Not only will healthy eating contribute to a healthy body, eating the correct food can help to target illnesses that have already taken effect within the body. Here is a list of foods with curative properties:
Yogurt and Kafir:
For yogurt to be truly beneficial it needs to contain live cultures which not all shop bought varieties contain. Yogurt containing a live culture such as lactobacillus can reduce the severity of bronchitis, frozen yogurt is also good for a throat infection.
Fish and Omega 3:
Fatty fish that are rich in omega 3 oils such as salmon and tuna and also flaxseed can be used to reduce inflammation. These anti-inflammatory fats are shown to protect the respiratory system from infection.
Fruit and veg:
Asthma tops the list of chronic diseases most prevalent among American children. In a survey carried out on 690 children in Crete, a country where few asthma symptoms develop, studies found that 80% of children consumed at least two pieces of fresh fruit per day and 68% consumed two pieces of veg a day.
Fish and poultry:
The body needs sufficient amounts of protein to recover from illness, protein rich foods are essential for tissue repair and for maintaining a strong immune system.
Although carbohydrates are the main source of energy for the body they are not always particularly nutrient rich or beneficial in other ways. Wholegrains retain protein, fiber, vitamin and mineral content that has often been depleted in processed grains such as white flour. Whole grains promote digestive function, tissue repair and immune system strength.
From the Livestrong website.