“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food,” Hippocrates, the father of medicine, once said.
Healing foods have been known to humankind since the beginning of history. Modern scientific researchers have confirmed their healing qualities. They’ve discovered phytochemicals and nutrients in these foods that restore and promote health.
Since I started this blog, I’ve been sharing recipes that aren’t only delicious — they also offer quite a number of health benefits. Below are the 10 best healing foods whose recipes you can find in my blog. Just click the name of the healing food you want to try to access the recipe. Enjoy!
1) Bone Broth
Bone broth is one of the most popular healing foods today. It makes your joints feel smooth. It also promotes digestive health by repairing the excess holes in the lining of your gut. The collagen in bone broth also makes your skin, hair, and nails look so much better! Ingesting collagen via bone broth is better than absorbing collagen from skin creams and lotions. Get the recipe here.
I recommend eating fermented foods because they contain a wide variety of beneficial microorganisms that support our health. These friendly microbes strengthen your immune system and detoxify your body. Plus, sauerkraut is made with cabbage, which is a cruciferous vegetable. Medical researchers have found that cruciferous vegetables help prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Get the recipe here.
Like sauerkraut, kimchi is made with cabbage, but it’s spicier. It originates from Korea where it is widely consumed. (Koreans say “kimchi” instead of “cheese” when they have their pictures taken.) Kimchi contains healthy bacteria that promote digestive health. It is rich in Vitamin A and C as well as other antioxidants that protect your body against oxidative damage from free radicals. It also has selenium that nourishes the thyroid gland and supports healthy metabolism. Get the recipe here.
4) Hot Chai Beverage
My hot chai recipe calls for cinnamon and ginger which have health benefits. Cinnamon enhances blood circulation and prevents blood sugar spikes. Ginger has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It also promotes digestive healing. Get the recipe here.
5) Healthy Gummy Candies
Got a sweet tooth? You can pop a couple of these candies into your mouth without guilt and worry. They’re sugar-free, and they’re made with collagen which is an essential building block of your hair, skin, nails, and joints. It’s one of those healing foods that your kids and the kid in you can enjoy! Get the recipe here.
6) Turmeric Lemonade
This refreshing drink has two ingredients that fight against inflammation — turmeric and ginger. Plus, the main ingredient, lemon, is rich in vitamin C. This fruit also balances your body’s pH levels and promotes healthy digestion. Get the recipe here.
7) Detox Salad
This is the star of all salads! Aside from having detoxifying properties, it contains antioxidants. It helps lower cholesterol and regulates your blood sugar, among other things. And its dressing makes it delightful! Get the recipe here.
8) Creamsicle Gummies
This is another collagen-dense sweet treat that’s delicious and fun to eat! It helps improve your joint health, skin elasticity, and gut health. The coconut adds a delicious creaminess to these sweet morsels. Get the recipe here.
9) Decaf Unicorn Fuel
Need a power drink but can’t tolerate caffeine? This energizing drink powers you up minus the jitters that you get from caffeinated coffee. Aside from energizing you, the maca in this drink also helps improve your focus. Get the recipe here.
10) Coconut Yogurt
This is another food item in this list that is rich in probiotics. This yogurt is tangy, creamy, satisfying, and dairy-free! It’s made with full-fat coconut milk and it’s easy to make! Get the recipe here.
So there you have it — 10 best healing foods whose recipes have been featured in my blog. Try them and your body will thank you!
Now, over to you — have you tried any of these recipes? If so, please let me know what you think.