What are the main constituents of food for our health ?
By ATOM POPEN SINGH, Posted on 27/03/2019 - 15 Comments
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Posted by Ahammed Rashid on 06/06/2021

Main constituents of food for our health are:

1) Carbohydrates: They provides maximum amount of energy to our body. Our food should contain 60% of Carbohydrates (310 grams). Carbohydrates rich food includes rice, potatoes, wheat and pasta.

2) Proteins: They helps in the development of skin, hair and muscles. They maximum daily amount is 50 grams in the diet for a typical adult. Protein Mainly comes from meat.

3)Vitamins: There are many essential vitamins but the most important ones are vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin D. Fruits and vegetables mainly provide us vitamins.

4)Minerals: They helps to release energy from the food items and also they helps to interact with the organs to promote growth of organism. There are many Minerals available but the most important minerals are iodine, potassium, sodium, iron and calcium. For example calcium helps in development of teeth and bones while iron helps with providing energy.

5) lipids: There are lots of people who run away from fatty foods inorder to avoid gaining weight, but the truth is there are many healthy fats derived from dairy products, meat and fish which helps to regulate the body temperature as well as helps in absorption of vitamins. They also helps to slow the energy release which is good for long distance runners. Consuming 70 grams of healthy fat per day is good for health.

6) Fibre: They helps us in proper digestion. They also helps in keeping cholesterol level check. Fibre rich food items include oatmeal, bran and vegetables. We should take 30 grams of fibre pre day in our diet.

7) Water: Most of people doesn't consider the importance of water. Fizzy drinks, coffee, tea and juice drinks doesn't provide same benefit to our body as water. Water hydrates our body and facilities the movement of all the components mentioned above. So, we should take atleast 8 glasses per day.

Posted by Deepthi on 04/06/2021

The main constituents of good for our health are:

  1. Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates which gives the energy to our body.

    -->When we eat the food the sucrose,fructose,Glucose(forms of sugar) it will convert into ATP's in the Mitochondria.

    -->Rice, maize, wheat, barley, potato, sugarcane, beetroot, banana, grapes etc. are some of the important sources of carbohydrates.

    -->The deficiency of carbohydrate leads to hypoglycemia, Low in body blood sugar

  2. Proteins are building blocks of human body. They are essential for the growth and repair of the body tissues.

    --> The deficiency of protein causes kwashiorkor. An abnormality in the olderchild with swollen foot and hands.

    --> Our DNA is made up of proteins. on conclusion we can say all organisms existing on earth are made up of protein( amino acid)

  3. Fats - The stored food in the human body under the adipose tissue is called fat. Fat is essential when a person is on fasting.

    --> The fat will be convert into Glucose+ Fructose by the invertase enzyme.

  4. Vitamins - They are required for growth and development of different tissues in the plant and animal body.

    Commonly known vitamins are A, B, C, D and K. Deficiency of vitamins causes different diseases.

  5. Minerals, water and Roughage are also important in growth and Development of human body.

Posted by Saiteju on 28/05/2021

There are mainly seven catagories of food nutrients we intake . These are :

*Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates, in simplest terms, are sugars and contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. ...

*Proteins: Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. ...

*Fats: This is the most concentrated source of energy. ...

*Vitamins: Vitamins are vital for maintaining normal growth and health. ...

*Minerals: ...

*Water: ...

*Roughage:

Posted by Riteshwar Singh on 17/05/2021

There are mainly seven catagories of food nutrients we intake . These are :

*Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates, in simplest terms, are sugars and contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. ...

*Proteins: Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. ...

*Fats: This is the most concentrated source of energy. ...

*Vitamins: Vitamins are vital for maintaining normal growth and health. ...

*Minerals: ...

*Water: ...

*Roughage:

Posted by nupoor patel on 28/04/2021

  1. Carbohydrates:- They are the chief source of energy in our diet. They are chemical compound containing carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.

  2. Proteins:-Proteins are body-building food. They are essential for the growth and repair of the body tissues.

  3. Fats:- Fats like carbohydrates are energy-giving foods but are greatly concentrated sources of energy.

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