West Indian Cherry (Acerola)
Acerola possesses the highest content of vitamin C for any plant-derived fruits/berries. The berries also contain a small amount of B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, folates and pantothenic acid. It contains very good amounts of vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folic acid. These vitamins act as co-factors to help the human body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
Basil leaves are considered as an anti-stress agent. Chewing around 12 basil leaves twice a day on a regular basis purifies your blood, prevents stress and develops a sharp mind. Basil leaves are effective in alleviating coughing and colds.
Beets are high in vitamin A and the enzyme Betaine, which nourishes and strengthens the liver and gallbladder. Beets are an excellent source of potassium and provide a cleansing effect for the liver, kidneys, and gallbladder.
Carrots are a great source of vitamins A, B, C, iron, potassium, calcium, and sodium. It also helps to cleanse the liver, digestive system and prevent the formation of kidney stones, and relieve symptoms of arthritis and gout
Cayenne stimulates blood circulation and purifies the blood. It also promotes fluid elimination and sweating, and is most often used as a stimulating nerve tonic.
Ginger stimulates blood flow to the digestive system and increases nutrient absorption. It is also useful for indigestion as it absorbs and neutralizes toxins in the stomach.
A great source of vitamins and minerals, honey is also a natural antiseptic due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It also energizes the body, boosts immunity, and is a good remedy for sore throats and colds.
Lemons, aside from being high in vitamin C, which helps strengthen the immune system, also contain antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.
Mango has high level of vitamin C, pectin and fibres that help to lower serum cholesterol levels. Mango is rich in tartaric acid, malic acid and traces of citric acid that primarily help in maintaining the alkali reserve of the body. Mango also has aphrodisiac qualities and is called the ‘love fruit’. Mangoes increase the virility in men and help to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive.
This potent antioxidant is known to guard against skin cancer and prostate growth and prevent the growth of cysts, tumors and glands. It is also used to prevent liver, kidney, stomach and thyroid problems and is effective for treating arthritis, rheumatism and joint pain.
Known as nature's candy, Raspberries contain the antioxidants alpha and beta-carotene, Raspberries contain powerful antioxidants that work against free radicals, inhibiting tumor growth and decreasing inflammation in the body.
Passion fruit contains high amount of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, both of whom are strong anti-oxidants. The antioxidants in Passion fruit also aid in cleaning the colon. Passion fruit also has the ability to prevent cancerous growth, stimulate digestion, boost immune function, improve eyesight, increase skin health, regulate fluid balance in the body, lower blood pressure, boost circulation, and improve bone mineral density.
Raw cocoa may lower LDL cholesterol, reduce the risk of blood clots, increase blood flow to the arteries, lower high blood pressure, boost cognitive performance and provide essential minerals such as calcium and potassium. It is a power food packed with antioxidants, phytochemicals, minerals, and the building blocks of neurotransmitters and other “feel good” hormones.
Romaine lettuce is a great source of vitamin A, which helps support your immune system and counteracts free radical damage often associated with inflammatory conditions such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Sorrel / Hibiscus
Sorrel has been found to have a wide range of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, calcium, niacin, riboflavin and a group of compounds known as flavonoids. Its ability to boost eyesight, strengthen the immune system, improve digestion, build strong bones, increase circulation, increase energy levels, help prevent cancer, reduce certain skin conditions, lower blood pressure, increase appetite, slow the aging process, protect against diabetes, strengthen heart health, and improve kidney health has certainly make its consumption favorable.
Spinach is a good source of choline, which improves mental function, folic acid, a heart protector, and a cancer fighting carotenoid. It is also high in chlorophyll, vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, protein and potassium.
Also called graviola, contains natural compounds with medicinal properties, making it potentially beneficial for your health. Soursop leaves can inhibit cancer cells and cure cancer more quickly and effectively than chemotherapy which results in several side effects besides being expensive. In fact, research has proved that soursop has an active ingredient that is 10000 times stronger than chemotherapy in fighting cancer cells. Thus, soursop leaves can treat different types of cancers including prostate, lung and breast cancers.
Strawberries are called ‘the queen of fruits” in Asian countries because it’s packed with health benefits. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and aids in prevention of cardiovascular diseases, improve regulation of blood sugar, decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes, and prevent certain cancer types including breast, cervical, colon, and esophageal cancer.
Tamarind is a good source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Iron is essential for red blood cell production and as a co-factor for cytochrome oxidases enzymes. Tamarind lowers cholesterol and promotes a healthy heart