FOODS AND WHAT THEY DO FOR YOUR BODY

For this Wellness Wednesday post, I want to share a list of foods and how they benefit our bodies.

FOOD

BENEFITS

Apples

protect your heart, prevent constipation, block diarrhea, and improve lung capacity, cushion joints

Apricots

combat cancer, control blood pressure, save your eyesight, shield against Alzheimer’s, slow aging process

Artichokes

help aid digestion, lower cholesterol, protect your heart, stabilize blood sugar, guard against liver disease

Avocado

battles diabetes, lowers cholesterol, helps stop strokes, control blood pressure, smooths skin

Bananas

protect your heart, quiet a cough, strengthen bones, control blood pressure, block diarrhea

Beans

prevent constipation, help hemorrhoids, lower cholesterol, combat cancer, and stabilize blood sugar

Beets

control blood pressure, combat cancer, strengthen bones, protect your heart, help weight loss

Blueberries

combat cancer, protect your heart, stabilize blood sugar, boost memory, prevent constipation

Broccoli

strengthens bones, saves eyesight, combats cancer, protects your heart, controls blood pressure

Cabbage

combats cancer, prevents constipation, promotes weight loss, protects your heart, and helps hemorrhoids

Cantaloupe

saves eyesight, controls blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, combats cancer, and supports immune system

Carrots

save eyesight, protect your heart, prevent constipation, combat cancer, promote weight loss

Cauliflower

protects against prostate cancer, combats breast cancer, strengthens bones, banishes bruises, guards against heart disease

Cherries

protect your heart, combat cancer, end insomnia, slow aging process, shield against Alzheimer’s

Chestnuts

promote weight loss, protect your heart, lower cholesterol, combat cancer, control blood pressure

Chili peppers

help with digestion, soothe sore throat, clean sinuses, combat cancer, boost the immune system

Figs

promote weight loss, help to stop strokes, lower cholesterol, combat cancer, control blood pressure

Fish

protects your heart, boosts memory, combats cancer, boosts immune system

Flax

helps digestion, battles diabetes, protects your heart, improves mental health, boosts immune system

Garlic

lowers cholesterol, controls blood pressure, combats cancer, kills bacteria, fights fungus

Grapefruit

protects against heart attacks, promotes weight loss, helps stop strokes, combats prostate cancer, lowers cholesterol

Grapes

save eyesight, conquer kidney stones, combat cancer, enhance blood flow, protect your heart

Green tea

combats cancer, protects your heart, helps to stop strokes, promotes weight loss, kills bacteria

Honey

heals wounds, helps digestion, guards against ulcers, increases energy, fights allergies

Lemons

combat cancer, protect your heart, control blood pressure, smooth skin, stops scurvy

Limes

Same as lemons

Mangoes

combat cancer, boost memory, regulate thyroid, help with digestion, shield against Alzheimer’s

Mushrooms

control blood pressure, lower cholesterol, kill bacteria, combat cancer, strengthen bones

Oats

lower cholesterol, combat cancer, battle diabetes, prevent constipation, smooth skin

Olive oil

protects your heart, promotes weight loss, combats cancer, battles diabetes, smooths skin

Onion

reduces risk of heart attack, combats cancer, kills bacteria, lowers cholesterol, fights fungus

Oranges

support immune system, combat cancer, protect your heart, strengthens respiration

Peaches

prevent constipation, combat cancer, help to stop strokes, help digestion, help hemorrhoids

Peanuts

promote against heart disease, promote weight loss, combat prostate cancer, lower cholesterol

Pineapple

strengthens bones, relieves colds, helps digestion, dissolves warts, blocks diarrhea

Prunes

slow aging process, prevent constipation, boost memory, lower cholesterol, protect against heart disease

Rice

protects your heart, battles diabetes, conquers kidney stones, combats cancer, helps to stop strokes

Strawberries

combat cancer, protect your heart, boost memory, calm stress

Sweet potatoes

save eyesight, lift mood, combat cancer, strengthen bones

Tomatoes

protect prostate, combat cancer, lower cholesterol, protect your heart

Walnuts

lower cholesterol, combat cancer, boost memory, lift mood, protect against heart disease

Water

promotes weight loss, combats cancer, conquers kidney stones, smooths skin

Watermelon

protects prostate, promotes weight loss, lowers cholesterol, helps to stop strokes, controls blood pressure

Wheat Germ

combats colon cancer, prevents constipation, lowers cholesterol, helps to stop strokes, improves digestion.

Wheat Bran

combats colon cancer, prevents constipation, lowers cholesterol, helps to stop strokes, improves digestion

Yogurt*

guards against ulcers, strengthens bones, lowers cholesterol, supports immune system, improves digestion

*Lemon yogurt is the only one that is a natural antibiotic with no side effects.

Did you learn anything new?  Let me know in the comments!

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