There is an old saying that: 'We are what we eat.'
Eating does affect our health and well-being, but so do other influences.
Genetics have a profound effect on our make up and personality, as well as our tendency to certain illnesses.
How we think and act also greatly influence who we are and how we feel; contributing to our own sense of dignity and happiness.
The choices that we make in life; whether in terms of what we eat and how we act, certainly have a profound effect on who we are, and on our own happiness and those around us.
Nature seems to teach us that the wrong decisions that we make in life may give us short term pleasure but usually long term pain. And the right decisions may require short term effort and pain, but usually result in long term pleasure and gain.