You are what you eat.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #318



今回のフレーズは「You are what you eat.」です。

「You are what you eat.」は、直訳すると「あなたはあなたが食べるものでできている」となりますが、実際には「食べたもので体が作られる」「食生活が健康状態を左右する」という意味になります。


例えば、不健康な食生活の友人に「Remember, you are what you eat. So, make sure to eat a balanced diet.(覚えておいて、食べるもので健康が決まるから、バランスの取れた食事を心がけてね)」と言うことができます。また、自分自身に対して、「I should eat more vegetables. After all, you are what you eat.(もっと野菜を食べるべきだ。結局のところ、食べたものが自分自身になる)」と言い聞かせることもできます。

「You are what you eat.」の起源は、1826年にフランスの美食家ジャン・アンテルム・ブリア=サヴァラン(1755-1826年)が「Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es.(君が何を食べているか教えて欲しい、君がどんな人間か当ててみせよう)」と書いたことに由来しています。同様の概念は古くからあり、古代ギリシャの医師ヒポクラテス(紀元前460-370年)は、「Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food(食べ物を薬とし、薬を食べ物とせよ)」と述べています。日本語の「医食同源」のことですね。このような考えは現代まで引き継がれ、健康的な食生活の重要性を伝えています。

まとめると、「You are what you eat.」は、直訳すると「あなたはあなたが食べるものでできている」という意味ですが、食生活が健康に大きな影響を与えることを示すイディオムです。このフレーズを使うことで、健康的な食事の重要性を強調することができます。

この「You are what you eat.」を使って、食生活の大切さを伝える場面で活用してみてください。

You are what you eat.


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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A blessing in disguise.
A dime a dozen.
A feather in one's cap.
A penny for your thoughts.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
A watched pot never boils.
Add insult to injury.
All ears.
All is fair in love and war.
All thumbs.
As cool as a cucumber.
As high as a kite.
Back to square one.
Back to the drawing board.
Backseat driver.
Barking up the wrong tree.
Beat a dead horse.
Beat around the bush.
Beggars can't be choosers.
Better safe than sorry.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Bite off more than one can chew.
Bite the bullet.
Blood is thicker than water.
Break a leg.
Burn the midnight oil.
Call it a day.
Caught between a rock and a hard place.
Clean as a whistle.
Close, but no cigar.
Cost an arm and a leg.
Cut corners.
Cut to the chase.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Easy come, easy go.
Every dog has its day.
Fish out of water.
Fit as a fiddle.
Fortune favors the bold.
From rags to riches.
Get a taste of one's own medicine.
Get one's act together.
Get out of hand.
Give it a shot.
Give someone the benefit of the doubt.
Give someone the cold shoulder.
Go the extra mile.
Hit the hay.
Hit the nail on the head.
Hit the road.
Hit the sack.
Hold your horses.
Honesty is the best policy.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Ignorance is bliss.
In the blink of an eye.
In the heat of the moment.
In the twinkling of an eye.
It takes two to tango.
Jump on the bandwagon.
Jump the gun.
Jumping through hoops.
Jumping to conclusions.
Keep it under your hat.
Keep one's fingers crossed.
Keep your chin up.
Keep your eyes peeled.
Mind over matter.
On the ball.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Put a sock in it.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
The ball is in your court.
Under the weather.
Where there's a will, there's a way.