5 Food Quotes to Live By!

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Food rules, quotes, call them what you will!

Over the years, I’ve heard so many myths and personal opinions about food and nutrition that these days, I’m so delighted when I hear a reasonable soundbite that provides some real food for thought! Here are five quotes that I think we can all learn a little lesson from. Cheers!

“Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates

This is our main motto here at NutriBullet! I truly believe, and science shows, that certain foods can help with very specific health concerns. An upset stomach calls for ginger, cinnamon helps balance blood sugar, beets can boost athletic performance by enhancing oxygen capacity, the list goes on and on! Don't forget to browse our Healing Foods for more information on the powerful health benefits of natural, whole foods.

“Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.” – Michael Pollan

When we eat real, natural foods from as close to their source as possible, keep portions in check and choose mostly plant-based options, we’re already one step ahead of the game. Research shows that colorful foods containing vitamins, minerals and antioxidant phytochemicals help reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases. In addition, keeping food portions under control and sticking to unprocessed foods has been linked to healthy weight management.

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” – Lewis Grizzard

I absolutely love the sweet crunch of a fresh carrot from the farmer’s market! It absolutely puts those bagged baby carrots to shame! If you're lucky enough to have your own garden, or if you can easily find local produce, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Food that is grown locally not only gives you more nutrients, its flavor will make your day!

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”– Virginia Woolf

If your body was a car, what would it be? A beautiful Lamborghini, or a beat up pickup truck? Treat it that way, then! When you feed your body fuel from healthy sources, it runs so much better than when you fuel it with processed foods. Those actually deplete your body of nutrients instead of supplying it with the nourishment it needs.

“Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people." – Elizabeth Berry

Eating local is the way to go. Nutrients are degraded the longer a food sits exposed to heat, light and air, so it makes sense that the faster a food can get from the farm to your mouth, the better. I’ll admit I’m spoiled; living in California is pretty nice, we have varied produce year round. However, most people rely on food to be flown in from as far as the other side of the world. When possible, choose produce grown as close to your home (fruit from a state nearby is much better than one from another country) or opt for a frozen version, which is frozen at peak of ripeness so it retains the most nutrients possible.

Registered Dietitian


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I'm finding that if a make up a blast for breakfast in the tall cup and add chia seeds to it - half keeps me powered up till 2pm and the second half keeps me going till 6 - I don't do this every day tho - 2/3 times a week maybe - love making soups as well even in the summer - yummy
Hi, I am one week into my Nutribullet Loving it I am like an Evangalist out there , spreading the word . I am glugging down green smoothies and have my husband starting to take interest in them now . Bit headachey at the moment , but I understand I am probably really Deyoxing myself with so many greens , so I am happy to muddle on and know it will pass. I needed to reboot my system . The Heartburn I suffered all day long , as disappeared . Amazing . I am very excited .
Guys...for the Nutribullet newbies....congrats. guess what? IT WORKS "IF" you use it. We just got our new Nutribullet Pro900 10 days ago and ive already "surprisingly" shed 7 pounds and can FEEL the difference and my energy last way into the the later afternoon, early evening which at 61 yrs old...I used to peter out by 3. lol. Make yourself a commitment to AT LEAST have one nutriblast per day. I'm doing two a day with a meal replacement protein powder then having a 600 cal or so meal mid afternoon. NO heavy eating after 5. drinking lots of H20. I LOVE IT!!!!
Reply by Auroradad
June 17, 2014
I meal replacement protein powder you said replacing one meal. Any special one that you use. I just purchased my bullet and did a drink it for two days unfortunately I cheated during the day although I did have a salad and Mexican food last night. I must do better today. I would appreciate it if you could advise what you used to start the program or did you use the suggested anti-toxin rememebered blast. Thank you.
Hi Auroradad - I have been using Raw Fit in my nutriblast (in the morning). http://www.gardenoflife.com/Products-for-Life/Weight-Management/RAW-Fit.aspx 1/2 greens (mixed, spinach, kale, etc) 1/2 frozen banana handful of frozen strawberries other fruit (blueberries, mango, pineapple) 1 scoop Raw Fit (I like the Marley Coffee flavor) 1 Tbs hemp seed 1 Tbs flax seed Fill to full line with Almond milk and/or coconut water Keeps me going! Let me know if you give it a try and how you like it.
Hi how you doing. I've had my nutribullet since Tuesday I must say I love it !'!!!! Doing two a day with evening meal, feeling so much better, was so impressed bought my son and his family one they love it too. Can u let me know how your doing keep it up deb
Just registered my new nutribullet and can't wait to start using it. However, I'm currently on an elimination diet from my allergist and don't know if I'll be able to use it until that is finished, unless there is something I can do with it with what I can eat which isn't much! Is there a nutriblast I can do now?
It depends on what foods you are eliminating from your diet. I would suggest looking at our recipes tab section. See if there are any recipes that are free of any potential food allergens that are on your avoid list.
Comment by nrguzman
April 25, 2014
I am new to Nutribullet and just registered and must say its motivating and wonderful to read the informative articles and learn about good nutrition and health. Knowledge is power.
Love my new lifestyle and so excited about what is to come in my future with this new body Me and my Nutribullet are creating. Thanks Nutribullet!
Adore these articles :) so motivating to read first thing in the morning!! Great job, Nutribullet staff.
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