Natural food for healthy lifestyle
Health is the wealth that food can bring in
It is no breaking news that the modern day person lives a very unhealthy lifestyle. Taking into account the eating habits, the poor quality of air, chemicals used in our food and water, lack of physical activities and increased consumption of processed food has made our generation very feeble compared to our older previous generations. We are on the forefront of giving birth to a weaker, unhealthier and disease prone generation unless we change our lifestyles.
Faqs of Food and medicine
Overdose on a drug, unlike a food, and you can die. So it’s not surprising that some of the most abused substances on earth are food–drugs. Some substances are treated as foods but clearly are drugs. Perhaps the most commonly acknowledged example is alcohol.
One of the best disease fighting foods is dark, leafy greens, which include everything from spinach, kale, and bok choy to dark lettuces. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene, vitamin C, folate, iron, magnesium, carotenoids, phytochemicals, and antioxidants.
Protein is another nutrient that is important for the body and it can be found in foods like meat and poultry, eggs, legumes and nuts and seeds. Protein helps to build and repair muscles and body organs and tissues, like skin, hair and nails.
One difference between foods and drugs is in how they are represented. If a product meets the definition of a food and is regulated as a food, the product is not permitted to carry a drug claim, unless exempted.
Whole foods act as medicine to heal and protect your body and boost your immune system. But when you fuel your body with processed foods, chemicals, preservatives and additives, your immune system is lowered, and your digestive system slows down.
Multiple scientific studies have proven that high sodium intake, consumption of processed foods, and animal products contribute to high blood pressure. Turns out, transitioning to a whole-foods plant-based diet, sodium restriction, and daily exercise can reduce blood pressure to a healthy range.