Have you ever heard someone comment on how good someone looked; the hair, the clothes, the overall appearance just looked good? An antiquated way to say it was "that hat becomes you" or "that color becomes you". That was to say that whatever a person did to enhance their outward appearance worked, it benefitted their total look to the extent that it did the work of making that person look handsome or pretty or attractive.
Well, I took you " round about" to say....that's exactly what happens to the insides of us. We can eat so many things but the truth is, only certain things benefit our inward biological "appearance" of looking good. And that "looking good" is what you want to hear the doctor say, "everything looks good"! To be our biological best, including moods, attitudes, cognitive performance, as well as all the basics, we better think before we bite.
I came across a great little article (and a good source of information) to really underline the importance of understanding our "machinery" and how it's our own personal responsibility to maintain the machine to the best of our ability....and, that includes finding a level of enjoyment and pleasure that is equally satisfying. Remember, molecules are what stuff is made of and there are rules as to how you put things together to have them be what they were intended to be. :)
When Roland and I met, I was one of those people who opened the box or can and warmed up the family meal. After our marriage in 2005, I truely began to appreciate what food is really about, not only that it can taste very good, and be nutritious, but that it can be a celebration of who you are and the people that you share it with.