Our Diet and Digestion
All Living beings need food to live. It is helps us to grow. It gives us energy to work and play etc…It products us from diseases. It also keeps us healthy. People, live in different places and eat different types of foods. Some people eat crabs, snakes, sea weeds, fruits, vegetables etc.., these are given some nutrients.
The amount of food we eat daily is called our diet. Our diet must contain required amount of nutrient such as starch, sugar, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals, salts with enough water and fibers.
In nutrition diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism. Dietary habits are the habitual decisions an individual or culture makes when choosing what foods to eat. With the word diet, it is often implied the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight management reasons (with the two often being related). Although humans are omnivores ,each culture and each person holds some food preferences or some food taboos, due to personal tastes or ethical reasons.
There has been much controversy recently over the diet most natural to people. We will first consider the arguments of those who feel that human beings are not naturally suited for a diet that includes flesh and other animal products.
But your digestive health can change over your lifespan, depending on how healthy your overall habits are,your genetics, and your age. Understanding which digestive problems could affect you at certain times of your life can give you the power to make healthy changes to handle your digestive issues. Eggs are a good choice as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
Older people can be more susceptible to health problems so it is important that they enjoy a balanced diet.
Eating well is all about the different types of foods that make up our diet so take a look at what you eat during the day and try to get the balance right in order to improve your chances of living a healthy and fulfilling life.
A balanced diet should include plenty of fruit and vegetables, starchy food such as bread, rice, potatoes and pasta, some milk and dairy foods, meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein.
It is advisable to consume just a small amount of foods and drinks which are high in fat and sugar as older adults need fewer calories than adolescents and young adults.