What is Food?
How do you think about food? Is it just the stuff we eat or an energy source? What does it include? Although these are basic questions, they can form the basics of good nutrition. Our food needs to contain vitamins and minerals that control inflammation , blood sugar control as well as blood pressure regulation, energy production and much more. When you are missing key vitamins and minerals, your body doesn’t function properly. You feel bad and you get sick.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. Virginia Woolf
Here are three key substances that play a key role in your body.
Vitamins & Minerals
- Helps with muscle and nerve function, blood sugar control, blood pressure and energy production
- Control inflammation
- Control cellular damage
- Helps with muscle and nerve function
- Control blood sugar
- Blood pressure regulation
Plant Based Nutrients
Fruits and Vegetables
- Offer protection against free radicals
Animal Based Nutrients
Creatine and Carnosine
- Reduce inflammation
- Suppress cancer cell development
- Protect against heart disease
- Protect against cancer
- Decrease risk of heart disease
- Powerful antioxidant that can control inflammation
Have you spent time doing calorie math?
Maybe you ate more calories than you thought you should….but got leaner?
Have you eaten fewer calories that you should have and ……gained weight?
Or you skipped or had breakfast and dropped a few inches from your waist?
This happens all the time. Machines have precise inputs and outputs. Our bodies don’t !
When you eat food you are sending instructions to your body to start a chemical chain reaction that sends signals throughout your body. Every food decision we make sends a message. Also food is not just a chemical reaction, it is a story about who we are and what is important to us.
What is food to you? Is it fuel? Is it information? Is it comfort?