Food We Eat
Food is essential for our body to maintain a healthy
heart, active brain, optimally working muscles and other organs. Food provides
us energy and protect against from diseases. Food is made up of nutrients. These
nutrients we get from variety of food items. All food we eat comes either from
plants or animals.
Fruits and their juices are naturally sweet. Different types of fruits contain different nutrients,
so it is important to eat a variety of fruits. They keep us healthy and strong.
Fruits include cherry, watermelon, muskmelon, pomegranate, grapes, banana,
Vegetables are good source of many nutrients.
Vegetables like broccoli, spinach, tomatoes and garlic are considered to be
very nutritious. Other vegetable includes drumsticks, potato, tomato, radish,
turnip, cauliflower, capsicum, onion, spinach etc.
Seeds We Eat
Cereals are grains used for food. Cereal
includes wheat, oats, bajra (millets), maize and rice etc. Cereals are very
important part of human diets is rich nutrients. Flour of wheat is used to
prepare bread, roti. Flour rice is used to make idli. Cereal grains energy rich
foods for humans.
Pulses are the edible seeds. The main pulses include chickpeas,
kidney beans, red gram, black gram (urad), red lentil, green. Pulses are used
as foods such as dal, sambhar, curry etc.
Nuts are very nutritious and give lot of energy. They
are considered healthy snacks. Nuts include pistachios, walnut, raisins,
peanuts, almond, cashew nut etc.
Oils play an important part in a healthy and balanced
diet. These include sunflower, groundnut, mustard, sesame seeds etc.
Food from animal
Foods from animals and fish give extra energy and strengthen
muscles and the immune system. These foods include all forms of meat, poultry
(birds), fish, eggs and dairy products such as milk, sour milk, buttermilk,
yoghurt and cheese.
Healthy food includes all food that provides essential
nutrients to the body. It keeps our body fit and healthy. Healthy food is
essential for proper growth and maintenance of body.
Junk food contains extra calories. These are unhealthy
and difficult to digest. These foods are very tasty but contain very less
nutrients. These include samosa, finger chips, burger, pizza, chips etc.
Ingredients are edible substance that combined to
prepare a dish such as fruits, vegetables, spices, dairy products etc.
Ingredients of rice – raw rice and water
Ingredients of dal – pulses, oil, turmeric powder,
salt, water, chili
Ingredients of idli – rice,
pulses, salt, water
TopicsFood We Eat (nutrients)
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