We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat

"You are what you eat." How many times have we heard that saying? Often, it's said to discourage us from over-indulging in sweets and what we generally call "junk food." A more accurate expression, however, would be, "You are what you digest." What we consume literally becomes part of us. The nutrients in a banana assimilate into our bodies, and we excrete what we cannot use.

Yes: what we eat (and digest) becomes us.

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