Hippocrates famously said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” proving that he knew a thing or two about good nutrition. Too many times we think about food as reward or treat or comfort, instead of thinking about its nourishment to the body. Food heals, replenishes and fuels our lives. This fall, add these seasonal foods to your diet and let these foods be your medicine.
Okay, so green tea isn’t necessarily a seasonal food, but the cooler weather has most of us craving something warm to drink. Instead of coffee or hot chocolate, reach for green tea. Drinking four cups of green tea a day helped people shed more than six pounds in eight weeks, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports. Green tea contains catechins, a type of phytochemical that may briefly affect the metabolism. Green tea has also been shown to lower … Read more