We are what we eat. We are what we speak. We are what we see. We are what we hear. We are what we touch. We are what we think. We are….
Descartes said “I think, therefore I am” and “I am, I exist,” mean the same thing. That’s Descartes philosophy and thinking is our being. ..a non-stop activity. Essentially according to the philosophy thinking was the foundation for knowledge but how each one of us thinks depends on our perceptions.
With thinking as the core of human intelligence all our actions are inter-linked based on our thought processes and the stimulus we receive.
Food and diet apply the same psychology. Nutrition is the study of nutrients in food, how the body uses nutrients, and the relationship between diet, health, and disease Based on our perception of taste we eat mindlessly (often times!) giving in to our wants, desires and temptations. We never pause to think how and where the ingredients are sourced from, the behavior of the person cooking, how the food is served, how palatable it is. Ultimately the equation of the food we eat is the sum total from the soil to the cooked dish to the digestion process.
Some things maybe in our control and some not. The choice of foods, to the way we perceive food and our relationship with food matter for health and wellness .How we address our food to the process of chewing plays an important role. Nowadays it has become a fad and a matter of convenience to eat out or food bought from outside kitchens. To the extent food porn is gaining popularity to entice our senses!.
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