Are You Eating Healthy?

By | January 3, 2017

As a full time worker and student it has been difficult to find the right healthy foods to eat. With the packaging of your foods becoming more about marketing and what will make someone buy the product companies are forgetting to consider whether or not their product is truly healthy or not. It is scary to think that you and your family may not actually be eating as healthy as you think, and that is why I feel that it is important to know what products are actually healthy for you and which products are actually not.

To begin, I am sure many of you drink coffee to get yourself going in the morning. Although it does give you that extra boost, there are many healthier ways to get yourself going. Something that I have discovered and will swear by is organic matcha powder. Now I’m sure many of you are thinking what in the world could that be? Well, it is just like your average green tea, but instead it is 137 times better! Organic matcha is 137 times better because it provides up to 137 times the EGCG that brewed green tea provides! If none of you know what EGCG actually is according to EGCG stands for, “ecpigallocatehcin-3-gallate.” This website also goes on to talk about the benefits that EGCG can provide, which includes cancer prevention, a healthier brain, a healthier heart, and it can also be an aid in weight loss. When you drink matcha these benefits are 137 times better, which is why I recommend you start drinking matcha today!

Something that I have also learned in my years of trying to be healthy is that when your meat says USDA grade or select, that is not actually telling you that it is healthier. The USDA grade that is given to meat actually only means to tell you how juicy the meat is! After discovering this I was shocked, because I had grown up believing that USDA grade meat was actually better for you. This is just one of the many marketing tricks that is being pulled on customers when it comes to eating healthy these days. So, next time you are at the grocery store make sure to look for meat that is lean and organic. A high percentage of lean organic meat will be a much healthier option than your typical USDA grade meat.