Guest Post by Lisa Golebieski, M.S.
If the title caught your attention, then you’ll find the rest interesting….
Our bodies have an intimate relationship with food. As we intake food, the journey through the digestive tract involves absorption of nutrients, but in addition, what we eat ultimately becomes part of our cells, tissues and organs. This is a microscopic process that is so closely intimate throughout our entire body. Even our brain chemicals are made up by what we eat on a daily basis.
Because of our love affair with food, we must consume only best most nutritious cuisine every day. Read labels, take supermarket savvy tours, and learn about which foods have the most vitamins, minerals, protein, omegas, etc.
If the product has no nutrient value whatsoever and is only made up of sugar, artificial flavors, colors and bad fats (trans fats), then don’t put it to your lips.
Again, not saying on a special occasion we can’t indulge in empty calories (as I
spoke of in my blog entitled “The Healthy You vs. The Other You”…there is
the 80%/20% split).
We just need to be more conscious of what we allow inside our bodies on a daily basis. Foods that do not benefit you with nutritional value just “uses your body” to digest it….they don’t give back….just take and deplete. Many foods such as sugar, salt and caffeine take nutrients away from your body upon high consumption rather than supply it.
Just like how a monogamous intimate relationship has a positive effect to our well-being, being monogamous with healthy food has the same impact. Similar to toxic relationships being bad for our mental health, toxic food has a negative impact on our physical health. Remembering these similarities creates more awareness.
The goal I continuously portray is coaching to motivate a healthier way of living to promote longevity. Since food is the “provider” to the human body which is our “vehicle” through the journey of life, and just like being careful about whom we allow into our personal lives, lets also be more judgemental about what we choose to allow in our bodies.
Love your body and it will reward you back!
Lisa Golebieski, MS Holistic Nutrition Consultant
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