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✨Foodie Friday ✨Boost your Immune System with these Herb Recipes | Little Fighters Cancer Trust

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Each morning this week, I’ve posted a recipe which can help boost your immunity. This morning, I decided to search wordpress, for an article to reblog, which featured immune boosting recipes, and boy did I hit the jackpot! I just love this article!

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In my search, I stumbled across the blog for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust. This is a non-profit organization based in South Africa, that provides aid and support for children with cancer and their families. Here is a quote from their blog:

“In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible.

The article I found, “Boost your Immune System with these Herb Recipes“, highlights 11 different herbs, with over 20 recipes. I decided to do a bit of research into just what makes these 11 herbs so incredibly healthy. Below, you’ll find the 11 herbs, with 5 health benefits listed for each herb. Keep in mind, all of these herbs have MANY more health benefits, but in the interest of space, I’ve limited it to 5 each. If you’d like to skip the benefits and head over and check out the recipes FOLLOW THIS LINK for the main article.

Benefits of herbs used in the Little Fighters Cancer Trust Recipes:

Aloe Vera (1)

  • improves digestion
  • boosts immunity
  • inhibits cancer growth
  • reduces inflammation
  • heals wounds

Basil (2)

  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant
  • boosts immunity
  • protects liver and blood vessels
  • relieves stress
  • prevents diabetes

Cilantro/coriander (3)

  • heavy metal detoxifier
  • protects body from oxidative stress
  • anti-anxiety & improved sleep
  • heart disease protection
  • anti-nausea

Ginger (4)

  • anti-nausea
  • anti-inflammatory
  • lower blood sugar levels
  • improve risk of heart disease
  • cancer prevention

Mint (5)

  • improves asthma symptoms
  • helps relieve hay fever symptoms
  • aids digestion
  • stimulates digestive enzymes
  • prevents memory loss

Oregano (6)

  • boosts immunity
  • anti-bacterial
  • aids digestion
  • detoxifier
  • improves bone health

Parsley (7)

  • good source of anti-oxidants
  • cancer fighter
  • anti-bacterial/anti-fungal properties
  • boosts immunity
  • balance hormones

Rosemary (8)

  • enhanced brain function and neurological protection
  • detoxifies liver
  • anti-inflammatory
  • stress reducer
  • anti-bacterial/anti-microbial

Sage (9)

  • boosts brain function
  • anti-inflammatory
  • boosts immunity
  • helps control diabetes
  • aids digestion

Thyme (10)

  • anti-fungal properties
  • boosts immunity
  • anti-oxidant
  • improves circulation and protects heart
  • reduces stress

Turmeric (11)

  • reduce or prevent blood clots
  • aids in depression
  • anti-inflammatory
  • improved skin health
  • prevent cancer

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Closing thoughts:

Thank you for stopping by today. There is an impressive array of recipes in this article. You’ll find everything from smoothies and sauces to stir fry and pizza. I hope you head over and check out the article and their website. Give one of these tasty immune boosting recipes a try. After all, during this time of year, with cold and flu season among us, we need all the help we can get.


For the main article, follow this link:

✨Foodie Friday ✨Boost your Immune System with these Herb Recipes | Little Fighters Cancer Trust

About LFCT: This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organization that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See “About” for more Background info

Sources: (For health  benefit information)

  1. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-aloe-vera.html
  2. https://draxe.com/benefits-of-basil/
  3. https://draxe.com/cilantro-benefits/
  4. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-benefits-of-ginger
  5. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-mint.html
  6. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/oregano.html
  7. https://draxe.com/parsley-benefits/
  8. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/rosemary.html
  9. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/sage.html
  10. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/thyme.html
  11. https://draxe.com/turmeric-benefits/

 

About Tamara Hoerner (1261 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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