Food is a very important element in the life of any person. First of all, food helps any creature to live. It gives nutrients, proteins, strength and vigor to work another day. But wild animals eat too. People are different from them with their food culture. National cuisine, lots of interesting festive dishes in each country. Humanity has learned to cook interesting dishes throughout all its history. If in ancient times it was meat roasted on fire, then today everything is limited only by the imagination of the cook. And Chinese, Japanese, Italian and many other national cuisines are known in the whole world. Sushi and pizza have ceased to be food of a certain country and have become one of the most popular world dishes.Download Ebook Download AudioBook
Food around the World by Robert Quinn
Everyone needs food to live. It gives you energy to work and play. It also gives you nutrients to grow well and stay healthy. Do you eat a balanced diet with lots of different nutrients?
Your body needs proteins to build muscles. Proteins are also important for healthy hair and fingernails. You can get lots of proteins from meat, fish, and eggs Dairy products, like milk, cheese, and yogurt, also contain proteins. Many people don’t eat animal products, but they can get proteins from plant products. Pulses, like beans and lentils, are rich in proteins. Many grains, nuts, and seeds have proteins, too. Which of these foods do you eat?
Carbohydrates give your body energy. You can get carbohydrates from grain products like rice, bread, and pasta. Your body digests these foods slowly, so they give you energy for many hours. Some vegetables, like potatoes, also have lots of carbohydrates. What grains and vegetables do you eat?
Sugar is also a carbohydrate. Your body digests sugar quickly, so it gives you energy right away. Don’t eat too many sweet foods like candy or ice cream, and remember that you can also get sugar from naturally sweet foods. Have a bowl of fruit with a little honey!
We also need to drink lots of water to stay healthy. Did you know that about 70 percents of your body is water?
You need to eat some fats to grow well and stay healthy. Your body also stores fats for extra energy, and to keep you warm in winter. Some types of meat and fish have a lot of fats. Dairy products, like butter and cheese, have fats, too. You can also get fats from plant products like nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils. Be careful – too many fats can make you fat!
Your body needs vitamins to stay healthy and fight diseases. Vitamin A keeps your skin healthy. You can get vitamin A from orange fruits and vegetables like carrots or pumpkins. Dark green vegetables, like spinach, have lots of vitamin A, too. Dairy products give you vitamin B for healthy blood. You can also get vitamin B from meat, fish, and eggs. Vitamin C helps your body fight diseases. You can get vitamin C from citrus fruits like oranges and lemons…