Food, Nutrition and Health

Food is one that nourishes the body, may also be defined as any substance eaten or drunk which meets the needs for energy, bodybuilding, regulation, and protection of the body. Eating right kind of food in right amounts ensures good nutrition and health. Nutrition is food that works in the body. It includes everything that happens from eating food to its usage in various functions of the body. Nutrients are components of foods needed for a body in adequate amounts for proper growth, reproduction and leading a normal life. The first function of food is to provide energy; the body needs the energy to sustain involuntary processes essential for continuing life. Another important function is bodybuilding. An infant at birth weighs 2.5-3.0 kg and grows to 50-60 kg during adulthood, which is possible only if right food in the right amount is given from birth to adulthood. Food controls the activities of the body including – heartbeat, maintaining body temperature, muscle contraction, water balance, blood clotting and removal of waste products from the body and helps in improving the immune system and improves resistance power of the body.

  • Chemistry of food, nutrition and human energy
  • Ethnic foods and community nutrition
  • Human nutritional and dietary needs
  • Processed and unprocessed foods: Health Implications
  • Food flavours, the taste of food and preferences
  • Vitamins

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