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Avoid drinking undiluted juice to protect your teeth. Make your own drink by blending together 3 peeled limes with 2 cups of cold water. Lime zest is perfect as a garnish on grain salads, a flavor-booster for drinks, or as a salt alternative when sprinkled on veggies. Concord Grapes Grown in the Northern United States, these dark grapes are known for their tart, musky flavor.
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Seeded wine grapes like the Concord variety have thick skin and a high concentration of polyphenols, including resveratrol , which has been shown to inhibit lymph, liver, stomach, and breast cancers. This powerful antioxidant is found mostly in the skin and seeds, so make sure to eat the entire grape.
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Have up to 2 cups a week for maximum benefit. For a fun way to eat these superfruits, freeze and add them to your drinks in lieu of ice cubes.
For an added antioxidant bonus, pop them in a glass of grape juice, which is also a good source of resveratrol. Try for 2 5 ounce glasses of grape juice a week. For even more cancer-fighting benefits, indulge in a glass of red wine. This type of vino, especially Pinot Noir, has been proven to reduce the risk of renal, lung and ovarian cancers when consumed in moderation a few times a week. Be sure to speak with your doctor before adding any alcohol to your diet.
Arugula Arugula is a cruciferous vegetable like cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower. This leafy green contains two cancer fighters called kaempferol and quercetin that are released when you chew. Aim for the same portion in your diet daily. Try arugula raw or tossed with olive oil and lemon, or pile it on top of pasta. You can also try baby arugula, which is sweeter and nuttier in flavor. Remember to chew thoroughly to activate its disease-fighting enzymes!
Bluefish Bluefish is chock full of vitamin D , which studies have shown interferes with the growth of colon and breast cancer and can improve the survival rate of lung cancer. Aim for 1 6 ounce serving a week.
Grill or bake the bluefish without using oil oil leeches out the vitamin D to unlock its health properties. Super Immunity Boosters Steel your body against a season of colds and the flu.
Boost your immunity with these Oz-approved superfoods. Tahini A classic Mediterranean flavor, this peanut butter-like spread is made from ground sesame seeds. It contains two immunity-boosting ingredients: magnesium and zinc. Magnesium is vital for optimal immune function, while zinc protects against infection. Try tahini with hummus or in an open-faced sandwich with honey and apple. It also makes a great dip for veggies. Mix 1 cup yogurt, 1 minced clove of garlic, 1 tablespoon of tahini and the juice of 1 lemon for a nutritious and tasty spread.
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Eat 2 tablespoons of tahini each day; it will only cost you calories and your immune system will thank you! Black peppercorns are high in piperine, a compound with anti-inflammatory qualities that can reduce swelling in joints. Piperine also helps you absorb the benefits of other spices. In its fresh leaf form, oregano releases aromatic oil that is antimicrobial and antiviral. It even fights off yeast infections!
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A study at Cornell University found that oregano was effective against 30 different germs! It started with food poisoning at a country fair. Over the six months after that, he got steadily worse: infections, indigestion, exhaustion and pain. Doctors gave him antibiotics for the infections, without looking for the root cause, and the antibiotics destroyed his digestive and immune systems. Meanwhile, my husband struggled to go to work every day and came home completely wiped out.
Construction on our handmade house ceased. Travel plans were canceled. Finally, a specialist got to the root of the problem a kidney stone had worked its way into the bladder and was wreaking havoc there , and a simple surgery set us back on the road towards health. But there were still the weakened immune and digestive systems.
Eventually, with the help of an M. We found that adding acid and digestive enzymes to each meal in the form of a supplement or—even better—fresh pineapple took care of most of the indigestion. Adding serious doses of probiotics every day as supplements or, again, organic unsweetened full fat yogurt, took care of most of the immune problems. And finding out what foods contributed to the formation of kidney stones rounded out the diet.
So what do we eat? My husband has to balance seven sometimes contradictory lists of foods to avoid. Particular fruits and vegetables. Fish and poultry. Rice, corn, quinoa, and oats.