Monday, March 23, 2009

Natural Cures

Medicine does not always mean a little white pill. Everyday foods that we eat can actually have curative powers. Here is just a sampling of the "natural cures" that you can find right in your own kitchen.

almonds are one of many natural cures for our ailments
photo by Diane Dao

We've all experienced the heat from a little too much hot sauce, but whatever you do, don't down that glass of water! Instead, have a glass of milk handy. Milk relieves the burn on your tongue more effectively than water, as it washes away the oils in the spices, while water doesn't.

Feeling bloated from polishing off that bag of pretzels last night? Bananas, which are high in potassium, help regulate the fluid balance in your body, which can counteract bloating.

Bui's is not considered the best hangover cure for nothing! The secret? The eggs in the sandwiches. Eggs contain enzymes that combat the toxic by-products of alcohol being metabolized by the liver.

When that 3 p.m. afternoon slump hits, skip the coffee and grab a handful of almonds instead. These nuts are not only rich in protein, but they also contain magnesium, a mineral that plays a vital role in converting sugar into energy.


  1. Hi there! My name is Pearl and I came across your blog on; that photo of almonds is exquisite!

    Thanks for posting up all that cool info :)

  2. I have to be honest, this is really an excellent blog with wonderful health articles.



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