Simple, effective and inexpensive cure for many diseases is in the kitchen, not in the pharmacy, said Dr. Mark Hyman. Fresh food is the most effective drug that regulates every biological function in the body. Thus the problem with flatulence and abdominal pain indicates a need for enrichment of food with fresh fruit and vegetables, such as fresh cucumbers, watermelon and celery. They contain large amounts of water and help eliminate toxins and debris in the digestive system.
Although the salt we need for life, excess salt causes bloating and water retention, and foods with a high content of water acts as a diuretic – said Dr. Elizabeth Somer, author of the book “Food and Mood.”
Bloating can occur due to poor performance of the colon, and in this case it is good to eat papaya or same but as a dietary supplement. It will stimulate digestion and burning of protein. Pineapple has a similar effect.
Depression and mood swings are rare if you don’t skip breakfast.
People who eat 1-2 hours after getting up are in more stable mood during the day, less tired and more productive. British study found that people who skip breakfast have a poorer performance on tests of memory and are more prone to nervous outbursts.
Ideal targets include breakfast cereals, supply of glucose, proteins to reduce hunger, stability of blood sugar, fruits and vegetables that contain antioxidants. The mineral selenium is also an ally of good mood, and its sources are Brazil nuts, tuna, turkey meat and eggs.
The emergence of subcutaneous pimples and redness is not reserved only for teens. Antioxidants in red onions can help to soothe the skin, as confirmed by various dermatologists. Onions contain molecule that has cleansing effect. Taking supplements such as folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12 will also raise glutathione in the body.
Cheese, almonds and bananas for easy sleep
Although one should not eat before bedtime, however small snack an hour before going to bed can ease insomnia. Small serving of almonds with a banana or a piece of cheese with crackers will ensure the stability of blood sugar and reduce hunger. You can add in it a cup of cherry juice. This property of sour cherry is outstanding for melatonin, a hormone that signals the body that it’s time to rest.
Spinach and white beans calm during PMS
Increased hunger, mood swings, anxiety and bloating are typical problems for PMS which occurs about a week before menstruation. Symptoms are more manifested in women who have small amounts of iron in the blood, according to a study of over 3,000 women. In order to reduce symptoms, it is necessary to enrich the diet with iron-rich foods, such as beans, red meat, spinach and green leafy vegetables.
Orange food helps to protect sensitive skin from the sun
Allergy to the sun, skin burns and redness can be reduced or even completely prevented by foods containing vitamin B. Therefore, it is good in the diet to include foods with orange color, such as carrots, oranges, peppers and melons.