The healing benefits of
Asparagus ~ a super source of the antioxidant glutathione, to
lower cancer risk.
Beets ~ richer than spinach in iron and other minerals.
Helpful in cases of anemia, tuberculosis, constipation, poor appetite, obesity,
tumors, gout, and pimples also helpful in the elimination of irritating drug
poisons. Beets are one of the best foods to relieve constipation and they are
also good for obesity.
Black-eyed peas ~ potent medicine in lowering cholesterol. One-half
cup of cooked beans daily reduces cholesterol an average 10 percent. Regulates blood sugar
levels. An excellent food for diabetics. Linked to lower rates of certain
cancers. Very high in fiber. (Including legumes, navy, black, kidney, pinto,
soybeans and lentils).
Broccoli ~ a unique package of versatile disease-fighters.
Abundant in antioxidants, including quercetin, glutathione, beta-carotene,
vitamin C, lutein, glucarate, sulforaphane. Extremely high in cancer fighting
activity, particularly against lung, colon and breast cancers. Like other
cruciferous vegetables, it speeds up removal of estrogen from the body, helping
suppress breast cancer. Rich in cholesterol reducing fiber. Has anti-viral,
anti-ulcer activity. A super source of chromium that helps regulates insulin
and blood sugar. Note: cooking and processing destroys some of the antioxidants
and anti-estrogenic agents, such as indoles and glutathione. Most protective
when eaten raw or lightly cooked.
Brussels Sprouts ~ cruciferous family possesses some of the same
powers as broccoli and cabbage. Definitely anti-cancer, estrogenic and packed
with various antioxidants and indoles.
Cabbage including bok
choy ~ contains numerous anti-cancer
and antioxidant compounds. Speeds up estrogen metabolism, is thought to help
block breast cancer and suppress growth of polyps, a prelude to colon cancer.
Eating cabbage more than once a week cut men's colon cancer odds 66 percent. As
little as two daily tbsp. Of cooked cabbage protected against stomach cancer.
Contains anti-ulcer compounds; cabbage juice helps heal ulcers in humans. Has
anti- bacterial and anti-viral powers. Can cause flatulence in some. Some of
these important compounds are destroyed by cooking. Raw cabbage, as in Cole
slaw, appears to have stronger overall health value.
Chili Pepper ~ helps dissolve blood clots, opens up sinuses and
air passages, breaks up mucus in the lungs, acts as an expectorant or
decongestant, helps prevent bronchitis, emphysema and stomach ulcers.
Most of chili pepper's
pharmacological activity is credited to capsaicin (from the Latin "to
bite"), the compound that makes the pepper taste hot. Also a potent
painkiller, alleviating headaches when inhaled, and joint pain when injected.
Hot paprika made from hot chili peppers is high in natural aspirin.
Antibacterial, antioxidant activity. Putting hot chili sauce on food also
speeds up metabolism, burning off calories. Chili peppers do not harm the
stomach lining or promote ulcers.