Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important to your body’s proper functioning—including your mind and spirit. In this way, food is medicine. Consuming a variety of fruits, vegetables, protein sources, dairy, and grains will ensure that your body receives all vitamins and minerals needed for organs to operate successfully.
Dr. Dean Ornish, MD. is founder and president of the nonprofit Preventative Medicine Research Institute. Through his medical research, he has proven that a lifestyle-driven approach to health can stop progressing diseases such as Coronary Heart Disease. He recommends low-fat, plant-based diets that use fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and soy.
Organic food is the safer choice when it comes to buying produce, as conventional varieties often contain high levels of pesticide residues. However, not everyone can afford to go 100% organic every time they shop. The Organic Diet Buddy is a guide to which fruits and vegetables you should buy organic. Check it out!