Food

It is easy to take food for granted when you have an abundance of supply. In fact, some individuals have so many groceries that they abuse what is meant to give life to the body. Despite what others may think, food is fuel for the body. Fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, and liquids give us the energy we need to complete tasks throughout the day.

Have you ever felt as if your world would end at midday if you did not get something into your stomach? You probably missed breakfast and thought that a glass of water on your way out of the door would be enough to hold you until lunchtime. Then, the stomach groans came while being accompanied by light cramps. Just when you thought you were sick to the extent of needing to go home, you took a break and found restoration in the form of a sandwich from the local deli. Thanks to food, you were able to finish your day.

There are mainly five nutrients that the body must have on a daily basis to thrive: protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamine and minerals

Protein is necessary for building and maintaining muscles. Such is the reason why many athletes seek additional shots of the nutrient when they are training for a marathon or wrestling match. Carbohydrates give the body its primary source of energy, while fat serves as a second form of energizer.

Many individuals hoping to lose weight try to forgo foods with high levels of carbohydrates and fats to prevent the body from retaining too much energy. The reality, however, is that healthy weight requires a balanced diet where protein, fat, carbohydrates, and small amounts of vitamins and minerals are present. The same is true for those who are underweight or even malnourished.

Unfortunately, many individuals living beneath their means in the food department cannot immediately fix the problem. In a world where computers are being reduced to the size of watches and automobiles drive themselves, more than 800 million people go to bed hungry at night. It is true that many of those nearly one billion persons live in developing countries where resources are scarce. Too many from the list, however, reside in supposed developed nations where a thing such as hunger should be history.

Some individuals choose to ignore their neighbor’s hunger because they are convinced that starvation is a result of limited resources caused by natural disasters. Flooding and drought, according to these people, are the culprits that cannot be stopped because they are products of Mother Nature.

While it is true that natural disasters account for about eight percent of starvation in the world, chronic hunger is the central reason for families going to bed without having balanced meals at night. In fact, chronic hunger is said to take the lives of more than 24,000 people per day. Some of the victims live in developed countries such as the UK. This should not be the case.