Basics of Food
Food is an important basic need of man and is needed for growth, development and to stay healthy. Food contains nutri-ents that are essential for body functions and for maintaining normal nutritional status. Hence, food plays a key role in a person’s physical and mental wellbeing. The nutrients like carbohydrates, pro-teins, vitamins and minerals not only help a person with good health but also meet the additional needs during special condi-tions like pregnancy, lactation and during convalescence.