There are a ton of all-natural ingredients that contain healing or immune boosting properties that I fear are often overlooked. In today’s world, many of us are quick to run to the drug store each time we have an issue instead of focusing on what natural remedies we might have, or even preventing sickness before it happens!
There are a ton of healing foods in the world, but today I thought we could start with 10. You’ll probaly have most of these ingredients in your kitchen already, and the rest are easily made or obtained. Read on!
Garlic is a natural antibiotic, antibacterial, and antiseptic. This makes it great for detoxifying, killing pathogens and bacteria, and even fighting fungus and viruses. Plus, it can work as immune booster! It’s really easy to incorporate garlic into your meals, unless for some reason you don’t like the taste, and we are all sure it’s safe to ingest!
Onions are natural healers in a lot of different ways: they contain enzymes that fight and prevent cancer, they are natural antioxidants and can help relieve allergies, they’re rich in sulfur and can function as a natural antibiotic and antiviral, plus they have a lot of vitamin C which makes it a good immune booster! To fully reap these benefits, you’d need to eat an onion a day but you’ll definitely get the nutrition by simply incorporating a few onions a week into your meals.
3) Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is one of the healthiest super foods in the planet and it has a pretty long list of benefits. The main perk with coconut oil, though, is that it can be used to cook and when it reaches high temperatures the structure of it remains the same! Check out this article for a bunch of ways to use coconut oil and its benefits.
Lemons are great healers plus they’re extremely versatile! You can add them to your water, squeeze some juice on your veggies, or even make some lemon rind. The benefits of incorporating lemon into your daily routine include a better immune system and plenty of detoxifying!
5) Spinach / Broccoli
Spinach and broccoli, and other fresh green vegetables, are extremely high in micro-nutrients including iron, magnesium, vitamin A, and vitamin K. In order to benefit from the nutrients in these fresh green veggies, you should try to take in at least a serving a day. If you aren’t usually a fan of eating your veggies, try adding a serving of spinach to a smoothie. It shouldn’t change the taste, but you’ll still get the vitamins!
6) Organic Beef
I feel like meat today is often looked toward as being unhealthy, and that isn’t fair— meat has been consumed for centuries, and the meat itself isn’t the problem, what we put in the meat is. Protein-rich foods are important to help stabilize your blood sugar and help regulate your energy levels. To read more about what exactly makes meat organic and the benefits of it, check out this article.
Beans, including red, red kidney, and pinto beans, are another great source of organic protein. The benefits of eating beans are similar to those from eating organic beef, and the three strains of beans mentioned above are actually in the USDA’s top five antioxidant foods. Beans are a little easier than most of the other foods on the list, as to get the benefits you really only need 2 – 3 servings in a week.
Natural honey is perfect to use as a sweetener and is pretty well known for its healing properties. Not only is it a natural antiobiotic that can be used to sooth a sore throat and help get rid of your cold, it has antibacterial and antifungal properties as well. It’s easily added to tea, and can be used topically to help treat psoriasis and dry skin.
9) Bone Broth
Bone broth, though not as common as it used to be, is really simple to make on your own and has great healing properties. It;s full of calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and even collagen making it the perfect option to promote healing. It can boost the immune system and even help you get over some food allergies. Check out this article for a full list of the benefits of eating or cooking with bone broth!
10) Sea Salt
If for whatever reason you are still using regular white table salt, you need to make the switch to sea salt today! It’s the easiest fix on this whole list, as you really just need to change your salt shaker over and use this instead! Unlike table salt, sea salt is unprocessed, all-natural, and contains dozens of trace vitamins and minerals. Here is a list of 10 benefits you can get by switching to sea salt.
Some of these healing foods are easily incorporated into your daily meals, while others (like broccoli) might be eaten less often or take a little more creativity to get added to your family’s diet! Even if you start small, trying to add at least a couple of these healing foods to your diet will help you start living a healthier life, naturally.
Are there any super foods that you prefer over these? Share with me in the comments!