Nutritional Value of Food

Nutritional Value of Food

All nutritional foods are composed of macronutrients, micronutrients and water. Apart from water, food is made primarily of the macronutrients protein, fat and carbohydrate. These 3 macronutrients are the only food components that provide energy (measured in calories) to sustain life. On the other hand, micronutrients i.e. vitamins & minerals provide no caloric energy but are nevertheless essential for life.

The foods we eat exert a profound influence on what happens within our bodies hormonally - both for good and for bad. By eating the correct balance of foods we can alter what goes on inside us in a healthful way.

Relationship between hormones & food

Few of us realize how crucial hormones are. They regulate virtually everything our body does, from controlling blood sugar levels to other basic survival mechanisms involving stress, fear and even love.

A very important hormone is insulin. It can be called the master hormone of human metabolism because it helps in the regulation of blood pressure, the production of cholesterol and triglyceride and the storage of fat. When insulin levels become too high, metabolic havoc ensues with elevated blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, with diabetes and obesity trailing along in its wake. The wrong diet can make your insulin levels go haywire.

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