“Let Food Be Thy Medicine”
-Hippocrates (father of modern medicine)
As the father of modern medicine Hippocrates says the food which we have everyday can be the best medicine for all our ailments. It can be both curative and preventive. But unfortunately in todays modern world food has become the major root cause for most of our health problems. That’s because of not eating right (junk food) and not eating at the right time. In order to make our food act like a medicine we must know what to eat? When to eat? and how to eat?
You may be thinking that “I don’t have time to read & analyse my food everyday before eating”. Don’t worry, in ‘Pranav Swastha Stanam’ we have experts to properly guide you in this.
People require energy and certain essential nutrients. These nutrients are essential because the body cannot make these nutrients on its own and must obtain them from food. Essential nutrients include vitamins, minerals, certain amino acids and certain fatty acids. Food also contain fiber and other components that are important for health. Each of these food components have a specific function and are required for overall health.
For example, people need calcium for strong bones, but many other nutrients also take part in building and maintaining bones.
The right diet plans help children grow, develop and perform well in school. A healthy diet allows adults to work productively and feel their best. Good food choices also can help prevent chronic diseases, such as heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, stroke and osteoporosis.
The carbohydrates, fats and proteins in food supply energy, which is measured in calories. Carbohydrates and proteins provide 4 calories per gram. Fat contributes more than twice as much — 9 calories per gram — and foods that are high in fat are also high in calories.
Diets contain the amounts of essential nutrients and energy needed to prevent nutritional deficiencies and excesses. Such diets also provide the right balance of carbohydrate, fat and protein to reduce risks for chronic diseases, and this can be achieved through a variety of foods that are available, affordable and enjoyable.