Eating mucilaginous foods is one of the best things you can do, these life giving foods have so many health benefits... here are a some foods that can change your life.
Nopales - This is a cactus that has prickly pear fruits that are great... but the stems have amazing powerful healing qualities too. Studies show that nopales lowers LDL or bad cholesterol by almost 35%, and lowered blood glucose by almost 20%.
Nopales is a powerful antioxidant that works well for arthritis and other inflammatory diseases and autoimmune disease, plus it also treats gastric ulcers and it contains more than 7 different antioxidants that help to slow the aging process and prevent disease caused by free radicals.
And nopales also contains lots of vitamin C too! Plus it gives your body a boost of energy and also boosts your immune system thus helping to protect you from colds and flues. And the red fruit binds with fat... and it’s high in fiber thus lowering cholesterol and helping with obesity.
Chia and Flax Seeds - Chis seeds are little black and white seeds that have powerful benefits because they contain Omega 3 oils and lower blood pressure, and prevent the blockage of arteries with plaques. And chia is a good anti-inflammatory agent too... thus helping with inflammation related to heart disease. And as little as 3 oz of chia seeds has more iron than spinach and more calcium than milk.
Chia lowers blood sugar levels, cholesterol and trigs, and gives you a boost of powerful energy, and the Native Americans gave it to their warriors and runners as a super food. Chia also has tryptophan which is a sleep inducing protein that induces sleep. And chia seeds are packed full of insoluble fiber, soluble fiber, and nutrients that promote the growth of good bacteria in your colon.
Flax contain lignans that help with hormone balance, fertility, and help with menopause too. And flax are also packed full of Omega 3 oils and lots of good fiber to lower cholesterol and maintain a powerful immune system. They also contain magnesium, B Vitamins and manganese too, plus they stabilize blood sugar and sooth the GI tract... and keep it moving... and prevent diabetes. Flax seeds are low in carbs and thus work well for weight loss, and they give you that full feeling so you eat less.
Flax also contains polyphenols like green tea and have lots of antioxidants that help prevent cancer. And studies show that people who eat one ounce of ground flax seeds daily reduce their metabolic syndrome by 20%.
Slipper Elm and Marshmallow Root - Slippery elm and marshmallow root powder comes from the inner lining of a elm tree and the roots of the marshmallow plant... and when mixed with water creates a slippery mucus like material that works wonders for IBS, Crohn’s disease, acid reflux, gastric ulcers, constipation and diarrhea. They also help with heartburn and can sooth away gas and irritation especially when combined with activated charcoal, and they detox the body too!
Both of them sooth the mucus membranes and help with asthma, colds, flues, and even sore throats. Thus they are used in all natural cough drops to sooth and moistening mucus membranes.
They can even be used for burns, psoriasis, and even skin infections, rashes, and hemorrhoids. Slippery elm can be used as a nutritional food for infants and older people, and marshmallow root dissolves away kidney and bladders stones.
Aloe - Everyone knows about aloe for burns but did you know that aloe also helps with gastric ulcers, lowering stomach acid, and prevents gastric reflux, and helps with Crohn’s disease and IBS, and aloe is a great alkalizing agent too.
Aloe keeps your GI system regular thus ending constipation. And aloe is also a good anti-inflammatory agent that works wonders for arthritis, plus it lowers and stabilizes blood glucose and triglycerides, and it’s full of electrolytes.
Plus aloe reduces blood pressure and works well for binding up free radicals thus slow the aging process, and it kills cancer cells and boosts the immune system.
And all these foods prevent the over growth of yeast in the body.
So have some healthy mucilaginous food that will do your body good.
You can find all of these foods at your local supermarket, on-line, or at your local health food store.
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist, Counselor, and Spiritual Advisor for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Center for Creative Living Church, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab teas www.paulhaider.com