Food Is An Essential Part Of Our Life Essay

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Food is an essential part of our life, to stay alive. Food is necessary for our bodies to develop, replace, and repair cells and tissues; food produces energy to keep warm, move, and work; carry out chemical processes; and protect against, resist, fight infection, and recover from sickness. Food is made up of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, and fat. The body cannot function properly if one or more of the nutrients are missing. A balanced diet is one that gives your body the nutrients it needs to function correctly. In order to get the proper nutrition from your diet, you should obtain the majority of your daily calories from fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and lean proteins. A balanced diet is important because your organs and tissues need proper nutrition to work effectively. Without good nutrition, your body is more prone to disease, infection, fatigue, and poor performance. It has been common today to dismiss that, the earlier a person starts to eat healthy foods, the more he or she will stay healthy.
Michael Moss wrote an essay called, “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food, discussing how junk food is manufactured, the science behind taste and junk food addiction, and how fortune 500 companies struggle to maintain consumers happy. Moss found that many companies want “to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and inexpensive (477), and I agree because most junk food at grocery stores and…

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