Using food as medicine with the help of local farms
Using food as medicine is best when you have access to freshly picked and locally grown produce. The first and most important step you can take is to find your local farm, and get to know what foods they are growing locally.
Using locally grown greens to detox all day
The chlorophyll in freshly picked kale, spinach, Swiss chard, and other dark leafy greens help the body rid itself of environmental toxins. Citrus fruits, garlic, onions, carrots, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, beet, turmeric and oregano are high in naturally occurring sulphur and glutathione to support the liver in this process. Cilantro, a natural chelating treatment, removes heavy metals from the bloodstream to support the body’s most powerful pathway of detoxification.
How does nutrition help reduce blood pressure
A plant-rich diet with foods high in calcium, magnesium and potassium can help reduce blood pressure. This includes white beans, banana, peaches, kiwi, kale, red bell, broccoli, sweet potato, quinoa and avocado.
Cruciferous vegetables such as kale, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower work diligently to help the body reduce cholesterol. These contain a phytochemical that binds to the bile acids in the body, carrying them out and leading to lower cholesterol.
Foods That Fight Inflammation
Plant-based foods that are consumed close to the time of harvest fight chronic inflammation in the body, a major cause of disease. These include papaya, blueberry, broccoli, ginger, cranberry, avocado, turmeric, chia seeds, walnuts, celery and hemp seeds. Of this group, basil is such a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, it has become known as nature’s ibuprofin.
Foods That Fight Aging
A diet rich in freshly harvested plant foods consumed while the nutrients and antioxidants are still alive gives the body powerful antioxidants to fight aging. Leafy greens like kale, spinach, dandelion and chard provide anti-aging phytochemicals, along with calcium and fiber.
Researchers found that fisetin, a flavonol naturally found in cucumbers, prevents progressive memory and learning impairments linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Two important flavonoids that support memory function are anthocyanins and quercetin, both found in apples, blueberries and red onions.
Foods For Weight Loss
Vegetables. Eat lots of them. Make sure they are freshly picked and locally grown so they taste awesome. Enough said.