Plan your meals from this plant based lists of foods, fruits, herbs and spices.
Health Education is the key to a healthy lifestyle and longevity, barring accidents, natural disasters of hereditary conditions, if you eat from this menu, you are most likely to drastically lower the cost of health care, pay fewer visits to the doctor, consume fewer pills and be more productive.
Have a pocket guide or a booklet with all the possible health foods and their health benefits and risks, including the foods that might only be known in certain geographical areas, should become like having the Bible or a Dictionary in your home.
One cannot stress enough the importance of the number one Health food in the world- at least 30 minutes of DailyExercise; you can be creative, dancing, riding, swimming, walking, aerobics, just choose a convenient form of exercise to your liking.
Beets, including beet greens
Nuts and Seeds
Coco plum nut
Beans and Legume
Miso-a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji and sometimes rice, barley, seaweed or other ingredients
This menu is mainly plant based, but there is some allowance for dairy and fish. If you must eat meat you can check out what meats are best to consume; I prefer not to be tempted.
The raising of the birds and the animals for the export market is not pretty, the special feeds and farming methods can be scary to the consumer
Eggs & Dairy
Cheese. Grass fed
Cow’s milk- grass fed
Eggs-, yard fowls and pasture-raised
Yogurt, Greek or grass fed
Herbs and Spices
Basil – helps fight infections and boosts immunity
Black pepper- helps fight cancer, stimulates digestion, relieves colds and coughs.enables weight loss, improves skin, helps to deal with depression
Cayenne pepper – boost metabolism, have anti cancer properties, can help reduce appetite
Chilli pepper- control bleeding, cardiovascular health, control pain, aids weight loss, fights cancer.
Cilantro and Coriander seeds
Cinnamon- lowers blood sugar levels. Anti-diabetic effect
Cloves- high in antioxidants, can kill bacteria, may promote bone health, may improve liver health.
Cumin seeds- promotes digestion, rich source of iron, may help with diabetes, may improve blood cholesterol, may promote weight loss and reduce fat, may prevent food-bourne illnesses
Dill- good source of fiber, folate, contains vitamins A & C
Fenugreek-improves blood sugar control
Ginger- relieves Nausea, fights arthritis pain
Garlic – can combat sickness and improve heart health
Mustard seeds- full of nutrients, calcium, dietary fiber, iron. Manganese, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, protein, selenium, zinc, lowers high blood pressure, soothes sore throats, bronchitis, and pneumonia, inhibits cancer cell growth
Oregano; -rich in antioxidants, could decrease inflammation, may help reduce viral infection
Parsley-can reduce the risk of breast, skin, digestive tract and prostate cancers, protect blood vessels, fight disease
Peppermint-relieves IBS pain, may reduce nausea
Rosemary – can help prevent allergies and nasal congestion
Sage- can improve brain function and memory
Thyme- including stingy thyme
Turmeric.-fights inflammation, slow cancer
Conclusion- A daily diet from the above menu can lead to a healthy, vibrant life.beware of allergies and reactions from prescription drugs; have your health menu book at hand.
Feel free to add to this list of known health foods
For further information search healthline.com, or chatelaine.com.
When I am not researching health foods, I am carving wood.