Why do we need to understand nutrition facts in the food we eat?
Have you ever wondered how quite some Okinawa Island people able to live more than 100 years of disease-free life? Indeed, it is an accurate, scientifically proven fact! The secret behind their highest longevity may be attributed to their deep knowledge of nutritional facts and culinary techniques of the food items available around them. People from this tiny Japanese island consume nutrient-rich, low-calorie diet (a diet averaging not more than one calorie/g) composed of low fat, less sugar, and sufficient in protein (available through a small quantity of fish) but lots of green/orange/yellow (GOY) vegetables, and fruits.
Of course! The right kind of nutrition is your right type of workout!
Several research studies have shown that the kind of food we consume at early stages of life sets in the metabolism pace of our body for the rest of our life. Therefore, the benefits of eating right at first years of life will be greater and sustainable.
Nutrition, health and wellness are intricately inter-linked. Aberrations in our diet tend to influence significantly on our health and well-being. Gradually, but unfortunately, our eating habits have changed in a significant way from their usual, natural pattern. Each passing day, various hazardous agents enter our body through our diet.
The modern food industry uses many preservatives, artificial colorants, additives, and chemicals to enhance the appearance, flavor, and shelf-life of food we eat. However, these compounds ultimately end up accumulating inside our body, only to show their deleterious effects in the form of diseases, cancers, and genetic malformations in the newborns, etc., sooner in life rather than later.
Therefore, it is imperative to each one us to understand the nutritional requirements of our body. All of us are curious about finding out “what is a well-balanced diet to stay healthy and to enjoy productive life?” A certain level of knowledge about the food science is necessary regarding nutrition values of food items, their antioxidant strength, storage quality, processing methods and consumption. Every effort should be made to have all the nutrients in right quantities, proportion, hygienic and free from harmful germs and chemicals.
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