Posted by Hannah Punitha on Sat, Dec 7, 2013  
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We are continuing with our journey in knowing the 12 healthy and healing foods.

Give yourself a health boost by knowing these healthy and healing foods. Start with the best picks to prevent and treat heart disease, cancer, headaches and various day to day ills.

Yesterday, we unravelled the health aspects of figs,beets,eggs,sesame seeds and mustard. Today, let us talk about how to lush with omega-3 eating a lamb,eat chillies and experience a quick lift to your metabolism, help your body fight off infections with broccoli, eat celery leaves, the nutrititous part of the celery plant and improve your eye health with Kiwis.

LAMB: Among red meats,lamb stands out for its high nutritional value and its surprisingly a good source of omega 3 fatty acids that can protect against heart disease and stroke.

The iron in lamb is also easily absorbed by the body and so it helps prevent anemia and boost energy.

How to eat them:
Choose lean cuts from the leg, loin and shank. Roast leg of lamb for a week end dinner or use ground lamb as a topping for tacos and pizza.

CHILLIES: Fiery bites of chillies or capsaicin is a good heat source and may help prevent blood clots that lead to strokes and heart attack. Plus, eating chillies gives a quick lift to your metabolism can provide temporary relief from nasal and sinus congestion.

How to eat them

Add diced chillies to stir fries, soups and veggies.


The sulforaphane in broccoli may help your body to fight off infections that causes inflammation of lungs and arteries. To your surprise frozen broccoli contain 35% more beta-carotene than fresh broccoli. Finally, broccoli is rich in Vitamin C that helps create collagen, which keeps skin healthy, firm and glowing.

How to eat them

Scatter cut broccoli florets on a pizza before baking or toss steamed florets with tomato sauce and toasted walnuts.


Stop cutting celery sticks and tossing the rest. Celery leaves are the most nutritious part of the plant, containing more calcium, iron, potassium, beta-carotene and Vitamin C than the stalks.

How to eat them

Mix into salads or use them like parsley.


Kiwis contain anti-oxidants like luein and zeaxanthin that maintains eye health. Packed with Vitamins C amd E amd other phyto-chemicals, they help fight the free radical damage that can eventually lead to cancer.

How to eat them:

Buy organic kiwis and snack on them like peaches or blend chopped unpeeled kiwis into a banana-strawberry smoothie. Kiwi's skin is completely mild and contains much of the fruit fibres and Vitamin C.


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