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Eat well to prevent illness

Posted by sheryl w.

According to the world health organisation, the best immunization is a good diet. Pre-prepared, packaged foods that are filled with caffeine, sugar and preservatives fail to give the body any nutrients to defend with. Furthermore, because the system has to defend against the toxins in these foods, they actually deplete the body of its recourses. Fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and protein give us the necessary weapons to fight our health battles. Freshly prepared foods from local sources have the highest nutritional content, especially if they are organic. It is best to eat a variety of different fruits and vegetable so that all of the necessary weapons are available for defence.

Garlic, onions, shiitake and maitake mushrooms are also fabulous health protectors. Regularly using them in your cooking is a good idea, especially with possible pandemics coming our way.

Green tea has been linked with a reduced risk of cancer in both men and women. In one study published in 2004, women consuming green tea everyday were found to have a 47 per cent reduced risk of breast cancer compared to those consuming none at all. In another study published the same year, researchers found that men taking green tea each day had about a quarter of the risk of prostate cancer compared to those who took no green tea. Other research has found that increased green tea consumption appears to protect against other forms of cancer too, including those of the stomach, colon, lung and skin.

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