Junk food, sodas, lots of caffeine, loads of sugar, saline and growth hormone injected chickens… eating has never been more of a challenge than it currently is. I find myself having to read labels over and over again to ensure I have not missed anything. Then I start wondering if I can believe what I am reading. Are free range chickens really free range? Or have they been injected with all sorts of steroids and growth hormones to ensure they mature from birth within one week? Are organic products truly organic, or have greedy business people found a way to convince us to buy poisonous foods at more expensive prices?
The important thing is to make a choice to eat healthy. No, I am not asking you to be skinny, nor am I saying there’s anything wrong with having a little junk in the trunk. However, from personal experience, I have come to realize that when we eat healthy, we become more energized. We find it a lot easier to face the day, and we tend to be more attentive because our bodies feel lighter. When we indulge in junk food, our bodies become an extra weight for us to carry. We are less energetic and sometimes even slow in our thinking. Yes, it’s just food but it can make a big difference in how your day goes.
Start choosing the right foods; choose to prepare your own meals; aim for fresh produce when you cook; avoid processed foods. I found many ways to make vegetables taste appealing when I decided to get off the junk food bandwagon. I found recipes to combine fruits and vegetable for healthy detoxifying smoothies. Feeding your body with the right stuff is highly crucial to your emotional and physical health. Keep your body healthy and happy. It may seem insignificant, but it is a big contribution to your overall wellbeing.