Food has the power to nourish your body..
In the 4th Century BCE, the Greek physician Hippocrates authored the famous quote., “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
We now know that food like berries, green tea, and mushrooms are more than just a delicious source of energy, the nutrients inside can indeed be powerful medicine to help prevent and even manage disease.
Nutrients compact disease: One of the first confirmations of food as medicine came in the 1700s with the observation that sailors who ate citrus fruit were able to avoid scurvy. That connection led to the discovery of vitamin C (scurvy is caused by vitamin C (deficiency) some 200 years later, ushering in an era of discovery about connections between nutrients and diseases.
Source: Environmental Nutrition newsletter 2018
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