Susan’s husband had a great job offer in Spain. While it sounded like an exciting opportunity for the family, Susan worried what her 3 young children would eat there. Her children consumed the typical American kids foods: chicken nuggets, pizza, macaroni and cheese from a box, etc. Those types of foods are not readily available in Spain.
In the first week of their arrival in Spain, Susan’s children rebelled when the Spanish waiter would serve real food dishes such as chicken with rice and vegetables, tortilla espanola (an egg potato omelet), vegetable or seafood soups. Within a week, something remarkable occurred: Susan’s children started eating real food and even more, loving it! Even more, they slept better at night and were calmer and more alert during the day.
A friend asked me to come to her home to speak with her husband who had severe IBS. He was uptight and irritable, which didn’t make for a fun marriage. When I arrived, I noticed he was chewing gum. He also told me that he loved diet soda and ate a lot of animal protein. Naturally I brought a JOOS with me, but he balked at the smell of fresh, organic vegetables. My friend stated, “he has barely eaten a green vegetable in years.”
Unfortunately, he is not alone. There are many Americans who simply hate vegetables! As a result, they’re not eating the right foods and they’re getting sick.
I love when JOOS drinkers comment to me that after their children watch them drink JOOS, the kids start adventuring with it and eventually grow to like it. Our children emulate us. We eat healthy, they eat healthy. It may be a process, but eventually, they get it.
One note of warning: don’t force it on them. Instead, praise them when they do!
We can help you to develop a simple life-long habit that may ultimately save you: the love of dark, leafy greens!