The Healing Power of Food
At Jubilee, the focus is on prevention and not a big pharma treatment after a diagnosis. A plant based diet, focused on increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar which can keep your appetite in check. It is no secret that obesity and its companions, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes are significant health care concerns in the U.S. Adding quality fruits and vegetables to your daily plate lays the foundation for a healthier lifestyle, one that is packed with healing foods.
The food that we eat has a much larger impact than we may think. You know that what you put in your body matters, but do you understand the positive impact of eating nutrient rich foods grown in living soil? When you take the time to eat the right foods, you truly reap the healing benefits of the nutrients you absorb, while keeping disease at bay. At Jubilee, we encourage you to find opportunities to eat locally sourced, organic produce.
Our Favorite Healing Foods
Spinach: Egyptian Spinach has more carotene, B vitamins and calcium than spinach or broccoli and can fight against fatigue, obesity, and premature aging. It is also found in our Healing Greens Soup, a customer favorite!
Mango: Eat more color needs to be your new mantra! Mango is an antioxidant rich food, that protects against a wide range of cancers, like breast, colon, prostate and leukemia. Vitamin C rich foods, like mango, boost your immunity and help fight life threatening diseases.
Okra: Okra can help improve digestion and promotes glycemic control and insulin sensitivity. It helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar while reducing stress. There is also something to be said about okra’s ability to protect against diabetes. If you are looking for a simple way to add this vital nutrient into your meals, consider our Jambalaya.
Moringa: A superfood you may not have yet met, is packed with Vitamin C and promotes liver cleansing in addition to fighting against cancer and anti-aging. It contains 7 times the vitamin C of oranges, 4 times more calcium than milk and 3 times the potassium of bananas. Why don’t we eat more of this healing superfood?
Turmeric: For thousands of years, this compound has been used to fight inflammation, something that we desperately need in our modern, American diets. For those struggling with intestinal sensitivity and stomach issues, consider incorporating turmeric into your diet.
Sweet Potato: This vegetable is a great source of fiber, calcium and selenium. It is packed with antioxidants, and more than anything else, it tastes great! Consider roasting sliced sweet potatoes in the oven, with salt, pepper and olive oil for the perfect, tasty side for your family dinner.
The value of choosing foods that impact and promote health cannot be minimized. Our bodies run best when fueled by a diet that is rich in essential nutrients. Given the rise in chronic health conditions that often can be impacted by prevention, eating locally and responsibly is a choice we can all make! Looking for a quick and easy dose of nutrient rich meals? Get your Monthly Subscription box today!