Many studies indicated that the foods you eat every day have an important impact on your health. According to researchers, there are some foods that can help strengthen the immune system and increase stamina, hence help you stay healthy.
Turmeric is one of the best spices to help prevent infection and illness. Bright orange indicates nutritional content and antioxidant of this ‘super’ food. Turmeric has the amazing ability to calm the nervous system and skin lesions as well as preventing PMS.For more information, turmeric also has the ability to fight cancer by curcumin – the active ingredient that gives it orange color and high anti-inflammatory effect in the body. You can use turmeric for fish or egg dishes, rice dishes, spicy dishes and chicken. It also can combine very well with stir-fried vegetables and tofu.
Many experts say that eating garlic can reduce the pain and have anti-inflammatory effect because it contains sulfur, the type of substance that help this spice smells pungent. Also, the compound in garlic called dialyl disulphide prevents the enzyme from being destroyed, this helps reduce pain for patients.
There is a way to enjoy this nutritious fruit in the cold season: grind avocado and then bake in the oven. According to the American Heart Association, about half of the fat in avocado is monounsaturated fat which helps reduce bad cholesterol levels and provide nutrients to the cells operation. A study in the Journal of Nutrition showed that meals with avocado increases the feeling of satiety up to 23% over a period of 5 hours.
This sweet starchy food is extremely nutritious. It contains high levels of carotenoid that the body needs to produce vitamin A. Sweet potato is also rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese and potassium. A baked sweet potato provides about 26% of your daily need for fiber. For futher information, when eating sweet potato in winter, the fat will help the body absorb carotenoids better.
Alga is an excellent source of vegetable protein which is rich in vitamin B12, vitamin A, iron and chlorophyll to treat acne, reduce inflammation, prevent and treat constipation, purify blood and remove toxins. One teaspoon of alga contains 70% of iron needs, 88% of vitamin A needs and 4 grams of protein.
From ancient times, barley was famous for being a good source of plant protein, vitamin B and fiber. For that reason, barley is considered to have a very good effect in lowering cholesterol, especially in winter when the body tends to easily accumulate these substances. One more thing, barley also has antioxidant and anti-cancer substance.
This food can be ‘proud’ of itself for containing three types natural sugar: sucrose, fructose and glucose. For that, obviously, banana is a top choice if you want to quickly provide your body with energy. Banana also contains fiber which will help maintain your blood sugar for a long-term rather than temporary, thus giving you a steady source of energy.