Health Benefits of Common Foods: The Letter C

We literally become what we eat! If you do not feel good, consider it might be what you are eating. The following is a brief discussion of the health benefits of some common foods. Sticking with the letter C today. 

Cherries 

Cherries are known for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Many believe that they are helpful in preventing diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

Chili peppers

Chili peppers contain capsaicin, which has been shown to have anti-cancer properties and helps control pain. Chili peppers can also suppress your appetite.

Chives 

Chives are rich in sulfur compounds. Sulfur compounds have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Cilantro 

Cilantro has several health benefits. It has been known to have positive effects on liver health, cholesterol reduction, and acts as an antimicrobial. It also has anti-cancer and antioxidant benefits.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and diabetes prevention. It is also used for digestive support and pain relief.

Coconut

Coconut is rich in magnesium. It is also a good source of lauric acid that the body can turn into antiviral and antibacterial compounds. Coconut also has anti-inflammatory properties. 

Cranberries

Cranberries are probably best known for helping fight urinary tract infections. They are rich in proanthocyanidins, which prevent bacteria from attaching to the bladder wall. These compounds reduce inflammation in the mouth and gums.

Cumin 

Cumin is believed to have anti-cancer properties and helps with inflammation. It is also known to stimulate appetite. Cumin can relieve pain when taken orally or applied topically.

Wishing you and amazing life.