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.