5 Foods that Were Created as Medicine and Today They Are Common Foods

Can you imagine that in the future omeprazole pills, alka seltzer or pepto-bismol will be sold as sweets and refreshing drinks? For something similar was what happened with these medicines of yesteryear that today are common foods.

Common food

Now anyone can buy a Coca-Cola or breakfast Corn Flakes, but what few know is that these, and other products, were originally created as curative or preventive remedies for some diseases. 

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These are 5 foods that used to be medicines and now we consume them almost daily:

1. Graham cookies

Graham coockies

Grahams

These cookies were invented in 1829 by the Reverend Sylvester Graham. He used a vegetarian recipe and sold them as a remedy for "immoral behavior". 

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When this religious died, in 1851, the recipe of his cookies changed a little to be more commercial and since then they are sold as dessert. They were basically like an edible exorcism.

2. Corn Flakes

Corn flakes

It is now one of the best-selling cereals in the world, but it was originally created to cure dyspepsia. That was the purpose of its creator Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his brother Will Keith Kellogg, who wanted to promote a healthy lifestyle.

 Although it is also said that this cereal was created to prevent you from doing justice by your own hand.


3. Salisbury steak

Salisbury steak

Dr. James Salisbury was a physician during the Civil War of the United States and was dedicated to address different discomforts of soldiers. In his service he realized that he needed a remedy for diarrhea and for that he created the recipe for this steak. 

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It was 1888 and the "doc" Salisbury said that stomach discomforts could be cured by eating his steak recipe at least three times a day. Undoubtedly, the best remedy for diarrhea that I will put into practice.

4. Coca-Cola

Coca Cola

It is one of the most famous drinks in the world, but its first intention was not to refresh but to relieve pain. In 1888, the pharmacist John Stith Pemberton created this syrup that contained cocaine to remove headaches. 

Now the recipe is different, but there is always someone who drinks a Coca-Cola if the pressure drops.

5. Goo Goo Cookies

Goo goo cookies

Between 20 and 30 of the twentieth century, these cookies were presented as a kind of food supplement. They served to cure the malnutrition of the workers and maybe with enough if they can cure a malnutrition still.



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