Food is the source of energy and nutrients for a person to be healthy. Nutrients incorporate carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, fats, minerals, and water. The key to healthy eating is not hard; one can:
To determine whether people are consuming a proper amount of nutrients, eating habits and diet, a physical examination to assess the composition and functioning of the body is required.
There are many other methods to determine the nutrients composition in the body.
Components of Diet
Generally, nutrients are divided into two classes:
Water is required in some quantities for the calories of energy exhausted in a day. The requirement for water can be met by the water naturally present in many foods, by drinking fruit or vegetable juices and water as well.
Foods absorbed in our everyday diet contain lakhs of substances. But only a few are classified as nutrients, and a few lesser ones are classified as essential nutrients like:
Essential nutrients cannot be synthesized by the body and must be absorbed via diet.
Foods contain many other useful components, including fibre. Foods also contain additives that improve foods production, processing, storage, and packaging.
PGC Resolution: Providing information and guidelines that can help our country address all forms of malnutrition to support the health and well-being of all.