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More than 2,000 years ago, the Greek physician Hippocrates advised people to “make food thy medicine and medicine thy food”. Modern medicine agrees that there are numerous foods which should be eaten regularly because they naturally ensure a strong immune system and a healthy body capable of resisting disease.
Here are the benefits of some common and not so common medicinal foods; eat them raw or lightly cooked:
An apple a day. Apples can help reduce cholesterol and contain cancer-fighting antioxidants; they are high in fibre, prevent constipation and suppress the appetite.