A healthy arsenal in your kitchen

Gerald W. Deas M.D., MPH | 7/21/2016, 12:52 p.m.
A healthy arsenal in your kitchen Everybody can be a healthy somebody by eating the following foods:
Dr. Gerald Deas

A healthy arsenal in your kitchen

Everybody can be a healthy somebody by eating the following foods:

Apples—Protect your heart, prevent constipation, block diarrhea, improve lung capacity and cushion joints.

Apricots—Combat cancer, control blood pressure, save your eyesight, shield against Alzheimer’s and slow the aging process.

Artichokes—Aid digestion, lower cholesterol, protect your heart, stabilize blood sugar and guard against liver disease.

Avocados—Battle diabetes, lower cholesterol, help stop strokes, control blood pressure and smooth skin.

Bananas—Protect your heart, quiet a cough, strengthen bones, control blood pressure and block diarrhea.

Beans—Prevent constipation, help hemorrhoids, lower cholesterol, combat cancer and stabilize blood sugar.

Beets—Control blood pressure, combat cancer, strengthen bones, protect your heart and aid weight loss.

Blueberries—Combat cancer, protect your heart, stabilize blood sugar, boost memory and prevent constipation.

Broccoli—Strengthens bones, saves eyesight, combats cancer, protects your heart and controls blood pressure.

Cabbage—Combats cancer, prevents constipation, promotes weight loss, protects your heart and helps hemorrhoids.

Cantaloupe—Saves eyesight, controls blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, combats cancer and supports the immune system.

Carrots—Save eyesight, protect your heart, prevent constipation, combat cancer and promote weight loss.

Cauliflower—Protects against prostate cancer, combats breast cancer, strengthens bones, banishes bruises and guards against heart disease.

Cherries—Protect your heart, combat cancer, end insomnia, slow the aging process and shield against Alzheimer’s

Chestnuts—Promote weight loss, protect your heart, lower cholesterol, combat cancer and control blood pressure.

Chili peppers—Aid digestion, sooth sore throat, clear sinuses, combat cancer and boost the immune system.

Figs—Promote weight loss, help stop strokes, lower cholesterol, combat cancer and control blood pressure.

Fish—Protects your heart, boosts memory, combats cancer and supports the immune system.

Flax—Aids digestion, battles diabetes, protects your heart, improves mental health and boosts the immune system.

Garlic—Lowers cholesterol, controls blood pressure, combats cancer, kills bacteria and fights fungus.

Grapefruit—Protects against heart attacks, promotes weight loss, helps stop strokes, combats prostate cancer and lowers cholesterol.

Grapes—Save eyesight, conquer kidney stones, combat cancer, enhance blood flow and protect your heart.

Green tea—Combats cancer, protects your heart, helps stop strokes, promotes weight loss and kills bacteria.

Honey—Heals wounds, aids digestion, guards against ulcers, increases energy and fights allergies.

Lemons—Combat cancer, protect your heart, control blood pressure, smooth skin and stop scurvy.

Limes—Combat cancer, protect your heart, control blood pressure, smooth skin and stop scurvy.

Mangoes—Combat cancer, boost memory, regulate thyroid, aid digestion, shield against Alzheimer’s.

Mushrooms—Control blood pressure, lower cholesterol, kill bacteria, combat cancer and strengthen bones.

Oats: Lower cholesterol, combat cancer, battle diabetes, prevent constipation and smooth skin.

Olive oil—Protects your heart, promotes weight loss, combats cancer, battles diabetes and smoothes skin.

Onions—Reduce the risk of heart attack, combat cancer, kill bacteria, lower cholesterol and fight fungus.

Oranges—Support the immune systems, combat cancer, protect your heart and straighten respiration.

Peaches—Prevent constipation, combat cancer, help stop strokes, aid digestion and help hemorrhoids.

Peanuts—Protect against heart disease, promote weight loss, combat prostate cancer and lower cholesterol but aggravate diverticulitis.

Pineapple—Strengthens bones, relieves colds, aids digestion, dissolves warts and blocks diarrhea.

Prunes—Slow aging process, prevent constipation, boost memory, lower cholesterol and protect against heart disease.

Rice—Protects your heart, battles diabetes, conquers kidney stones, combats cancer and helps stop strokes.

Strawberries—Combat cancer, protect your heart, boost memory and calm stress.

Sweet potatoes—Save your eyesight, lift mood, combat cancer and strengthen bones.

Tomatoes—Protect prostate, combat cancer, lower cholesterol and protect your heart.

Walnuts—Lower cholesterol, combat cancer, boost memory, lift mood and protect against heart disease.

Water—Promotes weight loss, combats cancer, conquers kidney stones and smoothes skin.

Watermelon—Protects prostate, promotes weight loss, lowers cholesterol, helps stop strokes and controls blood pressure.

Wheat germ—Combat colon cancer, prevent constipation, lower cholesterol, help stop stroke and improve digestion.

Yogurt—Guards against ulcers, strengthens bones, lowers cholesterol, supports the immune systems and aids digestion.