#Food as medicine – 5 nutrients with healing effects

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Food is more than just an energy source. Food can be medicine! Here’s a choice of 5 types of foods that have healing effects, and that you will always find in my home. I use them for anything! Primarily because they taste great, but also as part of a plan for a long and healthy life.

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It‘s very easy for people who are into training to focuse more on food as a source of energy, rather than an important tool for a healhy life! My hope is that people out there do not forget completely that food is a powerful medicine man! It might even surpass a lot of medicines out there. I sure think so..!


Pineapple is a good source of vitamin A and C. Vitamin A is essential for vision and is involved in controlling growth and development .. Vitamin C is an essential antioxidant that protects body cells against harmful degradation. Furthermore the pineapple has a positive effect on the digestive enzyme. It contains bromelain, which stimulates and facilitates the breakdown of starchy food.

In addition, pineapple supposedly help the blood to clot, has anti-inflammatory effect, and helps the healing of open cuts. In addition, it tastes good on just about anything! Try it in salads, on the pizza, with meat, shrimps, in a freshly squeezed juice or even as dessert. Have you ever tried pineapple with mint ..?



Avocados are like gold! So valuable to have in your fridge. Tastes super good, and are bursting with fiber. Furthermore they contain monounsaturated fatty acids that helps remove Low Density Lipids in the blood and thus the “bad” cholesterol in the blood .. This fruit is also rich in potassium and B-, E-, K-, A and C vitamins as well as antioxidants to reduce degrading of cells / tissues in the body. Have you tried the avocado on a slice of bread instead of butter? Or in a green smoothie?



This magic medicineof an onion first of all makes anything tastes better, and second; there are so many health benefits of eating garlic. It is said that garlic has the power to:
  • Reduces LDL cholesterol, the risk of cancer of the liver and stomach, blood clots and high blood pressure.
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Kills bacteria and fungi
  • Improves gastrointestinal functions



Ginger is perhaps not the most common ingredient in your cuisine, however; ginger is something I have learned to like and learned to use after traveling east… I remember the first time I got ginger tea in Indonesia. I expected a teabag with ginger flavor, but it was of course brewed on raw ginger …! Hello! Somehow it never occurred to me until that moment that I can brew my own tea on real ginger. DAAAAH!

Either way, start using ginger! I use ginger in a great deal of my dishes, often with chilli and garlic as well. I also put ginger in juices and teas (try with some lime also, if you have a sore throat, or feel a bit queezy ..) Ginger contains vitamin A and B3, and several essential minerals and amino acids which the body needs. Ginger also supposedly has the power to prevent:

  • Nausea and vomiting after surgery
  • Morning sickness in pregnant women
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Painful menstruation (dysmenorrhea)
  • Dizziness (vertigo)
  • Blood clots


Nut mix

Nuts are one of the most nutritious nutrients we have. In addition to being full of beneficial fatty acids, they contain both proteins, vitamins, minerals (which may otherwise be difficult to ingest, especially if you do not eat meat or fish) and antioxidants. Nuts are underestimated. One exception however; are peanuts which are actually not nuts at all, they are in the same family as beens, but has a negative effect on the intestinal system and in worst cases, can provoce stomach cancer..

Nuts are a perfect snack, or as part of a smoothie, in baked goods, or as a restitutional refills for those who exercise a lot. Have always have a bag of nuts in my bag: D


Det finns så mye godt der ute som er proppfullt av “sunnhet”. Så skal forsøke komme tilbake til fler av mine favoritter i ukene som kommer. Hva er det dere har i “medisinskapet” hjemme?

Klem fra meg og han kjekke karen her; Ulisses! Har kost meg med hestene i dag, men ser ut som det endelig blir litt surf til helgen juhuuuu!!!!

Ulisses og meg

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