“You are what you eat” has originated from “Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es.” [Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are]” Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote this in Physiologie du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante, (1826).
Later on in the 1920’s and 30’s another version of this came out in an advertisement: “Ninety per cent of the diseases known to man are caused by cheap foodstuffs. You are what you eat.”
I personally hold a lot of validation in this statement and I give it serious consideration when deciding what I am going to eat every day. I try to eat as much fresh food / produce as I can because my studies in energy medicine have taught me that our energetic vibrations are affected by the state of our physical health. I feel much healthier when I eat natural foods that resonate with our own natural elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Air
You are likely aware that our healthy energy and healthy body requires vitamins and minerals to maintain the physical capacity that allows us to lead an active and vibrant life.
It is my hope to share some of those requirements and their source, here with you, so that you can use this knowledge to your benefit in your food choices.
Let’s start with Vitamin A:
It is key in healthy vision, helps to keep our skin and immune system healthy and contributes to our growth.
There are some compounds in plant food that are called carotenoids and these are a source of Vitamin A. Carotenoids are “phytonutrients” and are found in vegetables and fruits that are brightly coloured; dark green, yellow, red and orange.
Here are some foods that will add Vitamin A to your diet:
Sweet potato, carrots, spinach, butternut squash, canned pumpkin, canteloupe and dried apricots.
Vitamin A is also found in animal foods such as turkey and chicken liver, goat cheese, salmon, eggs and milk.
All of these foods are easy to find in most grocery stores or by shopping local at farmer’s markets where you are more aware and perhaps even connected to the source (local farmers are our neighbors, friends and relatives).
Nothing better than knowing who put their love and life into putting the food on your table and in your tummy 🙂
stay tuned for more info on quantity requirements and supplements