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Nadia Velazquez The Natural Citizen

Nadia Velazquez

Integrity is not just an attribute - it’s a way of life. That’s how Nadia thinks about it.  

At a young age Nadia often found herself defending the underdog and pushing friends and family to be true to themselves. Growing up, her fiery personality and passion for the truth landed her in numerous heated debates with friends, family and anyone else who dared – and that is how she found her calling as a lawyer.

Early on in her career, her passion for the truth and justice led her to defending the less fortunate as an attorney. And, later on, Nadia took on the food and beverage industry as a regulatory and legal expert where she relentlessly fought to ensure products adhered to government standards.

Growing up in Mexico Nadia never had to question the quality of the ingredients on her grandmother’s table. She doesn’t think you should have to either, and that’s why she co-founded The Natural Citizen. If you don’t believe her, ask her -- she’ll be happy to “debate” you on it or simply follow our #Naturalized blog where Nadia shares her expert knowledge on food quality.

Q&A with Nadia

What motivates you?

A couple of years ago someone in my family asked me which products I would recommend for their quality, and I couldn’t give an answer. It wasn’t because I didn’t know the products, but in fact, I knew too much. From that date on I aspired to develop a line of products that I would be proud to give to my friends and family without hesitation.

How do you integrate nutrition in your life?

I am an avid runner and martial artist; therefore, my body demands good nutrition. Nutrition is the number one thing required to enjoy any activity, from sharing the good moments in life to performing any sport. However, between home, work and activities, smoothies are a great solution for a packed schedule. They contain all of my nutritional needs in one cup “to go” that I can drink just about anywhere.

What is your favorite “go to” healthy dinner?

I am huge fan of grilling pretty much anything, but seafood and vegetables are my favorites.









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