Steven G. Pratt discusses the benefits of 14 Foods that could save your life.
A few of my favorites on the list are:
4) Walnuts (supposedly the healthiest of all nuts)
5) Tea (ok, technically a drink, not a food.)
The interesting part of his approach is that he doesn’t recommend supplements. He’s operating in the classic vein of “Let your food be your medicine…”.
If he’s right, these foods supply at least one nutrient or another that is either scarce in today’s diet, or so beneficial it’s hard to get too much of it.
In-addition to the list above, I would imagine something like Broccoli is one of those foods that has so many different positives going for it, it’s almost like a drug.
And one of the critiques that’s been leveled both at big pharma, isolated supplements, and the simple nutrition of fats-carbs-protein is that there are literally Thousands of micronutrients in fruits and especially vegetables.
And they get completely-overlooked and under-studied for effectiveness.
Maybe one day, we’ll have a testing-system sophisticated-enough to take the whole thing into account, but we’ll probably have to wait awhile for that.
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Photo Credits: “juniper berries”, by Kristian Birchall
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