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Health-giving fruit

Early medicine revolved around the natural properties of food. Fruit, in particular, has incredible healing properties that we can all benefit from.

  • Kiwi: Powerful antioxidant and immune stimulant, also contains anticarcinogens.
  • Papaya: Works for constipation, intestinal parasites, gastritis, cough, bronchitis, colds, skin irritations and burns. Also an effective anti-cellulite, anticarcinogenic (taken as an infusion).
  • Soursop: Very powerful anti-cancer properties.
  • Plum: Ideal for sluggish digestive system (improves intestinal flora), cavities, flu, colds, anticoagulant, retains oestrogen.
  • Pineapple: Helps tackle intestinal parasite and cystitis, is a diuretic and boosts throat and bronchial system.
  • Banana: Eases muscle cramps (potassium), asthma, stress and depression.
  • Grape: Antioxidant and demineralizing properties, blood purifier, helps prevent constipation and cancer.
  • Coconut: Regulates intestinal transit and protects against certain types of cancer.
  • Strawberry: Tackles high blood pressure, constipation, diabetes, rheumatism, anti-inflammatory (stomach), diuretic, astringent and preventive against cancer.
  • Mango: Helps care for bones and teeth, wards off cardiovascular problems.
  • Apple: Liver disorders, obesity, high cholesterol, antioxidant, digestive and cleanses and purifies the blood.
  • Melon: Skin protection, infections and diabetes.

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