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Every diabetic needs to have intimate knowledge of the healing powers of food. Diabetes can be changed completely by eating the right foods, just as it can be disastrous to eat the wrong ones. Here are more healthy foods to change your Health for the better!
Many food compounds have multiple roles in our bodies. This set of food powerhouses may help save you from cancer as well as helping your diabetes.
Flavonoids are remarkable natural compounds which have a wide range of healing effects on your body. In the test tube, flavonoids show five times the antioxidant power of vitamin C. They hunt down and absorb free radicals before these vagrant molecules can cause aging and disease.
According to breakthrough research by the Linus Pauling Institute at the University of Oregon, flavonoids can actually change the way genes are expressed in the body e.g. they cause the body to “switch on” in ways that can fight or prevent cancer.
Flavonoids actually force the body into making enzymes that destroy the substances that cause mutations and tumors. Did you know that foods contain 4,000 of these miracle Healers!
Yes, scientists have already discovered more than 4,000 different flavonoids and fruits and vegetables are by far the best source of these little-known wonders.
Many of these remarkable nutrients in functional foods haven’t even been isolated yet. Many of us are familiar with beta-carotene (it’s the best known of the carotenoid family of nutrients — others include lutein, lycopene, and beta-cryptoxanthin). Each of these has miraculous healing powers.
But did you know that scientists have already discovered more than 500 different carotenoids in foods?
Do you understand why it critical it is to get a foundation of nutrients from foods? Foods give you all of the nutrients in the exact healing proportions designed by nature. Food is a targeted Healer!
Beta-Cryptoxanthin Foods, In Order: red bell pepper, pumpkin, butternut squash, paprika, hot chilis without seeds, persimmons, tangerines, cayenne pepper, papaya, chili powder, cilantro, carrots, canned peaches, dill pickles, organic unsprayed rose hips, kumquats, dandelion greens, jalepeno peppers, collards, watermelon and oranges.
Humans in laboratories will never replace the complex healing qualities of food!
And, even making sure you chew your food well, counts, just like your Mom encouraged you to do. That story happens with another group of powerful nutrients called glucosinolates.
It turns out that an amazingly effective cancer-fighting agent is created when the vegetables are chewed and digested. Then glucosinolates turn into a far more potent cancer fighter called isothiocyanates. In a clinical study, isothiocyanates stopped even the most aggressive form of bladder cancer.
Whole foods can have quite different reactions in the body, than what happens when scientists start breaking up foods and isolating compounds. Food is complex and just isolating and extracting selected nutrients in foods doesn’t always work for healing. Yet this is the premise upon which all drug-based therapy is built. Drugs are fractionalized plants, foods, minerals etc., and so on.
But, whole foods, used as functional foods, should be your first choice for healing. You can learn more at: Dr. Marchione’s homepage.
More next time.
Best to all — Em
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