One of the amazing attributes of God is his love he shows for humanity through nature. He placed his healing powers within plants. Plants have the ability to restore health and to prevent diseases. So when we think of plants, they are not simply foods but also medicines. These live foods “contain substances that produce pharmacological effects similar to other medication” but without the side effects. Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants and phytochemicals that are not found in foods of animal sources. These natural foods act like a natural pharmacy, working in harmony with the body and providing nourishment and LIFE!
You can create a natural pharmacy in your kitchen.
The bottom line, we have to be mindful that we are either eating live or dead foods. If we are eating live foods, then, we are giving our bodies the nourishment they need to function effectively and the ability to ward off diseases. If we are eating dead foods, which are likely processed foods or meat, then, we are not giving our bodies the best fuel needed to operate. In comparison to plants, these dead foods are subpar, containing far less nutrients and more toxins. Therefore, we should make sure that we include at least one raw food a day in our diet. The idiom an apple a day keeps the doctor away is truly worth practicing.
Everyday we are making decisions between life and death. The type of foods we put in our bodies are either going to give life or lead to death. We have to be aware and intentional about giving our bodies life and not just the pleasure that may come from eating. The ancient Hebrews were instructed to choose life so that their descendants may live:“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” Today we are also faced with the same decision. The universe is watching. Choose wisely!
Source: Encyclopedia of Foods and Their Healing Power: A Guide to Food Science and Diet Therapy (Volume 1) by George D. Pamplona-Roger, M.D.