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Food Is Important Role At Every Stage Of A Person 's Life

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Food
Food is defined in the Oxford dictionary as; 'any solid or liquid which can be swallowed and supply material from which the body can produce movement, heat or other forms of energy, materials for growth and repair or reproduction or substance necessary to regulate the production of energy or the processes of growth and repair. Food is also described in this dictionary as 'any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth '. (Oxford dictionary, 2015) Food is needed to provide energy, it is a basic essential for all human beings to survive. Emotional and physical wellbeing is determined by the food people eat. Food plays an important role at every stage of a person’s life; from the nutrition provided to a baby in its mother’s womb, to weaning a baby once it has been born; adolescence trying different foods from different countries to adulthood and finally, in old age.

Diet
The Oxford dictionary describes diet as ‘the kind of food that a person, animal or community habitually eats’. (Oxford dictionary, 2015) A balanced diet is one that gives our body the nutrition it needs in order to be able to function properly. The body uses food as an energy source, keeping this well balanced by ensuring the right amount of proteins, vitamins and minerals are included is essential for the body to stay healthy. A healthy diet should also be enjoyable as well. Research has shown that a healthy diet may
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