Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Medicinal Kitchen

Medicinal Kitchen..info from my husband and my research:

lowers cholesterol & blood pressure
decreases risk of cancer, especially stomach cancer
produce natural killer cells in the blood
infection prevent-er

lowers cholesterol
assists in dissolving blood clots
decreases risk of diabetes
fights off infections
decrease risk of cancers through the compound quercetin
excellent antioxidant

Info found at: Disabled World - Disability News for all the Family: http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/onions-garlic.shtml#ixzz1xbHGmJBK

Capsicum: found in Cayenne & Chili Pepper
raises metabolic rate
absorbs intestinal fat
stabilize blood pressure
lower cholesterol
loaded with vitamin A - key in clear skin & vision & the is greatest killer of free radicals
vitamin C is active in capsicum: to clear blood clots, plaque in the arteries, heal wounds & fight colds
tumor cells die as the capsicum starves them of oxygen
brings down blood sugar levels
stimulates brain & salivary glands, releasing pleasure-feeling endorphins in the body
use externally for arthritis, sore back muscles, rheumatism or sprains and bruises                                      Info found at: Disabled World - Disability News for all the Family: http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/healing-herbs.shtml#ixzz1xbNyDoDG
Here's what some studies have found about the potential health benefits of tea:
  • Green tea: Made with steamed tea leaves, it has a high concentration of EGCG and has been widely studied. Green tea’s antioxidants may interfere with the growth of bladder, breast, lung, stomach, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers; prevent clogging of the arteries, burn fat, counteract oxidative stress on the brain, reduce risk of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, reduce risk of stroke, and improve cholesterol levels.
  • Black tea: Made with fermented tea leaves, black tea has the highest caffeine content and forms the basis for flavored teas like chai, along with some instant teas. Studies have shown that black tea may protect lungs from damage caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. It also may reduce the risk of stroke.
  • White tea: Uncured and unfermented. One study showed that white tea has the most potent anticancer properties compared to more processed teas.
  • Oolong tea: In an animal study, those given antioxidants from oolong tea were found to have lower bad cholesterol levels. One variety of oolong, Wuyi, is heavily marketed as a weight loss supplement, but science hasn’t backed the claims.
  • Pu-erh tea: Made from fermented and aged leaves. Considered a black tea, its leaves are pressed into cakes. One animal study showed that animals given pu-erh had less weight gain and reduced LDL cholesterol.
Info found at: http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/tea-types-and-their-health-benefits

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