8 Healthy Foods for a Healthy Life

Chestnuts in a bowl and on a table.

Chestnuts are the edible fruit of deciduous trees in the family Castanea, which grows in Europe, North America, and Asia. (Image: Denio Rigacci via Dreamstime)

Food is also medicine and each organ has its corresponding food for maintaining good health in traditional Chinese medicine. When you are having problems with your organs, it is time to add these healthy foods, which are never out of fashion.

Healthy foods that will give you a healthy life

1. Wolfberries

When you stare at a computer for too long, your eyes will become unbearably sore.

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The Compendium of Materia Medica states: “Wolfberries nurture the liver and kidneys, as well as brighten the eyesight.” Eating wolfberries can reduce UV stimulation and protect the optic nerve from being damaged. In order for wolfberries to have their greatest impact, the easiest way is to chew them very well before swallowing them. You can eat about 20 grams daily.

2. Nuts

Your brain is running at high speed while you are working. So it is important to relax the brain every hour during the day and eat a handful of walnuts, pistachios, almonds, or other nuts.

Nuts are rich in lecithin, vitamins, and trace elements, and can repair the brain and restore its functions.

3. Millet porridge

Eating healthy foods means eating more millet porridge, which is good for the stomach. Chinese medicine believes that millet has the ability to balance the stomach. Millet is sweet and salty. It can calm and eliminate the extra water in the stomach. It is particularly good for people with a weak spleen. It is helpful for digestion and can prevent nausea and vomiting.

Healthy foods include bananas.
Bananas are rich in potassium. (Image: 1735007 via Pixabay)

4. Bananas

Bananas are rich in potassium. Eating bananas can replenish the loss of potassium due to perspiration. The sugar in bananas can be quickly converted into glucose and absorbed by the body immediately. It becomes a quick source of energy; it is also rich in magnesium, which can eliminate fatigue. It is a good idea for delicate or weak young girls, or people suffering from cerebrovascular disease, arteriosclerosis, or high blood pressure, to carry a banana while shopping or strolling around on the streets.

5. Black fungus

Nutritionists call black fungus the king of veggies. Its iron content is 34 times higher than that of spinach. Being so rich in iron, black fungus can help the body to improve blood circulation and eliminate the sense of exhaustion.

Fried bean sprouts and shrimp.
Sprouts can cleanse the liver and are good for eyesight. (Image: via Jenny Low via Nspirement)

6. Bean/Pea sprouts

Eating foods rich in protein and vitamins is good for maintaining the liver’s functions and repairing them. Bean/pea sprouts can cleanse the liver and are good for eyesight. They contain a large amount of magnesium and chlorophyll and can flush the toxins from the body. They are also rich in carotene and lutein.

7. Pears

It is good to eat pears after dinner. Pears are crisp, juicy, sweet, and refreshing. Eating pears can significantly relieve the symptoms of a dry, itching, painful throat and hoarseness in people suffering from upper respiratory tract infections. You can also eat cooked pears to prevent the formation of dry lips, and at the same time protect your vocal cords.

8. Oats

American nutritionist Nikki Beik says oats are rich in soluble fiber, which can help protect your heart and blood vessels by cleaning out excess cholesterol. In some cases, oats can reduce the chance of heart disease up to 30 percent, or even higher.

Although these foods can help you to effectively fight fatigue, the best way to deal with fatigue is timely rest in order to better ensure the body functions at its peak efficiency.

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