Everyone already knows that when we eat healthily, we get lots of nutrients – vitamins, minerals and antioxidants – into our bodies. A healthy diet includes eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and herbs that allow us to cope with minor and major health problems easily and simply. We’ll also show you some great tailored foods that can help.
Chinese traditional medicine has been using ginger for medicinal purposes for over 2000 years. Ginger has a great role in improving blood flow and reducing muscle inflammation. Research has shown that this excellent herb can also reduce inflammation of the uterine muscles. In many cases, ginger may even be more effective than some medicines taken for menstrual cramps.
Cranberries contain compounds that can kill bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. The herb helps prevent infections by eliminating bacteria from the bladder that can cause infections, especially in women.
If a person often experiences irritability and mood swings before menstruation, diet and certain supplements can go a long way in preventing these symptoms. Research has also been done on PMS. It has been found that women who suffer from premenstrual symptoms have low levels of calcium in their body before menstruation, so it is logical that this mineral needs to be replenished and then the symptoms will not occur. Calcium is rich in almonds, broccoli, sardines and green leafy vegetables.
During eczema, the skin becomes inflamed and itching and irritation may occur. If oatmeal is eaten regularly, this problem may not develop. Oatmeal is packed with anti-inflammatory phytochemicals, so it helps to soothe the skin. What can we do? Grind a cup of oatmeal, mix it with water and smooth it over the irritated skin.
If someone has dry knees and elbows or heels, just apply some sea salt to the problem area. Since sea salt has excellent exfoliating properties, it can be great for dry skin care. Put fine-grained sea salt in a small bowl, mix it with enough oil – such as coconut, olive or jojoba oil – to make a paste, and rub it into problem areas. Your skin problem will soon be a thing of the past.