Nutrition Sayings and Quotes

A healthy lifestyle has become a major priority in the quest for meaningful living and, as all the experts tell us, nutrition is its anchor. Whether it's good food, health food, or diet food, what we eat has inspired some wise, funny, and informative quotes that are perfect for sharing with your next nutritious (or totally unhealthy!) meal.

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.     


To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are our gardeners.     

William Shakespeare

Diet is the essential key to all successful healing.      

Joseph Raynauld Raymond

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.     

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.     

Jim Rohn

Life is a tragedy of nutrition.     

Arnold Ehret

Nutrition is the only remedy that can bring full recovery and can be used with any treatment. Remember, food is our best medicine!     

Bernard Jensen

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.     

Mark Twain

Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one.     

Astrid Alauda

Even in this high-tech age, the low-tech plant continues to be the key to nutrition and health.     

Jack Weatherford

One should eat to live; not live to eat.     


Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you've got a kingdom.     

Jack Lalanne

The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.     

Ann Wigmore

When in doubt, use nutrition first.     

Roger Williams

We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.     

Adelle Davis

Today more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies, and lack of physical exercise.     

Mike Adams

Any food that requires enhancing by the use of chemical substances should in no way be considered a food.     

John H. Tobe

The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system.     

Robert C. Peale

Fake food—I mean those patented substances chemically flavored and mechanically bulked out to kill the appetite and deceive the gut—is unnatural, almost immoral, a bane to good eating and good cooking.     

Julia Child

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.     

Doug Larson

I'm a product of good nutrition, cutting edge supplementation and hard training, and I'm an old guy.     

Warren Cuccurullo

Health food makes me sick.     

Calvin Trillin

When it comes to eating, you can sometimes help yourself more by helping yourself less.      

Richard Armour

One man’s poison ivy is another man’s spinach.      

George Ade

Plain fare gives as much pleasure as a costly diet, while bread and water confer the highest possible pleasure when they are brought to hungry lips.     


Food is an important part of a balanced diet.     

Fran Lebowitz

Old people shouldn’t eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get.     

Robert Orben

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have the safest way to health.     


Managing perfect body weight is not a complicated rocket science. Our body is made up of food which we eat during our day to day life. If we are overweight or obese at the moment then one thing is certain that the food which we eat is unhealthy.     

Subodh Gupta