Eating the Universe

What is food?  Have you ever really stopped to ask yourself this question?  I mean, we eat it everyday, we buy it at the grocery store, and we order it in restaurants, but do we ever really take the time to understand exactly what it is we are putting into our bodies?

This was a question that forever changed my relationship with food.

Like many people, I enjoyed a diet of no restrictions.  You know, the whenever-I’m-hungry-for-whatever-I-want diet.  It was a successful diet in the sense that I did not die. But in many ways it was extremely unhealthy. I certainly put on a few pounds and lacked any sort of energetic enthusiasm. Yet my hunger was quenched and my desires satisfied. This was how I lived most of my life.

Then after x amount of time studying food and learning about life, I came across a book that brought me to an amazing revelation: when we eat, we are eating the sun.

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