Food as Medicine

Most of us know that food work as fuel for our bodies, what most people don’t know is that nutritious and healthy food may also prevent diseases and enhance body functions.

“Nutrients are the nourishing substances in food that are essential for the growth, development and maintenance of body functions. Essential meaning that if a nutrient is not present, aspects of function and therefore human health decline.

When nutrient intake does not regularly meet the nutrient needs dictated by the cell activity, the metabolic processes slow down or even stop.”

– Perspectives in Nutrition, Wardlow and Insel

We need to focus on foods we should include rather than foods to exclude. Instead of viewing food as the enemy, we should look to food as a way to create health and reduce disease by helping the body maintain function.food-as-medicine

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