375 Food


Marion shares he thoughts about food.

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Joel
Marion

I was browsing through a bookshop today and I picked up a book on food, which is quite usual for me cause I love food, em, but this book was a bit different, em, it tried to make the connection between the kind of food you eat and how it makes you feel so, for example, sometimes if I'm, if I'm a bit sad, we’ll say, I think to myself, oh, I’d love some chocolate and that will make me feel better, and sometimes it does, or it feels like it does anyway. I’m not sure if that really works, but the author of this book seemed to think that there’s a definite link between, what you, you know, what you eat and how you feel, or how it makes you feel. She talks about things like, em, yeah, things like chocolate and other sweet things. She says that it releases endorphins, so that, you know endorphins are chemicals, they kind of, they make you feel good, I think is the idea. They help you deal with stress as well as she says, so yeah, that seems to, that seems to work, I think. One of my friends told me recently that when she feels a bit, a bit sluggish as if she doesn’t have much energy, she’ll go to a restaurant or go home and cook some meat cause she feels that that gives her, gives her energy, so I was interested to read today that this author, she mentions how sometimes the body will feel a need to, I don’t know, to be more sharp, or to have energy and that sometimes that means that you need protein and protein obviously would comes from meat. It seems to work for my friend anyway, but I haven’t tried it myself anyway.

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

browse

I was browsing through a bookshop today and I picked up a book on food.

When you 'browse' it means that you look through a selection of items at your leisure. Usually when you are browsing you are not looking for anything in particular and not very serious about actually buying anything.

Notice the following:

  1. I really like browsing in the shops.
  2. I don't need any help thank you, I am just browsing.

connection

It tried to make the connection between the kind of food you eat and how it makes you feel.

A 'connection' is a link between two things. In this case, the food you eat causes you to feel a certain way.

Notice the following:

  1. There is a connection between the quality of your work and your position in this company.
  2. Do you think there is a connection between your headaches and something that you do or eat?

link

There’s a definite link between what you eat and how you feel, or how it makes you feel.

A 'link' is what connects two or more things. A link creates a connection.

Notice the following:

  1. There is a definite link between all the late nights I have been having and my headaches.
  2. They have linked the criminal to the crime and he is going to go to prison.

stress

They help you deal with stress as well.

'Stress' is a condition people can suffer from when they are very busy and are not coping with life very well. You feel stress when you feel pressure from different areas of your life.

Notice the following:

  1. I go running to help me deal with the stress of my job.
  2. Make sure you are well organized to help cut down on stress levels.

sluggish

When she feels a bit sluggish as if she doesn’t have much energy, she’ll go to a restaurant.

When you feel 'sluggish' it means that you feel tired and run down. When you are sluggish you are slow and don't want to do anything.

Notice the following:

  1. I have not been eating very well recently and I feel very sluggish.
  2. Junk food can make you feel sluggish.

 

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
browsing • connection • linked
stress • sluggish
  1. Most people feel for a few days after they finish final exams.
  2. The best thing you can do in this business is to make a with your clients.
  3. It is easier for me to stay in contact with people if my different email accounts are .
  4. I can spend hours through the shelves in a bookstore.
  5. She can get very emotional when she has a lot of in her life.