You are what you eat

You are what you eat. How many times have you heard that expression? What does it even mean to you at this point? Probably not much – am I right?

But think about it. You are what you eat. It means that everything you eat becomes what you are. The food you eat is taken in as fuel for your whole body. It breaks down, and it becomes your blood, bones, muscles, flesh and organs. The food you eat impacts your body chemistry and hormones, which can even affect your thoughts, emotions and feelings.

That’s why it’s so important that you consider what you are putting into your body. It’s not just because how you eat can make you look thinner or sexier, run faster, jump higher or think smarter – these are the superficial reasons. The real reason is because you have the power to change your own body in the future by what you put into it right now. You have the choice of eating cleaner, healthier foods that are rich with nutrients or highly-processed, chemicalized junk foods that are nutritionally bankrupt. You vote with your dollars on what is more important to you – access to an abundance of whole, nutrient-dense foods or artificial, manufactured, reconstructed and fortified food-like items.

Which do you choose? And why do you make that choice?

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