According to the dictionary, food is defined as “any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, and promote growth.”
I believe we, as a culture, have forgotten the meaning of food and its importance. Food has the power to prevent illness, evoke emotion, unite people together, and put a smile on our face. Most importantly, the right foods can allow us to live a long and happy life. The food we eat should nourish our bodies and our lives. As a dietitian, I want to help people rediscover the meaning of healthy food and themselves.
Today I want you to ask yourself “Is this FOOD I’m about to eat going to nourish my body?” You might be surprised to find that the food you’re eating is not REAL food and is only providing you with empty calories. Always strive to NOURISH your body through your food, exercise, and your mind.
What does food mean to you and how do you stay nourished?