Sinus and Food

Good Foods for the Sinuses:

So here is a list of good foods for the sinuses -assuming there are no allergy symptom–sinus pressure, congestion, drainage, etc. – in connection with them:

  1. Fruits
    • pineapples
    • lemons and limes
    • grapefruits
    • avocados
      • has high quantity of potassium
        • to keep bodily tissues supple and healthy
        • promotes good general health
      • it also helps regularity
    • apples
    • pears
    • apricots
    • peaches
    • canned fruits are also good, but fresh one are better
    • Fresh vegetables
      • carrots
      • lettuces
      • turnips
      • salad, leafy
      • water cress, etc.
    • Coconut water
      • it has much potassium
      • it is credited with bodily cleansing properties

Foods to Clear the Sinuses:

  • Fresh fruits
  • Pineapple
  • Vegetables
    • cruciferous are known for their cleansing and medicinal properties
    • using several vegetables is preferable
  • Garlic
    • shown to have “antibiotic-like” properties
    • Also shown to have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties
    • hundred of scientific studies attest to its remedial validity
  • Onions
  • Chiles
  • Ginger
  • Cayenne pepper

Worst Foods for the Sinuses:

  • eggnog
  • milkshake
  • ice cream
  • cow’s milk

Mucus Producing Foods:

  1. Eggs
    • especially fried eggs
    • an occasional use seems to be fine
    • foods combining sugar and egg should be avoided
  2. Food containing additives
  3. Omega-6 fatty acids containing foods
  4. Foods with additives
  5. Refined vegetable oils
    • safflower
    • sunflower
    • corn oil
    • sesame
  6. Saturated fats and trans fats
    • high fat meats
    • dairy products
    • deep-fried foods
  7. Large amounts of salt
  8. Fermented foods
    • cheese
    • sour kraut
    • wine
    • beer, etc.
  9. Foods containing large amounts of sugar
    • soft drinks
    • desserts
    • ice cream
    • cold breakfast cereals with sugar
  10. Cow’s milk–possibly one of the worst
  11. Refined carbohydrates
    • white bread
    • white rice
    • pastas
  12. Possibly mucus producing
    • soy in its various forms
    • potatoes
    • cabbage
    • bananas
    • meats

Foods Which Do Not Produce Mucus

These are the foods not only friendly to people with mucus issues, but better foods all around

  • Fruits
    • pineapples
    • lemons and limes
    • grapefruits
      • has cleansing properties
      • promotes general health a
    • avocados
    • apples
    • pears
    • apricots
    • peaches
  • Fresh vegetables
    • carrots
    • lettuces
    • turnips
    • water cress, etc.
  • Coconut water
    • it has much potassium
    • it is credited with bodily cleansing properties

Foods Which Can Help Clear the Sinuses

  • Fresh fruits
  • Pineapple
    • it has cleansing properties
    • bromelain is its active medicinal ingredient
  • Vegetables
    • cruciferous are known for their cleansing and medicinal properties
    • many different vegetables are needed daily for a balanced diet
  • Garlic
    • deemed to be a “miracle herb”
    • called nature’s “antibiotic”
    • deemed to have anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
    • the list of remedial benefits is long
    • thousands of scientific research attest the validity of many claims
  • Onions
  • Chiles
    • together with other hot spices it clears the and sinuses breathing passages
    • it’s inexpensive and readily available
  • Ginger
  • Cayenne pepper

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Top Vitamin E Rich Foods

Vitamin E Rich Foods List

Almonds
1 oz: 7.3 mg (27% DV)

Spinach
1 bunch: 6.9 mg (26% DV)

Sweet Potato
1 Tbsp: 4.2 mg (15% DV)

Avocado
1 whole: 2.7 mg (10% DV)

Wheat germ
1 ounce: 4.5 mg (17% DV)

Sunflower seeds
2 Tbsp: 4.2 mg (15% DV)

Butternut squash
1 cup, cubed: 2 mg (7% DV)

Olive oil
1 Tbsp: 2 mg (7% DV)

BENEFITS:

Healthy hair and skin
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps decrease environmental damage to the hair and skin. It also promotes circulation to the scalp and helps strengthen capillary walls in the skin. It improves skin moisture and elasticity.

