You Are What You Eat

  • Title: Aphorisms, You Are What You Eat.
  • Author: Arvindus.
  • Publisher: Arvindus.
  • Copyright: Arvindus, 2020, all rights reserved.
  • Index: 202003262.
  • Edition: html, first edition.
  • Original: Aforismen, Je bent wat je eet, Index: 202003261.

You are what you eat, and you eat what you are

The saying 'you are what you eat' is much used and indicates that the substances of the physical body will come to consist of the used food substances.1 The added saying 'you eat what you are' indicates however that the qualities of the chosen food substances are similar to those of the eater. Those with a dark nature shall tend to eat dark food, those with a lustful nature lust evoking food, and those with a sound nature shall tend to eat sound food.2

  • Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste, Anne Drayton (translator), Penguin Books, London / New York / et alibi, 1970.
  • Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Swami Swarupananda (translator / commentor), Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata, 2007.