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 Healthy West African And American Recipes
of the Fosu Abena Dumtiwa Family of the Ashanti Tribe

 

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Family Dinner Should Feel Good, Taste Good and not Break The Piggy-Bank...

Cooking Healthy, and eating healthy heals the soul. Make tonight an international night at your house.

Benefits of Cooking with Spices:

Spices are full of antioxidants which may help prevent certain conditions, such as premature aging and heart problems, from occurring. Although many spices can be purchased in capsule form from local health food store, a tastier option is to incorporate these health giving seasonings directly into culinary creations. It is much healthier to flavor foods with herbs and spices rather than sprinkling on loads of sugar and salt.

Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon can be used to help control diarrhea and vomiting. Recently this spice has been studied to see if it can be used to help regulate blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. An added benefit of these studies is that cinnamon may also help to lower cholesterol levels.

Benefits of Ginger

Ginger has traditionally been used as a digestive regulating herb. It can help to alleviate the symptoms associated with nausea, morning sickness, motion sickness and indigestion.

Benefits of Clove

Clove oil can be used in an emergency to help alleviate the pain associated with a toothache. Saturate a cotton ball with a few drops of the oil and place it on the tooth that is causing discomfort.

Benefits of Nutmeg

Nutmeg is another spice that can be used to ease complaints associated with an upset stomach and may bring relief to anyone suffering with diarrhea.



Other Spices

Additional spices worth researching for their health benefits include garlic, curry powder, thyme, turmeric, cayenne pepper and paprika.

Using Spices

Cinnamon can be sprinkled on top of cereal, oatmeal and lightly buttered toast and muffins. Cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg can be added to coffee beans or tea leaves before brewing the next cup. Sweet spices, such as clove and allspice, work well when paired with foods such as sweet potatoes, carrots and winter squash. Nutmeg also tastes great sprinkled onto baked squash.

     

  Reasons Why You Should Cook At Home.

1) If you cook at home it might cost the same as if you go out to eat. However, there are always leftovers when you cook at home. You can use these meals for lunch the next day. That will eventually save you tremendous amount money.

2) You know what you are eating and getting for your money. Every step you take in preparing your food is at your own supervision.

3) Cooking a great meal with your family can lead to some unforgettable memories. Always eat and share time with your family at the table.

4) After a long day of work or watching the children you can feel lazy. You can just cook something real quick other than having to get dressed and get ready to go out to eat.


5) Teach your children responsibilities and make them help you with cooking and cleaning as part of their choirs

6) We all get so tired after eating and being full. The bed or the coach is two feet away from you. That is very relaxing.

7) If you are a good cook and your family loves the cooking smile on their face is priceless. You can be the Master Chef in your home.

8) You will be eating a lot more healthier food. That makes it easier to stick to a health plan.

9) You would probably eat less at home since you can save some for later. However, you might eat everything when you go out to eat.

10) You can always take turns with your family to cook. So one of you can kick back and relax and have the meal served to you.

 

The Top Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Along With Their Health Benefits:

 

Asparagus
Asparagus is a wonderful vegetable, well known for heart health. It contains folate which is highly critical for the healthy functioning of the heart. Another important aspect of asparagus is that it is considered to be a healthy food in promoting gut flora.


Apples

Apples are believed to be the most commonly consumed fruit in the world and rightfully so since it contains unique health benefits. Apples are highly recommended for heart health; however, in order to obtain the full benefit from apples it is necessary to eat the fruit along with the skin.

 

Avocado
Informally referred to as the alligator pear, the avocado is a creamy fruit with a number of health benefits. One important monounsaturated fat found in avocados is known as oleic acid which is known to lower cholesterol.


Apricots

Another excellent source of nutrients is apricots. The Beta carotene found in apricots is useful in protecting the heart and the eyes and helps protect the good cholesterol from being oxidized, which in turn can help in preventing heart disorders.

 

Banana
One particular fruit readily available throughout the year is the ubiquitous banana, which is packed with essential potassium and high energy that can be safely consumed from infants to elders. Believed to be one of the best sources of potassium, bananas are useful in maintaining normal blood pressure and heart functions.

