Trans Fatty Acids and Your Healthful Foods
The word food can have many different definitions in different contexts. In common usage food can mean any food that is used to supply nutrition to the organisms. In other words food is any material used to supply energy or nutrition to an organism. In its simplest form food is any material that contains necessary nutrients, including vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, or fats, and is used to help provide energy or nutrition to the organisms.
In the human diet we eat food that provides us with the necessary building blocks of life, which are carbohydrates, proteins and vegetables. This food then allows us to live a relatively normal and healthy existence. Unfortunately, some people are unable to eat the right kinds of food in sufficient quantities to meet their daily requirements. This deficiency can result in an unbalanced diet, with too much food that is not only uneaten but also of poor nutritional quality. This imbalance can lead to a decrease in energy levels, poor health, weak immune system, and chronic disease.
It is important to maintain a balance of nutrients and avoid unbalanced eating habits, as this can contribute to chronic illness, disease and premature death. There are many foods that are good dietary choices but are difficult to digest such as refined sugars, trans fatty acids, and saturated fats. All of these are thought to be healthful when eaten in moderation. However, too much of any of these foods can be harmful to the body. Therefore, it is important to eat a balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, dairy, and healthy fats.