To put it simply, food is fuel. If we want to perform at our best—mentally AND physically—we must fill up on the highest quality fuel for our body. That means whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and protein-rich foods. Of course, it’s totally okay to treat yourself once in a while, just keep the bulk of your diet healthy, nutritious foods that will fill you up with energy and nutrients.

However, food is more than just a source of energy for our body. It exemplifies culture and the way we were brought up. Everyone, all around the world, has a different way of cooking and preparing food. I encourage you all to keep an open mind and try new foods! You never know what you might like—and if you don’t like the taste of something, all you have is knowledge to gain.