• Tuesday July 7,2020

Foods

We explain to you what are the foods and the types of foods that exist according to their origin. In addition, what are the nutrients in food.

When feeding, we will feel a sense of satisfaction and gratification.
  1. What is food?

A food is any substance (solid liquid) that is ingested by living beings to replace what has been lost by the activity of the body, to be the source and engine of production of the different substances that they are needed for the formation of some tissues, promoting growth and transforming the energy attached to food at work, locomotion and heat.

We consume food, in addition, to meet a psychological demand . When feeding, we will feel a sense of satisfaction and gratification. It is usual that if a person does not consume any food in a certain period of time, he becomes angry and in a bad mood.

See also: Food.

  1. Vegetarian food

Vegetables include leaves, logs and plant roots.

Plant-based foods include vegetables, fruits and cereals . Much of the food that humans consume is seeds. Within these seeds are, in general, legumes (lentils, peas and beans), cereals (wheat, rice, corn, oats) and nuts.

Fruits are very important to maintain a healthy diet, doctors recommend eating three to four fruits a day. They have a striking appearance for animals, so that when they eat them, they spread their seeds in form of feces along great paths.

Vegetables include leaves, logs and plant roots, being an important source of minerals and vitamins that cereals cannot provide us with, especially vitamin C and vitamin A.

  1. Foods of animal origin

Foods of animal origin are livestock, birds, shellfish and fish.

Food of animal origin includes all species of cattle (sheep, pigs, goats, cattle), all poultry (turkey, chicken, goose, among others), shellfish and the different species of fish. Products derived from animals include: milk, cheese, butter, eggs, honey, sausages.

  1. Foods of mineral origin

Excess salt can cause high blood pressure and obesity.

Sodium chloride (NaCl) is the most important mineral that can be extracted from food. More commonly called table salt, sodium chloride is the one that gives flavor to foods, used in excess by some people can become a cause of diseases, such as high blood pressure and obesity.

Mineral salts maintain the balance of metabolism in conjunction with sugars, preventing dehydration of the body and helping to retain water.

  1. Food nutrients

The absence or decrease of nutrients in the body after a certain time has elapsed, causes diseases linked to their loss. Some of the essential nutrients that we should consume in our daily diet are: vitamin A, iron, calcium, carbohydrates, fats and certain amino acids .

There are two types of nutrients, simple or micronutrients (the body needs them in small doses) and macronutrients (they are required in large quantities).

Proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals are the five groups in which the essential nutrients of any diet are classified. In total, these groups comprise between 45 and 50 substances that are considered essential for proper growth and maintenance of health.

The type of food that is most abundant in the world are carbohydrates, with fats being the easiest to accumulate. If our body depletes its reserves of fats and hydrates, it will directly use the dietary protein or glycogen stored in the muscles, breaking it down to form its own fuel.

See also: Nutrition.

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