Good nutrition and what you put into your body is important in promoting good health. “Food is Medicine” is a term which was originally coined by Hippocrates almost 2500 years ago. Hippocrates believed that illness stemmed from inadequate nutrition and bad eating habits and that if people were to learn good eating habits then optimum health would be restored. Now the research clearly shows that food plays a major role in health and how you feel on a day to day basis.
If food has the power to prevent much of the chronic illness we experience today then it makes sense to alter our diets to use it to our own advantage to not only heal and restore the body but also to prevent illness.
Health practitioners and scientists are now uncovering the effect of nutrition on our genes and the whole notion that food can speak to our genes and triggers messages that create health or disease.
If you are making poor food choices everyday with little or no nutrition, your body will not be receiving all of the nutrients it needs to function properly and health issues can arise. All that your body can operate on are the foods that you choose to put into it. Healthy nutrient-rich foods help to heal the body at cellular level and build strong defenses enabling you to combat illness and environmental toxins.
Choose fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid processed foods. Practice mindful eating; think about the choices you’re making and how they effect your health.