‘You are what you eat’ is an accurate quote to describe foods’ importance to our health. People often get sick because of food. However, it is not rare too that people recover from certain diseases due to consuming food as medicine. Well known for its power of healing and boosting the human’s body, here are several foods that people should consume when suffering some particular illnesses.
In Asia, ginger is a multipurpose herb. It is added as a seasoning in Asian cuisine and also processed as herbal drinks. A certain illness like cramps, morning sickness, nausea, and others can be cured by consuming ginger in various ways. One of them is by making warm shots https://220.127.116.11. It is also often mixed with other juices, herbs, or spices.
This type of food might have the longest historical background as a medicine. More than five thousand years ago, honey was used to treat wounds by rubbing it on the skin. Nowadays people use honey to ease a cold or sore throat by consuming one or two teaspoons of raw honey directly. It is also added to warm water or other herbal juices to get more benefits like antioxidant, prebiotic, phytonutrient, and more.
Pickles or other fermented foods are proved to relieve pains including muscle cramps from dehydration or electrolytes loss and constipation. The fermented cucumber or other vegetables and the pickle juice contains sodium, vitamin, A and vitamin K. Hence, pickles can tackle constipation. However, consuming pickles daily should be a certain dosage as the high sodium might raise blood pressure.
With a mixed taste of salty, sour, and sweet, coconut water is rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium, and calcium. This natural electrolyte also has low calories and high amino acids. For athletes, this water works best to replace all the liquid without giving stomach upset, fullness, and nausea after a workout.
Snakehead murrel fish
Native to Asian freshwater, many researchers found that this fish is good for wound healing and anti-inflammation effect. The fish with ‘Channa striata’ as its scientific name is mostly served as a post-surgery cuisine due to its power to accelerate tissue growth. Besides, served as a food, this is also processed into an extract spray.
Berries and citrus fruits
The similarity between these two foods is that they are high in antioxidants, vitamins especially vitamin C, and fiber. Those nutrients are good to boost your immune system. Hence, consuming these fruits help your body to fight any infections.
Most people with heart problems or diabetes consume this food. As it has lower carbs but high fiber, it is dense with other nutrients too like zinc, iron, manganese, and more. It contributes to lower the LDL and blood sugar as well as inflating good bacteria and fullness feeling. Moreover, people also can use it in their baths. Oatmeal bath is effective to soothe inflammation of several skin conditions such as eczema, atopic dermatitis, chickenpox, psoriasis, diaper rash, and more.
With its mighty nutrient called ‘Allicin’, garlic has been used to treat many diseases like cold, atherosclerosis, ringworm, diabetes, athlete’s foot, jock itch, and more. People could take it by mouth or applying its oil for skin-related illness.