Lean Protein: Builds muscle Boosts metabolism Suppresses appetite Complex Carbs: Aids digestion Regulates blood sugar Provides sustainable energy Healthy Fats: Controls cholesterol Optimizes brain function Helps vitamin absorption Fruits & Vegetables: Provides vitamins and minerals for optimal health
"Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food." -Hippocrates The saying, "you are what you eat" holds true. The foods we consume are fuel for our body's complex processes. Eating whole foods abundant in nutrients will help us live a longer, healthier life.
"Empty Calorie" foods contain little to no essential vitamins or minerals and are high in calories. There are two key things to look out for in your food: Reading the nutrition labels of the foods you buy is an excellent practice to keep you informed and mindful of what you put inside your body. Balance is key. Having a healthy balance between nutritious foods and less nutritious foods ensures SUSTAINABILITY and ADHERANCE to a healthy lifestyle.
The trap of these "empty calorie" drinks is that they do not quench your thirst, instead, they leave you craving another drink, and another... and another. The consumption of these "empty calorie" drinks is a leading cause of weight gain. These drinks are loaded with carbohydrates and sugars. Two servings of these "empty calorie" drinks average at approximately 300 calories, the same amount of calories you'd get from about 1.5 cups of brown rice, with little to no nutritional value.