Holistic Organic Healthy Foods

"Healthy Mind is in a Healthy Body" - Persian Proverb

- By Bahram Maskanian

There is nothing more important than learning about what we eat, drink and breathe. One of the most vital life sustaining action we must take, everyday, is to ensure a good balance of good organic foods and moderate exercise (30 minutes a day) in our lives, and to become aware of content and quality of what we eat, drink and breathe, in order to achieve optimum health.

We need to buy fresh, in season, local organic foods and produce whenever possible. Organic fruits and vegetables have a higher level of minerals and no residual of any insecticides, or pesticides. Organic crops farming costs a lot less, for the simple fact that none of the expensive carcinogenic chemicals such as; insecticides, pesticides and fertilizers used in industrial corporate farming, are never used in organic farming.

Support your local farmer’s markets, and farmers, talk to them and encourage them to abandon carcinogenic chemicals and begin organic farming and crop production.

There are many holistic foods that contain high amounts of highly beneficial substances, antioxidant, vitamins, minerals and beta-carotene that can help eliminate toxins, boost the immune system and help protect against illnesses.

Lets start with good holistic foods: Apples, Pears, Bananas, Berries; Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Lime, Orange, Broccoli, Red and Green Cabbage, Spinach, Beetroot, Carrots, Garlic, Ginger, Potatoes, Yams, Sweet Potatoes, Onion, Tomatoes, Peppers, Nuts, Seeds, Grains, Beans, and generally all in season fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and grains. Below are brief summary of some of the nutritional benefits of holistic foods.

Apples & Pears: these are full of vitamins, minerals and are great for skin and cleansing, excellent for body immune system. Pears are high in iodine, which can help thyroid function. Apples are good for reducing cholesterol and inflammation.

Bananas: has got to be one of the best all round foods. A great snack to boost your energy and easily digested. A good source of protein and fiber, high in potassium, a natural antibiotic and mildly sedative so good for helping you sleep and with PMS.

Beans & Lentils: a good source of protein for veggies and non-veggies alike. They provide a steady source of energy and contain plant estrogens, which can help stabilize PMS and are even used as an alternative to HRT. They are high in minerals and good for cleansing, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Red Color Fruits: Berries: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries etc. high in antioxidants so good for the immune system.

Beetroot: cleanses and boosts the immune system, high in antioxidants.

Carrots: great for cleansing, high in Vitamin A, good for the skin, best eaten raw.

Peppers: high in vitamin C and other antioxidant vitamins, good source of zinc, good for the immune system, magnesium and good for energy.

Tomatoes: high in water so good for hydration, lower heart disease, high in antioxidants good for the immune system, lycopene found in cooked tomatoes is good for cancer prevention.

Broccoli: high in vitamins (esp. B and folic acid), minerals and antioxidants, good for cleansing the liver and contains substances that help fight cancer.

Cabbage: is good for the digestive system, rich in minerals esp. potassium and phosphorus.

Spinach: a powerful cleanser, good for the immune system, high in calcium and good for bones, teeth and gums, iron, good for the blood, potassium and regulates high blood pressure.

Garlic: good for infections such as colds, antiviral, antiseptic and antibiotic. Reduces cholesterol and is great for boosting the immune system, cleansing the liver and improving the circulation.

Nuts & Seeds: although nuts can be high in calories, they are also high in protein and antioxidant vitamin E, Zinc and Selenium. Good for an energy snack, best raw, or lightly roasted. Seeds are rich in Omega-3 and 6 and a variety of vitamins and minerals, good for the skin, heart disease, cleansing and the immune system.

Oats: highly nutritious, easily digested and a good source of slow-release energy. Try porridge for breakfast with berry fruits. Good for bones and teeth with high levels of calcium and phosphorus. Good for the nervous system and have a relaxing effect, also help to stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce cholesterol.

Yams & Sweet Potatoes: good for slow energy release. Contain plant estrogen so good for those hormone related problems again. High in antioxidant vitamins and minerals good for eliminating heavy metals. Protect against heart disease, cancer and good for the circulation. High in vitamin E, which is good for the skin. Minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium good for bones, teeth and gums.

Yoghurt: buy only the live, natural version, not the ones full of sugar! Good source of protein and calcium. Easily digested and good for the digestive system, boosts the levels of friendly bacteria especially after antibiotics. Protects the immune system and good for urinary and yeast infection.

List of highly carcinogenic stuff we do not want to touch:

  • Alcohol - of any kind - Read Alcohol_Health_Hazards
  • Tobacco - of any kind - Read Tobacco_Health_Hazards
  • Pharmaceutical Drugs and Narcotics of any kind
  • Sugars of all kinds
  • Artificial Sweeteners of all kinds
  • Soda (CO2 Carbonated Drinks) - of any kind (PF)
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is bad for our health whether, drinking of inhaling it
  • The so-called soft drinks - of any kind (PF)
  • Corn Syrup - of any kind (GM)
  • Corn Starch - of any kind (GM)
  • Coffee - of any kind
  • Honey - of any kind
  • All Snacks; Candies, Chips and Crackers (PF)
  • All Foods packaged in plastic containers (PF)
  • All Beverages bottled in plastic containers (PF)
  • Cereal (PF) - of any kind
  • Fast Foods (PF) - of any kind
  • White Bread (PF)
  • Cheese - of any kind
  • Peanuts and peanut butter
  • Foods that come out of a box
  • Foods containing Corn Syrup and Corn Starch
  • All Detergents, Bleach, Spray Disinfectants, Dishwashing Liquids, etc.,

* There is only one environmentally safe cleaning products manufacturer at the moment called Seventh Generation. - In addition, you should learn about the multiple use of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) as well.

Cosmetic Products: of any kind, including hair dyes, perfumes, lipsticks, nail polish, nail polish removers, lotions, creams and the rest, are all highly carcinogenic and will cause in time variety of different cancers in our body, lets stay beautiful and sexy naturally. - Must read - Beauty To Die For: health hazards of cosmetics and skin care products revealed -

* There is only one safe Cosmetic Product Company: The Body Shop, founded by Anita Roddick in 1976. Read the - Dame Anita Roddick Founder of The Body Shop who brought informality to company management and was a pioneer of green issues. -

(PF) stands for Processed Foods, which includes beverages as well, tainted and contaminated with all kinds of deadly chemicals, such as artificial preservatives, artificial coloring, artificial taste additives, artificial sweeteners, genetically modified (GM) crops, like corn syrup, corn starch and much more.
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