What’s your default reaction to getting sick? Is it to take 2 pills of Advil with coffee every 6 hours and then hope it goes away? Or do you prescribe an extra healthy dose of vitamins to yourself by making your favorite anti-inflammation juice?
Well, if you raised your hand at Advil, it might be time to think about switching to the second option, where you’d preemptively prescribe produce, not pills. We may be biased, but there is scientific proof to fortifying your immune system by consuming doses of fresh produce- not to mention the healthcare savings you would make!
As mentioned in a recent article by Fast Company, researchers at Tufts University have found that ‘food medicine’ can prevent the development of illnesses ranging from simple common colds to diabetes, cancer and even cardiovascular diseases. Many of these chronic diseases are heavily driven by poor diets, so investing in prevention through general healthier eating habits with fresh produce can noticeably lower the risk by reducing both blood pressure and sugar.
The lesson to be learned? Don’t resort to frantically forcing down pricey, prescribed pills after symptoms pop up- take a preemptive stance with healthy food habits. And what better way to easily incorporate that extra fresh produce into your daily routine than juicing with a Hurom Slow Juicer? Simple to use and clean out, our Slow Juicers can extract all of the important nutrients and vitamins that you need to create a delicious and healthy natural remedy.
Recipes involving oranges, broccoli, apples, and/or turmeric can especially carry the extra dose of vitamins that you need, so the next time you’re juicing, toss some in for a healthier you.
- Fast Company <https://www.fastcompany.com/90323580/prescribing-fruits-and-veggies-would-save-100-billion-in-medical-costs>
- Tufts <https://now.tufts.edu/news-releases/prescribing-healthy-food-medicaremedicaid-cost-effective-could-improve-health-outcomes>
- Harvard University <https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/vegetables-and-fruits/>