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Healthy Holiday Super Foods

1. Cinnamon

Cinnamon tea has been drunk to alleviate colds and congestion, and to treat diarrhea,” according to the Medicine Hunter, Chris Kilham.  Cinnamon supplements

And according to Chris Kilham cinnamon is effective in lowering high blood sugar levels in diabetics, because it contains cinnamtannin B1, a compound that combats Type 2 diabetes.

Cinnamon contains many antioxidant compounds, so it helps to prevent premature destruction of the body’s healthy cells.

2. Cranberries "Cranberries are able to prevent bacteria from attaching to the urinary tract, thus preventing urinary tract infections," said Terri Camesano, an associate professor in chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in central Massachusetts. Cranberry supplements and foods

3. Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkins seeds contain many important nutrients: iron, which is essential for blood cells; zinc, which can increase testosterone and form protein; calcium, which builds strong bones and magnesium, which builds healthy nerves and muscles.

Pumpkin seeds are also a good source of protein and the essential fatty acid omega-3.

4. Ginger

One of the biggest benefits of ginger is easing nausea, and many doctors recommend it as a natural way for pregnant women to stop feeling woozy.

Ginger oil has even been used for massage and can relieve arthritis with its anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is often included in many herbal decongestants and can help to minimize the symptoms of respiratory conditions, colds and allergies. Ginger kitchen products Ginger supplements

5. Pecans

Pecans are high in fiber, a good source of protein, contain healthy fats, and are rich in antioxidants, like vitamin E.

Pecans are also considered one of the best nuts for cooking. Just be careful of how much you have—a serving size should fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. Taste awfully good too, but too many will make you gain weight. Pecan kitchen products


6. Nutmeg

Nutmeg is also rich in the super-antioxidant quercetin, which provides powerful protection to the body and brain. Nutmeg utensils
 

source:http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/health/2010/12/03/holiday-superfoods/#ixzz17LxXm4if

 

 



 

 


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