How to Live Longer and Prevent Diseases By Eating Healthier Foods

Mangosteen Fruit

Did you know that you can reverse the effects of heart disease? With the right kind of diet you can live a longer, richer and happier life free from cancer and other diseases.

There are also things you can do to reduce your chances of getting things like Cancer or Alzheimer’s Disease. I will list some of the foods you need to eat to get this kind of effect.

Mangosteen Fruit:

Juice the rind and mix with several other juices to give it a better taste as mangosteen by itself is quite bitter. Also add honey to sweeten. Mangosteen Fruit Properties:

  • Anti-tumor & anti-cancer
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Prevents & treats infections
  • For treatment of diarrhea, cystitis, eczema, gleet and gonorrhea.
  • Anti-proliferative activity against human breast adenocarcinoma cell line.
  • Anti-micro bacterial activity
  • Inhibitory activity against histamine release

The mangosteen fruit is one of the highest sources of potent antioxidants and xantones a newly discovered molecule that aids in cleaning up your arteries and heart of all the fruits. Problem is it is really not available in the US, because it is an Asian fruit that will not last long enough to survive shipping there. However if you want to receive this wonderful fruit as a juice I have a contact in the US where you can have it shipped to you. In the Philippines we can buy this fruit at the local market.

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Coconut Water:

Forget sports drinks: Coconut water is the perfect fluid to replenish your body’s electrolyte balance after heavy exercise

  • Source of Potassium
  • Natural Electrolytes
  • Reduces High Blood Pressure
  • Helps Relieve Diabetes
  • Helps wlth Kidney Malfunctioning
  • Improves HDL in human body
  • Controls the intensity of Urinary Bladder Problem
  • Reduces the Risk of Cancer
  • Rich Source of Natural Fiber
  • Natural Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Improves Blood Circulation
  • Controls Acid Reflux
  • Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Aid Weight Loss
  • Enhance Sexual Virility
  • Boost Energy Levels
  • Fortify the Immune System
  • Is Anti-Viral
  • Anti-Fungal
  • Anti-Microbial

Coconut water is the water found inside of a fresh coconut. The coconut is known for being a light moisturizer that also decreases excessive oil on the skin, which could make it beneficial for smoothing out combination skin as well. Add this water to a bath, or mix it with liquid shower gel. It could also be added to lotion as well as hair conditioner or shampoo for oily hair.

  • This natural water is best for acne and blackheads also. This is a natural toning and leansing mask for oily skin.
  • Coconut water works as reliable herbal medicine and as mild antidote for multiple problems like diabetes, urethral stone, kidney malfunctioning; its regular consumption improves HDL in human body and controls the intensity of urinary bladder problem naturally. Regular consumption of coconut water reduces the risk of cancer infliction in body.
  • Coconut water is a rich source of natural fiber, natural calcium, magnesium, and natural potassium- making it a healthy electrolyte drink; it contains lesser amount of sodium, negligible amount of cholesterol.
  • Regular consumption of coconut water helps in improvement of blood circulation also.
  • Coconut water is anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-microbial.
  • Coconut water is an efficient natural remedy for controlling the intensity of acid reflux; it is good natural antidote for heart burn problem.
  • Regular consumption of coconut water helps in digestion: slow sipping of coconut water after main meal helps in curing this digestive discomfort. The lauric acid in coconuts is also used to heal digestive tract disorders such as Leaky Gut Syndrome.
  • Drinking coconut water for infants are effective for natural treatment of intestinal worms. Coconut water consumption aids in natural destruction for intestinal worms and it is safe for children to administer this herbal remedy on them.
  • Coconut water contains natural albumen, thus it is perfect natural SOS drink for cholera affected patients.

 And the list continues…Drinking coconut water regularly has been shown to lower blood pressure, aid weight loss, enhance sexual virility, boost energy levels and fortify the immune system. I said at the beginning that I was not advocating bathing in coconut water but actually it can be applied directly on the skin to cool sunburn, prickly heat, and measles and is also squirted into the eye to help with infections. Most amazingly of all, coconut water is a sterile formula that is the closest thing to blood plasma and in emergency situations blood transfusions have even been done with coconut water! So you see coconut water is more than a drink – it’s a marvelous and ingeniously, intelligent aspect of nature that deserves a lot of respect!

