Herbal Healing: At Our Own Fingertips

There are alternatives to refined sugar. There is honey, rice syrup, molasses, barley malt, and maple syrup are fair substitutes. But these too should be used sparingly, because they add little to the diet except calories. The food advertising promotes products that are rich in refined sugars, soda, candy, cookies, breakfast cereals, among a few of these items. The processed foods contain surprisingly large amounts of sugar, spaghetti sauce or peanut butter, often contain sugar. Thus if you reduce the amount of these food and drinks you can significantly decrease your refined sugar consumption. Very important to read labels so you may know what you are eating. If you can not eliminate sugar entirely, and you should limit it to early in the day. Eating sugary sweets before bed time, can to some find it difficulty settling down for sleep and wake up groggy, tired the next morning.
Always come down too that, Grandmother was right, eat your fruits and veggies. Lets start with Ellagic acid: is a antioxidant, anti-mutagen, anti-cancer properties, found in many berries, including blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, huckleberries, and loganberries. Liminene, a substance found in lemons and limesd, is a strong antioxidant. Indoles which are antioxidants that boost the immune system and aids the body in disarming and excreting toxins, are found in broccoli,Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower. researchers have observed that ones who eat cabbage frequently have a lower incidence of colon and breast cancer.
Lycopenes, found in tomatoes have antioxidant to protect against cancer, notably prostate and pancreatic cancers, and stimulate the brain.
Oleuropein, found in extracts from the olive leaf, has been shown to have antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial effects.
Quercetin, found in red and yellow onions, red wine, broccoli, and tea, fights cancer, viruses, bacteria, fungi, reduces the risk of unwanted blood clots, and lowers cholesterol.


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