Food is one of the most valuable and multifaceted resources in the universe, but nutrition is actually a very straightforward concept. All throughout history, civilisations have been founded on food, as people settled where it was most abundant. What’s more, at some point in time, we have attempted to eat absolutely everything on the planet, with varying degrees of success.
There is a common misconception that the tastiest food is also the most harmful to our health, but there are actually many delicious foods that are extremely good for us. Food is so much more than our ‘fuel’ for survival, so if we hear anyone say, ‘we eat to live, not live to eat', we should probably start running for the hills, to avoid picking a fight. Food is meant to be enjoyed, savoured, and relished; it is there to give us satisfaction and happiness as well as energy.
When we eat, it not only affects our weight, but also our ability to concentrate, the way we communicate with others, and even our earning potential. According to the author, nothing else in the world affects so many areas of our life, which is why the relationship between human beings and food often becomes much more complex than it needs to be.