Food is not only our medicine, but our very source of wellness, or un-wellness. When I "listen to my body," what I hear is based on what foods I've put into my system. If I eat dairy, I feel bloated, nauseous and congested. When I drink a smoothie with lots of fiber in the morning, I never feel constipated or bloated.
With the increase in GMO (genetically modified organisms), it is all the more important to be aware of what is in your food so that you can remain feeling well and prevent illness.
An article in the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/08/frozen-yogurt-ingredients_n_3721930.html?ir=Women&utm_campaign=080813&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-women&utm_content=Photo) talks about the ingredients in the ever-so popular frozen yogurt in places popping up all over the country making it SEEM they are serving you a healthy treat. But watch out! Frozen yogurt contains not only sweeteners (sugar, corn syrup, fructose, and/or dextrose) and dairy proteins (casein and whey to which many people are sensitive), but they also contain gums (guar gum and cellulose gum), propylene glycol and carrageenan (known to cause digestive issues and numerous other health issues). Heck! I can't even pronounce a lot of the ingredients in there. I'm not saying to keep away from eating fro-yo but, as Laura Schocker (the author of the article) ends the article,
"consider it an occasional, portion-controlled dessert, more akin to an ice cream cone than a daily treat."
So, say you want to skip the chemicals in fro-yo, what can you do when you want a nice summer treat?
Make yourself a bowl of fresh or frozen organic fruit with some almond butter. Sometimes, since I have the Vitamix, I will make some cashew cream and add a touch of agave or maple syrup and pour it atop some berries. It will satisfy your craving for sugar, you enjoy something delicious but most importantly, the benefit to your body will be much better.