Consider this: You eat three meals a day, by this time next year, you’ll have had more than a thousand chances to influence your body’s makeup!! You are what you eat: the nutrients you take into your body are broken down and reassembled into your brain cells, bones, muscles—all of your tissues and organs. The foods you eat also provide your body with the energy it needs to function properly. In addition, proper nutrition can improve your health, prevent certain diseases, achieve and maintain a desirable weight, and maintain your energy and vitality. Now we can really see why eating healthy is so important to our health!