The famous quote by Greek physician Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food” has stood the test of time.
Yet at the same time, eating disorders continue to rise within a society that simultaneously continues to place hope in false claims of happiness and freedom through the latest greatest fad diet.
The power of food to heal and restore couldn't be anymore important, but over the years the message has become distorted and messy.
The current focus remains on the “should nots” limiting nutrition to a list of rules that must be followed and consequences that must be paid.
That's not what nutrition is about.
The first and most obvious role of nutrition is to support the body and the role it plays every day while we get on with our daily life.
The media, government and social media’s food messages typically demonise a type of food in its entirety, the truth is that all foods (fuels)— carbohydrates of all types, protein of all types, and fats of all types—play unique supporting roles in healing and sustaining our physical bodies.
I've put together a quick list of 10 foods that you could add to your shopping trolley and why.
Let's get started.