Food As Medicine: Practical Ways To Boost Health Through Food

According to reports by the Center For Disease Prevention and Control, more than 50% of adults in America struggle with preventable chronic diseases that are related to poor eating patterns as well as physical inactivity. The importance of food to overall well being cannot be overemphasized. For this article physicians weigh in, sharing practical strategies worth paying attention to. Please consult with your healthcare professional before making any dietary changes.

Eat Healthy Fat

Eating healthy fats at every meal is a priority as many vitamins and herbal compounds that we get from our food are fat soluble. Fat soluble means the vitamins or compounds are absorbed by the body when they are in the presence of fat. Fats are also the backbone of our hormones, so if you desire a steady mood, energy, ensure you are eating healthy fats such as: avocado oil, avocados, olive oil, olives, coconut oil, coconut, ghee, nuts and seeds. Food is medicine but only if you are absorbing it.

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