The Relationship Between Health and Food

The relationship between the two is the key to your health. A good food habit will ensure you have better health. The food we eat usually gives our bodies the instruction and material that it needs to function properly. If there is no right ”information” the body’s metabolism process will suffer and eventually your health declines. If you eat too or little food you can become overweight, undernourished and you at the risk of developing diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis. This is to mean that what we eat is central to our health.

Food has been given a very an important place in our lives because it is a primary requirement. Food is the source of physical and mental energy. For example, the brain needs 20 volts of power to function daily which is absorbed by oxygen and glucose. When you take too much food more energy will be required for digestion. Energy is limited thus excess consumption of energy by our digestive system will mean less energy for the mental activities.

The nutrients in food help the cell in our bodies to perform their necessary functions. The nutrients play a crucial role in growth, maintenance of body functions and development. When the nutrients intake does not meet the needs of the cells in our bodies, the metabolic process will slow down. Through this, we look to food as a way of creating health and reducing disease by helping the body maintain functions. Carbohydrates, protein, water, and fat are the nutrients our body requires. You need to control your food habit so as to ensure your health is in control.

We need to know that it is required of us to have a balance of nutrients every day. But we need to be careful with some of the processed foods that have chemically made fats and sugars that may give the body the wrong signal.

As a society, we are facing many health problems due to the foods we eat. For example, there is reduced productivity in the workforce due to chronic diseases. In the past, researchers believed that diseases such as stroke, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer were caused by a single mutation, but now they are relating these problems to a network of biological dysfunction, and the food we eat is an important factor in that dysfunction. For instance we know that dental health is extremely important for overall well-being and if we don’t take care of our teeth, say by eating too many sugary foods, we may end up losing teeth, which may require costly dental implants. Tooth loss can lead to further health complications according to many sources such as this. According to human bodies science organs like the heart, live and kidney can function for many years, but due to improper food intake their lifespan decreases. This is because the digestive system gets overburdened with excessive acid elements. To reduce and prevent these problems, we need to know how multiple nutrients in our diet interact and affect the human body function.

Another way of looking how food impact health is looking how food is prepared and processed which is an ever changing arena for the creative mind. Consumer continually requires the change in the way food is processed, and food industries are trying to predict what consumers want. Through this, they produce foods with high calories and try to make them tasty by adding chemicals which affect the body negatively. Also eating a balanced diet is an art in today’s life especially in the cities that have become so mechanical and automated. This is due to the busy lives. People eat just to get their stomach full, and they don’t involve the mind in the act of eating. The most important thing is to eat food in a calm and relaxed state of mind. If the mind is anxious and worried, then the food we take will not be properly digested or produce digestive juices properly which are an important part of our health. Just as the body needs health boost so does the mind.

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