Food is a process by which we consume the food after its elaboration. Nutrition is a balance between the contribution of nutrients to tissues and their daily needs. Both are related to many factors, such as:
Isolation and loneliness
Predilections for unsuitable food
Smoking and alcoholism
Proper nutrition begins at the mouth. If food comes badly chewed to the stomach, what is known as bad digestion: discomfort, vomiting or diarrhea may occur and you run the risk that nutrients are not absorbed properly? Hence the importance of having good oral health, for which we must go periodically to the dentist. Adentia, which is known as lack of teeth, is an important cause of malnutrition.
Eating well is having good nutrition. Proper nutrition is synonymous with good health.
1 What are nutrients?
1.1 Carbohydrates or sugars:
1.4 Vitamins and minerals:
1.5 Water and salt in the nutrition of the day
2 Fats versus sugars in nutrition
3 So what is a healthy meal?
What are nutrients?
Feeding with the nutrients we need, neither more nor less, helps us decrease the likelihood of getting sick. The balance is achieved by eating enough of some things, limiting others and trying to maintain an adequate weight. The main nutrients are:
Carbohydrates or sugars:
They should constitute the highest percentage of the contribution of calories in daily nutrition. To produce the energy needed to live, the cells use glucose, which is a type of carbohydrate. The excess glucose is transformed into another substance that is stored in the liver called glycogen, when that excess energy is needed. And if it continues, it will be transformed into fat and stored, and we will increase in weight.