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World Food Safety Day 2022: what is the impact of food on health?


“We are what we eat”, as the saying goes, and June 7 is World Food Safety Day. It is essential to eat nutritious foods in order to keep our minds and bodies fit. The whole world commemorates World Food Safety Day in order to detect, prevent and improve food-related human health. Let’s see how our eating habits influence us.

Our body gets the “information” and elements it needs to function effectively from the food we eat. Our metabolic systems struggle and our health deteriorates if we don’t receive the right information.

If we eat too many foods or foods that give our bodies the wrong instructions, we can become overweight, undernourished, and at risk for diseases and disorders such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease.

In a nutshell, what we eat has a significant impact on our health. Take a look at Webster’s definition of medicine: “The science and art dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention, relief, or cure of disease.”

Food serves as medicine, maintenance, prevention and treatment of disease.

What effects does food have on our body?

The nutrients contained in the meals allow the cells of our body to carry out their essential tasks. The nutrients in food are vital to our physical functioning, according to this passage from a popular textbook.

Nutrients are nutritious components found in food that are necessary for the growth, development, and maintenance of the body. Essential means that if a nutrient is missing, it affects aspects of function and, therefore, human health. Metabolic processes slow down or even stop when nutrient intake does not meet nutrient requirements suggested by cellular activity on a regular basis.

In other words, nutrients provide our bodies with instructions on how to function. Food can be seen as a source of “information” for the body in this way.

This way of thinking about food gives us a perspective on nutrition that goes beyond calories and grams, good and bad meals. This perspective encourages us to focus on the foods we should eat rather than those we should avoid.

Rather than seeing food as an adversary, we see it as a tool to promote health and prevent disease by helping the body function.

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