Citati iz knjige „The Body Book“ autora Cameron Diaz

Insulin is a hormone that helps deliver glucose to your cells.
Just thinking requires an amazing amount of energy—20 percent of your body’s energy supply is used by your big, gorgeous, energy-hungry brain. You even burn energy while you’re sleeping, so your heart can keep beating and your blood can keep pumping. Energy powers your conscious actions, like pouring yourself a glass of water, and it powers your unconscious life-giving mechanisms, like breathing and temperature regulation.
We’ve come to believe that more is better
Around 1910, advertisers began to encourage housewives to stop baking their own bread and save time with store-bought loaves. In the 1930s, the modern kitchen, which let people store food for longer and cook food without as much hassle, made convenience even more of an option. That same decade, Kraft introduced instant, ready-mix mac and cheese, and Nescafé came out with instant coffee. In the ’50s, TV dinners replaced family meals
It was also just a century ago that technology allowed companies to begin to mass-manufacture foods
Our world today is built around the central idea of convenience
Just because you can put something in your mouth, chew it, swallow it, and then poop it out doesn’t mean it’s food.
most digestion takes place in the small intestine—not your stomach
eat for nutrition and give your body and every little cell that it contains exactly what it needs to help you thrive.

And that includes your taste-bud cells.
a body that is working at its optimum, a body that has the energy to go all day without crashing, a body that can fight off illness and keep you strong. I’m talking about feeling amazing in your skin, in a body that can wake up in the morning, get out of bed, make breakfast, and get moving. I’m talking about having a mind that can be clear and productive, thoughtful and happy.
Because you are what you eat
he human cell is a complex, living structure made of fat and protein (which are, not coincidentally, two key components of your nutrition).
Before 1676, nobody had a clue about cells, because nobody had ever seen them. Then a guy named Antoni van Leeuwenhoek peered at a slice of animal tissue through a stronger-than-ever-before microscope, and to his great surprise, he discovered that living things were actually composed of tiny little “rooms,” which he called cells.
The nutrients in the food that you eat determine the way your cells develop, grow, and thrive (or not)
That’s how I feel about this book. Everything in these pages is information that I use to live my life, information that makes me feel so excited and joyous that I just had to share it with you. That’s why I’ve written it—because educating yourself about your body is one of the most important things that you can do. As you read through these pages, you’re going to learn about nutrition and how to feed yourself deliciously and nutritiously. You’re going to learn about fitness and how your body is affected by movement. You’re going to learn about your mind, so that you can become self-aware and find your inner discipline. Because nutrition and fitness and awareness and discipline are not just words: they are tools. They are power. They are ways to care for yourself that empower you to be stronger, smarter, more confident, and truer to yourself.

In the subtitle of this book are the words “Your Amazing Body.” I believe just that: your body is amazing. Right now, whatever shape you are in, your body is an amazing machine that does so many cool
Today, tomorrow, and twenty years from now, your nutrition is worth your attention and your time, because nutrition is health, and health is everything.
Because nutrition and fitness and awareness and discipline are not just words: they are tools.
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