In herbal medicine the shape of a plant often gives clues to its healing properties or effects. The shape of the coconut has been likened by some to the shape of a woman’s breast. Yes take a look and notice the similarity – it appears that the coconut is actually the breast of Mother Earth made to nurture us after weaning from our own mothers milk. Infact the water contains many of the same nutrients as breast milk including lauric acid and is suitable for weaning babies and as a medicine for digestive irritations.

With all its cleansing properties, coconut water is also incredibly useful for periods of fasting. For many years I selected a few special times of the year where I would cleanse my body by fasting for 3 days on just plain water. Whilst this was a beneficial process, I sometimes felt that the process was quite harsh and left me feeling listless and lacking in energy. When I switched to fasting on coconut water a whole new world was opened up. Not only could I cleanse my body but I was also being supplied with essential nutrients and could skip through 3 days of no food with gentle ease and felt vibrantly rejuvenated afterwards. Now at 6 months pregnant I’m no longer fasting but my coconut water cravings continue and are said to be an indication that I’m expecting a boy! We shall see…

For me the best way to enjoy coconut water is from a freshly picked coconut. It can be opened with a sharp knife or machete by peeling off the top layers and creating a small hole to drink from. It’s best to put the coconut straight to your mouth rather than have the intervention of a plastic straw which, to me, makes it taste different and is an unnecessary piece of disposable waste. If the coconuts are in abundance and you wish to store a few, the water can be poured into a container and left in the fridge but it is highly perishable and advisable to only keep it for one day.

I also use coconut water to mix with fruit smoothies to give them an extra delicious sweetness and consistency. The food of the coconut, which is often referred to as ‘meat’, can interestingly be used as a meat substitute. By taking the thicker type of jelly and marinating it in spices it can be served as an unusual but nice, savoury accompaniment to a meal.

Yes, the wonders of coconut water could fill a book but you won’t experience the benefits just by reading about them. So take a break and go get yourself a coconut to drink, I think I’ll join you!

(NaturalNews) In most cases, the best way to restore your body’s fluids and electrolytes after exercise is simply with water and food, particularly fruit. In cases of severe exertion or illness, however, a quick electrolyte boost may be necessary. For those reluctant to consume sports drinks with all their added colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives, nature has provided the perfect rehydrating drink: coconut water.

Coconut water is found inside the cavity of a young, unripe coconut (in contrast with coconut milk, found inside the mature fruit). The balance of electrolytes in coconut water is nearly the same as that in the human blood — so close, in fact, that coconut water is the only natural non-blood substance that can be safely injected into the human bloodstream. Ancient peoples knew this, and sometimes used it as an emergency intravenous fluid.

Most of the time there’s no need to go to such lengths: just drink it, and you’ll be rewarded with 15 times as much potassium as a typical sports drink, along with potent antioxidants. And unlike sugary sports drinks or coconut milk, coconut water is low in calories and fat free.


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(NaturalNews) Coconut water has been a staple for tropical regions around the world for centuries. Recently it has been grabbing the attention of athletes, sports enthusiasts, and health-conscious individuals as a natural and healthy alternative to sports drinks.

Not to be confused with thick, white coconut milk that comes from mature coconuts, coconut water is the clear juice of a young green coconut. Refreshing and naturally sweet, this powerful antioxidant can be considered Nature’s isotonic beverage.

The desire to replenish lost electrolytes and essential minerals after a heavy workout has sent many sectors of the Western world’s soft drink industries on a frenzy to satisfy this demand. There has been enormous growth in experiments to find the perfect beverage that has sent new product development into the millions. Yet with the sugar and food coloring added to most of these energy drinks, lost minerals and electrolytes may not be the only thing being put into the body.

Artificial colors are added to these beverages to enhance color or to mask undesirable colors. Many of these dyes have their source from crude oil and can contain unsafe levels of heavy metals. In addition, some artificial coloring has also been linked to numerous disease processes like cancer. Sugar is added to enhance flavor, to make things taste sweet and flavorful, and to lure you into wanting more. Many times these drinks never contain any fruit even though they are marketed specifically as fruit flavored.

Simply drinking pure coconut water – or juice, as they are used interchangeably – can super-charge your metabolism without any ill effects of added sugar, caffeine or chemicals. Rehydrating one’s body in this natural way also includes other benefits: aiding in weight loss, cleansing the kidney, and boosting the immune system, while providing Nature’s pure energy. With no side effects or preservatives it is safe for any age. This liquid nourishment improves digestion, balances body pH, enhances the metabolism, and beats dehydration, so it’s the perfect beverage to replenish essential body fluids.

