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By Aaron Lopez / Sep 20, 2016

Medical Food Poses Alternative for Treating Disease

Though still in its early stages, medical food—or at least food-based medicine—increasingly might be an option for people seeking treatment for diseases in the future.

Nestlé SA, the Swiss company that produces consumer goods such as ice cream, candy bars, and frozen dinners, is in the midst of a major research project to develop prescription-based powders and drinks to treat diseases such as dementia, epilepsy, and intestinal disorders.

As Nestlé and other companies seek clinical evidence proving medical food products help treat diseases and medical conditions, prevention still might be the most cost-effective way to stay healthy.

If you avoid getting sick in the first place, you won’t have to pay for the subsequent treatment costs. In this case, your physical health is directly tied to your financial health.

Here are some foods that have a reputation for improving the immune system and lowering the risk for heart disease, cancer, and other medical conditions.

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Sources:

Nestlé Develops Foods to Treat Diseases

AICR’s Foods that Fight Cancer

9 Foods That May Help Save Your Memory

10 Best Foods for Your Heart

 

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