My son had this ready for me when I woke up. #feedingbodyandsoul When I share with people that I start my day this way, they often say “I eat a ton of whole foods, why would I need to take them in capsules and shakes?” Firstly, I say- go you!! In a world where we are sold processed junk food at every turn, eating healthy is a challenge, and I commend you for putting time, money and effort into your health.
Second, I get it. I’m all about whole foods too, and I was very skeptical when I first heard about these. It took a while for me to get it.
So I thought I’d share a few reasons why, despite the fact that I eat as many plants as I can all day long, I still choose to start everyday with these babies. Every day. And have for 5 years, and will never miss a day.
1. Environmental toxins are increasing. Chemicals, fossil fuels, hundreds of new pesticides being produced, plastics, heavy metals, food additives, preservatives and drugs. We need to eat way more fruits and veggies than we could possibly chew each day to actually move all these toxins out of our bodies.
2. Food quality is decreasing. The food available to us in our grocery stores is what I call “jet lagged produce” - picked before it’s ripe and shipped long distances. Even if you’re eating from the farmer’s market, the quality of our soil is just not what it once was, and you gotta eat way more servings today to get the same amount of nutrients in the veggies our grandmothers were eating.
3. Variety. If you’re anything like me, you eat the same fruits and veggies over and over. I diversify from time to time, but always seem to come back to the same staples. I am not eating all the different colors of berries, or a huge variety of fruits and greens every week. The truth is that our bodies THRIVE when we eat the rainbow consistently. The more colors of fruits and veggies we can eat every day, the more fine-tuned our immune systems and the better we look and feel.
4. The future! The research behind these capsules blows me away- 38 published studies- more than any other whole food product in the world! #healthiswealth