Eat Well, Live Well
English writer Virginia Woolf once said, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” We at Student Grocer happen think this lovely lady was onto something.
Student life is crazy. Like, some-days-you-won’t-know-if-you’re-coming-or-going kinda crazy. Between lectures, study sessions, part-time jobs, laundry and all that wretched reading you have to do, there will be days — maybe even weeks — when you’re gonna find yourself overwhelmed, exhausted and crabby. What the heck is a student to do?
Take a deep breath and say it with us, peeps: EAT. HEALTHY.
One of the keys to academic success is filling your body with nourishing foods (sorry to be a bad news bear, but studying and taking diligent notes during lectures are part of the package, too!). You need good food for energy – it not only feeds your body, but your mind, too.
Not only that, but if you eat well, you’ll avoid that dreaded “Freshman 15” so many university and college students become all-to-familiar with.
Need hard proof of the benefits of healthy eating? Health Canada says this: “Food nourishes the body and gives us energy to get through each day. Healthy eating is fundamental to good health and is a key element in healthy human development, from the prenatal and early childhood years to later life stages. Healthy eating is equally important in reducing the risk of many chronic diseases.”
Now, don’t scoff, ya’ll. As a young’un, chronic disease might not be on your radar yet, but it should be. Setting good habits now increases your chances of staying healthy later on. After all, you gotta face the facts here, folks: you’re spending a s*** ton of hard-earned cash on this education of yours, so ya’ might want to be around for a long time so you can fully enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Eager to know more about how to eat healthy as a student? You’ll love this Buzzfeed article.