Nourish Your Relationships
Veggies, fruits and whole grains pack in vitamins and antioxidants for improved health, but studies also show that it takes more than what’s on your plate to live a longer, healthier life—friends! According to these studies strong relationships can help fight illness and depression, speed recovery, slow aging and prolong life.
A big part of Integrative Nutrition is looking beyond what you put into your mouth, but rather looking at what nourishes your heart and soul. Think about the people in your life. Take out a piece of paper and write down the people who make you laugh, cry, think, happy and angry. Are there more people on that list who make you feel good about yourself than bad? How can you spend more time with those family and friends who make you feel full of life? Just as you might crowd out chemicalized, artificial junk food you can crowd out those relationships that impact you negatively.
Here’s to nourishing food and nourishing relationships.