These days, many people rely on caffeine and other stimulants to provide their bodies with energy. Unfortunately, that false energy is only temporary and results in a "caffeine crash" once the adrenaline rush wears off. The best way to feed our bodies true, lasting energy is to eat natural, healthy foods from the earth.
The first rule that I follow is to eat as many fresh, organic plant-based foods as possible on a daily basis. I begin my day with a smoothie consisting of banana, strawberries, kale, pineapple, almond milk, tangerine juice, or whatever seasonal fruits and veggies I have in the fridge. This keeps my body fueled throughout the entire morning. I shop at local farmer's markets and find so much joy in talking with the farmers about when the fruits and vegetables were harvested. I ask to make sure that the produce wasn't sprayed with toxic chemicals. I love to hear the farmer tell me that the fruit I am purchasing was just picked fresh this morning!
The fresher the produce, the healthier it is for your body. When apples are still on the tree, they are alive and vital with life-force energy! So, it's best to eat produce as soon as possible after it is harvested. Recently, I learned from a farmer that most of the produce sold in stores is at minimum a few months old, meaning it was harvested at least three to four months prior to your purchase. And surprisingly, it can be a lot longer! You can only imagine that by that time, your fruits and veggies have lost their life-force energy. So whenever possible, buy your produce as close to the source as possible to feed your body the energy it needs.
Do you shop at your local farmer's markets, or even grow your own food?