And if this new fad has taken over you and you are pouring over all that mind-boggling literature on proper nutrition and diet in a bid to achieve that perfect look, it’s time to take a break and cast a glance at these gems of wisdom. As a matter of fact, these ‘quotes on nutrition’ will most certainly make you ‘see’ food and nutrition in a new light.
From food are produced all creatures which dwell on earth. Then they live by food, and in the end they return to food. For food is the oldest of all beings, and therefore it is called panacea.
The first wealth is health.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.
To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.
Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.
— English Proverb
I saw a few die of hunger, of eating, a hundred thousand.
We never repent of having eaten too little.
Never eat more than you can lift.
Simple diet is best; for many dishes bring many diseases: and rich sauces are worse than even heaping several meats upon each other.
Foods are threefold for mankind as are sacrifices, austerity and charity. Sattvic (pure) food is that one which increases longevity, purity, strength, health, happiness and taste and which is fresh, well-seasoned, juicy, durable in nature, cordial and comforting to the senses and liked by sattvic people. Rajasic (hot) food is that one which is bitter, sour, salty, hot and spicy, burning, craved by people with too strong appetite and which gives unrest, unhappiness, sorrow and disease. And lastly Tamasic (intoxicating) food is that one which is stored, savorless and devoid of any juices, dried, putrid, , filthy, foul smelling, decomposed, left over and indigestible; preferred by the foul minded and those given to excessive sloth and slumber. (Read more about this in yogic diet)
Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food.
When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.
He that takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skills of the physician.
Let nothing which can be treated by diet be treated by other means.
Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.
The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
— Thomas A Edison
Most people don't have a problem going on a diet. Their problem is being consistent on their diet.
— Karen Sessions
Those who think they have no time for healthy eating, will sooner or later have to find time for illness.
We think fast food is equivalent to pornography, nutritionally speaking.
Without proper nutrition it is going to lead to more and more problems with behaviour and how people act and think in the future so we need to improve things now.
— Billy Higgins
I found out that doctors typically aren't given much training in nutrition and that some so-called nutrition experts are not well qualified in that field. A large sample of physicians were asked how much training they got in nutrition in medical school. The average was less than three hours, with many having only one hour or less. That's out of nearly 3,500 hours of medical training. The truth is that doctors may get their nutrition information from the same newspapers and TV programs we do, and unless they have taken extra training in nutrition, they may not know much more about nutrition than the rest of us.
—Neal Pinckney, M.D.
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