The age-old saying “you are what you eat” is truly the fundamental necessity of what it takes to be healthy (if you want to read about the possible origin of this phrase see this webpage https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/you-are-what-you-eat.html it is interesting!). What you eat is the single most important way to become and stay healthy. When we nourish our body our cells rejoice, and we thrive. Every day our food choices define our health, and not just our physical health, but also our mental and emotional health (2). A study found that people who increased vegetable and fruit intake from 1 to 8 servings per day “would experience an increase in life satisfaction equivalent to moving from unemployment to employment (2).” Eating a healthier diet actually improves our happiness before it improves our physical health.