When you eat a whole food, each and every part of that food is used by your body for an essential function - every part. When you eat food that is made up of man-made chemicals, there are no receptors in your body to receive and process these things. Your body will accept what it recognizes, then in most cases store what it doesn't recognize in your adipose tissue (fat cells). Think about it: if you have stored up toxins in your excess fat stores, how good can that really be for your health? Answer: Not good. Not good at all. These toxins can and will leach out causing illness, chronic disease and disruption of your body's other essential functions. Fascinatingly, when your body doesn't get enough of what it does need, it starts dipping into its inferior, substandard reserves (think Oreos, Doritos, "Uncrustables", etc.) to build its cells -- and if your body is desperate enough, it will end up using this toxic stuff that has been lurking in your adipose tissue to rebuild your cells with! I don't know about you, but I really don't want the walls of my arteries to be made out of Cheetos...
When you eat foods that your body can use completely, you are optimizing your body's health and integrity. Conversely, when you eat garbage in the form of man-made chemicals, you are contributing to your body's demise and sacrificing its integrity, plain and simple. There is no receptor in your body waiting to receive some sodium stearoyl lactylate to get busy with.
Build your body and your health with species specific food: real food, not chemicals. It's not an old wives tale; you really are what you eat.
Thanks for reading,
Planting your nutrition seed for the day."