Let food be your medicine

Polenta with Oregano

“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” These were the words of Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine,” in 400 BC. The Chinese have also traditionally not distinguished between food and medicine.

What was true 2400 years ago is even truer today with the typical North American diet high in processed and fast foods full of sugars and trans fatty acids that contaminate our bodies with anarchist-sounding rogues named “free radicals.” These are the leading villains in the ageing process and a major cause of tissue injury in runners and other athletes.

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