What do you picture when you hear the words 'meal plan? Do you think of all the things you can't or shouldn't eat? Do you think restrictions? Eating only 'Health Food'? Do you dread feeling hungry all the time?
Did you know that many of us are not getting enough protein?
While most people in westernized societies have access to more protein than they need, most of us do not actually consume enough to meet our most basic requirements.
For example, blueberries are high in antioxidants which neutralize free radicals that can damage skin from sun exposure. They also contain Vitamin C which helps prevent wrinkles.
Watermelon, another summer favourite, is high in lycopene (more so than tomatoes!), which absorbs UVA and UVB radiation. If you're consistently including watermelon in your diet, it has also been shown to provide natural sun-blocking properties.
The quote 'Let Food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food' has never rang more true!