THE MAIN AND ESSENTIAL NUTRITIVE VALUE OF FOODS AS INPUTS FOR BETTER HEALTH STATUS
The characteristics of life that come to mind are warmth and movement If the human is still and cold it is assumed to be dead.
By taking in food and oxidizing it the human obtain energy which is used to produce heat and movement. The energy is obtain by oxidation of body constituents by a process known as catabolism. The energy obtained by catabolic processes may also be used for anabolic or synthetic processes such as are necessary for growth. Since both processes occur side by side it is convenient to use the word metabolism when referring to the total chemical changes occurring in the cell or in the body.
Living organisms posses two properties under the heading of adaptation and homoeostasis. Simple forms of life can survive over a wide range of temperature and can adapt themselves to change in the environment and to the foodstuffs available.
Although the regulation of the internal environment reaches its highest development in man he has gone still further be attempting to control his external environment. At first then involved the wearing of clothing, the building of shelters and houses, and the use of artificial heating, lighting, ventilation, transportation, manufacturing, communication and information technologies.
The trend in modern medicine and surgery, however, is to study the living patient more and more intensely in order to understand not only the symptoms but the way in which normal physiological and biological processes have been broken down, for diseases coming increasingly to be thought of as a disordered physiology in which the compensatory mechanisms have been overstrained or are inadequate
The cure and prevention of many disease is due to the rapid advances in our knowledge of bacteriology and immunology. But less advances in degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer, metabolic disorders and nervous system diseases
The source of all energy required by the body for life such as carrying out muscular activity, for respiration, for beating of the heart, for digestion , for thinking ,is the food.
What are the most need value of substances for life?
Let’s see the mathematic of life:
1.HUMAN LIFE+WATER+NUTRITION+PAT [Property and treasure]-OXYGEN = DEAD IN LESS THAN ONE HOUR.
2.HUMAN LIFE+OXYGEN+NUTRITION+PAT-WATER=DEAD IN A FEW DAYS.
3.HUMAN LIFE+OXYGEN+WATER+PAT-NUTRITION= DEAD IN A FEW WEEKS.
4.HUMAN LIFE+OXYGEN+WATER+NUTRITION-PAT= LIFE, SIMPLE AND SUSTAINING
These simple mathematic formulas for life has the result the most valuable need for life is oxygen, the second is water, the third is nutrition and the fourth is PAT [property and treasure].
Good nutrition is essential for good health. Nutrition directly affects growth, development, reproduction, well being and the mental condition of the individual. Health depends upon nutrition more than other substances.
WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS OF NUTRITION FOR HEALTH?
What are the main and essential composition of nutrition on health ?
What are the effects of food on health promotion, prevention and treatment ?
What kinds and the amounts of foods that promote , prevention, and treatment of health ?
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