It’s not the doctor’s office that’s the key to living a long and healthy life. It’s your kitchen! According to a new book called “Food Cures” by nutritionist, Joy Bauer, you can dramatically improve your health by eating certain foods. If you have arthritis try eating ginger-pumpkin soup.

The ginger contains compounds that act as an anti-inflammatory, like aspirin. And the pumpkin is rich in antioxidants that are proven to cut your risk of developing some forms of inflammatory arthritis in half!

If you’re at risk of developing type 2 diabetes eat beans as often as possible. They provide just the right combination of carbs, protein and fiber that keeps blood sugar stable for hours.

Finally, sleep tight every night by finishing the day off with a slice of cheese toast. Cheese and whole grains are two ingredients that help transport a sleep-inducing chemical called tryptophan to your brain!