Do you remember being told as a child that you needed to finish a certain food, even though you didn’t like it, because it was “good for you”? Or maybe you’ve pushed yourself to include certain tasteless, joyless foods in your diet because you’ve heard they’ll help you lose weight or manage an unwanted symptom. Your parents surely had your best interests at heart when they encouraged you to eat these foods, but they were likely missing one key factor: the role of pleasure in the digestive process. As it turns out, we can be eating the most nutritious food in the world, but if we aren’t enjoying it, our body simply won’t be able to metabolize it to the fullest – and we might even be setting ourselves up to make less-healthy choices later on. In this new video from #IPEtv, I explain why Vitamin P – Pleasure – is an important part of any diet. Tune in to learn why, when it comes to healthy eating, enjoyment really matters!
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