You are what you eat?

We've all heard the expression. Is that good or bad? Both, I guess ... it depends.

So does that mean If I eat a whole elephant, my size will increase ginormously? ...naturally it makes sense if you can eat an elephant in one sitting....and if I eat a snake I guess I can become sly slimy and slithery, aye? ..Hahahaa ... No wonder why I hate snakes!  Anyway here's to good health! ...

Let's see what some of these foods have done - or will do - to me ... the first six are my most faaaavorite ones ....I am what I eat?? 
Avocados - I just hope they turn me into someone who is more well rounded ...and hard core! ...ok, not bad!

Almonds - I always prefer raw almonds (vs. roasted) and they have certainly made me raw - as in baaad ...not good?

Tomatoes - These have turned me into a red blushing freak, especially when someone says that I have - or used to have - "almond eyes" ...or the like ....LOL!

Nuts - I like all types of nuts, I go nuts about anything that's nutty! ...So yes, I can be a real nut too!

Salmon - I like farmed (domesticated/tamed) ones but I like the wild ones better. The former make me docile, quiet, civil, gentle and tame. I'm still wondering what wild salmons do to me ...chuckle ...chuckle ....hmmmm.... Consensus withheld!!!  Ok... there >>> ...  LOL!

Apples - They woo me away from my Blackberries (and blueberries) .. And so now I like Apple varieties - like iPod, iPad, iPhone, ...my life is all about I's ...I, i, I,i, I,i, I ... Yes, I have become selfish and self centered since I laid my hands and fingers on apples and applets.  LMAO! (btw, "A'' for Apple! haha)

The following are not that good but we still eat them sometimes - at weddings, funerals, birthday parties, and other Samoan functions.

Corned Beef - It's worked on my complaining about anything and everything; I admit the complaining has subsided because all or any beef  I have about something are just all corny anyway ....

Sugars - Sugar always turns me into the sweetest pal on the planet, that I am oftentimes called honey, and/or sugar ... and no, noootttt  sugar daddy ...hahaha ...

Okay, enough sugarcoating, now a more serious note:
Sugar can be more bitter than sweet - at least bitter sweet!    Read on:

Sugar can suppress the immune system.
Sugar can upset the body's mineral balance.
Sugar can contribute to hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.
Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
Sugar can reduce helpful high density cholesterol (HDLs).
Sugar can promote an elevation of harmful cholesterol (LDLs).
Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.
Sugar can cause kidney damage.
Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
Sugar may lead to chromium deficiency.
Sugar can cause copper deficiency.
Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
Sugar can increase fasting levels of blood glucose.
Sugar can promote tooth decay.
Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.
Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children.
Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
Sugar can speed the aging process, causing wrinkles and grey hair.
Sugar can increase total cholesterol.
Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity.
High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
Sugar leads to decreased glucose tolerance.
Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure.
Sugar causes food allergies.
Sugar can cause free radical formation in the bloodstream.
Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
Sugar can overstress the pancreas, causing damage.
Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
Sugar can cause liver cells to divide, increasing the size of the liver.
Sugar can increase the amount of fat in the liver.
Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
Sugar can cause depression.
Sugar can increase the body's fluid retention.
Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance.
Sugar can cause hypertension.
Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind's ability to think clearly.
Sugar can increase blood platelet adhesiveness which increases risk of blood clots and strokes.
Sugar can increase insulin responses in those consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
Sugar increases bacterial fermentation in the colon

And that's a PSA (Public Service Announcement) from my Malae!

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