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Jan 10, 2015 03:30

Powerful Healers in Your Pantry

Before popping a pill, try these all-natural remedies to cure illnesses that are dragging you down. Had a sleepless night, killing headache or muscle aching from a workout? There's a snack that can cure it and can be found right there in your kitchen.

Cure for: HEARTBURN

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Eat this: Beans

Beans are good for your heart and digestive system. People who eat high-fiber diet are about 20% less likely to have symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux diseases, which includes heartburn.This is because fiber reduces the opportunity for reflux by helping the food to move out of the stomach faster.

Try these too:

Stir beans into a soup, mash for a dip or stuff beans into a vegetarian burrito or quesadilla.

Cure for: INSOMIA

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Eat this: Kiwi

Women are more likely than men to experience a difficult time to shut their eyes. Kiwi may help you to lessen those nights tossing and turning. A research done by a university in Taiwan found that women who ate two kiwis an hour before bedtime for one month fall asleep 14 minutes faster =. They had better quality and duration of sleep than those who did not eat Kiwi. The possible explanation for this is that eating a Kiwi may boost levels of serotonin, a sleep-inducing neurotransmitter that makes us fall into deep sleep.

Try these too:

Puree and mix kiwi into smoothies and fruit drinks; chop and add to fruit salads and salsas;slice for a tart topping

Cure for: JET LAG

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Eat this: Tart Cherries

Tart Cherries and its juice are edible source of melatonin, a hormone that assists in resetting your sleep and wake cycles so that you would feel tired when it gets dark and perky when the sun is up. Eat a handful of dried tart cherries or pour down a glass of 100% tart cherry juice on the day of your flight and do the same after dark for the first couple of days at your destination.

Try these too:

Mix tart cherries juice into a smoothie or club soda; toss into granola and pilafs

Cure for: MIGRAINE

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Eat this: Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds are a leading source of magnesium, a mineral whose deficiency is common in individuals with increasing migraine frequency.It has been concluded that the low levels of magnesium may increase constriction of blood vessels surrounding the brain, contributing to those jackhammer in your skull. Munch a half quarter cup of pumpkin seeds daily, which is an mount that provides about half of your magnesium needs to help you soothe your migraine.

Try these too:

Add a handful of pumpkin seed into an oatmeal or salad to add crunch; make into pesto; bake into desserts.

Cure for: WORKOUT MUSCLE ACHE

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Eat this: Ginger

Consuming 2 grams (about two teaspoons) of raw ginger each day for a week and a half reduces post-workout pain by 25%. Antioxidants called ginerols have properties that reduce inflammation similar to drugs like ibuprofen. It also helps soothe down nausea and motion sickness.

Try this too:

Eat pickled ginger as a sandwich topper or partner it to your sushi; mince and add to stir-fries and soups; a crystallized form of ginger can be added to baked goods

Cure for: COUGH AND SORE THROAT

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Eat this: Honey

Honey can help alleviate sore throat and cough because of its antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Sip a cup of warm water or herbal tea with two teaspoons of honey stirred in it every 2-3 hours or as needed.

Try this too:

Use honey as an alternative to sugar in baked goodies; mix honey into yogurt, smoothies or salad dressings, use it to drizzle onto your roasted veggies.


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