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Happy National Nutrition Month!

Updated: Mar 21, 2021

Have you ever wondered how beneficial choosing the right foods to incorporate into your diet can benefit your health? Have you ever heard the phrase “Food as medicine?” Well it's true! Food can be very effective in the medicine world. In fact, studies have shown that dietary habits influence many disease risks.

Foods that protect the body:

  • Fiber:

- promotes digestions and feeds gut bacteria

- Help protect against disease

- Decrease inflammation

- Boost immune system

  • Antioxidants:

-protect cells from damage

  • Protein and healthy fats:

-Contain amino acids that aid immune function

-Fatty acids improve heart health and immune health

  • Plant based diets have been found to reverse coronary artery disease

Foods that treat disease:

Although food cannot replace pharmaceutical drugs, food can help heal.

  • Berries:

- Studies show compounds in berries fight disease and protect against certain cancers

  • Cruciferous Vegetables:

-Contain antioxidants that can decrease risk of heart disease

  • Fatty Fish:

-Fight inflammation and protect against heart disease

  • Mushrooms:

-Boost immune system

  • Spices:

-Such as turmeric, ginger, cinnamon

-Help treat arthritis and metabolic syndrome

Although getting these nutrients is best through whole foods, supplements can also help supply the vitamins and nutrients if you struggle to incorporate them all. To learn more about helpful supplements, visit GLIM’s website, schedule an appointment, or book a free intro call today!

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