PMS
Taking a vitamin E supplement 2-3 days before and 2-3 days after a menstrual period reduces cramping, anxiety, and cravings all related to PMS.

Eye Health
Vitamin E may help decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of blindness. In order for vitamin E to be effective for vision, it must also be consumed with adequate intakes of vitamin C, beta carotene, and zinc.

  • Balance cholesterol
  • Repair damaged skin
  • Thicken hair
  • Balance hormones
  • Improve vision

The RDA for vitamin E is 15 mg/day. The Daily Value is 27 mg/day.

Almond Milk Barista Blend

The milk that goes best with your coffee or tea

  • Complements the world’s finest coffees
  • Rich and frothy
  • Great almond taste

Product Features

  • Dairy Free
  • Casein Free
  • Cane Sugar Free
  • Soy Free
  • Gluten Free

Product Information

Almond Barista Blend is a great tasting, creamy alternative to dairy and soy milk – made from almonds, a natural super food. Almond milk has many beneficial health properties and is the perfect alternative for those that are lactose intolerant. Enjoy the sweet almond flavour with your cup of coffee.

Ingredients

Water, Almonds (2.5%), Vegetable Oil (Sunflower Seed), Corn Maltodextrin, Acidity Regulator (Dipotassium Phosphate, Potassium Citrate), Sea Salt, Emulsifier (Sunflower Lecithin), Stabiliser (Carrageenan, Guar Gum), Flavouring.

Warnings

Refrigerate after opening and use within 5 days. Do not freeze.

Directions

Shake well before each use.

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Black Rice

GOODLIFE ORGANIC RICE is free from harmful chemical pesticides and cooks into a delicious and nutritious dish. Choose from the red, white or black variety.

Product Features

  • No Sodium

Product Information

Rice is low in fat and calories while providing instant and fast energy. It stabilizes blood sugar levels, and provides an essential source of Vitamin B1. It does not contain harmful fats, cholesterol or sodium.

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Hemp Seed Benefits and Nutrition Profile

Hemp Seed Nutrition Profile 

Here is what we know about the therapeutic benefits of hemp.

  • Excellent 3:1 balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which promote cardiovascular health.
  • High in gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential omega-6 fatty acid found in borage oil and egg yolks that has been proven to naturally balance hormones.
  • “Perfect protein” not only containing all 20 amino acids, but also each of the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce.
  • Rich in soluble and un-soluble fiber which naturally cleanses the colon and reduces sugar cravings

Hemp seeds are also a rich source of phytonutrients including:

Minerals 

·      Calcium (145mg per 100 grams)

·      Iron (14mg per 100 grams)

·      Magnesium (483mg per 100 grams)

·      Manganese (7mg per 100 grams)

·      Phosphorus (1160mg per 100 grams)

·      Potassium (859mg per 100 grams)

·      Zinc  (7mg per 100 grams)

Vitamins

·      Vitamin A (3800 IU mg per 100 grams)

·      Vitamin B1 (0.4mg per 100 grams)

·      Vitamin B2 (0.11 mg per 100 grams)

·      Vitamin B3(2.8 mg per 100 grams)

·      Vitamin B6 (0.12 mg per 100 grams)

·      Vitamin D (22.77.5 IU mg per 100 grams)

·      Vitamin E (90 mg IU mg per 100 grams)

Uniqueness of GLA in Hemp Seeds

Also found in evening primrose oil, borage seed oil and black currant oil, gamma linolenic acid is one of the more confusing anti-cancer compounds being promoted by the American Cancer Society and natural healthy enthusiasts today.

Because it’s an omega-6 fatty acid, people get tripped up because we’ve been told ad nauseam that omega-6 fatty acids are bad for us and that an imbalanced omega-3/6 ratio is one of leading causes of disease in America today. Granted, most people don’t consume enough omega-3’s, but that’s not because naturally occurring omega-6s are bad for you.

