Most people keep trying to make improvements to their regular grocery lists – like price/saving adjustments, need/want stuff and also, these days, adding or removing things that may be beneficial to their family’s health. If you haven’t already, consider adding these items to your grocery list for the benefit of your and your loved ones’ health:
Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil
For a long time, it was thought that coconut oil has unhealthy fat contributing to heart disease if consumed. However, this view about it has changed radically and it is considered good for overall health of the body.
Coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils to cook with, mix in salad dressings, add to smoothies or even take by the spoonful. On top of tasting great and offering us a healthy fat, it also has antiviral/antifungal properties.
…coconut oil is actually a life-saver. That’s because it’s a prime source of a key disease-fighting substance lauric acid the same one found in mother’s milk that helps protect newborns against a broad range of pathogens (and, in fact, is now regarded as an important immune-booster for AIDS patients). In addition, various studies have shown heart patients recovering after being fed coconut oil, as is noted by Mary G. Enig, Ph.D., an internationally renowned nutritionist/biochemist who is a staunch advocate of coconut oil’s benefits.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
This inexpensive health food is probably one of the most important things you should have in the fridge. It aids in digestion and helps rid the body of toxins. I recommend adding a few tablespoons of ACV to your favorite salad or making a sour cider with water, lime, stevia and a teaspoon of ACV to drink before bedtime.
…”An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” apples are one of the oldest, most nutritious foods on earth. They are rich in potassium, a mineral many of us are deficient in, and a deficiency that causes old age to creep upon us sooner. Calcium maintains our hard tissues such as bones, and potassium is the equivalent to the body’s soft tissues, keeping the body’s flesh and arteries soft and resilient. Fresh, organic apples are used to make Apple Cider Vinegar, which contains necessary ingredients, such as enzymes, and life-stimulating minerals, mainly potassium, in a natural state. Besides being a natural stimulant for vitality, Apple Cider Vinegar cleanses and restores nutrients to the body so that the body can heal itself.
- Helps Remove Body Toxins
- Helps Promote a Youthful Body
- Helps support a healthy immune system
- Helps Maintain Healthy Skin
- Helps Control Weight
- Improves Digestion and Assimilation
- Soothes Tight and Aching Joints and Sore Muscles from exercise
- Soothes irritated skin
A Non-edible use of the combination of these two items above: The combined use of coconut oil with apple cider vinegar, makes for a natural head lice treatment. For detailed instructions for this use, you may visit this article by Nena Patrick.
Coconut Oil: A Dietary Hero Misidentified as a Culprit [Body Ecology]
What is Virgin Coconut Oil? [Tropical Traditions]
Gina Laverde is a Chicago-based writer and researcher whose expertise in natural health stems from her experiences with Body Ecology Diet, Blood Type Diet and homeopathic remedies. Gina believes that we’re in the midst of a serious world health crisis, and that the key to survival lies within our guts.