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March 24, 2008 6:04:13 PM PDT
Dr. Georgina Salgado Chavez, Practioner with ChicagoHealers.comAcai

This fruit comes from a palm tree and contains high levels of fibers that cleanse and detoxify the body of infectious toxins. It boosts energy levels, improves mental clarity and focus, provides the vital vitamins, promotes healthy sleep and increases sexual desire and focus. Acai has been known to fight cancerous cells; it slows the aging process by promoting younger-looking skin, maintains healthy heart function, improves circulation and stabilizes normal blood sugar levels.

Papaya

This fruit is rich in antioxidants, vitamin B, folate, pantothetic acid, potassium and magnesium. It increases the body's resistance to coughs and colds and treats ear infections and the flu.

Chocolate/Cocoa

Contains the neurotransmitter serotonin which acts as a natural anti-depressant. 100 grams of dark chocolate a day for 15 days can significantly lower blood sugar and cholesterol.

Jamaica

Properties include niacin, riboflavin, calcium, and iron, Vitamin C, and bioflavonoids. These ingredients help to process vitamins and minerals properly. Great for overall health and excellent for kidney problems. Cholesterol and triglycerides, hypotensive, help the liver to produce the bile and help you release urine. The leaves are used in some parts of the world for boils and ulcers.

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