Eat Well to Be Well

By Fremont Woo

Want to know what foods can help you feel better and are great preventative medicines?

Headache? - Eat Fish!
Eat plenty of fish - fish oil helps prevent headaches. So does ginger, which reduces inflammation and pain.

Insomnia (can't sleep?) - Eat Honey!
Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative.

Asthma? - Eat Onions!
Eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes.

Arthritis? - Eat Fish too!
Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines actually prevent arthritis.

Upset Stomach? - Eat Bananas and Ginger!
Bananas will settle an upset stomach. Ginger will cure morning sickness and nausea.

Bladder Infection? - Drink Cranberry Juice!
High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria.

Bone Problems? - Eat Pineapple!
Bone fractures and osteoporosis can be prevented by the manganese in pineapple.

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome? - Eat Cornflakes!
Women can ward off the effects of PMS with cornflakes, which help reduce depression, anxiety and fatigue.

Memory Problems? - Eat Oysters!
Oysters help improve your mental functioning by supplying much-needed zinc.

Colds? - Eat Garlic!
Clear up that stuffy head with garlic.

Coughing? - Eat Red Peppers!
A substance similar to that found in the cough syrups is found in hot red pepper. Use red (cayenne) pepper with caution-it can irritate your tummy.

Preventing Breast Cancer? - Eat Wheat!
Wheat, bran and cabbage help maintain estrogen at healthy levels.

Preventing Lung Cancer? - Eat Dark Greens, Oranges, and Veggies!
A good antidote is beta carotene, a form of Vitamin A found in dark green and orange vegetables.

Ulcers? - Eat Cabbage!
Cabbage contains chemicals that help heal both gastric and duodena ulcers.

Diarrhea? - Eat Apples!
Grate an apple with its skin, let it turn brown and eat it to cure this condition.

High Blood Pressure? - Eat Celery and Olive Oil!
Olive oil has been shown to lower blood pressure. Celery contains a chemical that lowers pressure too.

Blood Sugar Imbalance? - Eat Broccoli and Peanuts!
The chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps regulate insulin and blood sugar.