May 24, 2009

Nutrition quotes

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Kareena Kapoor's 'size-zero look'
achieved through a proper nutrition plan?

If you are impressed by the so-called ‘size-zero look’ which actor Kareena Kapoor is sporting since last year, then you should know that this was achieved by a combination of proper nutrition, Yoga and exercise. Indeed, nutrition plays an important role in our health and well-being and according to Kareena’s nutritionist, Rujuta Diwekar food is the core of our existence. She says “I use food and the act of eating as a way of getting in touch with our digestive system and our real self.” “Eating doesn’t make us fat. In fact I eat (proper nutritious food) all the time and I give my client ‘eating plans’, not ‘diet plans”, she rightly adds.

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.nutrition

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.

Taittiriya Upanishad

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.
La Rochefoucauld

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.

—Benjamin Franklin

We never repent of having eaten too little.

Thomas Jefferson

Never eat more than you can lift.

Miss Piggy

Simple diet is best; for many dishes bring many diseases: and rich sauces are worse than even heaping several meats upon each other.
- Pliny

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)

Bhagavad Gita

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.

Ayurvedic Proverb

He that takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skills of the physician.

Chinese Proverb

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.

—Mike Adams

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.

Edward Stanley

We think fast food is equivalent to pornography, nutritionally speaking.
Steve Elbert

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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  1. Anonymous9:17 AM

    "The saying we are what we eat really holds true with our complexion,"

  2. Nandan3:21 PM

    Great post! Very good points you make.

  3. Anonymous5:05 PM

    Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ~Doug Larson

  4. Anonymous5:05 PM

    Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it? You can't taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a Twinkie. ~Astrid Alauda

  5. unknown5:07 PM

    To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness, indeed.

  6. Anonymous5:06 PM

    "Let your Foods be your medicines, and your medicines your food."

  7. Anonymous5:14 PM

    “A struggle is natures way of strengthening.”


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