Study findings support idea of food as medicine

From type 2 diabetes to kidney From type 2 diabetes to kidney
disease and sleep apnea. From type 2 diabetes to kidney
disease and sleep apnea.
>> The list of health problems disease and sleep apnea.
>> The list of health problems
caused by being overweight >> The list of health problems
caused by being overweight
seems endless. But the answer caused by being overweight
seems endless. But the answer
to treating some of those seems endless. But the answer
to treating some of those
problems could be simpler than to treating some of those
problems could be simpler than
you might think you might not problems could be simpler than
you might think you might not
even have to look further than you might think you might not
even have to look further than
your own kitchen. even have to look further than
your own kitchen.
>> Researchers at Tufts your own kitchen.
>> Researchers at Tufts
University are proving that >> Researchers at Tufts
University are proving that
eating an apple a day really University are proving that
eating an apple a day really
does keep the doctor away eating an apple a day really
does keep the doctor away
and that confirms this doctor’s does keep the doctor away
and that confirms this doctor’s
advice. and that confirms this doctor’s
advice.
>> But there’s a growing body advice.
>> But there’s a growing body
of evidence that shows that >> But there’s a growing body
of evidence that shows that
healthy nutrition and medically of evidence that shows that
healthy nutrition and medically
tailored meals can healthy nutrition and medically
tailored meals can
significantly improve overall tailored meals can
significantly improve overall
health outcomes. significantly improve overall
health outcomes.
>> A recent study looked at the health outcomes.
>> A recent study looked at the
economic and health benefits >> A recent study looked at the
economic and health benefits
that would occur if 30% of the economic and health benefits
that would occur if 30% of the
cost of that would occur if 30% of the
cost of
healthy food were covered by cost of
healthy food were covered by
insurance for those with healthy food were covered by
insurance for those with
Medicare and Medicaid. Those insurance for those with
Medicare and Medicaid. Those
healthy foods include fruits Medicare and Medicaid. Those
healthy foods include fruits
vegetables, whole grains, nuts healthy foods include fruits
vegetables, whole grains, nuts
and seeds seafood and plant vegetables, whole grains, nuts
and seeds seafood and plant
based oils. and seeds seafood and plant
based oils.
>> There’s so much evidence based oils.
>> There’s so much evidence
that the more >> There’s so much evidence
that the more
we eat that’s plant that’s not that the more
we eat that’s plant that’s not
fresh from the garden we eat that’s plant that’s not
fresh from the garden
to kitchen is the direction to fresh from the garden
to kitchen is the direction to
lean in. to kitchen is the direction to
lean in.
>> The model found that healthy lean in.
>> The model found that healthy
food prescriptions could be >> The model found that healthy
food prescriptions could be
more effective than certain food prescriptions could be
more effective than certain
drug treatments and over a more effective than certain
drug treatments and over a
lifetime it would prevent more drug treatments and over a
lifetime it would prevent more
than 3 million cardiovascular lifetime it would prevent more
than 3 million cardiovascular
disease cases prevent over than 3 million cardiovascular
disease cases prevent over
120,000 diabetes cases and save disease cases prevent over
120,000 diabetes cases and save
billion in health 120,000 diabetes cases and save
billion in health
care costs. The researchers say billion in health
care costs. The researchers say
this finding supports the care costs. The researchers say
this finding supports the
concept that food is medicine. >> Just talking early an age >> Just talking early an age
that the preppy got to think >> Just talking early an age
that the preppy got to think
about this on the weekend folks that the preppy got to think
about this on the weekend folks
and when you go grocery about this on the weekend folks
and when you go grocery
shopping of how you’re going to and when you go grocery
shopping of how you’re going to
get to the table. shopping of how you’re going to
get to the table.
So the study was part of a get to the table.
So the study was part of a
collaboration of researchers So the study was part of a
collaboration of researchers
working to identify cost collaboration of researchers
working to identify cost
effective strategies to improve working to identify cost
effective strategies to improve
health in the United States. effective strategies to improve
health in the United States.
According to healthline dot com health in the United States.
According to healthline dot com
the top 3 healthiest vegetables

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