Food That Writers Should Be Eating

This is a weird post.

Why?

I’m showing you a picture of my lunch. Pre-digested thankfully!

Cup and a half of vegies, cooked in water (in a fry pan, half a cup of water should be enough (comes out like steamed vegies)) and of course, fish. I’m having Basa, if you’re new at the ‘fish’ thing, which you SHOULD be a pro at, I suggest salmon, or something exotic and overly expensive to get you excited. I get excited about Basa. I’m a simple girl.

Why Fish?

Benefits.

  • Feel less tired.
  • Plays a role in maintaining good brain and nervous system function (if you drink alcohol, chances are you’re often diminished in B-12)
  • Maintains metabolism
  • Anti-cancer functions
  • Plays a role in keeping away heart disease (while sitting on your butt all day increases chance of heart disease)

Why Green Vegetables (asparagus, broccoli, capsicum, mushrooms)?

Asparagus:

  • Asparagus delivers folate, which works with vitamin B12, reducing cognitive impairment
  • Helps body get rid of excess salt
  • Anti-cancer
  • May slow aging

Broccoli:

  • Helps brain function, nervous system function, promotes muscle growth
  • Helps regulate blood pressure
  • Fights against free radicals (protects against viruses)
  • Prevents osteoporosis
  • Digestion aid
  • Helps low light and colour vision
  • Reduces stroke and heart attack

Capsicum:

  • Enhances metabolism
  • Antioxidant: fights free radicals
  • Cancer prevention
  • Prevents blood clots
  • Fights bacteria in food
  • Improves digestion
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Triggers release of endorphins

Mushrooms:

  • Flushes toxins
  • Lowers bad cholesterol
  • Improves immune system
  • Prevents heart disease
  • Source of vitamin D (the one you get by sitting in the sun)

Why should writers eat this healthy above all other professions? Okay, well I don’t think they have more reason than all other professions. But certainly many.

Writers are curious about the world. In order to write they need to know how things work. And one of those things is their bodies!
If you work an office job, then come home and sit on your butt all day writing your novel/poem/novella/short story/haiku, then you’re probably reaching for the crisps and high carb/high fat foods for comfort. I would too!

That’s a lot of hours to work.

But seriously, because you know how things work, you know what’s good for you and your job is somewhat sedentary…then you should be eating healthy and exercising. Goodbye possible stroke/heart attack at age 55. Goodbye indigestion, weak immune systems and bad breath. Hello toned abs, chest, buttocks, thighs (just to be clear that’s from working out, not eating fish and vegetables :P). Goodbye sluggish exhausted feeling.

Eat better, feel better, write better!

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