Healing Properties of Vegetables
Asparagus-many of the elements that build the liver, kidneys, skin, ligaments, and bones are found in green asparagus. Helps in the formation of red blood corpuscles. The green tips are high in vitamin A.
Avocado – contains a high amount of fruit oil. Fruit is a rare element giving high food energy value. Contains no starch, little sugar and very few carbohydrates, 14 minerals, all of which regulate body functions and stimulate growth.
Beets– High vitamin A, good for gallbladder, digestive system, elimination and hormone systems
Broccoli – High in vitamin A and C. Low in calories. Best if eaten with proteins because the combination helps drive amino acids to the brain.
Carrots – The most neutral of all vegetables. So high in vitamin A it has been used extensively to improve eyesight and as a general body builder.
Cauliflower – A sulphur vegetable is more easily digested than cabbage, but is high phosphorus content means it is gas – forming.
Celery – An alkaline, protective food, aids digestion, counteracts acidosis, halts fermentation and purifies the bloodstream. It can help clear up high blood pressure. One of the best foods for keeping the body well, celery can be a brain tonic, and the sodium in it will neutralize acids in the body. The leaves are rich in potassium, sodium and sulphur.
Corn – one of the easiest foods to digest and one of the beast balanced starches. Yellow corn is high in magnesium, a wonderful bowel regulator, bone and muscle builder and an excellent food for brain and nervous system.
Cucumber – alkaline, non-starchy, cooling effect on the blood. A wonderful digestive aid, purifying effect on the bowel and very beneficial to the skin. Cucumbers cool the blood in hot summer heat.
Garlic– An internal antiseptic, it contains allylic sulphides, which work by waxing chemicals inside cells. Historical immune system enhancer!
Greens – Are the healers of the body. They bring in chlorophyll, carotene and calcium, all important to the healing process. Collard Greens, Turnip Greens, Mustard Greens, Kale, Spinach etc.
Kale – Very high in calcium, vitamin A and iron. Builds strong teeth, and is beneficial to digestive and nervous system
Red Pepper– Peppers are classified as a protective food because they contain so many elements that build up resistance. Best eaten raw, they are very high in vitamin C. they contain vitamin A, which makes our tissue more resistant, especially to colds and catarrhal infections in the respiratory organs, sinuses, ears, bladder, skin and digestive tract and Vitamin B, aids in food absorption and normalizes the brain and nervous system by increasing metabolic processes.
Seeds – Food that have seeds are the greatest foods for us. Seeds are the glands of the plant. Foods with seeds help us nourish the glands, nerves, and brain. Pumpkin seeds in the diet may actually prevent cancer in the prostate.
Snap Beans – Beans, especially green beans, are an alkaline vegetable. Beans are high in protein and essential on a vegetarian diet.
Spinach – an excellent source of vitamin C and A, and iron, contains about 40 percent potassium. It leaves an alkaline ash in the body. Good for lymphatic, urinary, and digestive systems.
Sprouts– Very high in silicon and protein. They come from seeds that contain all the elements necessary for life, and when they first begin to sprout they are rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes and prostaglandins.
Squash– all squashes are low in calories, high in fiber and easily digested. Great for the eliminative system, they produce absolutely no gas in the intestinal tract. Winter squash contains more vitamin A than summer squash. Yellow squash and Zucchini Squash have higher water content and are associated to summertime foods while the harder squashes such as acorn and butternut etc. are associated to autumn and winter. Watermelon is in the squash family of foods and because of its high water content is associated to summer heat due to the fact watermelon cools the blood.
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