| “You are what you eat”. This adage is literally true, biologically speaking. Our bodies are composed of the molecules we consume in food, and like most aspects of biology, the intricate relationship between between nutrition and function in our bodies is extraordinarily complex. Fortunately for we mere mortals, a diet based on a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, wholegrain cereals, nuts, legumes and fish seems to supply all of the vast number of nutrients required for good health. In other words, if we simply eat food as God designed it (unprocessed, fresh, wholegrain, raw or lightly cooked, mineral-rich and organic) and drink adequate amounts of water (2 – 3 litres daily, preferably “hard” water) we have an excellent chance of staying happy and healthy for a long lifespan.
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