You've heard it before: Eat your vegetables. We are hit over the head with it from our doctors, nutritionists, news media, friends, crazy fad diets, legit fad diets, and the list goes on and on. BUT if someone were to ask you straight up "Why? Why should I eat vegetables?" how would you answer it? "Uh... they are good for you?".... Haha... Yes, that's true, but let's break that down a little more so we know why they are good for you...
All around us are toxins... They float in the air we breath. They are in the lotions and cosmetics we put on. They are in the foods we eat. Our body makes toxins depending on our stress levels. The list can go on and on. These toxins do free-radical damage (just a fancy term for the breakdown of your cells) to your body, causing it to become full of symptoms - ranging from faster aging to illnesses to deadly diseases. Vegetables and fruits have anti-oxidants (think of this as a kind of cellular medicine). These fight against the inevitable damage done to our bodies will succumb to throughout our lifetime. They also provide necessary nutrients for optimal recovery from our workouts!
Below are some real benefits of eating your veggies and fruits: Vitamin C
Can be found in: Citrus Fruits, Cabbage-like Vegetables, Cantaloupe
Beneficial for: Healing wounds & strengthening bones, teeth, and blood vessels
Can be found in: Green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds
Beneficial for: Promoting heart & respiratory health and helps maintain healthy brain function
Can be found in: Broccoli, Spinach & other dark leafy greens, Deep orange vegetables and fruits
Beneficial for: As a pre-cursor to Vitamin A (necessary for the growth and repair of body tissue)
You may be in a situation in which you have a nutrient deficiency, or be struggling with an infection or disease in which nutritional therapy my be of a benefit. If this is the case, may I suggest to contact a Naturalpath doctor. They should have the ability to do a blood test to see what you may be deficient in, and be able to give you higher doses of those nutrients. Email me at email@example.com if you would like a referral or if you have any questions!
~Girya Runner (Lisa Garon)