Why Is Eating Healthy Important? 50 Quotes About Health, Diets & Good Food

Quotes to help you know how to start eating healthy.

Quotes About Healthy Diet Why Is Eating Healthy Important?

Another day, another carrot to eat.

When you start your health journey, everything you need to do in order to maintain the motivation is easier said than done. When we start to eat healthier, our bodies naturally reject everything because of how used our systems are to junk food. Trying to be healthier can sometimes feel discouraging, and you may feel as though doing all of this work wouldn't be worth the risk.


That's where you're wrong! The moment we choose a healthier route in life, the better our lives start to become.

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I'm sure all of you have heard the saying, "You are what you eat." And that's exactly what the case is. Whenever we feed ourselves with food that doesn't have a high amount of sugar, preservatives, and any other unnatural additives, I'm sure our system does a little dance to celebrate.


But I get it, it's definitely not easy eating healthy foods that are also good food. The struggle is real when money is tight and all you want to eat for dinner is a frozen meal or a chicken sandwich from McDonald's. But don't worry — you can knock yourself out of those nasty habits and mindsets and make the right decisions when it comes to your own healthy diet! Even if you limit your junk and fast-food options to once or twice a day, one small change at a time makes all the difference. Start with baby steps and you'll find your naturally gliding into a world full of colors (especially green).

How about a little humor and confidence boost to help you along the way to your healthy body journey? Remember this: we make time for the people we want. Why not take the time and take care of yourself before everyone else?

We created a list of the best quotes about health, diets and learning how to eat healthy so you can start your journey to maintaining your overall health — not just physically, but mentally, too! These health quotes will give you the jump start you need to healthy eating in no time.

1. You are what you eat!

Quotes About Healthy Diet Why Is Eating Healthy Important?


"Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food."— Hippocrates

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2. Do not fall short of your goals.

"Those who have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness."— Edward Stanley

3. Invest in your health.

"Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments."— Bethenny Frankel

4. Not granny approved!

"Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food."— Michael Pollan

5. Cut out the nuggets and fries pal.

"You can do a lot for your diet by eliminating foods that have mascots."— Ted Spiker


6. Live realistically.

"Healthy eating is a way of life, so it's important to establish routines that are simple, realistically, and ultimately livable. "— Arthur Agatston

7. Eat wisely.

"A healthy diet is a solution to many of our health-care problems. It's the most important solution. "— John Mackey

8. You can start today!

"If you maintain a healthy diet, or at least are smart about your food choices, you'll still see the pounds come off."— Misty May-Treanor

9. Control your portions.

"The healthy man is a thin man. But you don't need to go hungry for it: Remove the flours, starches, and sugars; that's all."— Samael Aun Weor

10. Don't starve yourself.

Quotes About Healthy Diet Why Is Eating Healthy Important?


"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."— Michael Pollan

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11. Stay hydrated friends!

"Juices of fruits and vegetables are pure gifts from Mother Nature and the most natural way to heal your body and make yourself whole again."— Farnoosh Brock

12. We all have a preference.

"Food does not rank high on my list. I eat to live, and I'm very particular about my diet. It's a strictly low-fat diet for me."— Terence Lewis

13. It's all about balance.

"I'm not strictly vegetarian, but meat doesn't play a big part in my diet."— Katie Holmes

14. This healthy life was made for everyone.

"I've been just eating very healthy, all organic, no sugar, white flour, nothing artificial. I'm being so incredibly strict... not a lot of meat!"— Danica Mckellar


15. Train your mind and body.

“After dinner rest a while; after supper walk a mile.”— T. Cogan

16. Your prized possessions are right in your fridge!

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”— Mahatma Gandhi

17. Two words: portion control.

“Healthy does NOT mean starving yourself EVER. Healthy means eating the right food in the right amount."— Karen Salmansohn

18. Western medicine is not always the answer.

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need."— Ayurvedic Proverb

19. Do not poison yourself!

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”— Ann Wigmore


20. End of story.

Quotes About Healthy Diet Why Is Eating Healthy Important?

