25 Great Quotes About Nutrition


Starting a new journey is a difficult thing. One of the signposts that can make it easier is the experience of those who have taken the journey before us. Here’s what some doctors, chefs, nutritional gurus and athletes had to say about food and nutrition…

  1. “Man Is What He Eats” ~ Lucretius
  2. “Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet, but one of the most vital” ~ Julia Child
  3. “Processed foods not only extend the shelf life, but they extend the waistline as well.” ~ Karen Sessions
  4. “Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.” ~ English Proverb
  5. “He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.” ~ Arabian Proverb
  6. “The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”~ Thomas Edison
  7. “He that takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skills of the physician.” ~ Chinese proverb
  8. “Don’t eat anything your great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. There are a great many food-like items in the supermarket your ancestors wouldn’t recognize as food (Go-Gurt? Breakfast-cereal bars? Nondairy creamer?); stay away from these.”~ Michael Pollan
  9. “Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.”~ Mike Adams
  10. “The first wealth is health.” ~ Emerson
  11. “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” ~ La Rochefoucauld
  12. “Life is not living, but living in health.” ~ Martial
  13. “A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.” ~ Spanish Proverb
  14. “Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.” ~ Hippocrates
  15. “If the doctors of today do not become the nutritionists of tomorrow, then the nutritionists of today will become the doctors of tomorrow.” ~ Rockefeller Institute of Medicine research
  16. “Most people don’t have a problem going on a diet. Their problem is being consistent on their diet.” ~ Karen Sessions
  17. “Diet is the essential key to all successful healing. Without a proper balanced diet, the effectiveness of herbal treatment is very limited.”~ Michael Tierra
  18. “We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.” ~ Alice May Brock
  19. “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” ~ G. K. Chesterton
  20. “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” ~ Julia Child
  21. “Unfortunately, everything the experts tell us about diet is aimed at the whole population, and we are not all the same.” ~ The Scientist Magazine
  22. “These small things — nutrition, place, climate, recreation, the whole casuistry of selfishness — are inconceivably more important than everything one has taken to be important so far.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  23. “I wasn’t feeling well in the first half. I felt down, man. I had three slices of pizza before the game and the food took me down.”~ Leroy Loggins
  24. “Those who think they have no time for healthy eating, will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” ~ Edward Stanley
  25. “Good food ends with good talk.” ~ Jules Renard

We hope you found these quotations insightful and motivational. If you’re interested in learning more about nutrition, download “Fit and Sexed” the e-book by Ettore Mazzei

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