Let me tell you a story about a colleague of mine who seemingly had boundless energy, creativity, and enthusiasm.
Her name was Hannah, and she was one of those people who just seemed to excel at everything.
She was always in the office on time before everyone else.
She always had a huge smile on her face, and she always looked amazing.
She would chat to everyone in the mornings in a way that was charming, engaging, and charismatic. And then she would go about her work – highly focused on her tasks and churning out more than everyone else combined.
She had great ideas in meetings, and of course it wasn’t long before she had climbed her way up the corporate ladder all the way to the top.
Of course, I was completely in awe of Hannah. So one day, I decided to ask her what her secret was.
You know what she said? Vegetable smoothies.
It seems so simple, and yet it made perfect sense.
You know how you feel when you eat a piece of fresh fruit? You feel instantly refreshed.
You feel instantly healthier. It’s as though your body breathes a huge sigh of relief.
It almost seems to undo all of the unhealthy things you’ve done that day.
And there are very good reasons for that: fruits and vegetables contain some crucial “essential nutrients” such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids. These are used by the body to perform vital functions, not to mention building skin, teeth, bones, and flesh. We can’t get them anywhere else, and without them, all sorts of important functions fail.
Most of us are therefore living with impaired digestion, stunted cognitive capabilities, poor mood, the inability to sleep deeply, poor concentration, bad skin, bad hair, bad teeth, weaker muscle, damaged immune systems, slowed metabolisms and much more.
That’s before we even consider the benefits of added fiber, and healthy energy that are provided by fruits and vegetables.
We evolved eating these fruits and vegetables and thus we have developed a dependency on them.
That’s why just doing this one simple thing was able to help my colleague to outshine the rest of us each and every day.
And it’s why you will be able to do the exact same thing in your place of work, or amongst your friends, when you start to do the same.
But vegetable smoothies are just the beginning