The power of food

News Jan 22, 2014 by Colleen Toms Brant News

Think you should eliminate fat from your diet?

Think again, says Goodness Me! Natural Food Market founder Janet Jacks.

Do you need to cut back on salt?

Not so, Jacks said. In fact, according to Jacks, most people aren’t getting enough salt in their diets.

Those are just some of the surprising facts listed in Jacks’ recently released book, Discover The Power of Food: The 10 Week Plan to Transform Your Life. The book debunks some of the myths surrounding people’s diets and helps them discover a newfound love of food.

“Food talks to our bodies, so what you ate for breakfast is now impacting your clarity of mind, your energy level and your mood,” Jacks said. “Food imparts information to our cells on how to behave and how our bodies should operate.”

By changing their understanding of food and by thinking of the term diet as something other than a method for weight loss, Jacks believes people can live healthier and happier lives.

“We think of diet as ‘I’m going to restrict things and I’m going to be disciplined so I can achieve, probably, some weight loss,’” Jacks said. “But diet should mean the food a species should eat to help them live the longest and healthiest life possible.

"I would like people to rethink the word diet and to understand its meaning.”

In doing so, people can begin to take real pleasure in the food they eat and have the freedom to eat whenever the urge strikes.

“It’s not about counting calories, it’s about making your calories count,” Jacks said. “There is a great freedom that comes once you understand what you should eat, you just eat it. Your body will tell you when you are eating enough or when you need more.”

The types and amounts of fats that people can or should eat have a role in making their bodies more efficient while bringing about many benefits, Jacks said.

“And the great thing is that fat tastes good,” she said. “People have been mistaken about which fats are healthy. Vegetable oils for example are processed damaged and are harmful to us. Saturated fats, for example, are beneficial and, in fact, necessary to give structure and stability to our cell membranes.

“The other thing that may surprise people is my recommendations regarding salt. Many people who are trying to be healthy cut salt down too much. We need to eat the right salt and most of us can eat more of it.”

Whole, unrefined salt can actually help heal the body of different ailments, while many other salts actually have sugar in them that can harm the body, Jacks said.

“Whole, unrefined salt has the whole complex of trace elements and minerals that salt is supposed to give us,” Jacks said. “About 65 different minerals are found in whole salt.”

Jacks will be at Brantford’s Goodness Me! location, 605 West St., to launch and sign her book on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

“This information should be part of our collective understanding as a society," Jacks said. "I think we’ve chased a lot of wrong philosophies over the years. I think this book has the potential to help so many people with so many things.”

The event includes real life testimonials, a presentation by Jacks, sampling of five of the over 100 recipes from the book and giveaways of some of Jacks favourite foods.

To register visit www.discoverthepoweroffood.ca, call 519-758-8404 or visit the store.

The power of food

News Jan 22, 2014 by Colleen Toms Brant News

Think you should eliminate fat from your diet?

Think again, says Goodness Me! Natural Food Market founder Janet Jacks.

Do you need to cut back on salt?

Not so, Jacks said. In fact, according to Jacks, most people aren’t getting enough salt in their diets.

Those are just some of the surprising facts listed in Jacks’ recently released book, Discover The Power of Food: The 10 Week Plan to Transform Your Life. The book debunks some of the myths surrounding people’s diets and helps them discover a newfound love of food.

“Food talks to our bodies, so what you ate for breakfast is now impacting your clarity of mind, your energy level and your mood,” Jacks said. “Food imparts information to our cells on how to behave and how our bodies should operate.”

By changing their understanding of food and by thinking of the term diet as something other than a method for weight loss, Jacks believes people can live healthier and happier lives.

“We think of diet as ‘I’m going to restrict things and I’m going to be disciplined so I can achieve, probably, some weight loss,’” Jacks said. “But diet should mean the food a species should eat to help them live the longest and healthiest life possible.

"I would like people to rethink the word diet and to understand its meaning.”

In doing so, people can begin to take real pleasure in the food they eat and have the freedom to eat whenever the urge strikes.

“It’s not about counting calories, it’s about making your calories count,” Jacks said. “There is a great freedom that comes once you understand what you should eat, you just eat it. Your body will tell you when you are eating enough or when you need more.”

