Honey is one of the best treatments for a persistent or viral cough. One of the most effective ways to use honey is to create a mixture of 5 parts honey and one part instant coffee. Each morning, mix one teaspoon of the mixture into a small cup of boiling water until dissolved. Drinking this mixture several days in a row may help to relieve your persistent cough.
Shrimp is high in Vitamins B12 and D which are essential to bone health. Adding a few servings of shrimp to your diet weekly can help keep your bones strong and healthy.
Raspberries contain anthocyanins which boost insulin production and help smooth out blood sugar levels, making it a good snack food. Delicious and sweet without spiking blood sugar levels.
Several recent studies have shown that drinking tart cherry concentrate several times a day helps to relieve muscle pain, arthritis pain and the pain from gout. The tradeoff, however, is that you’re getting several servings of fruit with all of the calories and none of the fiber.
Sweet potatoes are a rich source of beta-carotene that your body will convert to Vitamin A. Vitamin A is one of the best nutrients for the skin. So whether you’re trying to avoid the effects of aging, or recovering from a sunburn, sweet potatoes, even fixed as oven baked fries can help.
If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, you’ll never want another. Lemons are the highest source of citrate of any of the citrus fruits. Citrate will help dissolve calcium before it can form into a kidney stone. Squeeze fresh lemons or buy commercial lightly-sweetened lemonade. Both work.
Asparagus contains enzymes that will not only slow down the absorption of alcohol if you eat it before you go out, but will also prevent the hangover that follows should you overindulge. The best cure for a hangover, of course, is to avoid excess, but if you do, a few stalks of asparagus can lessen the symptoms.