Food is fuel for the body.
A car needs fuel to run. You can’t put any type of fuel in it. It has to be the one specifically made for the car. If you put the wrong fuel into it or any other foreign substance (i.e. sugar), the car will cease to run properly or stop running altogether.
Just as a car needs fuel to run properly, we do as well. Our bodies are made to run efficiently, but without the right nutrients, we will not function the way we were designed and will not perform well. Sadly, within America and some places around the world, people eat for taste, not for fuel.
We often eat foods for taste and don’t consider the nutrition level, and when we do, we’ll get a diet version or a low-calorie portion.
Think about some of your favorite foods. Do you eat them because they are good for you or because they taste good?
Many of us grew up learning eating habits based on the way things taste and not how good they are/are not for our bodies and our performance.
- Ice cream tastes good, but what nutritional value is in it?
- Chips and dip taste good, but what nutritional value is in it?
- Candy tastes good, but what nutritional value is in it?
- Pizza tastes good, but what nutritional value is in it? Sure, some people want a veggie pizza (to clear their conscious), but what about the sauce and bread? Have you considered that?!
- Soda – tastes good, but not good for us.
- Fast food – most of it has no nutritional value. It’s only a filler and soothes taste buds.
We live for the taste. We have been inundated with foods that are not healthy, but guess what, people that sell these items only care about your money, not your health.
May each of us be challenged and convicted to change our eating habits in order to feed our bodies only what is necessary to keep it running smooth and efficient. The next time you eat, ask yourself if that (thing) benefits or harms your health.
1 Corinthians 10:31 – Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
How can you glorify God in your eating and drinking?
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