you are what you eat
Every 35 days your skin replaces itself. Your liver takes about a month. Your body makes these new cells from the food you eat. What you eat literally becomes you. You have a choice in what you’re made of. Ninety per cent of the diseases known to man are caused by cheap foodstuffs. Nutrition will always be an important part of the new paradigm of “personalised medicine” and preventive health care to improve the quality of a person's life. In a nutshell to be fit and healthy you need to eat good food-for-life (“E Ola ‘Ai” like they say in Hawaii) because you are what you eat
Further our eating style reflects and affects who and what we are. It identifies our approach to life. If we examine various societies and cultures, we see that each has its traditional foods and food ceremonies.
In short, the "way we eat" reveals how we identify ourselves. It reflects and often determines our world-view, our values, and our entire approach to life. "You are the way you eat." Foods are much more than just a collection of nutrients, they are a wealth of influences and connotations. Rare foods and spices are treasured as special culinary delights. Some foods are worshiped in various cultures & traditions as having an unusual holiness or are avoided altogether. The type of food we choose can affect our moods. Hot, spicy, or stimulating foods may influence many of us toward hot-temperedness or nervousness. Cooling foods can relax us and give us peace of mind. Foods can help us celebrate and can comfort us when we mourn.