If you stock your kitchen with the right kinds of staples, you'll be miles ahead when it comes to food and your health. As they say, let your food be your medicine.
The most harmful and deadly diseases plaguing America today are caused by food—cheap, low-quality processed foods high in sugar, fat, salt, genetically modified ingredients—and pesticides. But when you reach for whole, nutrient-dense, organic foods, you get a food-remedy tool kit that not only will ward off cancer and heart disease, but also colds, flu, allergies, and a host of other ailments that plague us every day.
With so many great healing foods out there, it's hard to choose just 12, but if you stock your kitchen with a plentiful supply of these staples, recommended in The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods by James A. Duke, PhD (Rodale, 2009), you'll ward off everything from cancer and colds to arthritis and menopause.