Some products are capable of replacing human medicine. While they do not necessarily need to eat, and can be used to make compresses and masks.
This assures a German physician and author of the book “Healing food” Francis Rubin. She made a list of “10 foods 100 diseases”, which advises to always have in the fridge.
Among such products called oat, cabbage, potatoes, onions, ginger, oil, honey, lemon, turmeric, and salt.
For example, almost universal in its properties oats: their use will regulate the level of cholesterol in the blood and will help in the fight against excess weight, reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.
Rubin also recommends the use of a decoction of oats and in atopic eczema – a disease accompanied by inflammation of the skin and severe itching. In General the mask from the cereal will help soothe sensitive skin and hydrate dry.
Natural honey with horseradish, she says, will become an effective folk remedy for bronchitis. But ginger has an invigorating effect and thins the blood, which helps prevent heart attacks and stroke.
Also Rubin debunked the myth about the dangers of potatoes – according to her, people with diseases of the biliary tract you need to eat it cooked about once a week. It will be a good tool which reduces pain with heartburn.
In turn, the cabbage facilitates digestion and is good for the eyes and also prevents the emergence of cancer.
As for oils, the doctor encourages everyone to “find themselves”, since they vary in their useful qualities. For example, olive oil will help to strengthen blood vessels, and Flaxseed – good for arthritis and help prevent blood clots. The pumpkin seed oil is indispensable for prostate problems.
Onion soup will benefit in cystitis. And has anti-inflammatory actions of turmeric, says the doctor, and even allows you to reduce the risk of cancer.
As for the salt, then you can make a solution for gargling and rinsing the nose for colds and baths – gout.
If you do not give rest to the headache, you can drink coffee with lemon. Latest Rubin advises eating every day – because it has anti-inflammatory properties and has a positive effect on the skin.