Hippocrates famously said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” That sentiment is especially true today. We live in a world with an interesting combination of food choices. On one hand, we have access to food that is some of the unhealthiest, most processed garbage in the history of humanity, and on the other, we have access to a more diverse range of food choices, extracts and supplements than ever before. The key to good health and long life really is through nutrition as long as you understand how to take full advantage of what’s out there.
Raw or Cooked Right
Raw diets are all the rage right now because there is this idea that cooking destroys nutrients. Unfortunately, that is an oversimplification. It is true that some foods are best eaten raw, but many other foods are best eaten cooked because heat activates the nutrients in them and makes those nutrients more available to the body. Let’s face it, cooking also tends to make healthy food more appetizing. Actually eating the food is priority number one, so prepare it in a way you’ll enjoy it while keeping the following in mind.