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FOOD AS MEDICINE

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FOOD AS MEDICINE

Helps body to REGULATE BLOOD SUGAR (because complex carbohydrates are metabolized more slowly), AID DIGESTION by producing good bacteria in the gut, CONTROL APPETITE(because the fiber in the grains signals satiety-the sense of being full), REDUCE CHOLESTEROL, REMOVE TOXINS (because fiber binds to toxins in the gut and removes them during elimination, IMPROVE DIGESTIVE FUNCTION, and SYNTHESIZE NEUROTRANSMITTERS (the chemical messengers made by the body, such as serotonin for sleep and mood)

WHOLE GRAINS-

Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food. - Hippocrates (460-377 BC)

TREAT YOUR BODY LIKE A TEMPLE

REGULATE BLOOD SUGAR AND INSULIN BALANCE, PRODUCE HORMONES THAT REGULATE MOOD & SLEEP, DETOXIFY (during the second phase of detoxification in the liver, protein attaches to waste molecules and escorts them out of the body), MAKE CONNECTIVE TISSUE FOR SKIN, CARTILAGE & BONE, BUILD MUSCLE, PROMOTE WOUND HEALING, AID ADRENAL & THYROID FUNCTION, PRODUCE & MAINTAIN A FEELING OF SATIETY (feeling full)

PROTEINS-

FATS & OILS-

PROVIDE INSULATION FOR THE ORGANS, TRANSPORT FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS (A, D, E, K), PROVIDE MATERIALS CRITICAL TO THE INEGRITY OF CELLULAR MEMRANES, LUBRICATE MUCOUS MEMBRANES & SKIN, PROVIDE MATERIALS USED TO MAKE HORMONES, UTILIZE GLUCOSE MORE EFFECTIVELY, CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTHY JOINTS, ENJOY EFFICIENT GUT HEALTH, FACILITATE IMMUNE SYSTEM FUNCTION, INCREASE OR DECREASE INFLAMMATION (depending on type of fat).