Diet & Nutritions

Nutrition, nourishment, or aliment, is the supply of materials - food - required by organisms and cells to stay alive. In science and human medicine, nutrition is the science or practice of consuming and utilizing foods. A nutrient is a source of nourishment, an ingredient in a food, e.g. Protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, mineral, fiber and water. Macronutrients are nutrients we need in relatively large quantities. Micronutrients are nutrients we need in relatively small quantities. Nutrition is present in all processes of life. Right from the very moment the sperm fertilizes an egg, through fetal development in the uterus, to the birth, human growth, maturity, old age, and eventual death. Even after death the human body serves as nutrition for other organisms. Anything that involves life and chemical or biochemical movement has nutrition at its core. Anything that lives is dependent on energy, which results from the combustion of food.

Oh, God, Give us food which does not cause any disease and also gives us strength-----Ayurveda.

He, who takes foods in proper measure lives a long life and lives without disease, gets strength and alertness of mind. However,his children are born healthy and without anydeformity or disease.----Mahabharata