I wasn’t planning to do a post about vegetables and how I’ve been eating relatively healthy (for me) but I was contacted from a company to do a post about food processors and blenders. At first I turned it down because honestly I couldn’t figure out to relate my blog to blenders. I use a blender at my house to make smoothies and I use a food processor occasionally to mix pancake batter to chill in the fridge overnight. I’m not sure it has even ever come up.
After letting the topic sit for a couple of days I realized I’ve been using my food processor and blender a little more then normal since I’ve been injured.
When I first became injured a few weeks ago I talked to a lot of people about cures to plantar fasciitis. (half said fixing their diet and the other half said cortisone saved the day). A lot of people I talked to suggested cutting out sugar and eating healthier. Some people even went so far as to say that eating better got rid of their plantar fasciitis. It isn’t as if I eat extremely unhealthy but Tim and I do enjoy both healthy and unhealthy food. I don’t have a strict diet that works for me just as I don’t have a strict training plan that works for me.
I read up on nutrition a little bit myself to see if other people’s personal experiences were common. I found a lot of people raving about drinking cherry juice (apparently it reduces inflammation). I also found that a lot of people had success with limiting sugar. Since I was (and still am) trying to nip this injury in the bud, I was willing to try everything and anything.
The only thing I really hate about actually cooking is the fact that meals don’t take 5 minutes to make. It normally takes twice as long for creating fresh, healthy meals and drinks. I do admit to using a blender or food processor to mix up pancake batter and leaving it in the fridge overnight though…
I’ve been eating a lot less sugar and sweetener in general (yes this includes splenda). For me this means having more savory breakfasts like omelets. My omeletes are generally 2 parts eggs, 10 parts vegetables and 2 parts cheese. Besides salads, I pretty much get my vegetables for egg combinations.
While looking on the website I chose the Black and Decker EHC650B for chopping vegetables.
It pretty much described everything I want in a kitchen applicance (or honestly technology in general…see why I have a Garmin 10 and don’t use any of the features…). It was easy, simple and compact. It didn’t have a lot of fancy features that I would never use and is a lot of cheaper than other models.
Looking back at the last three weeks of eating healthier, while I feel a lot better I don’t think healthier eating helped fix my foot injury. I do enjoy how I feel when I don’t eat a ton of cookies and cake but with everything…everything in moderation.
Questions for you:
What is your favorite blender?
I actually could use advice on this because I need to put one on my wedding registry.
Have you ever had a running injury that has been fixed by better nutrition?
I think nutrition plays an important role in preventing injury (like more calcium for stronger bones) but I have never had the experience of proper nutrition fixing an injury completely. I do think nutrition does play a key role in recovery but nothing can be fixed by one single factor.