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Hippocrates, the father of medicine, said that food should be our medicine, and medicine our food—and Healing Foods explores the theme. Most of the 'super foods' are explored—along with any evidence to support some of the more extraordinary health-giving claims for them—including acai berries, noni juice, pomegranate juice and spirulina.
The more traditional health foods also get a look-in, including tomatoes, mushrooms, green tea and porridge.
There's a special section on 'power foods', the foods and drinks that could be every bit as power as pharmaceutical drugs, and there are also special diet plans for raw foods and for maintaining healthy bones.