Hello Loyal Soup People!
In the past two weeks I’ve seen two alarming headlines. The first one from NPR – Bad Diets are Responsible for More Deaths than Smoking. The second, from Fast Company – “Prescribing” fruits and veggies would save $100 billion in medical costs. Both articles cite research from world renowned universities. And they say, essentially, the same thing – we need to overhaul our approach to food.
Only now, are we beginning to understand the impact of food choices on our health. The research continues to show that poor food choices drastically increase our chances for contracting all sorts of diseases – from cancer to diabetes to heart disease and more. On the other hand, healthy food choices can help us live long, healthy lives. And the best news of all – it is never too late to change!
The notion of “food as medicine” is taking off. In fact, the 2018 Farm Bill included a $25 million Produce Prescription Program to pilot this model.
Why wait for your next doctor’s visit. You can prescribe yourself a better diet today! What is the best “food prescription?” Increase your consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts. Avoid processed foods and meats. Start gradually – one meal at a time. The results might astonish you – and your doctor!
*NOTE – Soupermom is not a licensed dietitian, doctor, personal trainer, or anything like that. She’s just extremely knowledgeable about healthy living!! But if you slip and fall while taking her advice, it is not her fault!