An amazing antioxidant, this pure water contains essential salts and minerals in the same concentration as the body and can replace those electrolytes and minerals that are lost as a result of sweating during vigorous exercise. As a natural source of nutrition and hydration, coconut water contains the five essential electrolytes your body needs to keep the body’s temperature regulated, and muscles and nerves performing at optimal levels.

Coconut water has even been used throughout history as an intravenous fluid, actually saving many lives. It is similar to human blood plasma and is the only natural substance that can be safely injected into the human blood stream.

Not to be mistaken as a fruit – or, in spite of its name, a nut – the coconut is actually a member of the palm tree family. It is the largest seed known, contains no cholesterol, and has more natural electrolytes than any other fruit or vegetable.

This low-calorie, fat-free, pure form of liquid nourishment is an excellent source of potassium. In fact, 8 ounces of this “fluid of life” has more potassium than a banana, and about 15 times more than most sports drinks.

The refreshing clean juice from Nature’s perfect environment quenches the thirst and is best when chilled. The taste varies depending on the region the coconut is grown. The nectar of this young drupe provides its own rather unique flavor that most would say tastes nothing like coconut. It’s extremely versatile and can be added to smoothies or you can drink it straight from a freshly opened, young green coconut.

(NaturalNews) While doctors may be quick to write a prescription for blood pressure medication if your numbers are a little high, research shows coconut water is a highly effective natural remedy for lowering blood pressure in patients with hypertension.

A study published in the West Indian Medical Journal looked at whether coconut water and mauby (a tropical drink made from buckthorn tree bark) were effective in treating high blood pressure. Researchers tested the blood pressure of twenty-eight individuals for two weeks without treatment, and then again for two weeks during treatment.

Participants were divided into four groups: one control group received only bottled drinking water; one group received coconut water; one received mauby; and the last was given a combination of coconut water and mauby. Each participant drank about 10 ounces of their assigned formula twice daily.

Although it’s easy to tell the difference between drinking water and coconut water or mauby, none of the participants knew exactly what they were drinking or that it could have an effect on their blood pressure.

The findings revealed interesting results. In the coconut water group, 71 percent of participants showed a marked decrease in systolic blood pressure and 29 percent showed a significant decrease in diastolic pressure. The group drinking mauby or the combination of coconut water and mauby also showed significant improvement.

The group drinking ordinary water actually showed an increase in systolic pressure in 57 percent of the participants, with no significant change in diastolic pressure.

Coconut Water: Nutrition and Hydration

These results may be explained by coconut water’s unique nutritional content. Coconut water is rich in potassium, magnesium and vitamin C. All of these nutrients are linked to health benefits, including lowering high blood pressure. They also make coconut water an excellent way to hydrate your body without depleting vital minerals. Many health-conscious athletes choose coconut water over commercial sports drinks to replenish water, minerals and glycogen lost during heavy exercise.

The best coconut water is found in fresh young coconuts, which are green in color. This coconut water is fresh and raw, retaining its natural benefits in the purest form. Young coconuts can often be found in health food stores and international markets, but of course are most readily available in tropical regions. Commercial packaged coconut water is available as well, but these products are processed and pasteurized, and should be considered inferior to fresh coconut water.

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Turmeric:

  • Where it’s popular: India. This bright-yellow spice, a key ingredient in curries, is used to treat everything from a runny nose to chest pain in traditional Asian medicine.
  • Why you should try it: Small studies have found that curcumin, a component of turmeric, cuts cholesterol; animal research suggests it inhibits tumor formation. Now more than a dozen studies in humans are investigating whether it protects against cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases.
  • How to use it: Heat a little oil in a sauté pan, and toss in a tablespoon of turmeric, a dash of salt, and a generous pinch of black pepper (pepper can increase your uptake of curcumin by up to 2,000 percent). Stir for a minute, then add vegetables, shrimp, scallops, or thin strips of meat for a sunny-colored dish with earthy, peppery accents.

 


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Avocados:

10 Health Benefits of Avocados

Prostate Cancer Prevention
Avocados have been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer.

Oral Cancer Defense
Research has shown that certain compounds in avocados are able to seek out pre-cancerous and cancerous oral cancer cells and destroy them without harming healthy cells.

