They say you are what you eat, but what if what you eat is also what you are? What if it's both? We're about to go sub-atomic and take you into the micro-verse to explain how everything we eat is made up a tiny collection of molecules.
We all know that food is good, but how come? It turns out that when people say 'you are what you eat' it's absolutely true. Every single thing we can see and touch are combinations of different molecules that make up what we are. When we do things like run, play, and work we use those molecules to create energy. When we burn off that energy we need to replace it and we do that by eating food that's made up of the same molecules.
There are 3 different main types of food molecules:
1. Carbohydrates - these little guys can come in a range of forms ranging from everybody's favorite - Sugar which give us a quick bursts of energy, to Starches which are good for the body to store and snack on later, and Fiber which helps our body get rid of the stuff we're not using
2. Lipids - these dudes are what are also known as fats and oils. They are good for things like storing energy, keeping you warm, and creating protective cushions around your organs.
3. Proteins - these are the molecules that are like the construction material of all our body parts. When we eat food with protein it's like we are eating tiny bricks to build our bodies with.
So now that we know we are all what we eat, you should have no problem when your mom tells you to be good.