Five Everyday Ailments That Can Possibly be Treated with Produce

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, August 10, 2015

Rachael Ray Show

Aired August 10, 2015

By Lisa Lozano

Everyone knows that eating well leads to overall good health, but Dr. Travis Stork from The Doctors is sharing very specific uses for produce that can possibly treat a variety of ailments.

Asparagus and Mushrooms for Migraines?

Dr. Stork shares that asparagus and mushrooms are high in riboflavin, otherwise known as Vitamin B2. He says that, according to research, people who ate enough Riboflavin had less migraines.

Melon for Heartburn?

If you’re a heartburn sufferer, Dr. Stork recommends eating low-acid fruits like melons.

Spinach and Avocado to Lower Cholesterol?

Spinach is high in a substance called lutein, and Dr. Stork shares that, in animal studies, lutein was shown to prevent cholesterol from embedding in the walls of arteries. Avocado, meanwhile, is high in mono-unsaturated fat, which can naturally improve your cholesterol profile.

Pomegranate for Sunburn and Basil for Mosquitoes?

Dr. Stork shares that pomegranate is high in ellagic acid, and says that it can prevent some DNA damage when a person gets a sunburn. He also says it’s a good idea to rub basil on your body, which has anti-inflammatory properties and can possibly help a mosquito bite feel better. It can also possibly repel mosquitoes!