Foods That Heal

Article by Marra Marasigan

Those who struggle with their weight often find it hard to believe when they hear that foods can heal. They view food as an enemy that needs to be conquered. They begin to develop a love-hate relationship with food. The reality is that eating the right kind of food can help to trim down the excess pounds. Being excessively overweight poses a lot of health issues. The body begins to suffer from every kind of disease imaginable. When the body suffers and breaks down as a result of a long time abuse, sickness set in. How does one nurse the body to help it go from sickness back to health again?

Taking experimental drugs might work to some extent, but most people will try other alternatives if given the chance. This is where healing with the help of foods takes place. The body must be cleansed and imbalances corrected in order for healing to take place. With the right diet there is no need for medicine.


bitter gourd

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The first thing to try is to take in lots of fresh green vegetables. Choose bitter organic greens like bitter gourd, broccoli, spinach and kale. Choosing organically grown vegetables help in decreasing the amount of unnecessary chemicals.


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Cook healing broths or soups that are easy to digest, like serving these vegetables with mushroom, chicken strips, and preferably a little dash of sea salt. Eat the vegetables fresh. Think of ways to eat and serve the salad that will transform it from the usual food fare. Create a healing tonic by putting cucumber, pineapple, pears and lemon in a blender. Make enough just for one day, and make a fresh batch the following day. Building the body’s strength cannot happen in just a blink of an eye. Eat protein rich foods and allow these to do their job. Some examples of protein rich foods are: meat, wild salmon, eggs, seaweed, soy and Chia seeds.


Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Speaking of seeds, there are seeds that taste good but also have health benefits like Chia seed, pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds, to name a few. For those who are recovering from sickness or have digestion problems, they must grind the seeds to make them easier to digest.  Ground seeds can be sprinkled on cereals, soups, salads and porridge. Try substituting refined sugar with honey, brown sugar, coco sugar or green stevia. They taste the same, but they are all natural sweeteners. Those who are suffering from diabetes can actually benefit from using these natural sweeteners, like green stevia in particular.

Marra comes from the beautiful tropical island of the Philippines. She started writing at a young age for her school newspaper. Other interest took over and she hibernated as a writer. It was not until 2010 when she tried her hand at online writing. She ghost writes for different people on any topic imaginable. She lives with her daughter Precious, who equally shares her interest about food and traveling. 

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