What does the phrase “You are what you eat” even mean? Think about it with me on a biochemical level. The food that goes into our bodies eventually becomes us. The cheeseburger, the fries, the Coke lands in our stomachs, is broken down into it’s basic chemical parts (carbohydrates, proteins, fats) and then absorbed by our intestine to make energy. Have you ever eaten a healthy meal and felt great after? Or on the other hand, have you ever eaten a big, greasy combo meal from a fast food restaurant and felt sluggish and oily afterwards?
Cheap and processed food has little or no real nutrition. We are living in a world now where food is abundant but nutrition and health are scarce.
I understand it is hard to eat healthy. It takes so much time, so much money, so much effort. Right? How much time is your health worth? How much money is your life worth? How much effort is your overall level of wellness worth? I would guess not many people would value their health, life and wellness under the time, money, and effort is takes to eat healthy.
Maybe it’s not all your fault. Watch this video made by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff MD about the food industry and why things need to change.