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Is Your Food … Friend or Foe? You May be Overfed but Undernourished

Eat to Live … Not Live to Eat

Annemarie Berukoff
6 min readNov 18, 2020

How would you complete this sentence:

Eating is about ________________________________.

Your description may or may not match others but don’t you think there should be a common purpose?

From a cell’s point of view, the biological purpose of eating is to provide energy and nutrients to individual cells. The food you eat assimilates into your blood stream. It circulates in your blood to create cells, tissues, organs and the brain. Molecules of food are incorporated into the structures of the cells.

Do you want your cells build from the best building “brick” materials or poor, empty “straw” fabrication?

This means you must stay in control of your spoon and fork, not the other way around.

Your plate is your fate.

Disease is a “wolf” to keep from your “door”; that is your mouth.

Never take your food choices for granted

Expand your perception of food. Of course, it is also affected by such factors as culture, geography, soil, marketing, processing, advertising, education, income and exercise. But it is far more than being just food stuff found in a store or on your plate.

Food is the fuel you put into your body, far more than just taste, convenience or psychological need.

The bottom line is you wouldn’t put sludge into a car’s engine … why would you deliberately contaminate the infinite interdependence of your body?

Sometimes it may help to picture your choice of food traveling far beyond the mouth, esophagus, stomach and intestine to numerous interconnected systems. Your digested food nutrients continue to travel providing filtration through liver, kidneys, lungs and skin, elimination of waste, muscular and skeletal strength, cardiovascular function, intelligent immunity, and neurological function.

Visualize your body is a community … a malfunction in one area affects the whole organism.

Remember the statement that life and death begin and end in the colon. Everything you put into your mouth will modify your…



Annemarie Berukoff

Retired teacher — Affiliate Marketer, Big Picture Wisdom, author 4 e-books: social media teens, eco-fiction ecology