My friend Kathrine Lee likens each of your body’s cells to a baby bird with a wide open mouth, crying, “Feed me! Feed me!” If you dump enough dirt on the baby birds, they’ll be quiet for a time. But if the dirt doesn’t kill them, they’ll soon start crying for food again. So it is with you. Filling your stomach with junk food will stop your hunger pains—for now. But if your cells aren’t getting the nutrition they need, they’ll soon start crying for food again. And those cells crave a lot more than just calories.
What you eat makes a difference for your physical health (including your weight!), your psychological wellbeing, and just about every other aspect of your life. So, how do we satisfy those starving-baby-bird cells? You need a healthy eating plan.
If there’s one thing that makes a bigger difference than anything else, it’s going unprocessed. Food that’s in a package with a long shelf life and a long list of ingredients is processed! The less processed a food is, generally the better for your health.