Both the chemical and organic energy components of consumed foods are utilized as fuel to nourish our bodily processes and function. As with any machine, the materials used to run and operate it contribute to the quality of its’ function. Nutrition has been shown to play a critical role in our overall health and well being. It is one of the aspects of our health that we can exert considerable control over, but can also present many challenges for us. That, coupled with so much conflicting information about nutrition, can make it hard to discern which direction to go in. Learning about how your nutrition impacts and nourishes your body is a critical step in creating sustainable behavior.