What are food and foodstuff?
This is more than ever a crucial question to ask ourselves.
At the age of falsification, where it is hard to distinguish real from false, natural from synthetic, real from virtual, it’s an excellent time to come back to the core of life.
Foodstuffs are any substance that can feed a living organism. They can be composed of molecules of sugars, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, active ingredients, and fibers (vegetable).
Sugars, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals are the molecules that are essential for survival.
On the other hand, phytonutrients, active ingredients and fibers are not essential for survival, but vital for a healthy life. They provide excellent taste value and many health benefits.
Phytonutrients and active ingredients are, without a doubt, the most numerous. Did you know that thousands of different phytonutrients are contained in edible plants?
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As a standard, all living organisms need to feed themselves to ensure their vital functions, therefore by consuming food.
Each species has specific nutritional needs, but all of them nourish themselves from the foodstuffs meant for them, which is what conditions their healthy diet.
We all understand that eating is a fundamental physiological need, and in addition to that, it brings us pleasure!
We can say that nature has done things right.
But behind the simple survival need and pleasure of taste, food and foodstuffs true purpose are to be part of a healthy diet that nourishes our body, mind, and soul.
For that to happen, we not only need high-quality food, but we need high-quality digestion to extract the right
amount of nutrients out of it.
This is why food, foodstuffs, a healthy diet, and healthy organism are all interconnected.
Only then can we appreciate the full potential of feeding ourselves on a healthy diet composed of healthy foods.
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