More Foods that Heal

Our running list of foods that heal is continued here. As always, feel free to contact us for additional information on foods that heal and any questions you may have about natural health.

Chocolate

While it may not necessarily be considered the healthiest food on the list, chocolate actually possesses several redeeming qualities that make it extremely beneficial to the human body. Chocolate is very high in mood boosting chemicals. For this reason chocolate is being used to help treat depression in many clinical patients. It is very high in magnesium, aids in relaxation and helps to raise endorphin levels that regulate mood. All benefits considered, chocolate should still be eaten in moderation.

Beans

Even though you might not know it beans are very beneficial to healing the human body. This high in fiber and low in fat vegetable helps to heal the digestive tract and protect against diabetes. They also contain more antioxidants than fruit, meat or grains. Adding beans to a steady diet can also help cancerous cells from spreading. Be warned though - beans can increase gas production in the human body much like the old children’s rhymes suggest.

Oats

Oats are a good source of melatonin which is often used in sleep aids because they help regulate the body’s internal clock and battle insomnia in the process. They also are very high in fiber which aids in digestion. Oats may possess the most benefits of any of the foods on the list. To name a few of the numerous benefits they help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, prevent heart failure, stabilize blood sugar and lower diabetes chances, reduce risk of breast cancer and even fight childhood asthma. Scientists also say that oats are a good wheat alternative for people with Celiac disease. Oats are in many animal foods too because of their health properties. They are truly one of the most beneficial foods in terms of foods that heal.

Sunflower Seeds

This little snack food is packed with healing benefits. Sunflower seeds help your body produce white blood cells. White blood cells will fight off anything unpleasant that may be in your body including infections, cancerous cells and viruses. They are also very high in vitamin E which will help the body fight influenza and upper respiratory infections. The best thing about this food? They are very inexpensive.

Blueberries

This fruit is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients and has been linked to lowering cholesterol. Blueberries also are used to reduce the risk of diabetes for people with a family history of the disease. They are also one of the only fruits that slows the aging process and helps improve motor skills. Current studies also show a link between blueberries and improved urinary and vision health.

You can find all of these foods at your local grocery or whole foods stores. As always, organic foods are the best option for each of these foods that heal. This means your purchases are better for you, your family, and the planet.

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