Food and nutrition are important parts of a person’s health and wellbeing. These days, with the legalization in many states for marijuana there are edibles that can do so much more for your health, but make sure you know what they can do, and the laws where you leave. Aside from this, there are many other “normal” foods that can do great things for your body and your mind.
When it comes to nutrition it’s important to eat foods that do good things for you. Here are some of the things that the right foods can do for your body.
Settle Your Stomach
If you have a stomach ache there is no need to pop pills. There are some more nutritional ways that you can ease a tummy ache. You want bland foods, one of the reasons why pregnant women eat crackers (it helps absorb the stomach acids).
Drinking a bottle of water with a splash of food grade peppermint oil is another great way to ease stomach problems. The potassium found in bananas can help you avoid dehydration and make your stomach start to feel better. If cramps are what’s bothering you, caraway seeds are helpful for relieving those, whether it’s from something you ate or it’s that time of the month.
Whether you have an infection that is causing some swelling, you’ve taken in too much sodium at it’s leading to some ankle swelling, or you have a have an auto-immune deficiency that causes inflammation, there are foods that you can eat to help relieve these things.
For one, stop the sodium intake. It’s not good for you anyway, especially if you have heart problems. If you want to eat foods that will help reduce swelling some of your options include foods that are rich in Omega 3’s. These are fatty fish, olive oil, nuts, and even flaxseed. Other inflammation fighting foods are tomatoes, garlic, and leafy greens.
Boost Your Immune System
The Omega 3’s listed above can also help you boost your immune system. In fact, those healthy fats are good for many things, from heart health to brain health. This is why it’s important to eat two servings of fish a week, for optimal health.
Antioxidants are another important aspect of a healthy immune system. You can find them in your vitamins, mainly vitamin C. Vitamin E is also good for you. If you eat a well rounded diet of fruits and vegetables you will be getting all of the vitamins that you need to be healthy.
If you are cutting back on refined sugars and sodium, and stocking up on more fresh foods, then you are easily on the path to a healthy diet and feeling good about yourself.