Breast Cancer Protection
Avocado, like olive oil, is high in oleic acid, which has been shown to prevent breast cancer in numerous studies.

Eye Health
Avocados have more of the carotenoid lutein than any other commonly consumed fruit. Lutein protects against macular degeneration and cataracts, two disabling age-related eye diseases.

Lower Cholesterol
Avocados are high in beta-sitosterol, a compound that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. In one study, 45 volunteers experienced an average drop in cholesterol of 17% after eating avocados for only one week.

Heart Health
One cup of avocado has 23% of the recommended daily value of folate. Studies show that people who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower incidence of heart disease than those who don’t. The vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and glutathione in avocado are also great for your heart.

Stroke Prevention
The high levels of folate in avocado are also protective against strokes. People who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower risk of stroke than those who don’t.

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Bananas:

Bananas aren’t just for monkeys – Discover 25 powerful reasons to eat (organic) bananas

(NaturalNews) You’ll never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet. Bananas are high in fiber and three natural sugars — glucose, sucrose and fructose — giving them almost magical powers to provide a huge energy boost. Bananas combat depression, make you smarter, cure hangovers, relieve morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and blindness. They can cure the itch of a mosquito bite and put a great shine on your shoes. If you think bananas are just for monkeys, think again.

~ Bananas help overcome depression due high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter
~ Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar
~ Protect against muscle cramps during workouts and night time leg cramps by eating a banana
~ Counteract calcium loss during urination and build strong bones by supplementing with a banana
~ Improve your mood and reduce PMS symptoms by eating a banana, which regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation
~ Bananas reduce swelling, protect against type II diabetes, aid weight loss, strengthen the nervous system, and help with the production of white blood cells, all due to high levels of vitamin B-6
~ Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from bananas
~ High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure, and protect against heart attack and stroke

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Cucumbers:

10 health benefits of cucumbers

(NaturalNews) Cucumbers are the fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world and known to be one of the best foods for your body’s overall health, often referred to as a superfood. Cucumbers are often sprayed with pesticides so it is important to buy organic or even better, grow them yourself.

Here are 10 Benefits of cucumbers:

1.Quick pick me-up – Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins. Put down your sodas and coffee and eat a cucumber slice.

2. Rehydrates body and replenishes daily vitamins Cucumbers are 95 percent water, keeping the body hydrated while helping the body eliminate toxins. Cucumbers have most of the vitamins the body needs in a single day. Don’t forget to leave the skin on because the skin contains a good amount of vitamin C, about 10 percent of the daily-recommended allowance.

3. Skin and hair care If you don’t like to eat the skin, it can be used for skin irritations and sunburns as aloe would be used. Place a slice over puffy eyes and its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce puffiness. The silicon and sulfur in cucumbers help to stimulate hair growth.

4. Fight cancers Cucumber are known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol. These three lignans have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer.

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Jackfruit:

Jackfruit is a tree species belonging to the mulberry familywhich native to parts of Southern (e.g. India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) and Southeast Asia (e.g. Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia) but it also found in East Africa as well as Brazil.

Jackfruit is mainly found to be cultivated in tropical or close to tropical climates. It considered as the largest tree-borne fruit in the world which reaching 36 kg in weight, 90 cm long and 50 cm in diameter.

Jackfruit is very sweet and tasty, when the jackfruit is opened, you will find the bright yellow pods (when ripe) which can be eaten raw or cooked. When unripe its flesh is green, and it can be made into a delicious vegetable dish.

Apart from its delightful taste, jackfruit also rich in important nutrient like vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magneisum and many other nutrients.

