“We all know by now that processed foods are extremely bad for us. However, because of their convenience and ease of access, they often the first thing we reach for. However, few people know how many health foods are well within our reach, as close as our kitchen.” – colonoscopy Los Angeles
Here is a list of 6 foods commonly found in your kitchen.
Onions and Garlic
Onions and garlic are actually two related plants and hey both offer considerable support to your immune system. They both provide a wealth of antioxidant properties which stave off cancer. They both fight against free radicals, promote blood health and much more. Furthermore, they both can help fight against allergies.
Beans have long since been a staple of many cultures’ food. The reason being is that they are inexpensive and packed with nutrients. They are generally high in protein and iron and low in fat. Stay away from processed, canned beans, as the additives involved are really bad for you.
The benefits of cinnamon are extensive. There are high levels of antioxidants in cinnamon that help fight against free radical and protect against cancer. Cinnamon also can protect against heart disease and has several anti-inflammatory properties. Add a teaspoon a cinnamon to your meals to sweeten it up a bit, especially for breakfast or with coffee.
Ginger is a quite common spice that most people have tucked away in their spice cabinet, however, we recommend that you buy fresh ginger root. Few people realize just how healthy it is for you. Ginger can give your immune system a boot and fight off viruses. Furthermore, ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and can help with aches and pains. Also, ginger can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Ginger can be added to many dishes, pressed into ginger shots or it can be drunken as a tea.
There are several plants that belong to the mint family and some of these are quite common and found in most kitchens. Among the mints commonly found in the spice cabinet are oregano, basil, peppermint, rosemary, and more. These mints have been used for generations as indigestion preventing spices. However, their benefits are much more extensive than that. The beauty of these mints is that they can easily be grown in your garden at home.
Citrus fruits are superfoods that include oranges, lemons, grapefruits and more. Citrus fruits are full of antioxidant properties and also help prevent several medical conditions like heart disease and more. They are full of vitamins C, A, calcium and more. For those of us living in southern California, we know just how easy they grow. So grow an orange tree (or plant) and add an orange to your breakfast or eat it as a snack.