 

Bell Peppers
Available in a wide array of vivid colors, bell peppers are seen in colors ranging from green, red, yellow orange and sometimes even purple. One important health benefit of bell peppers is the abundance of beta-carotene and its concentration of carotenoids, which are extremely powerful antioxidants against free radical damage to cells and tissues.


Blueberries

One important fruit that is extremely low in calories but bursting with nutrition and flavor is blueberries. Blueberries help to prevent eye disorders such as cataracts and glaucoma and also prevent varicose veins, heart disorders, peptic ulcers, and even cancer.

 

Broccoli
Closely related to the cauliflower family and a member of the cabbage family, broccoli is an essential cruciferous vegetable that contains significant anti-tumor properties.

 

Cantaloupe
With a refreshingly rich flavor and fragrance, the humble cantaloupe is wonderfully sweet and contains very few calories. High in vitamin A content, cantaloupes are highly recommended for people with eye disorders or have had cataract surgery.

 

Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are another important vegetable that is known to heighten the natural process of the body's immune defense system in protecting the body against various diseases including malignant tumours.

 

 

Cranberries
A member of the blueberry family, cranberries are just as effective in promoting good health as blueberries. One important quantity of cranberries is its ability in bringing down urinary tract infections.

 

Carrots
Easy to carry along and a favorite with children as well as adults, carrots make for a versatile snack and an important vegetable. They are an excellent source of antioxidant agents and the richest source of pro-vitamin Beta carotenes.


Grapefruit

Grapefruit contains excellent quantities of vitamin C which makes it a potent fighter against common colds. A number of scientific studies have strongly suggested that grapefruit is effective in fighting and in reducing the severity of cold symptoms.

 

Cauliflower
As a member of the cruciferous family, cauliflower contains a number of chemical compounds that can help in restricting the activity of cancer-causing agents in the body.

 

Grapes
Grapes contain a category of nutrients referred to as polyphenols which are highly essential for good health. All the compounds found in grapes are useful in protecting the good cholesterol from free radical damage and reducing the clustering of platelets and preventing harmful blood clotting.

 

Celery
Considered to be an excellent source of vitamin C, celery can be used in reducing the symptoms of cold. Another important quantity of celery is its ability in reducing hypertension.

 

Spinach
An important leafy green vegetable, spinach contains more than 12 different flavonoids compounds that are useful against specific malignant tumors and function as antioxidants.

 

Onions
Despite its pungent odor and sulphur containing chemical agents, onions are highly recommended for promoting good health. It is extremely rich in an important trace mineral known as chromium which is useful in lowering the level of sugar in the blood.


Olives

Believed to be an excellent source of vitamins E. and high in mono unsaturated fats, olives offer protection against free radicals in the cells and tissues. It is also useful in protecting against heart disorders and diseases and supports gastrointestinal health.

 

Strawberries
Strawberries are not only wonderful in texture and color but are also abundant in antioxidants and a specific kind of nutrient known as phenols. These potent antioxidants are helpful in protecting against the cellular damage in the body.


Mango

Mango contain phenols, this phenolic compound have powerful antioxidant and anticancer abilities. Mango is high in iron. Mango is effective in relieving clogged pores of the skin. It is also valuable to combat acidity and poor digestion. Mango is high in antioxidant and low in carbohydrates. Mango is a rich source of vitamin A (beta-carotene), E and selenium which help to protect against heart disease and other ailments.

Pineapple

Pineapple is loaded with Vitamins and Minerals
The obvious benefits of pineapple are all the vitamins and minerals the fruit is loaded with. Its nutrients include calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. In addition it is low in fat and cholesterol. Pineapple can be achieved through eating fresh or frozen fresh pineapple or by drinking its juice.

Pineapple Strengthens Bones
one of the benefits of pineapple is that it helps to build healthy bones. Pineapples are rich in manganese, a trace mineral that is needed for your body to build bone and connective tissues. Just one cup of pineapple provides the daily recommended amount of manganese. The benefits of pineapple can affect the growth of bones in young people and the strengthening of bones in older people.

