“In Penev’s vision of the future, food is medicine. Virtual nutritionists prescribe foods right alongside meds at your local pharmacy to address health needs and illness. Families with diverse dietary restrictions monitor their nutritional intake and keep a smart fridge stocked with food with the help of a vast, digital food knowledge base and nutrition analysis tool. People diagnosed with chronic diseases have nutritional guides to help them understand which meals make them feel best. And all of this while still keeping in mind taste, individual preferences, and the joy of eating and sharing food along with the traditions that come with it. It is a future where food is both personal and intentional.”
“Antioxidants protect cells from damage that may otherwise lead to disease (5Trusted Source).
In fact, studies demonstrate that people whose diets are rich in polyphenol antioxidants have lower rates of depression, diabetes, dementia, and heart disease (6Trusted Source, 7Trusted Source, 8Trusted Source, 9Trusted Source).”
“In a study from July in Frontiers in Microbiology, researchers found that the average apple contains about 100 million bacteria. Most are inside, not on the skin. They came from many different taxa—as opposed to the probiotic-supplement pills, which tend to be only one type of bacteria. Of the millions of bacteria in any given apple, very rarely are any the sort that cause diseases; most are innocuous or even beneficial.”