Happy Monday! As we had mentioned, this is going to be a company wide effort in terms of blogging. So, we have our first individual blog post today from the one and only, Commercial Crossfit. This is a great blog that dives into eating healthy and how you can incorporate your landscape into your meals, Bon Appétit!
As I briefly mentioned in my bio last week, I am going to discuss something that I feel very passionate about. As my nickname suggests, I have been exposed to the fitness craze known as CrossFit and I have fallen in love! Since my involvement in CrossFit, I have seen so many positive changes in my lifestyle.It has taught me patience, perseverance, the importance of community & relationships and it has sparked my passion for fitness and healthy living once again. CrossFit, as a community, stresses the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, including, among many other things, Clean Eating. In the following paragraphs I am going to discuss clean eating and how it relates to your landscape.
What is clean eating? Today’s food producers put so much garbage into what you and I eat that virtually all nutritional value is lost or substituted by synthetic compounds (GMO). Most processed and packaged foods are loaded with preservatives, sugars & genetically modified ingredients that are food like, but not food as the body needs it. Food is necessary for life to exist. Food is what fuels our bodies. Food is what gives us the nutrients that we need to perform at our best. Taking these nutrients out of food and replacing them with chemical substitutes is NOT how nature intended it.
So what is the solution? Buy organic. Buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Buy meat from animals that are raised without the use of growth hormones or antibiotics. Stay away from foods with added sugars, artificial flavors and/or sweeteners. Essentially, consume as many “natural” foods as possible. If you can, buy local. There are many CSA (community supported agriculture) programs where you can have fresh, locally grown, and in most instances, organic produce, fresh meat and poultry, even artisan foods delivered right to your door. Knowing where your food comes from is half the battle. Better yet, if you have the opportunity, grow your own food at home.
Home gardens, even community gardens, are all the rage these days. One can grow all the vegetables needed to feed a family for the better part of a year if planned out properly. Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, kale, spinach, corn, eggplant & green beans are just a number of vegetables that can be successfully grown in any home garden. All it takes is a little research and the willingness to get a little dirty.
By no means am I trying to get on my soap box and preach. These are just my opinions about an issue that I feel very passionately about. My hope is that my take on things simply gets people thinking. Until next time…
– Commercial CrossFit