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Zucchini daZe

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

In the hot summer days, zucchini (with over 75% water content) hydrates your body and can help you deal with the heat.

Rich in fiber and is a good addition to your raw salad, zucchini contains plenty of vitamins A and C, as well as potassium and iron.

The phytonutrients found in this green cucumber-like vegetable can build your defenses against many degenerative diseases, especially cancer.

References
[1] Murray, Michael, ND., Pizzorno, Joseph, ND., and Pizzorno, Lara, MA, LMT. The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. New York, NY: Atria Books, 2005. Print.


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

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Mouth-Watering Watermelons

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Watermelons are perfect thirst-quenchers for a hot summer’s day. Containing 90% water, it is perfect as a diuretic and for dealing with heat-related illnesses.

This juicy fruit is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as minerals like potassium.

Containing many powerful antioxidants, the fresh juice of the watermelon is alkalizing to the body. This is extremely useful if you have been consuming much acid-forming foods like meat and dairy.

Some have also used watermelons for lowering blood pressure naturally.

References
[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California:


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

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Watercress: A Wonderful Vegetable

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Watercress is a refreshing vegetable to add to your meals.

It is a good source of iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, as well as vitamins A, C and K.

It aids in digestion and can act as a diuretic.

It contains lutein and beta-carotene, and can protect smokers from lung cancer by inhibiting a potent carcinogenic compound in tobacco.

Watercress can be eaten raw (after thorough washing), or consumed after light steaming or a quick sautéing.

References
[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California:


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

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Cinnamon Cure

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Cinnamon is actually the bark of the cinnamon tree. The bark curls into quills when it is peeled off the tree.

With methylhydroxy chalcone polymer as its main active ingredient, it is found that the essential oils found uniquely in cinnamon are what give cinnamon its special and diverse medicinal properties.

Studies have found cinnamon’s ability to help control blood sugar. It seems that adding ground cinnamon to your diet can help reduce your fasting blood sugar levels by up to 25%.

Cinnamon has also been used traditionally in the treatment of arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes, diarrhea, heart diseases, insomnia, premenstrual syndrome, and muscle cramps.

Cinnamon is also found to be effective as a muscle relaxant, digestive aid, antibiotic and antiulcer food.

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Rich in manganese, cinnamon can help you in regulating your blood pressure.

Cinnamon can either be ground and sprinkled on food, or you could actually place a stick in your drinking water. The water will absorb both the flavor and healing properties of the medicinal bark. Note that when the stick uncurls, its time to change a new stick.

References
[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California:


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

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