HOW FOOD AFFECTS OUR HEALTH?

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."

It is rightly said, "Health is Wealth!" but how many of us take it seriously? All the symptoms which are shown by the body are taken very lightly or even ignored sometimes. In today's busy lifestyle people are not able to give extra time to their bodies but one thing they can do is changing their diet and food habits. Here, we come to your bodies rescue. From healthy hair to nails, here is a list of some foods which can help you achieve your goal.

Hair Problems:

The condition of your hair is an outward sign of inside health.

Nutrients Sources Deficiency Symptoms
Proteins Chicken, Eggs, Dairy Products, Legumes. Dry, Brittle, Weak Hair.
Iron Red Meat, Fish, Lentils, Spinach. Hair loss.
Omega3 Salmon, Herring, Avocado, Walnuts. Dry, Frizzy Hair.
Biotin Soy flour, Yeast, Wholegrain, Egg Yolk. Brittle Hair, Hair loss.
Vit. A Carrot, Sweet potato, other orange/yellow coloured vegetables. Itchy Scalp and Dry Hair.
Vit. C Broccoli, Kiwi, Guava, Papaya. Brittle Hair and Hair loss.
Vit. E Nuts, Chard, Trout, Olive Oil. Damaged Scalp, Hair loss.

Eating the correct balance of nutrients mentioned above can surely help your hair to gain their natural lustre, condition and strength.

Brain:

Some Brain-boosting foods are listed below:

  1. Walnuts
    Walnuts are nicknamed as “Brain Food”. They have very high content of Omega-3 fatty acids which help support brain function.
  2. Blueberries
    Some studies state that they may be effective in improving or delaying short-term memory loss.
  3. Tomatoes
    A powerful antioxidant found in them could help protect against the kind od free radical damage to cells which occurs in development of Dementia, particularly Alzheimer's.
  4. Pumpkin Seeds
    These are richer in zinc than many other seeds, they may help enhance memory and boost mood.

Eyes:

  1. Carrots
  2. Dark, Leafy green vegetables (Spinach, Kale)
  3. Salmon
  4. Eggs
  5. Sunflower Seeds

Heart

  1. Tomatoes
    Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes reduce the risk of heart Diseases.
  2. Dark Chocolate
    Consumption of Dark chocolate has been linked to improvement of coronary vascular functions
  3. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
    It is associated with low mortality rates for cardiovascular disease.

Hormones

Hormone balancing and skin glowing foods

  1. Proteins
    • Soaked or sprouted nuts
    • Lentils
    • Beans
    • Quinoa
  2. Hormone-balancing healthy fats

    Coconut oil : It contains lauric acid, which is incredibly healing to the skin and extremely beneficial for hormonal production.

    Raw Butter/Ghee : They provide a rich source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K2.These nutrients are key building blocks for hormonal production.

    Egg Yolks : They're rich in countless vitamins and minerals including: A, D, E, B2, B6, B9, iron, calcium, phosphorous, potassium and choline which all contribute to a healthy reproductive system, hormonal balance, and healthy skin..

  3. Antioxidant-rich Vegetables
    Look for anything dark green
    • Broccoli
    • Asparagus
    • Kale
    • Cilantro
    Opt for brightly coloured veggies
    • Red, Green, Yellow bell peppers
    • Red Cabbage
    • Red/White Onions
    Don't overlook starchy vegetables
    • Squash
    • Sweet potato
    • Beets
    • Turnips
    Healing spices and herbs.
    • Cinnamon
    • Turmeric
    • Cumin

How you can achieve a healthy body just by balancing your diet? Answers are right in front of you. All you need to do is change your food habits. Remember, a healthy body is the dwelling place of God.

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