Food is a liquid prepared for human consumption intended for consumption by people. Aside from their basic purpose of meeting thirst, foods also play significant roles in human society. Common varieties of food include meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, fruits, bread and cereal grains. Normally cooked foods consist of beans, rice, pasta and whole grain bread. Other non-vegetarian dishes include baked potato and cabbage. Sweets that are consumed as treats belong to the category of desserts.
Foods and drinks have been a very important part of our diet since the earliest days of recorded history. Our prehistoric ancestors actually survived thanks to plant food. Food gathered from the wild, which included nuts, fruits and seeds were eaten by the early modern man. Different cultures around the world have different ways of preparing these plant-based foods and drinks and one of the most popular is the United States’ Dunkin’ Donuts diet.
The rise in sugar intake over the past century has increased concern about the effects of diet and weight gain on health. Research in recent years has shown that diets high in added sugars like cane sugar, dextrose, glucose and sucrose are associated with obesity, increased risk of diabetes, kidney stones, gallbladder problems, heart disease, stroke, cancers, tooth decay and cancers of the colon and breast. Although these sugars are generally not absorbed in the body, they can be stored and eventually turned into fat. Food and drinks high in calories can be converted into stored fat if there is no physical activity to burn off the calories after they have been consumed. For this reason, it is extremely important to include foods and drinks high in fiber, minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients into your daily diet and exercise program to lose weight, prevent illness and maintain optimal health.