

Half a cup of oatmeal can contain about 13 grams of protein. It can also consist of your entire RDA of manganese. Oatmeal has very effective antioxidants properties which includes vitamin E, selenium,  phenolic acids, tocotrienols,  and phytic acid. The food is also rich in nutrients like magnesium, biotin, vitamin B1, phosphorus, molybdenum  and fiber.

4. Olive oil

You may have seen this oil in grocery shops and simply walk past it. what you don’t know is that olive oil is rich in fatty acids and it helps to boost your health and prolongs life expectancy. It also contain antioxidants that helps to hydrate the skin.

5. Coconut oil

Most people enjoy eating coconut because of its milky sweetness, but did you know that the oil gotten from coconut is a very good baking and cooking agent, face moisturizer, hair conditioner and even skin lotion. It is also a good shaving cream, deodorant, makeup remover, stretch mark remover and a whole lot more.

6. Greek yogurt

If you’ve never tried Greek yogurt before then you don’t know what you are missing. Greek yogurt is rich in bacteria that can improve your bowel health. It also helps to treat constipation and abdominal discomfort and also prevents countless digestive problems.

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7. Aloe Vera

This immortal plant can help protect you against skin breakage as it helps to moisturize your skin with the help of its strong antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is also a great cleansing agent for the skin. You can apply it directly to your skin and rinse off after10/15 minutes.

8. Baking soda

This considered one of the most versatile home product. It is a strong antacid, muscle relaxant, acne remover and even a mouthwash. Baking soda can also be used as a mouthwash, a toothpaste, body scrub, hair shampoo and anti-itch cream etc.

9. Turmeric

Turmeric has been in use for millennia now, and it used in the treatment of common cold, coughs, flu, acne and wounds. Studies have shown that it can help to fight some types of cancer such as ovarian, lung and breast cancer. It is also used to boost the immune system and combat inflammation in the body.

10. Garlic

I personally eat at least two cloves of garlic a day. Garlic has an abundance of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties and it is considered a “class-A” natural antibiotics. It helps to improve overall health in many ways and it prevents diseases also.

11. Mint

Mint is rich in antioxidants, this means it boosts the body’s immune system, digestion, helps weight loss, combats nausea and congestion. It also helps with the prevention of blemish and acne. Psychologist recommend it for the treatment of depression.

12. Fennel

Fennel is famous for the prevention of bloating, treatment of digestive problems, soothing of menstrual pain, and also for the control of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

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13. Buttermilk

Buttermilk is the product of fermented milk gotten by adding lactic acid bacteria to regular milk, and it is a very potent probiotic. Just a cup of buttermilk contains 218 milligrams of phosphorus and about 0.4 milligrams of riboflavin, 370 milligrams of potassium and about 287 milligrams of calcium or about 28 percent of the daily value. This means,  it is highly rich in nutrients that your body can benefit from.

14. Fenugreek

This amazing anti-inflammatory herb can be used to regulate blood sugar, improve digestion, combat acne and also used to prevent hair loss.

15. Ginger

Ginger is a must have in every home as it is known for it’s healing properties. Ginger is high in anit-oxidants, anti-inflammatory properties a day it helps to fight digestive problems, boosts immune systems and fighting of cold.

16. Cumin

This famous Indian spice has been passed down from generations after generations as a natural remedy. It is rich in anti-oxidants, speeds up weight loss, prevents indigestion and strengthens the immune system.

17. Onion

Onion is a very popular cooking ingredient used in detoxing the body. It also strengthens the immune system and can be used to treat cold and cough. Enjoy it with your meal!

18. Tea

Green and black tea are rich sources of anti-oxidants, helps prevent cold, reduces cholesterol and blood sugar, lowers the risk of cancer and stroke. Drinking tea also helps to improve the health of your heart.

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19. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is used to strengthen the immune system,  helps in weight loss,  accelerates metabolism, improve the health of your skin as well as other skin conditions.

20. Cinnamon

Cinnamon has been discovered to be the highest in antioxidants. This is among 26 different spices and herbs tested. It is also rich in magnesium and calcium, improves the health of your heart, lower the risk of cancer, treats colds and allergies, fights diabetes and inflammation. It also improve brain functions and has strong antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties.

Which of the above listed do you have in your home?  Do you have some that’s not listed? Share with us in the comments.

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Disclaimer: This article is purely informative & educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Oluwafemi Michael
Oluwafemi Michael is an online Mental Health Therapist, Advocate for Mental Health Awareness, a programmer, and also a content creator from Edo state, Akoko-Edo LG.
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