Part 2: Six Whole Foods With Super-Healing Powers

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Continued from Part 1

Apples

The old adage – An apple a day keeps the doctor away – has real meaning for this amazing healing food.

Commonly overlooked apples protect the body from nuclear fallout, kills a wide range of cancers, and keeps the arteries unclogged – plus a whole host of other healing properties.  Apples have a way to awaken your own inner physician.

Apples are loaded with the powerful antioxidants quercetin and catechin, which protect cells from damage – that means a reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, especially if you eat the skin. Research shows that the apple peel contains five times more polyphenols than the flesh. Apples and their skins pack a lot of fiber too (about twice that of other common fruits, including peaches, grapes, and grapefruit), which may help fight the battle of the bulge.

In 2004, USDA scientists investigated over 100 foods to measure their antioxidant concentration per serving size. Two apples—Red Delicious and Granny Smith—ranked 12th and 13th respectively.

Ultimately, this research on apples indicates how important whole foods are to our overall health. Apples are not medicine, rather, they are the means by which medicines become unnecessary. It is through authentic nourishment and detoxification.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is quite an incredible medicinal plant full of nutritional benefits. It is a succulent plant and part of the lily family (Liliaceae), the same family that garlic and onions belong to.  Different parts of the plant are used for different purposes and Aloe Vera has both internal and external applications.

Aloe Vera has 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids, 200 active plant compounds (phytonutrients) giving it more healing properties than most any other plants or herbs on the planet. It is a disinfectant, antibiotic, antimicrobial, germicidal, antibacterial, antiseptic, anti fungal, and antiviral.

Aloe Vera has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. Native to North Africa, Southern Europe, and the Canary Islands, today Aloe Vera is grown in tropical climates worldwide. From relieving heartburn to slowing the spread of cancer, researchers are only first beginning to unlock all of the powerful uses of this universal plant and its many amazing byproducts.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a beneficial, unprocessed saturated fat. It supports your heart, brain, skin, thyroid, and immune system. Coconut oil is unique because it is rich in lauric acid, caprylic acid and capric acid. These acids are antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal. They boost the immune system and help fight infections.

Coconut oil is also rich in medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), which provide immediate energy and stimulate the metabolism, making it easier to lose weight! Coconut oil is a healthy, heat-stable cooking oil. It can be used as a butter substitute, added to smoothies, and even applied as a healing lotion for dry skin, eczema, and diaper rashes.

Studies have show that intake of coconut oil can help our bodies mount resistance to both viruses and bacteria that can cause illness. Even more, it also can help to fight off yeast, fungus and candida.

Coconut oil can also positively affect our hormones for thyroid and blood-sugar control. People who take coconut oil also tend to have improvements in how they handle blood sugar since coconut can help improve insulin use within the body. Coconut oil can boost thyroid function helping to increase metabolism, energy and endurance. It increases digestion and helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.

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