“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.”
--Hippocrates, whose Hippocratic oath, first, do no harm, has guided the practice of medicine for thousands of years.
“You are what you eat.”--an old saying
“Eat [real] foods; not too much; mostly plants.”
Food writer Michael Pollan
As we begin the New Year, many of us have resolved to improve our eating, lose weight, and live a healthier lifestyle. The above three quotations provide ancient advice, old advice, and scientific, evidence-based new advice for achieving those goals. All these sayings share a single idea embedded in the Mediterranean Diet: cooking and eating good food, along with taking time to enjoy it, is fundamental to a healthy lifestyle.
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