Pineapple is Good for Colds and Coughs
While many people often take extra vitamin C or drink extra orange juice when they have a cold, few consider eating pineapple. The benefits of pineapple when you have a cold or cough are the same as the benefits of orange juice, but there is an additional benefit of pineapple. Bromelain, which is found in pineapples, has been found to help suppress coughs and loosen mucus.

 

 Nutritional Benefits of Ginger Root:

Ginger is known to have more than twelve types of anti-oxidants, making it useful for treatment of many disorders.  Like other spices, it has aphrodisiac properties and is used widely for medicinal purposes.

This herb contains essential oils, protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin C, choline, folic acid, inositol, manganese, panthotenic acid, silicon, and a small amount

of vitamin B3.

 Health Benefits

The medicinal uses of ginger are almost endless.  If you can stomach the spiciness, it does wonders in treating many disorders.

Anticoagulant:  Add ginger in most of your cooking or add a teaspoonful of fresh ginger juice in your beverages to enjoy the anticoagulant properties of ginger.  It helps make blood platelets less sticky which in turn reduces your risk of.

Aphrodisiac effect:  A natural aphrodisiac, this might be the better substitute to Viagra!  Drink hot ginger tea (by mixing ginger juice, hot water and raw honey) after a not-too-heavy meal and see it work!

Cold: Cut up a small piece of ginger and boil it with a small cup of pure drinking water.  Add some green tea leaves if you wish.  Strain and drink when hot.  Effective if you also have fever resulting from the cold. You may also drink this concoction if you feel a cold coming.

 

Cough:  Drink ginger juice with raw honey three to four times a day for a bad throat.  It is soothing and helps clear up phlegm.

Digestive disorder:  Mix a teaspoonful of fresh ginger juice with one teaspoonful each of fresh lime juice and fresh mint juice with some honey to taste in a glass of water.  Drink to relieve heartburn, indigestion, nausea and vomiting.  Especially helpful after a big meaty meal.

Fatigue:  Slice a piece of ginger into disks and boil it with a big glass of water.  Add a piece of cinnamon bark, bring to boil and then cover it for about half an hour till it turns to golden color.  Drink it to relieve fatigue when recovering from fever.  It also relieves muscle pain and soreness.

Flatulence/wind:  Pound a piece of fresh ginger and boil with a cup of water and add a little honey to taste.  Drink it twice a day to let off the wind trapped in the intestinal tract.

Impotency:  Believe it or not!  Mix a teaspoonful of fresh ginger juice to a half-boiled egg and a teaspoonful of honey. Take this concoction on an empty stomach, every night for a month.  It is supposed to cure impotency, premature ejaculation and increase sperm count.  (Not proven but worth trying!)

Inflammations:  The anti-inflammatory (gingerols) and anti-oxidant properties in ginger help relieve various inflammatory disorders like gout, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.  It provides substantial relief in pain caused by inflammation and help decrease swelling and morning stiffness.

Menstruation disorders: Pound a piece of fresh ginger and boil with a cup of water and add a little honey to taste.  Drink it hot two or three times a day for a month.  The pain-relieving and anti-cramping compounds in ginger effectively help relieve painful menstruation cramps (dysmenorrhoea).  In the absence of menstruation in women in the reproductive age (amenorrhoea), this concoction can also help induce menstruation.

Morning sickness: A teaspoonful of fresh ginger juice with some honey will also help alleviate morning sickness, sea or motion sickness, dizziness and even nausea caused by chemotherapy or anesthesia.

Pain killer: Ginger juice makes an excellent pain killer, even when applied externally.  In headache, apply ginger juice to the forehead.  With toothache, apply it to the external area either on the cheek or jaw area.

 
How to change your eating habits

The first step in changing your diet is first you have to be willing to change. You have to be determined to start eating right and move on from what you used to do.

The second step you're going to have to do your own research. You need to learn about Foods and what the foods you've been eating can really do to you. Learn about different fruits, vegetables, and antioxidant. Learn about what each one can do for you and the benefits.