The problem is that Americans rely too heavily on processed and fast foods made with commercial vegetable oils, which are high in omega-6’s. If everyone only ate fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds no one would ever have an omega-3/6 ratio out of whack and we wouldn’t even be having this discussion!

What’s the bottom line? You should boost your natural omega-3 intake, limit your vegetable oil consumption and enhance your omega-6’s with GLA-rich foods like hemp seeds!

According to the American Cancer Society, some researchers are providing evidence that many people with cancer, diabetes and skin allergies do not make enough GLA and could benefit from supplementation.

In addition to helping cancer drugs work better, studies have actually shown that GLA can slow or stop cancer as a standalone treatment!

GLA and GLA-rich foods like hemp seeds have also been observed to help people with:

  • ADHD
  • Breast pain
  • Diabetes and diabetic neuropathy
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Obesity
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Skin allergies

7 Major Hemp Seed Benefits

 1. Hormones (GLA) 

Research in the 1980s observed that hormone-like substances called prostaglandins play a key role in helping the body function smoothly. It was discovered that prostaglandins help smooth muscles contract, control inflammation and body temperature, and are vital to other body functions.

Hemp seed-rich GLA is known to be a necessary building block for some prostaglandins, and researchers have surmised that GLA supplementation is necessary for proper hormone health, which is probably why many women suffering from PMS have been helped by it.

2. Arthritis and Joint Pain

A 6 month study published in the journal of Arthritis and Rheumatism found that consuming the stand alone GLA found in hemp seeds reduced arthritis symptoms by 25% compared to the placebo at only 4%.  This along with the fact that hemp seeds have an ideal ratio of omega-3/6 fats along with it’s other minerals help naturally reduce inflammation.

For treatment take 1 tbsp of hemp seed oil daily.

3. Weight Loss

Hemp is known as a natural appetite suppressant and can help you feel full longer and reduce sugar cravings. Some experts recommend that adding 4 tablespoons of the seeds to your breakfast will help curb excess hunger the entire day.

4. Digestive Health 

High in insoluble and soluble fiber, hemp seeds provide more than enough bulk to keep your gastrointestinal system regular. Additionally, this healthy mixture of roughage feeds the probiotics in your gut and helps secure a robust immune system.

5. Hair/Skin/Nails

Hemp seed benefits for skin and hair go a long way at improving dry, red, flaking skin. Mostly used in high-end cosmetic products, hemp oil is oftentimes included in lip balms, lotions and soaps. The oil in the hemp seeds is known to penetrate the inner layers of the skin and promote healthy cell growth; the recipe for smooth, soft skin.

Since hempseed oil is also good for skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema, it is a good idea to eat at least a couple tablespoons of hemp seed every day to maximize these benefits as well and then create a homemade skin cream combining hemp seed oil, shea butter and essential oils like lavender.

6. Cancer

Because of it’s perfect fatty-acid profile of omega-3 fats and GLA, this helps naturally balance inflammation levels and strengthen the immune system.

The British Journal of Cancer reports that the THC in hemp seeds can stop and possibly reverse glioblastoma multiforme (a deadly form of brain cancer). The journal of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment confirmed the THC in hemp seeds improved advanced stage breast cancer. Researchers from the University of Rostock, Germany discovered the same hemp seed benefits for lung cancer.

After evaluating the research consuming hemp seeds could be part of a healthy anti-cancer diet and natural treatment plan.

7. Heart Health

Some of the key ingredients in building a healthy heart include fiber, plant-based protein, healthy fats and eating less sugar.  And hemp seeds help in doing all of those things.

I recommend adding 2 tbsp of hemp seeds to a morning smoothie to naturally lower blood pressure, reduce LDL cholesterol, raise HDL cholesterol and improve triglycerides.

Other Hempseed Uses

Hemp is, in fact, one of the most widely utilized and diverse industrial crops in the world. Its fibers are considered the longest and most durable of all natural fibers and it can even be grown without deadly herbicides and pesticides! Some of the more commercial uses include:

·      Body care products

·      Building materials

·      Cleaning products

·      Health foods

·      Plastics

·      Textiles