Have you ever taken a peek in someone else's medicine cabinet? For those of us who curiosity has gotten the best of, it can often be an eye-opening experience — a lot of us are taking a lot of prescription pills and supplements. While there are certainly a wide variety of legitimate medical conditions that require treatment, it often seems like there's suddenly a pill for everything. Headache? Take a pill. Hungry? Take a pill. Tired? Take a pill. In fact, Americans are taking more pills than ever, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, even though better health can be achieved in far easier, and less risky, ways.
Are you familiar with the saying, "the best offense is a good defense"? Instead of taking medicine to combat a variety of lifestyle-related conditions, we should be preventing them with the original medicine: food. Eating a primarily plant-based diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and healthy fat can help reduce our risk of a variety of ailments, from inflammation to certain types of cancer. Combining superfoods is among the easiest, healthiest, and most natural ways to make sure our bodies are working at full capacity. Dig into these superfood combos and enjoy better health, one bite at a time.