Start eating more fruits and vegetables. You'll notice a difference in energy levels and you're body will start to work better.

The third step is that you need to clean out your pantry and your fridge. Get rid of the stuff that you really don't need. Go out to your local farmer’s market store and get some healthy stuff.

Remember being Healthy still isn't about what you eat, but it's about how much food you eat. You can eat a lot of healthy foods, but it is still not good if you are consuming LARGE portions. It's good to limit your portions - its disciplines your bodies and will make that tummy and waistline smaller.


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Healthy Eating Is Not a Privilege;
Merely a Change of LifeStyle Eating.

             What is healthy eating?

Healthy eating simply means eating wholesome and balanced food that contributes to good health and eliminating foods that leads to illness, diseases and health problems. Healthy foods are foods and beverages that contain the essential nutrients, are low in saturated and trans-fats.

What are the benefits of healthy eating?

The benefits of healthy eating are to keep your body strong, energized and well nourished. Eating healthy is important to support life processes and growth and maintaining an appropriate body weight. Maintaining a wholesome and healthy diet and following a healthy eating plan is important because it helps you avoid the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and certain cancers.

More Benefits of Healthy Eating

1.      Increase energy levels.

2.      Improves bodily functions.

3.      Strengthens immune system and helps fight infection.

4.      Healthy eating habits help prevent premature aging, sagging, and wrinkled skin.

5.       Maintains healthy skin, hair, nails, and vision

   

Immediate Benefits of Healthy Eating

·         If you start eating healthy meals, you’ll notice some things right away. If you eat healthy you’ll have more energy. You won’t feel as hungry (because you’re body is getting what it needs). You’ll be able to handle everyday stress more easily.

     

·         A healthy eating habit fuels a healthy body. You won’t get sick as often because you’ll have a stronger immune system. You’ll have more energy to do your daily tasks and you'll feel better in every way. 

 

Long Term benefits of Healthy Eating

·         Healthy eating meals will help decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes, heart attacks,  strokes, and other illness as you get older.

·         You will most likely live a longer, healthier, happier life just by eating right. Genetics are risk factor for many diseases, but a healthy diet can help decrease your odds of getting a particular disease just by giving your body what it needs and avoiding foods that cause problems (for example, trans fats).


Eating a Variety of Foods, Especially:

·         Vegetables, Choose dark-green leafy and deep-yellow vegetables.

·         Fruits, Choose citrus fruits, or juices, melons, and berries.

·         Dry beans, such as red beans, kidney beans, and soybeans, (lentils, chickpeas, and nuts.)

·         Whole grains, such as wheat, rice, oats, corn and barley.

·         Whole grain breads and cereals.

 

Eat Foods low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol, especially:

·         Fish.

·         Poultry prepared without skin; lean meat.

·         Low-fat dairy products 

 

 

 

Healthy Living Tips for a Better Life

1.      Eat more nutritious high fiber foods.

2.      Reduce and balance your fat intake.

3.      Drink plenty of clean water.

4.      Exercise regularly and sensibly.

5.      Cut out refined carbohydrates.

6.      Limit your salt intake.

7.      Eliminate negative habits.

8.      Maintain a healthy weight.

9.      Reduce the stress in your life.



The Benefit of Colon Cleanse:

Weight Loss:
Can you lose weight on colon cleanse? Yes. Many people do lose weight during their colon cleanse. By simply following the plan, many people naturally lose shed weight


Constipation:
One of the great benenfits of a colon cleanse is that it often marks the end of consitpation. In addition to the discomfort people experience, having infrequent bowel movements is tied to a number of diseases including colon cancer, hemorrhoids, and diverticulities. A colon cleanse rejuvenates your bowls and increase the number of healthy bowels and increases the number of healthy bowel movements. 

Parasites: Having parasites is much more common than many people realize. The Herbs in our colon cleanse are designed to kill and remove parasites from the digestive tract.

Fatigue: If you have been feeling fatigued lately, then a colon cleanse is the perfect way to restore the vital energy you are lacking.

