I have always laughed at this saying but in reality there is sound evidence behind it. After all the food we eat is the fuel that our body uses to do daily activities and live our lives. If you are not providing your body with the right foods or fuel that it needs to complete its daily requests then things are going to go wrong. You can compare this to a car and it's fuel.
When you place premium quality fuel into your car your car runs smoother. Higher octane fuel actually cleans your fuel lines and the internals of your car as you drive leaving your car running smoother and more efficiently. If you car could talk it would be saying "Thank you, thank you, thank you!" as it hums down the road with enjoyment.
However if you feed your car the cheapest fuel that you could find, you may unfortunately find yourself putting in less than quality fuel which has impurities that can actually cause damage to the internals of your car. Your car will run slow and sluggishly and you may find yourself in need of a hefty mechanics bill after some serious damage has been done.
Our bodies are much the same. If we fuel our bodies with the right foods we are providing nourishment through nutrition, vitamins and minerals. Our body can use the high quality input to repair damaged cells and create new ones at will. We can think clearer and get a greater sense of wellbeing and enjoyment out of life - which is bound to put a smile on your dial. Also our blood will be cleaner as our organs are working at their optimal levels removing impurities and ensuring that correct bodily functions are taking place. Of course - this is the ideal world.
If however we are feeding our bodies with junk foods high in fat and low in nutrition, then guess what? Our bodies do exactly what they are supposed to do, which is - they try to survive. Our bodies can achieve amazing things and will react to what we put into them. We unknowingly strive to use the foods as best we see fit. We may store fat and convert sugars into fat storage for later use. However this can also bring on diabetes, cholesterol and other life threatening health issues that are not good for us, and potentially fatal.
So the old saying "You are what you eat" does have some reality to it. So if you eat healthy then you will be healthy... Well not really! Geez.. Really! Haha. Well it's unfortunately not that easy but you will setting yourself up to be healthy. But you still need to incorporate a healthy lifestyle too. This includes regular exercise fresh air and a good environment. You see just eating healthy and a good exercise routine can still fail to make someone healthy if they are living in a room that is filled with toxic fumes! Ok bit extreme but you get the point.
So overall what your eat does contribute to what you are.. in more or less terms. So I hope you eat the way that you want to be. Then once you have your eating requirements and plan sorted out, look to other parts of your life that can be focused on to improve you overall wellbeing. After all we want you to be happy healthy and full of life!
Our bodies are incredible pieces of work. Really when you think about it we are living breathing organisms that can achieve great things. Our power of thought and communication has allowed us to become the most advanced organism on our planet. But the simple feeling of being happy does not come to everyone all of the time.
There are many reasons why someone may be sad, unhappy or depressed. With all the pressures of modern life, stereotypes, criticism, tormenting and even abuse, achieving a sense of happiness is often a challenging exercise. However there are always things in our lives that we have control over and one of them is the food we eat.
Our consumption of food does more than simply provide us with a pleasant taste as we eat or drink it. It is the fuel for our bodies to produce new cells, repair our bodies and move oxygen and other vital nutrients around our bodies. Without the right input of the necessary foods and beverages our bodies simply cannot function properly.
For most of us, we only choose to consume foods that have a pleasant taste and texture however if we cut out important foods this can actually be damaging to our internals. Issues such as obesity, diabetes, indigestion, cholesterol, heart attacks, stroke and even death can be a consequence of continually eating the wrong foods for our bodies.
On the flip side if you consume an ideal diet for your body your body can function at its optimal level. Take sport athletes for instance. They have personal dieticians and personal trainers who make sure they are performing at their peak. Their dietician ensures that they are getting all the essential vitamins and nutrients their body needs to be performing at its best. This results in healthy organs, strong bones and teeth.
As a result of your body functioning at its best you feel good from the inside out. No more indigestion or upset tummy's. You can even heal quicker from injury and infection as your body has the resources needed to fight off bad bacteria and repair itself. You will even get sick less or not at all with your increased immune system. Overall this leads to a much happier you and this will be displayed by a great smile emerging on your face.
But how do you achieve such a diet? Most people think this is out of their reach. After all we all can't afford our own personal dietician. But you don’t need it.
It is a good idea to know your blood type and if you have any pre-existing medical condition as this can allow you to create a tailored diet based on your specifics. However a basic blanket rule can be cast across everyone without going into these details. That is get back to the way that we were created. Eat whole foods and anything unprocessed.
More specifically consume lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, nuts, beans and legumes. Cut out processed foods as much as possible. If it's in packaging that usually indicated it has been through a rigorous manufacturing process and has added chemicals that are just unnatural. Eat lean proteins such as lean meats, eggs and fish.
Now this is a very brief example of what you should eat but be realistic. Research more on balanced diet and ensure that you are eating for your body not just your taste buds. If you follow these basic principles you will be on your way to achieving happiness and letting your smile shine through.