Famous Quotes on Nutrition and Well-Being

By Whitney Hopler, Communications Coordinator

The quality of the food you eat powerfully impacts the health of your body. Every meal and snack is an opportunity to choose wellness through nutritious and delicious foods. Let these famous quotes on nutrition and well-being motivate you to eat a healthy diet:

“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” –  Hippocrates

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” – Ann Wigmore

“What most people don’t realize is that food is not just calories; it’s information. It actually contains messages that connect to every cell in the body.” – Dr. Mark Hyman

“All children should have the basic nutrition they need to learn and grow and to pursue their dreams, because, in the end, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our children.” – Michelle Obama

“Our bodies are our gardens; our wills are our gardeners.” – William Shakespeare

“Science and mindfulness complement each other in helping people to eat well and maintain their health and well-being.” – Nhat Hanh

“The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system.” – Robert C. Peale

“In our fast-forward culture, we have lost the art of eating well. Food is often little more than fuel to pour down the hatch while doing other stuff – surfing the Web, driving, walking along the street. Dining al desko is now the norm in many workplaces. All of this speed takes a toll. Obesity, eating disorders and poor nutrition are rife.” – Carl Honore

“One should eat to live, not live to eat.” – Benjamin Franklin

“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. Stay away from these.” – Michael Pollan

“The produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician.” – Meryl Streep

“Good nutrition and vitamins do not directly cure disease; the body does. You provide the raw materials and the inborn wisdom of your body makes the repairs.” – Andrew W. Saul

“Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it.” – Heather Morgan

“By cleansing your body on a regular basis and eliminating as many toxins as possible from your environment, your body can begin to heal itself, prevent disease, and become stronger and more resilient than you ever dreamed possible!” – Dr. Edward Group III

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” – G. K. Chesterton

“Those who think they have no time for healthy eating, will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child

“Exercise is king; nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.” – Jack LaLanne

“When you start eating foods without labels, you no longer need to count calories.” – Amanda Kraft

“If you keep on eating unhealthy food than no matter how many weight loss tips you follow, you are likely to retain weight and become obese. If only you start eating healthy food, you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to lose weight.” – Subodh Gupta

“If you keep good food in your fridge, you will eat good food.” – Errick McAdams

“Any food that requires enhancing by the use of chemical substances should in no way be considered a food.” – John H. Tobe

“You are what you eat. What would YOU like to be?” – Julie Murphy

“Your body is the direct result of what you eat as well as what you don’t eat.” – Gloria Swanson

“I don’t think I’ll ever grow old and say, ‘What was I thinking eating all those fruits and vegetables?’” – Nancy S. Mure

“To change our eating habits, we must learn to eat mindfully, being more aware of chewing and tasting what we eat so that the brain can register the incoming nutrients.” – John M. Poothullil

“My favorite thing to do is eat, and eat well.” – Lena Olin

“We struggle with eating healthily, obesity, and access to good nutrition for everyone. But we have a great opportunity to get on the right side of this battle by beginning to think differently about the way that we eat and the way that we approach food.” – Marcus Samuelsson

“I always take the time to eat well and eat locally because it’s common sense.” – Ellen Page

“One cannot think well, love well, or sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

“By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity.” – David H. Murdock

“I believe in eating real food.” – Martha Stewart

“Food is medicine, and the right kind of a relationship with food can make a positive impact on your health.” – Hayley Hobson

“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.” – Bethenny Frankel