Health Benefits of Jackfruit

  1. Strengthen Immune System
    Jackfruit is an excellent source of vitamin C, a powerful nutrient which helps protect against viral and bacterial infections. Vitamin C helps to strengthen the immune system function by supporting the white blood cells function. One cup of jackfruit can supply the body a very good amount of this powerful antioxidant.
  2. Protect against Cancer
    In addition to containing vitamin C, jackfruit is also rich in phytonutrients such as lignans, isoflavones and saponins which have anti-cancer and anti-aging properties. These phytonutrients may help eliminate cancer-causing free radicals from the body and slow the degeneration of cells that can lead to degenerative diseases.
  3. Aids in healthy digestion
    Jackfruit is also known to contain anti-ulcer properties which help cure ulcers and digestive disorders. In addition, the present of high fiber in the jackfruit prevents constipation and helps in smooth bowel movements. These fibers also offer protection against colon mucous membrane by removing the driving away the carcinogenic chemicals from the large intestine (colon).
  4. Maintain a Healthy Eye and Skin
    Jackfruit contains vitamin A, a powerful nutrient which known to maintain a healthy eye and skin. It also helps prevent vision-related problems such as macular degeneration and night blindness.
  5. Boost Energy
    Jackfruit is considered as an energy generating fruit due to the presence of simple sugars like fructose and sucrose which give you an almost immediate energy boost. Although Jackfruit is energy rich fruit but it contains no saturated fats or cholesterol making it one of healthy fruit to savor!
  6. Lower High Blood Pressure
    Potassium contain in Jackfruit has been found to be helpful in the lowering of blood pressure and thus reducing the risk of heart attack as well as stroke.
  7. Control Asthma
    The root of Jackfruit has been found to help those who suffer from asthma. Boiling the jackfruit root and its extract has been found to control asthma.
  8. Strengthen the Bone
    Jackfruit is rich in magnesium, a nutrient which important in the absorption of calcium and work with calcium to help strengthen the bone and prevent bone related disorders such as osteoporosis.
  9. Prevent Anemia
    Jackfruit also contains iron which helps to prevent anemia and also helps in proper blood circulation in our body.
  10. Maintain a Healthy Thyroid
    Copper plays an important role in the thyroid metabolism, especially in hormone production and absorption and Jackfruit is loaded with this important micromineral.

Rosemary:

Rosemary – Boost your memory with this nutritional powerhouse and super antioxidant

(NaturalNews) Its rich scent, prominent historical presence, and deeply-symbolic significance throughout the ages has earned the rosemary herb quite an honorable status in many cultures around the world. And a significant portion of rosemary’s legacy involves the incredible soothing, nourishing, and healing properties possessed by this amazing herb, including its ability to improve memory and protect the body against cancer, among other benefits.Rosemary has long been appreciated as a symbol of friendship, commitment, loyalty, and remembrance, as it was often used in both weddings and funerals of old to bring to mind each of these important facets of civilized humanity. The herb has also long been used medicinally to relieve and even cure chronic health conditions like gout, for instance, or rheumatoid arthritis.Long before humans were able to identify scientifically how rosemary works to improve health, civilizations of old were using the herb as an antiseptic to kill harmful germs, and as a mechanism by which to improve blood flow to the brain, which aids in boosting memory. There are so many medicinal uses for rosemary, in fact, that even Biblical accounts of this precious herb refer to it as a cleansing agent of choice for purifying the body.

“Rosemary is a much-cherished symbolic and medicinal herb with a history that goes back for thousands of years,” says a Body Ecology piece on rosemary. “Since ancient times it was a symbol of friendship, loyalty, and remembrance. Brides wore rosemary wreathes as a symbol of their love and fidelity, believing that this beautiful herb was a gift from the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite.”

Protect your DNA with rosemary

One of rosemary’s most powerful medicinal functions is its ability to prevent malignant mutations of human DNA, particularly in the liver and bronchial cells, which in turn helps to prevent the development of cancer cells and tumors. Because it is also rich in free radical-fighting antioxidants, rosemary can effectively protect cell membranes from being damaged, as well as protect brain cells from destruction.

As far as brain function and memory are concerned, rosemary has a stimulating effect on the mind in that it promotes healthy blood flow to brain tissue, and cleanses blood all along the way. Rosemary also prevents the degradation of acetylcholine, a nervous system neurotransmitter that is responsible for maintaining proper memory and cognitive acuity.

Fight candida with rosemary

Beyond its antioxidant and memory-boosting capacities, rosemary can also help improve circulation; relieve muscle, nerve, and sciatic pain; help clear up eczema and other skin conditions, relieve rheumatism, boost liver function, eliminate bad breath, boost immune function, cure adrenal fatigue, improve digestion, and kill harmful bacteria.

Rosemary is also said to possess unique anti-fungal properties that make it a powerful tool in fighting the debilitating yeast overgrowth condition known as candida, or candida albicans, from which thousands of people now suffer. Because of its unique ability to fight harmful bacteria and fungi while preserving that which is beneficial, rosemary is also a great, natural alternative to antibacterial drugs, which tend to disrupt proper bacterial balance by killing off all living organisms within the body.

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