Food as Medicine: Does What You Eat Influence Your Health?

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The short answer is YES! Incorporating healthy foods into your diet can have medicinal effects and ultimately decrease your risk of disease. Vitamins and minerals, beneficial plant compounds, fiber, protein and healthy fats are essential parts of a healthy diet. Balancing your diet with these items can improve immune function, ward off heart disease, lower … Read more

Antioxidants Are Naturally in Food

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What are antioxidants? Antioxidants can neutralize and stabilize the free radicals. What are free radicals? Scientists have found that the body forms unstable oxygen molecules, called free radicals; every cell produces tens of thousands of them each day. A free radical is an atom with an odd number of electrons in its outer ring.  There … Read more