Food is Medicine

Yes, food is indeed medicine, it is also fuel. Food gives us energy and provides the nutrients our bodies need to build new cells and tissues.You are what you eat is quite literal, food is you, in another form. Our bodies transform our nutrients into all kinds of things our bodies need- isn’t that remarkable? My question is why would you want a body made from poor quality ingredients? A consistent diet of foods that lack the right kinds of nutrients is not helping anyone (except some of the fast food companies).

My question is why would you want a body made from poor quality ingredients?

Food can be used to help promote heath, as medicine. It is easier to eat food that promotes health rather than impeding it. It’s not always easy, we have bad habits or get too tired to bother. Ringing the company who will deliver ready-made food to our front door is too easy. Making food be your medicine does require a little organisation- but as you probably already shop and cook, I am asking for the development of some new habits that will have far reaching effects. It can even save you money!


A wise man (or maybe it was a woman!) said you are what you eat, so don’t be cheap, easy or fake. I think I would like a leaf out of that book. There are many foods that can really make a difference if you have a condition that requires change. At the most basic level ensuring we get our 5-a-day of fruit and vegetables will stop deficiencies which can cause illness (example vitamin C deficiency and scurvy). On a higher level there are many foods that can be employed to change our bodies and provide nutrients to improve function and alleviate symptoms such as pain and discomfort.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. laura says:

    Great post! So true. I believe that our diet is the most important thing. I enjoyed reading your article!


    1. Thanks for your comments Laura and thanks for visiting! Food is so important to our overall health and such a simple way for us to ‘feel better’


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