Mass marketing of synthetic drugs has caused many people to overlook the best medicine cabinet nature can provide: your organic garden. Not only do organic foods contain all of the nutrients your body needs but some may promote vitality and longevity as well.
Amla and blueberries, for example, are fruits rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Antioxidants reduce the amount of free radicals in the body, therefore preventing signs of aging such as wrinkles and age spots. Recent studies show that blueberries may help improve memory in elderly patients and may delay the onset of many neurodegenerative diseases.
Two minerals, selenium and zinc, exhibit anti-aging properties as well. Selenium, which is found in nuts, beans and seeds, has impressive antioxidant qualities. Zinc, which can be found in beans, nuts and seafood, benefits protein synthesis, enzyme regulation, and immune and cognitive function.
Ginger can be used to provide gastrointestinal relief, anti-inflammatory effects and immune-boosting action.
Turmeric has extremely potent anti-inflammatory agents and can provide cardiovascular protection, improve liver function and may lower cholesterol. Recent studies have shown that turmeric may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease too.
Saw palmetto, a plant, is popular for its ability to reduce swelling of the prostate gland. Saw palmetto is also an effective hormone regulator and helps managing and preventing hair loss.
Hippocrates said it best, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
This is why it is imperative to get your vitamins and minerals from organic whole foods, the way nature intended.