12 MOST HEALTHY & HEALING FOODS

Posted by Hannah Punitha on Thu, Dec 5, 2013  
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GIVE A BIG TIME BOOST TO YOUR HEALTH WITH THE 12 MOST HEALTHY AND HEALING FOODS



FIGS

A rare and fine source of calcium , figs may help prevent bone loss due to ageing.They are high in fibre and reduces the risk of colon,breast and prostate cancer.

How to eat them:

First and foremost look out for  soft aromatic ones

Slice fresh unpeeled figs and serve with cheese or on a salad.

You can also toss dried figs into a mix of dried fruits,grains,nuts & chocolates.

BEET FOR BEETS

Nutrient packed beets may sharpen your mind. They produce nitric acid which helps increase blood flow throughout the body.-including the areas of the brain that are associated with degeneration and dementia.

How to eat them

The anti-oxidant rich beet  are best absorbed when it is raw. The anti-oxidants in beets reduce the risk of cancer.Hence, roast them and puree beets into a dip with curd that has been drained in a cloth or filter to remove the whey or just grate raw beets into a salad.

EGGS

These inexpensive protein sources crackle with health benefits.Zinc and iron present in eggs support healthy hair and strong nails. The lecithin content in egg yolks is rich in choline, which helps repair neurological damage and move cholesterol through the bloodstream.

How to eat them

Scramble eggs with a handfulof spinach or top a bowl of veggies and brown rice with a fried egg,sesame seeds and soya sauce for a Korean flavour.

SESAME SEEDS

One recent study found that when people with high levels of cholesterol ate a few spoonfuls of sesame seeds a day  their LDL levels dropped by almost 10% more than when they followed a healthy diet sans sesame seeds.The seedss are also rich in iron.

How to eat them

Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on oatmeal:top steamed vegetables with sesame seeds and sesame or olive oil: make hummus with tahini a sesame seed butter.

MUSTARD

Mustard is a good source of seleniurm which helps protect against cancer, prevent cardio vascular diseases , defend your cells against damaging free radicals and give your immune system a boost.Plus the manganese present in mustard can help soothe PMS symptoms.

How to eat them

Use them in stir fries and curries.You can also use mustard oil for your cooking and in salads.

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