“Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food” ~ Hippocrates
Fast foods, packaged foods, processed foods and junk foods account for a large portion of what North American’s eat on a daily basis. They’re laced with high volumes of sugar, salt, fats and toxic ingredients that will have a devastating effect on our bodies one day. Our bad eating habits will catch up to us and we will be left to deal with some health issue or life-threatening crises.
The importance of nutrition to prevent or cure disease and maintain our wellbeing is not new. We’ve just forgotten what a healthy diet is. With the volume of illnesses that many suffer from, it should sound off loud alarms and jolt us into eating a healthy diet. Here is where Healing Foods, Eat Your Way to a Healthier Life will help. It’s a compendium of more than 200 healing food, plus over 150 easy-to-make healing recipes that will be your guide to healthy eating.
The Healing Foods book is divided into several food categories — Fruits… which is subdivided further into Orchards Fruits, Vine Fruits, Berries and Currents, Citrus Fruits, and Tropical Fruits. Vegetables is divided into… Brassicas, Fruiting and Flowering Vegetables, Leafy and Salad Vegetables, Podded Vegetables, Bulbs and Stems, Roots Tuber and Rhizomes and Fungi.
Other categories include Nuts, Seeds and Sprouts, Medicinal Herbs, Culinary Herbs, Cereals and Grains, Dried Beans, Spices, Fats and Oils, Fermented Foods, Meats, Oily Fish and Other Foods. These are followed by a plethora of vibrant healing recipes.
Each healing food shares what they are good for, how to get the best from it and how to use it effectively. At the top of each page, you will find an array of dietary icons – 14 in all. Each one focuses on a specific health area. Some foods may help with Heart and Circulation whereas other healing foods are better for Skin and Hair or Men’s Health.
The recipes are easy to prepare with simple ingredients. They also feature specific dietary icons at the top of the recipe page so you glance to see which health area it benefits.
There is also a Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Chart at the back of the book that you can use as a reference for optimal health. There are two Indexes at the back of the book. One lists all the foods featured under Health Areas, the other is in alphabetical order.
Healing Foods will allow you to explore the healing properties of more than 175 ingredients and harness the power of food for health and overall wellness.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.