Nowadays, nutritionists as well as doctors are more and more convinced that the best way to prevent many diseases is to eat healthy foods. You have probably heared about certain nutrition-packed foods considered to be superfoods.
They have amazing health benefits on its own, so imagine what they can do when combined. Well know you can try it because we will present you this recipe for a natural tonic that you can prepare in your kitchen and it contain six of the best superfoods around:
- 1/4 cup grated ginger
- 1/4 cup finely chopped garlic
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 fresh peppers, the hottest you can find (wear gloves when handling)
- 2 tbsp grated horseradish
- 2 tbsp turmeric powder or 2 knuckles of turmeric root
- 24 oz apple cider vinegar (unfiltered and organic)
Take a large bowl and put all the ingredients together, except the vinegar, and mix them well. Then, transfer the mixture to a 32-ounce mason jar, and pour the vinegar into the jar. At the end, close tightly the jar and store it in a cool, dry spot. Shake this mixture several times on a daily basis for 2 weeks, and then strain all of the liquid through a cheescloth into a separate container.Use the remaining herbs and vegetables for cooking.
Why are these superfoods so good for you? Here’s more information about each of them:
Beside its use in cooking, garlic is one of the most potent natural remedies. The beneficial compound in garlic is a high-sulfur substance called allicin. But in order to get the best benefits from garlic, it should be taken raw because when heated, it loses its medicinal benefits.
Garlic can slow down hardening of the arteries, it is good for the heart and for circulatory system. Scientific studies have shown that garlic lowers the risk of lung and brain cancer. There is also evidence that it may prevent intestinal infections.
Horseradish is full of nutrients and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, zinc, calcium, vitamin C and many more. It is a natural remedy for high blood pressure and it promotes heart health, strenghtens the immune system and it stimulates digestion. Most importantly, glucosinolates in horseradish help prevent cancer.
Indian and Chinese medicine has been useing turmeric since ancient times for healing many health conditions. Turmeric is extremely beneficial for our health because it contains curcumin which i an anti-inflammatory substance that is also an anti-oxidant. It should be mentioned that you should take it with black pepper which helps in better absorbtion. Because curcumin is fat soluble, it also helps to eat turmeric with foods that have some fat in them.
According to many studies , turmeric helps fight cancer, heart disease and dementia. Many people have reported that turmeric cures diarrhea and helps irritable bowel syndrome and other stomach ailments.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is considered as cure-all and it has proved to be effective for weight loss, diabetes relief, lowered cholesterol and many other health problems. It also has the ability to lower blood sugar by blocking the digestion of some starches. According to many studies, a regular consumation of apple cider vinegar lowers cholesterol.
The unfiltered product has a hazy appearance, and even may have strands or a blob of beneficial bacteria. Don’t change your mind and take it anyways, because this is the part that’s so good for you. Keep in mind that apple cider vinegar must always be diluted before taking it because it is very strong.
They are very beneficial for your heat because they help increase blood circulation. It contains capsaicin, which is its main active ingredient that is responsible for the flavor and hotness of the peppers. The same substance increases blood flow by stimulating nerves.
Moreover, hot peppers make it harder for the body to absorb cholesterol. Jalapenos, cayenne peppers and habaneros are the ones that contain significant amounts of capsaicin. However, sweet bell peppers also contain some capsaicin.
Medicinally, ginger is best known for the ability to reduce nausea and vomiting. It also has the ability to reduce pain and inflammation and has a warming effect on the body. It has the ability to inhibit harmful gut bacteria and provides some protection from ulcers. Additionally, it weakens the virus that causes the common cold!
Take Daily for Best Results
At the begining, you should start with one tablespoon of this tonic per day, and then build up to 3 or 4 times a day. This natural antibiotic tonic is very powerful and the taste is hot and strong. However, don’t dilute it because it will lessen the positive effects. This is a tested preventative tonic that will help you stay in the best health possible!