Let food be thy Medicine

Fortunate are those people who can substitute their medicine with their food. A healthy diet not only ensures that you do not have to resort to medicines, but even if you do feel sick it may nurture you back to health. Take a look at some of the quintessential foodstuffs from our kitchen that also has fabulous medicinal properties.

1) Garlic

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Credit: Credit: Creative Commons/INRA DIST

Garlic has been used in kitchens all around the world, and is an indispensable part of many cuisines. The tiny little cloves of garlic hold huge amounts of anti-cancer, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal powers.

2) Manuka Honey

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Credit: Credit: Creative Commons/Sage Ross

The amazing Manuka honey is derived from the bees that gorge on the nectars of Manuka flowers. This particular honey has found to possess antibacterial properties and can effectively treat wound infections. This magical food is rumoured to fight heart diseases also.

3) Apples

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Credit: Creative Commons/Tasnu Arakun

Apples are aptly glorified by saying that, ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’. Apples are rich in fibre content, but apart from that they are loaded with flavonoids, polyphenols and a variety of other disease-fighting antioxidants.

4) Lemon

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Credit: Creative Commons/liz west

The health benefits of lemon are innumerable, to sum it up lemons are used to cure indigestion, fever, kidney stone, dental problems, hair and skin care, rheumatism and also to promote weight loss.

5) Cinnamon

Cinnamon
This exotic spice comes with heaps of health benefits such as, cinnamon can help treat Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, it also has anti-carcinogenic and anti-bacterial properties.

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