Eating The Right Food


An Omelette I made with black beans, cheese, crema and tortillas on the side.

By Briget Obregon, Staff Writer

  We all love food. We eat food when we’re sad, happy, celebrating, or wanting comfort. Eating the food you love brings happiness. There is nothing better than your mom making your favorite food when you’re down or the sense of achievement when you have baked a very good cake. Food impacts us in every way possible. It keeps us heathy and alive.  

 Why eating is so important  

  Nutrition is a key part of having a good diet and staying healthy. It affects everything about you, in your workout, paying attention to class/work, and your mental health. Consuming the right nutrients keeps you going throughout the day, giving you energy.  

     According to the article  “5 ways nutrition impacts your everyday life” posted on the website for Dynamic Health Carolina, A more nutrient-rich diet means more fuel for you to power through your workday, your workout, and all those chores you need to do. You know, the ones you usually put off because you’re just too worn out from the day”. 

    Getting through the day is rough already and being hungry is even worse. I get very tired and angry when I’m hungry. I remember snapping at my sisters on our way to McDonald’s after getting groceries and then getting in trouble for that. Everyone gets “hangry” and it’s okay.  

   I get that sometimes you won’t be able to get a full breakfast or lunch, but you can at least get a protein bar or snacks of your choosing in your stomach to prevent nausea or stomach aches that will prevent you from doing your work properly. 

         I ask myself what happens to my body If I don’t eat? While looking for an answer, I came across an article titled “8 Scary Things That Could Happen to Your Body When You Skip Meals” from the website  eatingwell. They cited a “2018 study published in The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, that said, “When you go too long without eating, your blood sugar takes a dip, signaling your body to start producing cortisol. Cortisol, commonly referred to as the ‘stress hormone’, is released to help regulate that dip in blood sugar, but it’s also creating a stress response in the body. This can only leave you feeling not just anxious or depressed, but also moody, irritable and frazzled.”   This explains why people get “hangry” or moody when hungry.  


    I know it is a hassle to prepare a meal, but here are one of my favorite foods I love to make that is easy and doesn’t take too much time. An omelette is easy to make in the morning. Because it gives protein, it helps with controlling cravings  and prevents you from eating unhealthy food.  

   To make an omelette you have to: 

  1. Crack 1-2 eggs open : put the eggs in a bowl, mix them with a fork. 
  2. Melt butter on a nonstick pan over medium-low heat. 
  3. Add egg to the pan and cook without stirring. 
  4. Fill the omelette with tomato, green pepper, and cilantro. 
  5. Take out when ready.

My top 5 favorite foods 



Carne asada 


Wendy’s summer strawberry salad