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Food As Medicine

Whole Foods List

  • Fruits- high in vitamin C, beta carotene, antioxidants and more.

  • Veggies (leafy greens, non strachy vegetables, starchy vegetables) - high in vitamin C, beta carotene, immune boosting phytonutrients)

  • Legumes (beans, peas and lentils)- high in fiber that promote a healthy microbiome, increasing immunity.

  • Whole grains (rice, quinoa, oats etc)- high in zinc for immunity, , b-vitamins, fiber to promote healthy gut microbiome.

  • Nuts and seeds- high in zinc for immunity, and omega 3 fatty acids to manage immunity

  • Herbs and spices- contain unique phytonutrients, many which are anti-microbial

  • Honey and maple syrup- high in minerals to support immunity

  • Filtered or spring water

  • Herb teas

Food should be viewed as medicine because it can be used to heal the body. Pills and drugs are used to assist the body in functioning by assisting with symptoms; HOWEVER, through eating whole foods it can reverse heart attacks, strokes, type II diabetes, autoimmune disease etc. Eating food in its most natural and unprocessed form and eating foods without actual nutrition labels is going to assist with keeping the body healthiest. If buying foods with nutrition labels, focus on items you could recreate in your own kitchen using real whole food ingredients.

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