We are what we eat – literally!
Sometimes we are lost in the taste of food or busyness that we forget how our food ‘becomes us’! We are a culmination of what we have eaten.
All proteins (meat, fish, eggs, cheese, nuts and seeds, tofu) are broken down into amino acids which can then be used to build more of us (tissues, muscles and cells) and repair us, as well as making neurotransmitters that regulate our mood, build hormones and grow hair, skin and nails.
Fats (also nuts and seeds, oils, avocados, oily fish) become fatty acids which make up some of our hormones, are chemical messengers and provide structure for membranes of cells.
Carbohydrates are broken down into glycogen (a fuel stored in muscles and liver) and glucose to provide fuel for the brain and muscles. Carbohydrates also provide fibre which keeps our digestive system happy. Glycogen preserves muscles because when glucose from carbohydrates is lacking, muscle can also be broken down into amino acids and converted into glucose or other compounds to generate energy.
You can see how important it is eat quality food so that we rebuild and repair the best version of our self and operate in optimal function.
Rather than be driven by the look or manufactured taste of unhealthy food that will struggle to become us, opt for natural foods that will be assimilated into us in a beautiful healthy way.
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