This is only part of the picture. According to energetic principles, our mood transforms foods even as we prepare, cook, serve, and sit down to eat it. Thought itself is a subtle energy whose influence extends beyond the physical limits of the nervous system and its messenger molecules by means of our touch and attention. Changes in our mental state alter the biochemistry of the skin, including such properties as its galvanic resistance and PH balance. These physiological changes, along with other shifts in body energies, alter the foods we handle: a hot, sweaty palm and a cool, dry one will have different energetic effects on the vegetables you cut and cook.
At the same time, thoughts themselves have a subtle vibratory effect on the physical world. Each thought is an impulse of energy of consciousness that sends a ripple of influence through the universe like a grain dropped in a cosmic pond. We pour attention onto the world like a spice wherever we direct our awareness. The taste of that spice; sweet, salty, sour, pungent, bitter, or astringent, depends upon the flavour of our emotions. By way of example….If we prepare or eat a meal when we are angry, the pungent energy of our thought is added to the food like a dash of cayenne. We not only feed our anger to the ones we serve, but in effect, feed it back to ourselves as we eat the meal. Anger literally turns sweet food sour in the stomach, transforming nourishment into poison. Anger eats us up inside and creates heartburn.
Imagine what we add to the taste of our food when we cook a meal with joy and care and sit down to eat with a peaceful mind and a grateful heart. Right attitude transforms mere nourishment into nectar. A perfectly balanced diet of pure grown foods eaten with mindfulness and an uplifted mood not only supplies all necessary nutrients it also stimulates the production of subtle energy which strengthens immunity and gives brilliance to the skin. Your state of mind as you eat is a crucial ingredient in your diet. Even a perfect meal becomes toxic in the body when our emotions are discordant. Anger can damage the liver as much as alcoholism. So herbs and diet are not enough if the taste of the mind has not changed.
Spend some time with the idea that we nourish ourselves and others through our own thoughts