The next time you need a healthy boost, don’t automatically reach for your medicine cabinet – check out your kitchen cupboards instead. Your cupboards may already be stocked with a number of healthy, natural remedies that can help quash common ailments and enhance your overall well-being.
We here at Sandstone Chiropractic know the huge role your diet plays in your health, which is why we’re sharing insights from the book “Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen: Recipes for the East for Health, Healing and Long Life.”
While numerous studies have proven the beneficial powers of many of foods, some studies are still ongoing. But always remember the ancient cultures that used these foods for healing relied on their own experience rather than data collected in labs.
Good Foods for Good Health
- Cinnamon: These snazzy sticks can help control blood sugar and may possess antibacterial properties.
- Garlic: Not only is garlic known for warding off vampires, but the tasty cloves are known for their antibacterial and immunity-enhancing properties.
- Ginger: Fresh ginger is grand for helping with digestion and quelling an upset stomach. It can also help fend off certain types of the common cold.
- Green tea: Tea may help with weight loss, lowering blood cholesterol and inhibiting the absorption of fatty foods. Additional studies suggest it may slow certain cancers and may even protect your skin against damaging ultraviolet rays.
- Mushrooms: Mushrooms have long been hailed for their ability to enhance immunity, and studies are checking out if they also possess anti-cancer and anti-viral properties.
- Peppermint: Known for helping to alleviate indigestion, gas and bloating, peppermint’s cooling properties are thought to relax the involuntary muscles of your digestive tract.
- Walnuts: Valuable Omega-3s are part of their makeup, and walnuts may additionally contribute to reducing damage caused by unhealthy fats and counteracting Alzheimer’s disease.
Adding these foods to your regular diet is pretty easy. Enjoy an afternoon cup of green tea. Sprinkle cinnamon and peppermint on desserts. Add walnuts to salads and garlic, ginger and mushrooms to stir-fry or other recipes.
Foods can be used to proactively protect our bodies and minds. Chiropractic care can help achieve and maintain a healthy nervous system. Combine the two and you’ll really be cooking! Contact our Montgomery or Magnolia clinic to schedule an appointment today.