Food for thought: Blog 1

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You Are What You Eat…

If you are a busy professional like me, you’re probably juggling a school/work/life balancing act with very few hours leftover to eat. Often times, we are so focused on “getting things done”, we end up neglecting our poor bodies. We are constantly rushed for time, so we make bad food choices. We all have been there. We choose to study during lunch and only eat a granola bar. Or we reach for a chocolate bar instead of an apple for a snack. Because of these poor eating habits, our health suffers through sickness, obesity or lack of nutrition. We need wholesome foods to fuel our bodies. That is why eating a balanced diet filled with superfoods is key.

“Superfoods have extra-large doses of vitamins and minerals that can help us ward off diseases and live a longer, healthier life.” (Wanjek, 2015) 

In this highly competitive society, it truly is a game of “survival of the fittest”. If we want to do and be our best, we must first take care of our health and make it a top priority.

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When I was growing up my mother would always say to me: “Rochelle, you should never skip a meal or else all the diseases will get you.”  Now that I am a mom myself, I hold her (often corny but always true) advice close to my heart. With cancer on the rise, it is so important to pay attention to what we are putting into our bodies.

“Because foods have an effect on inflammation levels, blood sugar, energy, hormones, brain and heart health, they truly do act like medicine once consumed.” (Axe, n.d.)

The purpose of this blog is not about following a crazy diet or swearing off junk food forever. I am not a perfect eater and will probably never be. Instead, this is a journey into practicing more self-care. Focusing on eating a more balanced diet which includes plenty of leafy greens and superfoods.  Hopefully along the way, I can inspire others’ to also live a “greener” and healthier lifestyle. 

What is your favourite healthy food? Comment below! 

Grn.Foodie 💚 Eat well. Be well!

References

Axe, J. (n.d.). Food Is Medicine: The Diet of Medicinal Foods, Science & History. Retrieved from https://draxe.com/food-is-medicine/

Wanjek, C. (2015, May 11). What are Superfoods? Retrieved from http://www.livescience.com/34693-superfoods.html

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