(07) Jill Young: Pumped About Produce

My Friend Jill

I love stories especially friendship stories. Here is how I met Jill. In High School she sat by me in Mr. Bairds math class. I was in a phase of life that I didn’t have very many friends. My group from Junior High all went different directions and I found myself praying for friends .Jill was an answer to my prayers. Jill is one of my biggest cheerleaders and I am so grateful that almost sixteen years later we are still the best of friends.

Getting Pumped about Produce

Jill’s impossible is a little different then the rest of the people I have interviewed. She has a desire to help people get pumped about produce and uncomplicated heath. In Jill’s own words she shares why she is so passionate about health.

I recognized that, for a time, I became disconnected from the needs of my body. I found that I was relying only on health trends/fads based on the latest, ever-changing science. I was hyper-focused on numbers, ratios, and measurements trying to find health in ways that will not and can not be maintained in the long run. All of that changed when I remembered the joy and creative process that it is to take care of the needs of my body.

As people in my life tease me for eating my big green salads or green smoothies (I don’t mind being teased), I hope they know the reason is not an obsession with shrinking my waistline; though it is a welcomed side effect. The reason is for a healthy relationship with my body. It makes all the difference when I shift the focus!

Check out Jill’s Instagram for snapshots of produce at the.fresh.feed 

Acai Bowls. If you haven't discovered them yet, you are missing out! Acai packets are in the frozen section of the grocery store. There are recipes on the back of the packaging for ideas. I will admit that Pitaya Bowls are my favorite and I added one to this particular acai bowl. This recipe: 3 frozen bananas, 2 acai packets, 1 pitaya/dragon fruit packet, 1/2 cup coconut milk. Topped with granola, kiwi, blackberries and some pretty blooms from the yard. Enjoy! If you have any Acai recipe ideas, let me know! . . . . #acai #acaibowl #acaibowls #pitaya #dragonfruit #smoothiebowl #kiwi #granola #coconut #blackberries #healthyeating #healthyfood #fruitarian #fruitsmoothie #plantpower #plantbased #plantbaseddiet #plantbasedfood #healthiswellth #healthinsurance #healthinspiration #jillandjaym

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Protein Fad

The Washington Post dives into talking about the Protein fad. One thing I found fascinating is that if you eat more Protein than you need it gets stored as fat. So how much Protein do you need? Check out this article for the answer.

Jill’s Tinder Picture

NBC talked about how manufacturers are trying to get more protein on their labels. This  Story about if Protein is sensible or a fad.

Blue Zones

You know something’s legit when National Geographic does a story on it.

NPR did a great article about each blue zone and the foods that are most prevalent in their diets.

Click the video below to hear from the man who discovered blue zones Dan Buettner.

Links talked about in this episode:

Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine

Forks Over Knives

Danish Twin Study



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