Hi I’m Liz Gober, your wellness consultant/health coach for Cancer Below the Belt. Kelly asked me to become involved with Cancer Below the Belt because he understands how crucial good, sound nutrition is in preventing and/or healing from cancer. He was inspired by the transformation I made in my own life and health from studying nutrition, applying those principles and literally watching my body change for the better day by day. It was during that training that I also found out the sad truth about the foods we buy in supermarkets. Most of what comprises the aisles in the center of the grocery store are shelf stable, partially or fully prepared (food-like substances) that provide calories, but not very much nutrition for those consumed calories. Large agricultural farms are growing so much corn, wheat and soybeans that they need to find various ways to market them. Companies who process these crops then make products that contain all sorts of substances that enhance the different qualities of the food, such as taste, texture, mouth feel, crunch, etc.. They reshape it and repackage it and voila, it seems like a different food but it’s only been changed by the name and additives that are added. If a label contains more than 5 ingredients it’s overly processed. Be cautious about what you buy. You have the power, as a consumer to choose not to buy these unhealthy products, and if enough people exercise this power those products will eventually disappear.
Tip of the day? Stick to the aisles on the outside of the supermarket. It’s there you will find the fresh fruits and vegetables and foods that require refrigeration, (not additives), to keep them hydrated and fresh.
As your wellness consultant/health coach, I will be submitting a weekly recipe for your pleasure and most importantly for your health.