Importance of nutrition, Science

Importance of nutrition:

We cannot live without food. Our hunger can be satisfied by any kind of meal, but to  remain healthy and free of disease, our body requires certain kinds of food. The health of an individual is largely determined by  the quality of food taken. Moreover, food makes a difference in our appearance, activity,  behaviour, and in the quality of life. Foods vary in their composition and no one type of food contains all we need, in the amounts that we need.

A meal lacking in a particular requirement of our body for a prolonged period can result in disease, and even  in death. Therefore, a knowledge of the food  requirements of our body and various sources  of obtaining them is essential. Studies carried out in many countries show that a good diet has promoted proper growth  in children and has improved the general heahh ofthe people. A study of Japanese children has shown that an improved diet has increased  the average height of children, from what it was a few decades ago. 

A majority of  the children of  the developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America are generally poorly nourished. some of  them do not get enough to eat, while the diet of others is deficient in some foods that are essential for the body. So, we find a steady retardation in the physical and mental growth of these children and they suffer from various deficiency diseases. The science  of nutritioo is a well developed discipline today. We know enough about what kind of nourishment is necessary for our child and adult population. The main problem is to make this information available  to our people and to ensure that the food contains  dl  the necessary ingredients. Of course, the foods must be available  to the people. 

Posted Date: 9/28/2012 7:07:21 AM | Location : United States

Related Discussions:- Importance of nutrition, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Importance of nutrition, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Importance of nutrition Discussions

Write discussion on Importance of nutrition
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Question 1 What is medical evidence? What are the types of medical evidence? What are the precautions should be taken by a medical officer while issuing medical certificate? Q

Explain Cholesterol - Constituents of Bile Cholesterol: Cholesterol is an extremely important compound, a constituent of most cell membranes and the precursor of bile acids and

Explain the Urine Creatinine Test This test measures the amount of creatinine in urine. A measurement of the serum creatinine level is often used to evaluate kidney function. U

The developing brain is highly plastic in humans. The downside of this is that the developing human is, compared to other species, practically helpless and without any skills requi

Apoenzyme :- The protein portion  of an enzyme requiring a cofactor for its reaction.

1.) Imagine that you are a particle inside an ice cube. You were placed into a glass of lemonade to cool it down. The lemonade has now been drunk and you have been left in the glas

Land Use Planning and Management: People see land everywhere and get an impression that plenty of it  is available. Besides,  they do not care how  it is being used, unless o

What is the difference between a a characteristic and a property?

The buoyancy of water Find a metal can like a coffee can or a cigarette tin which has a tightly fitting cover. With the cover on, push the can into a pail of water, cover end d