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The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Revised Edition by Jonny Bowden

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Introduction

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”

—Hippocrates

The other day someone asked me whether honey is a good sweetener.

My answer was, “It depends.”

If, by honey, you mean the stuff you buy in the supermarket that comes in the cute little plastic bear, the answer is no. If, by honey, you mean raw, unfiltered, uncooked, unpasteurized organic honey, then the answer is an unqualified yes. Which reminds me of a story.

I was coming out of the multiplex at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York one Friday evening, and just as I was blending into the huge crowd, I ran into an old friend I hadn’t seen in ages. We bumped smack into each other on the escalator going down to the main floor and decided to go to the local Starbucks ...

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