“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” Hippocrates
Good nutrition is vital to health. It gives the body the necessary components to rebuild itself. The importance of a healthy balanced diet has never changed, but the ability to achieve this goal has become more difficult.
Few are getting their recommended 9 to 11 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables each day. Those who attempt this daily feat are often unaware of the irradiation and pesticides, which altered the product before they ingested it.
Today’s nutrient-depleted soils produce fruits and vegetables with substandard levels of vitamins and minerals. Processing, cooking and preserving food leads to further nutrient depletion as foods are often devoid of enzymes and certain nutrients that leave the body lacking.