You probably have heard that “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. The idea of food as medicine makes a lot of sense since diet plays an important role in balancing hormones, controlling inflammation, alkalizing the body, improving cardiovascular health (lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels), detoxifying and eliminating toxins and waste, improving the digestive system and absorption of nutrients and regulating the blood sugar levels.
As you know inflammation is the root of many chronic diseases such as cardio diseases, cancer and diabetes. keep in mind that anti-inflammatory foods are packed with high levels of antioxidants, nutrients and phytochemicals and can be a powerful tool in improving your health and vitality.
Eat like your life depends on it, because it does:
Nutrient deficiencies and poor eating habits are the main reasons behind the increase in rate of many chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Keep in mind that auto-immune diseases such as allergies, arthritis, and thyroid disorders are directly influenced by your lifestyle choices and eating habits.
Keep in mind that “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison”. Medicinal foods can act as natural immune-system boosters and can help the body against the damage of free radicals and toxins, aging and many chronic diseases.
Here are the lists of top 10 medicinal foods:
3. Cayenne pepper
7. Wild salmon