10 Food Remedies You May have in Your Kitchen

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By Majic 95.5 Music

Chicken Noodle Soup & Orange Juice are well known food items that we hear helps us feel better when we're sick. Many times they do make us feel better. There are many foods that can get you on the road to Good Health with benefits you didn't know about, until now. Look in your kitchen and see if you have these 10 Foods. If not, maybe stock up. Natural foods that are great when putting a meal together, and making you feel better ... Big Bonus #1Thing! 

10 Food Health Remedies You May Have in Your Kitchen

  1. Cayenne Pepper rich in capsaicin, which may promote vascular and metabolic health. Help reduce pain, fevers and relieve congestion. Decrease appetite in some.
  2. Ginger (root) helps prevent motion sickness. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce joint pain and stiffness. Can help soothe muscle aches and reduce menstrual cramps.
  3. Apple Cider may have some antibacterial properties, help control glucose levels and curb the appetite.
  4. Garlic has many health benefits. Some studies show it can help treating cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Help reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke. Concern that Garlic can interfere w/ heart medications, so ask your doctor first before consuming Garlic for your health. 
  5. Honey is an effective cough suppressant. Used to treat wounds, burns, reduce inflammation and scaring and speeds up the healing process. Some eat local honey to treat allergies.
  6. Peppermint can soothe the stomach. Helps alleviate abdominal problems like pain, bloating, and constipation. Applying peppermint oil topically could help relieve tension headaches. Can be used as a decongestant. Peppermint can trigger heartburn and acid reflux, so ask your doctor. 
  7. Oregano used in some types of oil have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Used to treat sinus pain and coughs and other symptoms that are being researched.
  8. Cranberry Juice / Cranberries help prevent urinary tract infections by blocking bacteria from sticking to the bladder's wall. Some say it can help prevent ulcers in the stomach. May be effective in preventing gum disease. Works the best w/ minimal or no sugar. 
  9. Thyme oil may be effective against respiratory illnesses. A cup of Thyme Tea could help w/ a cough or bronchitis. Future look at Thyme's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties could be used to treat acne.
  10. Cinnamon may help regulate blood sugar, have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. It’s being studied.

*When trying food-based health remedies or supplements be sure to consult your doctor before you add them to your diet. Use caution w/ big changes in your diet, if you have an existing condition. Healthier is the goal.*