Food is any material consumed to provide nutrition to an organisms. Food is generally of animal, plant or fungi origin, and has necessary nutrients, including proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates, and fats. In fact, plant food is the primary source of nutrition while animal food is the primary source of protein.
We all love to indulge in food fads. We all seem to be always on the lookout for that new super food or that healthy alternative to our old favourites that tastes great but provides no nutritional value. But just because something is yummy, doesn’t mean it’s nutritious. We need to be careful about accepting things that claim to be nutritious but do not meet the requirements for such claims. In order to get a complete nutritional value from food, we need to eat foods that are wholesome and not lacking in any one particular thing. While you can certainly enjoy a meal that has been prepared with fresh, natural ingredients that have been added in abundance, and which has been prepared by people who know what they are doing, you won’t get a complete nutritious meal out of a piece of raw spinach that has been spiced up with some red wine vinegar!
Nutrient value is the important factor that determines the cost of food items. In fact, there are certain foods that provide more of a nutritional value than others – and these are the more costly food items. These include such things as meats, oils, vegetables and fruits. These food items contain more vitamins and minerals and therefore provide more of a complete nutritional package, which helps us to maintain good health.