Gas and Bloating: You never really notice how much gas and bloating you have until you don't have it anymore. A colon cleanses rebalances gut bacteria, and improves digestion. This powerful combination reduces gas and bloating.

Acne: Has everything to do with what you eat and how often you cleanse your colon. Acne tends to clear after a colon cleanse.

Do It Yourself Planting a Vegetable Garden:

 

It has never been so easy; Whether you live on a lot of acreage or just have a small yard, you can still plant a garden and reap the benefits of fresh vegetables. If you are like a lot of people, you don’t have time to read a lot of gardening books to try and figure out when and how to plant common vegetables. It really doesn’t take a lot of research, and you don’t have to be a master gardener to grow a beautiful vegetable garden.

Depending on where you live, you can begin planting some things in your garden in early spring. The first thing you need to do, however, is prepare your soil. Even if you’ve never planted a garden and the spot you want to plant is covered in grass, you can easily transform the area into a garden spot. If you don’t want to spend the money on a tiller, you should be able to rent one from a local rental store. You can also watch the classifieds for people who will come and till your soil. You can bust up the ground yourself, but in order to really be able to turn the dirt, you really need a tiller or tractor to do the job.

Once you have tilled your soil, you will need to remove as much of the grass clumps as possible. You can use a rake to remove a lot of the clumps, or you can simply pick them up by hand as you walk around your garden area. If it is possible, till or have someone else break up your garden, going over the ground once, then you will need to pick out the clumps of grass and weeds and spread a common fertilizer over the ground. You can check with your local co-op for information about which fertilizer is best for your area. After you have spread your fertilizer, you will need to till the ground again to mix the fertilizer with the soil.

If you will only be able to use the tiller to go over your garden area one time, then spread fertilizer on the ground before you till, so the fertilizer can be mixed with the soil. A good time to till and fertilize is right before a good rain. The rain will help to wash the fertilizer into the soil. This isn’t necessary though, and you don’t have to till and fertilize and wait for the rain before you plant.

Broccoli and cauliflower are cool weather plants, so if you want to add them, they should be set out while the weather is still cool. This may be as soon as late February or early March in some areas. They will be easier to grow if you buy the plants instead of the seeds.

You will probably want to plant them on the edge of your garden, since they will be the first vegetables you plant. Once the weather heats up, these plants will not produce.

Corn, peas, squash, beans, radishes, carrots, and potatoes can all be planted in late spring as long as you aren’t getting a lot of below freezing weather. As the ground begins to warm, the seeds will start to sprout. If you get peas out early enough, you should have plenty of time for a second planting later in the summer.

Do not plant corn in a single row. It needs to cross pollinate, so you need to have at least two rows planted
side by side. Take a look at the shape of your garden. How do you want your rows to run? Decide where you will plant each vegetable. If you are planting vegetables with vines, such as squash, cucumber, watermelon, and cantaloupe, you will probably want to plant these on the outer edges of the garden, so the vines have plenty of room to run.

Once you have prepared your soil and are satisfied with the way it looks, take your home, and make a shallow ditch for each row. You can mark the rows with sticks if you like. When planting corn, peas, carrots, and beans, slowly walk along the row and drop your seeds. They don’t have to be spaced exactly the same. You may drop several together, but that is alright. Once your corn has started growing, you will thin it out by pulling the smaller stalks. You may have to do this several times until your larger corn stalks are about eight to twelve inches apart.

You won’t buy potatoes in seed packets. You need to ask for seed potatoes at your local vegetable store. Try to pick out potatoes with plenty of eyes. Cut your potatoes into several chunks. It is a good idea to make sure each chunk has at least one eye in it. To plant the potatoes, drop a chunk every six inches to eight inches or so in the ground. Many people like to make sure the eye is facing up when the drop the chunk of potato.

After you have dropped your seed, take your hoe and rake the ground from one side of your shallow ditch over the seed. You should see a mounded row when you have finished. Your seed should not be planted deeply in the ground, but you want to make sure the seed is covered. It needs the nutrients of the soil to help it grow, and you don’t want any birds, rabbit, or other animals to discover it.

