Reflexology For The Spirit

In the Kitchen – What are Some of the Best, Healthiest Foods to Have on Hand?

Hippocrates is believed to have said that our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.

As we work to stay healthy and live long lives, this statement cannot be overdone.

What are some of the best foods we can eat as we work to stay healthy?  An important component in this statement is that we tend to eat what we keep in our kitchens.  So the question isn’t what are some of the best foods to eat but, rather, what are some of the best foods to keep in our kitchen?

Begin with leafy greens:  spinach, kale, watercress, and arugula.  These leafy jewels help clear our arteries of cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, and lower our risks of cancer.

Cancer fighting greens include broccoli, kale, cabbage, Brussel sprouts.

If we’re concerned about heart disease, some forms of cancer, and immune system power, onions and garlic top the list.

Big cholesterol fighters include nuts.

Yogurt is important for its probiotics,  important for digestion.  For vegetarians, yogurt is a good source of protein as well.  It’s also a fermented product which we don’t get enough of.

Yellow and orange foods strengthen our blood vessels, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.  They also  help prevent allergies, inflammation, and strengthen veins and arteries.  Yellow and orange foods include oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, gratefruit, papaya, pineapple, and nectarines.

White and green foods are anti-inflammatory, anti cancer, fight allergies and asthma.  Again, think onions and garlic.

Green tea has powerful anti cancer properties.  Green tea is believed to be more powerful than Vitamins C and E.

An important concept to remember is that your body is made up of whatever you put in your mouth.

When asked if we eat a healthy diet, the most popular  response is usually  “Yes.”  But, for three days, step back from your diet and look at each food you cook with, serve, and eat as if you had never seen it before.  Read the labels.  Ask yourself objectively:  is this food really good for me?  If the answer is “no” or “I’m not sure”, do some research.  Eliminate from your diet those foods  which are not good for you.

The goal is to not get caught in the trap of eating products manufactured to be eaten which are, in fact, not food.  The goal is to eat the food.

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Thurman Greco

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