Nutrition Facts - About
Food as we know is essential for the growth and maintenance of the human body. However, have you ever considered the question of why does an individual eat food?
All food goes through a complex process of digestion, absorption, assimilation and excretion. Food provides us with calories, which are metabolized in the body to provide energy. Energy is required for all the functions of the body including heart beat, homeostasis, functioning of the brain and other vital organs the body. This is the physiological function of food.
Food always gives us a feel of satiety or "satisfaction." A normal well-balanced individual human eats food for both physiological and psychological satisfaction. However, sometimes individuals’ mis use food as they consider it a factor influencing their self-esteem and become victims of diet/food related conditions like anorexia or bulimia. Some individuals also go on "bingeing sprees" and lose control over their eating habits.
From time immemorial food has been used to bring together people for celebrations as well as sad occasions. Food binds people together and no wedding/funeral is complete without the presence of food. It promotes a feeling of sharing and thus has a social function.
Latest Publications and Research on Why Do We Eat - Nutrition FactsAcculturation of immigrant diet, basic taste responses and sodium appetite. - Published by PubMed
Prevalence of anemia among Lebanese hospitalized children: Risk and protective factors. - Published by PubMed
Phenolic Compounds Isolated from Olive Oil as Nutraceutical Tools for the Prevention and Management of Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases. - Published by PubMed
Social Determinants As Public Goods: A New Approach To Financing Key Investments In Healthy Communities. - Published by PubMed
A Longer Biliopancreatic Limb in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Improves Weight Loss in the First Years After Surgery: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. - Published by PubMed