When planting cucumbers, squash, watermelon, and cantaloupe, mound an area of dirt into a small hill, flatten the top of the hill, and poke your finger into the flattened area six or seven times. Now, drop two or three seeds into each hole and cover up the hole with dirt. You can plant as many hills of each vegetable as you want. Once the seeds start to sprout, thin out your hills to only five or six plants.

You do not want to plant tomatoes until the weather has warmed up and the chance of frost is gone. Buying and planting tomatoes plants are easier than trying to grow them from seeds. If you see that there is about to be a cold spell, you can cut out the bottom of a milk jug and place it over the plants to protect it at night. Be sure and take the milk jug off the plant during the day.

Now you are ready to sit back and watch your garden grow! If you don’t want to hunt for your vegetables in the weeds, you will need to continue to hoe the soil. Birds and other animals love to munch on the tender, new shoots. You can make the traditional scarecrow, or hang aluminum pie pans in your garden from poles.

As your tomatoes and cucumbers grow, you will probably want to set cages around them, so they can grow up the wire. This gets the vegetables off the ground and helps prevent them from rotting. It is pretty easy to see when most of your vegetables are ready to harvest. Carrots and radishes come up quickly, so you need to check them by pulling up a couple every day or so.

Potatoes take a while to grow, but when you see the potato vines start to wither and die, your potatoes are probably ready to dig. You can pick some potatoes before this, however. Examine the ground close to the base of the plant. If you see cracks in the earth, this is a good sign that a mature potato is there ready to be picked. Planting a garden can be fun and fairly easy to accomplish. Once you do, you can reap the benefits from your vegetables all year long.

 

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The Benefits of Wheatgrass:

Wheatgrass is an energizer
. The vitality obtained from wheatgrass juice is remarkable. Two ounces of fresh juice equals 3 pounds of organic vegetables in vitamins and minerals, or the equivalent of two cups of coffee. All you need to do to feel the amazing benefits of wheatgrass juice is drink two ounces of it! You'll feel refreshed and energized throughout the day.

Wheatgrass juice is nutritious. Wheatgrass juice contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human maintenance. It is a whole meal and a complete protein with about 30 enzymes and is approximately 70% crude chlorophyll. Wheatgrass is also an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur, cobalt, and zinc

Wheatgrass cleanses the body. The many detergent factors of wheatgrass juice will drain the lymph system, which carries away many toxins from body cells. When an imbalance exists--sore tendons and joints, degenerative disease, etc--there is a natural build-up of mucous in the lymph in that area. Wheatgrass juice will break down the mucous and allow it to drain. Wheatgrass is a powerful cleanser and may start an immediate reaction with toxins and mucus in the stomach and thus may cause nausea. Chlorophyll will bring toxins stored away in cells or fatty tissues into the bloodstream. Start with a 1-ounce serving and work up. Drink on an empty stomach. Keep refrigerated and drink the same day.

Wheatgrass juice is a wonderful aid in weight control. The starch of the wheat berry is stored energy which when converted to simpler sugars is a quick energy source. It is especially good for athletes because it is a juice and assimilated in 20 minutes. Wheatgrass picks up 92 of the 102 minerals in the soil and contains all vitamins science has isolated. Because one ounce of juice equals two pounds of produce nutritionally, it naturally shuts off the appestat in the brain. It helps in weight control. The nutritional value of wheatgrass Juice is so high that many people don't feel those "cravings" that lead to overeating.

Wheatgrass cleanses the body. The many detergent factors of wheatgrass juice will drain the lymph system, which carries away many toxins from body cells. When an imbalance exists--sore tendons and joints, degenerative disease, etc--there is a natural build-up of mucous in the lymph in that area. Wheatgrass juice will break down the mucous and allow it to drain. Wheatgrass is a powerful cleanser and may start an immediate reaction with toxins and mucus in the stomach and thus may cause nausea. Chlorophyll will bring toxins stored away in cells or fatty tissues into the bloodstream. Start with a 1-ounce serving and work up. Drink on an empty stomach. Keep refrigerated and drink the same day.

