I believe that education is one of the most important factors to elicit behavior change. Through my journey to better health, I have found that the more I learn, the more likely I will do. The purpose of my blog posts is to provide you with powerful education, and therefore the WHY behind eating healthy.
We all know that there is a lot of controversial nutritional information out there on the internet. The internet is a free space for people to say and sell whatever they want. Much of this information is contradicting, making the public confused about how to eat a healthy diet. This is because most of the information out there is not backed by peer reviewed scientific evidence, therefore it is not credible. Unfortunately, many businesses in the nutrition world are often motivated by money rather than helping people and providing factual information. I urge you to avoid a lot of the “nutrition advice” that you may read in internet articles, plastered on products, or even discussed in blogs.
I would love to discuss the current issue in the nutrition world regarding contradicting advice but I would rather write about something positive and explain my intention behind starting a blog. Since I believe that education is the driving factor behind change, I am going to educate and provide really cool, non-controversial facts about food and nutrition. All of my articles will be backed by peer reviewed scientific evidence so there is nothing to doubt. For example, did you know that red cabbage contains eight times more antioxidants than green cabbage, legumes have been found to be “the most important predictor of survival in older people”, and adding just 3 grams of fat to an entire meal will triple the absorption rate of fat-soluble vitamins (vitamin A, D, E, and K)? After learning those three facts, I bet the chances of you purchasing a red cabbage at the store (over a green one), adding an extra serving of beans to your plate, or sneaking a walnut into your smoothie are now much higher. All three of those actions required minimal changes but reap great rewards. REAL nutritional facts are powerful!
Look for more blog posts about interesting and positive nutrition topics and food facts. Whew, got this post out of the way. No more boring blog posts from me!