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." We all seem to know this stuff, 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 at times 'fall off the healthy eating wagon' and succumb to eating a lot of 'the not good for you' stuff.
Every time I do that for longer than a day or more my body feels it and 'tells' me through: weight gain, moodiness, sluggishness and a dull, less-than-vibrant skin tone. And I feel disappointed in myself for not staying true to my intentions and goals.
"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
There's so many downsides to eating junk food. There's two reasons we do: it's addictive AND it's everywhere, all around us. Manufacturers like to market the stuff 'cause it's cheap to make, there's a big profit margin AND we get addicted to it. (Sounds like a drug ring doesn't it?)
I've found something that is 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. What is this 'magic elixir'? Green Smoothies.
"The greatest wealth is health." Virgil
Since the Fall of 2010 I've been drinking Green Smoothies. It all started when I stumbled across and began reading this book: Green for Life: The Updated Classic on Green Smoothie Nutrition by Victoria Boutenko
Before you get grossed out - bear with me - because while most of these drinks ARE GREEN (and they are chock-full of all sorts of good for you ingredients) they actually taste really good. It's NOT like drinking cod liver oil and holding your nose. These smoothies are very tasty, in addition to being very good for you!
I'm excited about what's shared in this book because Green Smoothies give you a simple and do-able solution for getting all the benefits of healthy eating, like: more energy, more health and more stamina, things most busy executives need every day.
"Adam and Eve ate the first vitamins, including the package." E.R. Squibb
"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
"He who takes medicine and neglects his diet wastes the skill of his doctors."
"Mens sana in corpore sano.
(Your prayer must be for a sound mind in a sound body.)"
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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.