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11 Prescription Foods To Cure Your Illnesses

10/1/2012 9:56:00 AM by JoJo's Massage Therapy

Why take pills if you can eat these 11 everyday foods that can help cure most common illnesses? See what kind of foods you can eat to cure these illnesses: #1 MUSCLE ACHE The Solution: Tart cherries—one cup, or two glasses of juice, daily, before and during exercise The Science: Contains the same anti-inflammatory enzymes as ibuprofen, without the potential kidney and stomach-related side effects. #2 MEMORY LOSS The Solution: Sunflower seeds—a quarter cup daily The Science: These vitamin E-loaded seeds will protect the neurons in your brain from oxidative stress, which means you keep your memory longer. #3 WEAR MUSCLES The Solution: Apples—one daily The Science: Leave the peel on—it’s full of ursolic acid, which fuels the production of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) and insulin, two hormones important in building muscle. #4 LACK OF FOCUS The Solution: Eggs—one daily The Science: Eggs are packed with choline, a nutrient that boosts the brain’s ability to relay commands to the rest of your body while also maintaining the structure of your brain’s cell membranes. #5 AGING SKIN The Solution: Oranges—one daily, or six ounces of juice The Science: Vitamin C helps your body make collagen, the protein that keeps skin elastic. #6 DEPRESSION The Solution: Brown rice—one cup of cooked rice daily The Science: Carbs help regulate the production of serotonin, a key neurotransmitter in controlling mood and suppressing anxiety. A complex carb like brown rice will give you the best high-carb-low-cal combo. #7 INSOMNIA The Solution: Chicken—four ounces daily The Science: Tryptophan is often associated with turkey, but chicken contains more of the amino acid that helps the body produce the sleep-friendly hormone melatonin. #8 PUFFY EYES The Solution: Green tea—one cup daily, after a meal The Science: The puffiness that creates dark circles under your eyes is often caused by fluid retention. Green tea is a diuretic that’ll reduce unwanted swelling all over your body. #9 UPSET STOMACH The Solution: Peppermints—one or two after dinner The Science: Peppermint has long been associated with aiding digestion and has also been shown to soothe inflammatory pain in the gastrointestinal tract. Peppermint tea also works. #10 LOW ENERGY The Solution: Bananas—one daily The Science: The potassium-packed fruit is also a great source of magnesium, a key element in producing and storing energy. #11 ANXIETY The Solution: Peanuts—a quarter cup daily The Science: If you’re not producing enough gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), your brain is more prone to let anxiety run wild. Peanuts are one of the best (and tastiest) sources of glutamine, the amino acid needed to make GABA. …more at: http://health.msn.com/mens-health/slideshow.aspx?cp-documentid=100289418&imageindex=1


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