Can food be used as medicine?
Some people are part of a school of thought that nature has provided us with the necessary tools to treat all illness and we don’t need synthetically produced medication to treat us.
But is this a possibility or just naivete on the part of a group of people with cave men mentalities?
But there is proof to support this theory.
Diets have been the preferred alternatives to reversing what ails us from time immemorial.
Soups and juices are used to treat colds.
Garlic to treat infections.
Honey to treat coughs and yoghurt for digestive problems.
Some studies have even shown that a plant-based diet can reverse heart diseases.
But how does this work?
The nutrients in various foods contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that have the ability to fight diseases.
For example the living bacteria in yoghurt has the ability to maintain the health of the digestive tract.
Watermelon has great anti-hypertensive abilities due to its ability to naturally dilate the blood vessels.
Oatmeal is used to treat cholesterol levels due to its fiber content ability to bind to cholesterol and transport it out of the human body as waste.
Consuming beans has been linked to a regulation of blood sugar levels due to its high fiber content.
These are just examples of some of the foods that can heal.
Though it might sound weird to some people, the theory apparently does hold water.
So before you pop that pill eat a fruit instead, it would be a delicious and nutritious alternative to medication anyway.
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