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Health Tip #180 Get your Beets On!
Beets have a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support.
Also here's a good rule to go by the darker the vegetable the more nutrients it will possess.
This red veg is high source of energy, low in calories and high in naturally occurring sugar. Perfect snack for after a work out! Very few foods found in the natural world are as beneficial as beets in this regard. Beets are a wonderful addition to any dietary need. With their high volume of nutrients, delicious taste, and multitude of uses, anyone can jump right into beets without missing a beat.

Health Tip #179 Parsley
Parsley's volatile oils—particularly myristicin—have been shown to inhibit tumor formation, and particularly, tumor formation in the lungs. Myristicin has also been shown to activate the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase, which helps attach the molecule glutathione to oxidized molecules that would otherwise do damage in the body. The activity of parsley's volatile oils qualifies it as a "chemoprotective" food, and in particular, a food that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens.
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Health TIp #115 Garlic Prevents and Kills colds.
Packed with antioxidants, a daily dose of garlic in your recipes could benefit your immune system. If a cold does sneak by, try sipping garlic tea: steep chopped or minced garlic in hot water for several minutes, then strain and drink. You can add a bit of honey or ginger to improve the taste.
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Eat enough healthy foods is the easiest and the least expensive way to prevent cancer, especially some spices and herbs, when include them properly in your diet, you can see differences as their powerful cancer-preventive properties. Of course, herbs can not cure cancers, but we have to believe that with the support of a healthy lifestyle habits, the body has ability to heal itself of any diseases!
Here are some herbs and spices you should consider consuming more to fight an weakness your body encounters:
Mint
A phytochemical in mint leaves has been found to cut off the blood supply to cancer tumors, resulting in their untimely death.
Garlic
Don’t underestimate this common herb, in fact it is the No.1 anti-viral and anti-bacterial herb. People even killed the cancer by eating garlic alone, it’s recommended to eat 3-5 cloves of raw garlic daily if you have cancer.
Turmeric
The active compound curcumin in turmeric has remarkable anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which protects against cancer development potentially.
What spices or herbs do you use to maintain your health?

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Health Tips #114 Papaya Power
Boosts your immunity
Your immunity system acts as a shield against various infections that can make you really sick. A single papaya contains more than 200% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C, making it great for your immunity.
Great for your eyes
Papaya is rich in Vitamin A which helps protect your vision from degenerating. Nobody wants to lose their ability to see due to diseases like age-related macular degeneration, and eating papayas will ensure that you do not see a day where you cannot see.
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Health Tip #113 Open up a Red Jewel and Eat
Grapefruit is rarely mentioned as a superfood extraordinaire. Nutrition authors rarely give it a place on their top foods lists.Yet, this humble citrus fruit deserves to take its rightful place among the superfood giants.
Let’s start with the most obvious reason–grapefruit is high in immune-boosting vitamin C.
That leads to the next reason: grapefruit’s vitamin C content also naturally boosts the body’s amount of glutathione, which helps to conquer the effects of stress and aging.
It is high in antiviral phytonutrients called terpene limonoids which fight immune weakness.
Plus its a local which means better taste and fresher fruit
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Health Tip #112 Arugula smile emoticon
This well-known vitamin is found in large quantities in arugula and helps to prevent cancer and maintain good health in the body by giving an extra push to your immune system. Vitamin C is one of the best defenses for your body to seek out dangerous, inflammatory free radicals and eliminate them from your body before they can cause real damage. Arugula is loaded with vitamins and minerals that increase the defenses of the body’s immune system. Plus the more you eat raw foods, the easier your body will function.
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Health Tip #111 Healing Benefits of Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus essential oil is very effective against cavities, dental plaque, gingivitis and other dental infections owing to its germicidal properties. This is why eucalyptus essential oil is so commonly found as an active ingredient in mouthwash, toothpaste, and other dental hygiene products. This is just one of the natural plants that God created for us to use.
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Health Tip #110 The Beautiful Star Fruit 
Star fruit is one of very low calorie exotic fruits. It has an impressive list of essential nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins required for well-being.Star fruit contains good quantities of vitamin-C. Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant. 100 g of fresh fruit provides 34.7 mg or 57% of daily-required levels of vitamin C. In general, consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the human body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.
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Health Tip #109 Avocados Green and Great
Avocados provide 20 essential nutrients including eight of the 13 essential vitamins: vitamins C, E, K and the B vitamins of B-6, folate, thiamine, riboflavin and pantothenic acid. Avocados also serve as a good source of essential minerals, including potassium and magnesium, they have more potassium per gram than a banana! Avocados contain 81 micrograms per ounce of the phytochemical lutein, which helps maintain healthy eyes and skin. In addition to being a rich source of nutrients, avocados also function as nutrient-boosters by helping the body absorb essential fat-soluble nutrients. Visit www.orlandobchealth.com
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