“It’s not the food in your life, it’s the life in your food”- B’Gabs

Post written by CHC Member Thu Nguyen
Thu serves at Respiratory Health Association as an asthma educator
Obesity, in an energy balance perspective, is a result of more energy in than out. Excessive energy in + little energy out = weight gain. The challenge here is that it is so easy to consume energy, and so much more difficult to expend energy. It takes me 15 minutes to chow down on a burger that is around 500 calories. Consequently, I would have to spend at least an hour in the gym to expend that much energy. Therefore, it is pertinent that we make healthy choices when it comes to the food we put in our body. We want to make sure the calories we consume come from foods that are packed with nutrients, vitamins, and fiber that will offer us satiety, and not foods that offer empty calories.
B'Gabs Burger
Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions with healthy food. Many people think eating healthy is a punishment because they associate healthy food as bland or tasteless. However, after our hard work at Experimental Station last week, some Chicago Health Corps members visited B’Gabs Goodies Raw Vegan Deli for lunch. B’Gabs offer high quality, soy and gluten-free vegan food. It was my first time trying a vegan hamburger, and I was very pleased. B’Gabs lives up to their philosophy by showing that healthy food is indeed flavorful and tasteful. My burger wasn’t a typical burger, but it tasted as delicious as a typical burger. If you’ve never tried vegan food, you are missing out! I guarantee you will physiologically get more for your money!  Whether you choose to eat vegan or not, just remember healthy food does taste good. Visit http://www.eatingwell.com/ for healthy and delicious recipes you can make at home!
Visit B’Gabs Goodies Raw Vegan Deli: http://bgabsgoodies.com/