Everything Food was Created To Be

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What is food to you? Something you wish you could have but are fearful of what it may do to you? Something to provide you with energy? Or perhaps it’s the thing you turn to when you need a release or something special?

Food can play a myriad of roles, both good and bad. There are as many feelings towards food as there are people in this world. In a way, it’s sort of interesting how we talk about having a relationship with food, an inanimate object, which some may consider a mere method of sustenance.

Regardless of how you view food, it’s still personal. It’s emotional.

But why?

I can speculate that it’s partly because we, as a society, have put unhealthy expectations on food. Expectations to appease us, to provide emotionally therapeutic relief, even to punish us. But I also think our personalization of food is due in part to how we were designed and created to feel towards it. Perhaps slightly distorted over time, but nonetheless, intentional in at least some part.

Take the taste of food, for example. Have you ever wondered why we have taste buds? If food were simply a tool to provide energy and nutrients, then why bother with taste?

I believe that the mere fact that we have taste buds and that there is such complexity in the flavor of food is proof that food is a gift. It is meant to be savored, enjoyed, and celebrated. To be shared with friends and family. To commemorate special occasions. To provide a little piece of enjoyment in our every day life.

“There is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad” – Ecclesiastes 8:15 (NIV)

Beyond just taste, food is also meant to heal. Eating food IS the epitome of nourishing the body, not just for day-to-day energy, but for the ultimate operation of every fiber of your being.

The beauty of food is that you don’t have to choose between either pleasure or healing. In fact, one attribute enhances the other and without one another, the effectiveness would be lacking.

Yes, I am suggesting that eating delicious and truly satisfying foods can actually aid in enhancing the health benefits. (I do have science to back that, but I’ll spare you the long version for now.)

Do you want to eat foods that nourish your body and your emotions?

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I want to help you love food that loves you. I hope you’ll join me for the Immune Boosting class!

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