Many people are happy to take prescription medication, but many people could be taking it when they could ease their ailments with food instead. There is so much wonderful food out there, but these days we fail to harness its power.
I know that a lot of you readers are aware that certain foods are good for you, especially as they are high in antioxidants (Well, some of them are, anyway), but you could also be using food as medication.
Food can be used as one of your many home remedies that you have come to love and trust. I’m going to give you just a few examples as to how food can help you:
If you’re not feeling as bright as you could be, have a banana. Bananas are full of serotonin, which is the body’s ‘Happy’ chemical. You might also want to try eating more sesame seeds too, as these are thought to be quite high in serotonin. Perhaps you would like to consider having more bananas or sesame seeds in stock?
Suffering from diarrhoea?
If you have diarrhoea and you want it to stop, eat an apple. This is a remedy that may not work for everyone, but it certainly works for me.
Eaten something you shouldn’t have?
If you’re a bit bloated, you may wish to drink some peppermint tea, as it will help to calm and settle your stomach. Fennel seeds work in just about the same way too, and they can start working in about 10 to 20 minutes. If you don’t have any peppermint tea or fennel seeds to hand, then you may want to think about eating mint flavoured candy that contains real peppermint oil, as this can help.
Would you like to relax?
If I would like to relax before I go to bed, I often find I have no trouble with it most of the time. But every now and again, I just can’t seem to unwind. This is when I reach for the chamomile tea, and use its power to help me unwind. Within about 10 minutes of drinking the tea, my arms and legs are heavy, and I have no option to head to bed. Licorice tea can also work in just about the same way too, so why not give it a try the next time you’re finding it hard to relax?
There are so many wonderful foods out there that can be used for medicinal purposes. This is not to say that you should stop taking any prescription medication your doctor has given you. Just think about how you’re feeling, and try to find foods that will help you to feel better.