The benefits of healthy eating are many and they're known by pretty much everyone. Ask anyone what the benefits are and without much thought they'll easily respond.
"You have more energy and less mood swings." "You have less colds and you don't get sick."
"You lose weight and look slim." "You look and feel healthier!"
We all seem to know the benefits, it's the DOING, that gets tricky!
"If your body's not right, the rest of your day will go all wrong. Take care of yourself."
There are so many benefits to eating healthy, and even though I've been reading and learning about nutrition and fitness since college, I can still succumb to eating all of the wrong things.
And every time I do that, for more than one meal, my body feels it and 'tells' me through: weight gain, moodiness, sluggishness and a dull, less-than-vibrant skin tone. I also feel disappointed in myself for not staying true to my intentions and goals.
"The greatest wealth is health." Virgil
There are many downsides to eating junk food, but the challenge is that it's addictive AND it's everywhere! Manufacturers like to make and sell junk food because it's cheap to manufacture, there's a big profit margin AND we get addicted to it. Sounds like a drug ring doesn't it?
Green Smoothies are making it easier for me to stay on track and be
more consistent . It takes care of my cravings, and because I'm so full
of nutrition, most of the time junk food isn't even appealing.
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely
the absence of disease or infirmity." World Health Organization, 1948
Since the Fall of 2010 I've been drinking them. Here's a good book about Green Smoothies: The Green Smoothie Prescription. Before you get grossed out, while most of these drinks ARE GREEN they also taste good. It's NOT like drinking cod liver oil and holding your nose. These smoothies are tasty, in addition to being good for you! Green Smoothies provide a simple and do-able solution for more energy, health and stamina, things most busy executives need more of, every day.
"He who takes medicine and neglects his diet wastes the skill of his doctors." Chinese Proverb
Green Smoothies are a GREAT way to get more healthy food, and therefore more energy and all the other benefits of healthy eating, into the day of busy leaders and business people.
"The best six doctors anywhere And no one can deny it Are sunshine, water, rest, and air,
exercise and diet. These six will gladly you attend. If only you are willing.
Your mind they'll ease. Your will they'll mend. And charge you not a shilling."
Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990
I try to drink at least 1 Quart of healthy Green Smoothie a day. The Smoothies that you blend are best when consumed daily, but you can store prepared Smoothies in the 'frig for up to three days. (For convenience - this is what I do.)
I created this Green Smoothie Cheat Sheet that I taped to the inside of the cabinet near my blender.
Everyone's busy and everyone can use more nutrition for more energy and stamina. Green Smoothies are one great way to get all of the benefits of healthy eating! Try it and come back here to share your experience.
"Mens sana in corpore sano."
(Your prayer must be for a sound mind in a sound body.)
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