Parasites can be frequently found in food and water supplies, causing infections and diseases when they enter our body. Food and water is not the only way of transmission, they can be found in the air we breathe or get into our system through insects, animals or other people. Intestinal parasites wreak havoc on our immune system and strip the body of essential nutrients. To restore the body’s natural balance we need to consume more natural foods which have anti-parasitic properties. Including these 7 foods in your diet could make your body a less attractive host to the numerous parasites in existence.
Garlic may be the most versatile food on this list and has a long list of potent health benefits. It’s especially helpful in eliminating parasites like giardia and roundworms.
Onions abound in sulfur compounds that have anti-parasitic properties. Onion juice is very effective for intestinal worms, especially tapeworm and thread worms. If you suffer from parasites drink 2 tsp. of onion juice twice a day for 2 weeks.
- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconuts are another food rich in essential nutrients. Their high level of natural saturated fats gives extra virgin coconut oil the ability to eliminate internal parasites. It gives your system a detox and can prevent the development of flukes and giardia.
- Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds have a natural anthelmintic effect on the digestive system, meaning they can fight off intestinal parasites. The seeds don’t kill the parasites per se, by they help your body flush them out.
- Papaya Seeds
Papaya seeds have numerous health benefits among which the ability to flush out intestinal parasites. Their distinct, slightly peppery flavor make them amazing for consummation, you can sprinkle them over salads and other dishes, or eat them just like pumpkin seeds.
This tropical delight abounds in the digestive enzyme bromelain that helps flush out some parasitic infections, like tapeworms.
Almonds help cleanse and discourage intestinal parasite growth. According to a study conducted by Desrivot et al, published in “The Journal of Ethnopharmacology” in January 2007, the anti-parasitic effect exhibited by almonds may be linked to the high concentration of fatty acids.