The types and amounts of fats that people can or should eat have a role in making their bodies more efficient while bringing about many benefits, Jacks said.

“And the great thing is that fat tastes good,” she said. “People have been mistaken about which fats are healthy. Vegetable oils for example are processed damaged and are harmful to us. Saturated fats, for example, are beneficial and, in fact, necessary to give structure and stability to our cell membranes.

“The other thing that may surprise people is my recommendations regarding salt. Many people who are trying to be healthy cut salt down too much. We need to eat the right salt and most of us can eat more of it.”

Whole, unrefined salt can actually help heal the body of different ailments, while many other salts actually have sugar in them that can harm the body, Jacks said.

“Whole, unrefined salt has the whole complex of trace elements and minerals that salt is supposed to give us,” Jacks said. “About 65 different minerals are found in whole salt.”

Jacks will be at Brantford’s Goodness Me! location, 605 West St., to launch and sign her book on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

“This information should be part of our collective understanding as a society," Jacks said. "I think we’ve chased a lot of wrong philosophies over the years. I think this book has the potential to help so many people with so many things.”

The event includes real life testimonials, a presentation by Jacks, sampling of five of the over 100 recipes from the book and giveaways of some of Jacks favourite foods.

To register visit www.discoverthepoweroffood.ca, call 519-758-8404 or visit the store.

The power of food

News Jan 22, 2014 by Colleen Toms Brant News

Think you should eliminate fat from your diet?

Think again, says Goodness Me! Natural Food Market founder Janet Jacks.

Do you need to cut back on salt?

Not so, Jacks said. In fact, according to Jacks, most people aren’t getting enough salt in their diets.

Those are just some of the surprising facts listed in Jacks’ recently released book, Discover The Power of Food: The 10 Week Plan to Transform Your Life. The book debunks some of the myths surrounding people’s diets and helps them discover a newfound love of food.

“Food talks to our bodies, so what you ate for breakfast is now impacting your clarity of mind, your energy level and your mood,” Jacks said. “Food imparts information to our cells on how to behave and how our bodies should operate.”

By changing their understanding of food and by thinking of the term diet as something other than a method for weight loss, Jacks believes people can live healthier and happier lives.

“We think of diet as ‘I’m going to restrict things and I’m going to be disciplined so I can achieve, probably, some weight loss,’” Jacks said. “But diet should mean the food a species should eat to help them live the longest and healthiest life possible.

"I would like people to rethink the word diet and to understand its meaning.”

In doing so, people can begin to take real pleasure in the food they eat and have the freedom to eat whenever the urge strikes.

“It’s not about counting calories, it’s about making your calories count,” Jacks said. “There is a great freedom that comes once you understand what you should eat, you just eat it. Your body will tell you when you are eating enough or when you need more.”

The types and amounts of fats that people can or should eat have a role in making their bodies more efficient while bringing about many benefits, Jacks said.

“And the great thing is that fat tastes good,” she said. “People have been mistaken about which fats are healthy. Vegetable oils for example are processed damaged and are harmful to us. Saturated fats, for example, are beneficial and, in fact, necessary to give structure and stability to our cell membranes.

“The other thing that may surprise people is my recommendations regarding salt. Many people who are trying to be healthy cut salt down too much. We need to eat the right salt and most of us can eat more of it.”

Whole, unrefined salt can actually help heal the body of different ailments, while many other salts actually have sugar in them that can harm the body, Jacks said.

“Whole, unrefined salt has the whole complex of trace elements and minerals that salt is supposed to give us,” Jacks said. “About 65 different minerals are found in whole salt.”

Jacks will be at Brantford’s Goodness Me! location, 605 West St., to launch and sign her book on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

“This information should be part of our collective understanding as a society," Jacks said. "I think we’ve chased a lot of wrong philosophies over the years. I think this book has the potential to help so many people with so many things.”

The event includes real life testimonials, a presentation by Jacks, sampling of five of the over 100 recipes from the book and giveaways of some of Jacks favourite foods.

To register visit www.discoverthepoweroffood.ca, call 519-758-8404 or visit the store.