The 5 of the Hottest Healing Foods of 2014

Mike Barrett | Natural Society

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2014 was a great year for so many reasons. Although the health food and natural health movement had begun some time ago, it seems that this was the year that it truly took off. Many health battles have been won, and many advancements have been made in the natural health field that unveiled the true power of food, converting countless individuals to ‘foodies.’ Below are 5 of the hottest foods of 2014 that helped torpedo so many into a natural healing lifestyle.

1.  Turmeric
The popular Indian spice turmeric is perhaps the most talked about food of 2014 (except maybe kale). Widely used in India and known for it’s orange-hue. turmeric has been heavily researched in most recent years for its healing abilities. Most notable, though, is probably turmeric’s ability to both prevent and even help treat cancer.

Multiple studies have found that turmeric can slow the growth of both pancreatic and breast cancer cells. What’s more, a study published in the journal Cancer Letters has found that curcumin – the active protective compound within turmeric – can strike at the ‘root cause’ of cancerous tumor formation.

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2. Garlic
Garlic has been studied not only for it’s ability to fight bacterial and viral infections, but also infections from other microbes including yeasts/fungi and worms. One particular substance found in garlic called ajoene has been used to help prevent infections with the yeast Candida albicans.

Other research has shown that crushed garlic can help prevent infection by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patients with burns.

And of course, garlic is great for boosting the immune system, containing high levels of vitamin C and being identified. Because of its high potassium content, it can aid in absorption of essential nutrients, and help avoid digestive problems and fatigue as well.

The root can also prevent cancer, detoxify, hinder inflammation, and act as READ MORE at: http://naturalsociety.com/5-hottest-healing-foods-2014/

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