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Five health-enhancing foods that don't even seem like health foods: Mustard, cole slaw and more

 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

 (NaturalNews) When observing the typical diet of American consumers, with all the fried foods, aspartame-laced "diet" products and pasteurized, hormone-ridden dairy products that typical people consume, I sometimes ask myself a question that perhaps you've pondered, too: What on Earth is keeping all these people alive?

The answers may surprise you. Hidden inside the typical western diet of highly-toxic processed foods are gems of natural medicine that you'd never suspect are really health foods. So here, I've assembled a short list of the five most powerful health-enhancing foods that don't seem like health foods but which are quite possibly the one remaining source of natural medicines for mainstream consumers.

#1 - Mustard

Mustard, believe it or not, is a medicinal paste made from the seed of the mustard plant. It's a superfood that's been around for at least 5,000 years, and it's one of the few common sources of cancer-busting selenium, a trace mineral often missing from over-farmed soils. (http://www.naturalnews.com/030916_m...)

Mustard is known to help in reducing migraines, and it's a natural anti-fungal and antiseptic. Another benefit of mustard is that it's never made with MSG or yeast extract. Mustard products -- even conventional products from non-health-food companies -- are still very healthful to consume.

#2 - Cole Slaw

#3 - Cinnamon, cloves, rosemary, paprika and other spices

Nearly all the pungent cooking spices are actually powerful medicines.

#4 - Raisins

#5 - Common nuts: Walnuts, pecans, peanuts and more

The five common health foods in review

So there you have it, the five health foods that you probably didn't even know were health foods!

The good news about these is that they're available in virtually every grocery store in North America (and around the world). Once again, they are:

• Mustard

• Cole Slaw

• Common spices: Cinnamon, cloves, paprika, etc.

• Raisins

• Walnuts, pecans, almonds and other nut

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