Thursday, October 2, 2014

Healing Foods

========    Have you ever wondered about the foods God created? It's more than wanting 2 loose weight. It's a wonderful discovery into a world that is new and exciting. In my search I want 2 do a mini list of what foods do that are healing 4 our bodies.   Today I discovered that Parsley is the all time natural duraretic, ok so I dont have my dictionary at bay, but I will correct that word later. I also found out that dark grapes when we feel shaky or our blood sugar is low is a great natural sugar pick-me-up. If you have Diabetes, you understand about the shakes.   So here we go, I have 2 items for my list today. Doing a Biblical Food Study is more exciting than I figured.

So Summer is more than BBQing and swimming outfits, it's learning about growing older and keeping in shape the B.I.B.L.E way. Our God is so awesome! EVERYTHING He created not only was beautiful in it's color, and delicious 4 eating, but it also has a specific 'reason' towards our health. For someone like me who wants 2 learn, this will surely be an exciting new Journey indeed..

Alpha List:
Food                                 What It Does
Grapes -                            Sugar Stabilizer
Kale,Collards Greens;
Spinach, Turnips              Eye health,youthfulness
Orange Juice -                  Squeeky Clean Arteries
Parsley -                           A natural Duriretic

Special Note on Eyes: 7 Foods 4 Better Eye Health

Apricots:  Trouble seeing at night? Maybe some apricots are in order. Apricots are rich in beta carotene, a carotenoid that the body converts 2 vitamin A. And research shows beta carotene may help w/night vision -- and possibly even play a part in preventing cataracts. Carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and winter squash are other great sources of beta carotene.

Cooked kale, spinach, collards, and turnip greens (along w/broccoli and eggs) are crammed full of lutein and zeaxanthin -- 2 powerful antioxidants that may help protect against retinal damage and the onset of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

Kidney Beans: Your eyes do love a cup of red kidney beans straight out of the can. Why? Because they are a good source of zinc, a mineral that is vital to eye health. It helps get vitamin A from the liver 2 the retina 4 eye-protective melanin production, and proper amounts of zinc help w/night vision and cataract prevention, too. Oysters are another good source, along w/beef, seafood, poultry, and pumpkin seeds.

Oranges: Vitamin C-rich fruits and veggies -- like oranges, peaches, strawberries, tomatoes, and red bell peppers -- help support blood vessels in the eye and may reduce the risk of cataracts.
Peanuts are a good source of vitamin E, a nutrient known 4 protecting eyes from free-radical damage. Vitamin E may also hinder the progression of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Almonds, sunflower seeds, and hazelnuts are other good sources of vitamin E.
Salmon has two types of omega-3 fatty acids -- docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) -- both of which may be important in preventing or slowing down eye diseases. A lack of omega-3s may also contribute 2 dry eye syndrome. Other omega-3 sources include tuna, sardines, walnuts, and flaxseeds.
Whole Grains: A recent study suggests that a low-glycemic-index (GI) diet may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by almost 8%. One way 2 quickly lower the GI of a meal? Use high-fiber whole grains instead of refined carbs. Think quinoa, brown rice, whole oats, and whole-wheat breads and pasta rather than products made from refined grains or refined, enriched flour.
Special Note on Arteries:  Good Sources of Vitamin C

Many fruits and vegetables are naturally high in vitamin C, make sure  including plenty of these in your diet:

Peaches, frozen and sweetened (1 cup) 235 mg
Red bell pepper, raw (1 medium) 152 mg
Broccoli florets, cooked (1 cup) 101 mg
Strawberries (1 cup) 97 mg
Green bell pepper, raw (1 medium) 96 mg
Papaya (1 cup) 86 mg
Kiwifruit (1 medium) 70 mg
Orange (1 medium) 70 mg
Cantaloupe (1 cup) 59 mg
Mango (1 medium) 57 mg
Brussels sprouts, cooked (4 medium) 52 mg

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