Proverbs are phrases expressing a basic truth which may be applied to common situations. Proverbs on food is to help people to eat wisely and also apply certain truth food teaches to our every day living. Let us look at some of them below.
1. A hungry man is an angry man
This proverb is very common in our everyday conversations. Since hunger is very painful, people get angry quickly when they are hungry. So, when dealing with a hungry man, try to feed him first before you begin any formal conversation, otherwise, let him go and get something to eat before he starts work.
2. An apple a day keeps the doctor away
This proverb encourages people to develop a habit of eating at least a fruit a day since fruits have proven to be very nutritious and easy to digest.
3. Eat to live but do not leave to eat
How true this proverb is. In the olden days the indigenous food of our fore fathers was full of herbs and plants. That is why they lived longer and stronger. If Ghanaians will go back to their old ways of cooking, less of us will be falling sick.
4. Do not put all your eggs in one basket
Eggs are very volatile when uncooked. This statement teaches us to value everything we have and not risk losing all that we have for something not worthwhile.
5. One man’s meat is another man’s poison
Yes, your favourite food is someone’s unfavourite food. That is why as human beings, we should not look down on people’s food as ugly. Every culture and their peculiar food they like.
6. Do not bite off more than you can chew
Most at times, people do not take their time when eating because they are hungry. They bite more than what their mouth can contain and face the consequences thereof. In life, people become greedy and selfish that they amass wealth the illegal way. Those who get caught face the consequences of it.
7. Half a loaf is better than none.
It is better to settle for something less than lose it all. This statement is there to guide our conscience to accept and acknowledge the little efforts our family and friends are doing for us.
8. You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink
There are people who need help but do not avail themselves in order to be helped. Self will is key in our day-to-day dealings with people.