Wheatgrass juice is a wonderful aid in weight control. The starch of the wheat berry is stored energy which when converted to simpler sugars is a quick energy source. It is especially good for athletes because it is a juice and assimilated in 20 minutes. Wheatgrass picks up 92 of the 102 minerals in the soil and contains all vitamins science has isolated. Because one ounce of juice equals two pounds of produce nutritionally, it naturally shuts off the appestat in the brain. It helps in weight control. The nutritional value of wheatgrass Juice is so high that many people don't feel those "cravings" that lead to overeating.

Wheatgrass juice helps stop the growth and development of unfriendly bacteria. It acts to produce an unfavorable environment for bacterial growth, rather than by any direct action upon the bacteria themselves. Water-soluble chlorophyll inhibits the action of proteolytic bacteria (which break down protein into simpler substances) and enzymes.

Wheatgrass juice, which is high in beta-carotene, can contribute to a reduction in the risk of developing some kinds of cancer. A 20-year study of 20,000 telephone company workers has found that a natural ingredient in carrots and leafy green vegetables significantly reduced the risk of lung cancer in cigarette smokers. They determined that a diet high in beta-carotene negated the bad effects of 30 years of smoking. The National Cancer Institute reports that 19 of 21 studies over the years have indicated diets high in beta-carotene contribute to at least a 40% risk reduction in developing some kinds of cancer.

Chlorophyll, found in Wheatgrass juice helps in rebuilding the blood stream and reducing Anemia. Studies on various animals have shown chlorophyll to be free of any toxic reaction. The red cell count has returned to normal within 4 to 5 days of the administration of chlorophyll, even in those animals that were known to be extremely anemic or low in red blood cell count.

When chlorophyll is taken internally (wheatgrass juice), it reduces or eliminates body and breath odors. Studies show that it is effective in neutralizing odors in the mouth from food, beverages, tobacco, and metabolic changes (halitosis). It also effectively neutralized odors from perspiration due to physical exercise, nervousness, menstrual odors, etc.

Chlorophyll is beneficial in the treatment of skin diseases and first and second degree burns. The bland soothing effects of chlorophyll (wheatgrass) ointments are very beneficial to the treatment of various skin diseases involving the outer and underlying layers of the skin. For first and second-degree burns, the use of chlorophyll has been established as an outstanding aid. Sunburn can also be alleviated by the use of chlorophyll ointment at the time of exposure. This can reduce discomfort, and possibly infection, to a minimum. Applied after severe sunburn, it has the same gratifying results as on regular burns. The same can be said of X-ray burns. Chlorophyll can also reduce or eliminate foul odor associated with burns. Instead of using ointments, you can drink wheatgrass juice for all of the benefits of chlorophyll.

Wheatgrass can help to eliminate dangerous chemicals in fluoridated water and found on fruits and vegetables. One ounce of wheatgrass in a gallon of fluoridated water can turn the fluorine into harmless calcium-phosphate-fluoride compound. Used in wash water it adds softness to the face and hands. In the bath, it is most soothing. It stops bleeding, itching, and helps sores and pimples to heal. Additionally, fruits and vegetables contaminated by sprays were thoroughly cleaned and the negative food transformed by wash water with a wisp of wheatgrass placed in the water.

Chlorophyll is effective in clearing up your Sinuses. Chlorophyll packs inserted into the sinuses had a drying effect, clearing up congestion, and gave immediate relief. Congested head colds were cleared up within 24 hours. Regularly drinking wheatgrass juice can help eliminate and fight off colds!

Wheatgrass juice helps stop the growth and development of unfriendly bacteria. It acts to produce an unfavorable environment for bacterial growth, rather than by any direct action upon the bacteria themselves. Water-soluble chlorophyll inhibits the action of proteolytic bacteria (which break down protein into simpler substances) and enzymes.          

 

 

 

 

You may also reference www.CDC.gov for articles about Eating Healthy.    

 

 

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