“Sorry, there's no magic bullet. You gotta eat healthily and live healthy to be healthy and look healthy. End of story.” ― Morgan Spurlock

21. Go beyond your mind.

“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


22. Good health is your duty.

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” ― Buddha

23. Earn the love and life you deserve.

“A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought – they must be earned.”— Naval Ravikant

24. Keep your mind full of vigor.

“It is exercise alone that supports the spirits and keeps the mind in vigor.”— Marcus Tullius Cicero

25. One of the quotes we're all familiar with!

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”— Proverb

26. The usual-sometimes-rarely philosophy.

“In my food world, there is no fear or guilt, only joy, and balance. So no ingredient is ever off-limits. Rather, all of the recipes here follow my Usually-Sometimes-Rarely philosophy. Notice there is no Never.” ― Ellie Krieger


27. Do not punish yourself every day.

“Eating crappy food isn’t a reward — it’s a punishment.”― Drew Carey

28. On our worst days are when we understand the most about ourselves.

“From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.”— Catalan Proverb

29. Smile for the camera.

“The human body is the best picture of the human soul.”— Tony Robbins

30. Sample appetizer, anyone?

Quotes About Healthy Diet Why Is Eating Healthy Important?


“Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.”— Julia Child

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31. This isn't the chemical romance we love.

“Any food that requires enhancing by the use of chemical substances should in no way be considered a food.”— John H. Tobe

32. Encourage one another to live a healthy life.

“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” ― Winston Churchill

33. Success starts in the kitchen.

“Take care of yourself, be healthy, and always believe you can be successful in anything you truly want.”— Alessandra Ambrosio


34. Get outside and let the sunshine on you!

“Nobody can be in good health if he does not have all the time fresh air, sunshine and good water.”— Flying Hawk

35. Add a little salt and pepper to your meals.

“The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor.”— Chinese Proverb

36. Healthy snacks for the win.

“Keep healthy veggies at home, so you’ll snack on healthy veggies.”— Karen Salmansohn

37. Your inner circle and food are all you need!

“Sufficient sleep, exercise, healthy food, friendship, and peace of mind are necessities, not luxuries.”— Mark Halperin

38. Don't worry, be happy.

“The scientific truth may be put quite briefly; eat moderately, having an ordinary mixed diet, and don’t worry.”— Robert Hutchison


39. When will this be?

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition."— Thomas Edison

40. Do not lose your health over bad food!

Quotes About Healthy Diet Why Is Eating Healthy Important?


“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.”— Josh Billings

41. Release the stressors in your life.

“It’s not enough to eat veggies and do yoga. You also must work on healing the stress and anger in your life.”— Karen Salmansohn

42. Do it for the piglets!

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”— Doug Larson

43. You are allowed to change what you are made of.

“What you eat literally becomes you. you have a choice in what you’re made of.”— Anonymous

44. Savor the flavor!

“Appreci-eat” your food! Savor the flavor and eat slowly. It takes your body about 20 minutes to realize it’s full."— Karen Salmansohn


45. Your health is what you make it.

“Your health is what you make of it. Everything you do and think either adds to the vitality, energy, and spirit you possess or takes away from it.”— Ann Wigmore

46. You are resilient.

“By cleansing your body on a regular basis and eliminating as many toxins as possible from your environment, your body can begin to heal itself, prevent disease, and become stronger and more resilient than you ever dreamed possible!”— Dr. Edward

47. Your body will know when it is time to rest.

“If you don’t take time to take care of your health now, you’re gonna have to make time for feeling sick and tired later."— Karen Salmansohn

48. Stimulate your mind with a few exercises a day.

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”— John F. Kennedy


49. Save yourself.

“Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Mentors won’t make you rich. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself.”— Naval Ravikant​

50. Treat your body as the temple it is.

Quotes About Healthy Diet Why Is Eating Healthy Important?

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in.”— Jim Rohn


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Destiny Duprey is a writer who covers music, self-care, and spirituality.