As once rightly said by La Rochefoucauld : “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art, “Good health cannot be given to anybody, one has to acquire it. Proper nutrition is one of the most essential elements to being healthy and living a long life. People deal with food every day, and food has been a part of life since the beginning of civilization. What we eat becomes our diet, and our diet plays a major role in deciding how healthy we are and how well our body functions.
Health is much more than the absence of disease. It is a positive quality, emphasizing physical, social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well being. Optimum nutrition, providing all nutrients in both kind and amount, is the cornerstone of good health and the cutting edge of prevention. The foods we eat, and the nutrients they should provide, are the most important continuing environmental factors influencing our growth, development, functional abilities, and health. Nutritional knowledge and general awareness with education is critical if we are to succeed in significantly reducing the excessive premature morbidity and mortality from our leading killer diseases – heart disease, cancer, and stroke. How we structure our lifestyles, with proper nutrition, health habit discipline, and exercise programming, will have a great influence on personal health, and will help reduce our current catastrophic medical care expenditures.
Priyamvada Ghose (Pria)*
B.Sc in applied nutrition & catering technology with varied work experience in the hospitality industry.
Accomplished menu planner and a practicing Yogi.