Food, nutrition and health are three essentials of life for sportsmen and women. An adequate diet is important for them to excel in their various sporting activities.
Table of Contents
MEANING OF FOOD
Foods are substances which when taken into the body yield materials which can produce energy, yield substances for growth and repairs of our body tissues.
NUTRITION: is the study of food and its chemical composition, how it is taken, digested, utilised in the body and influences health
NUTRIENTS are substances such as carbohydrates, Fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins and water present in food items that provide nourishment necessary for the sustenance of life, growth and maintenance of body temperature.
NOTE that Nutrients are useful to the body only when converted into a soluble form. This is possible through the process of digestion
HEALTH– is the general condition of the body of the state of being well. A person is said to be healthy when he/ she is free from any illnesses or diseases
DIFFERENT TYPES OF FOOD
- Eggs etc
CLASSES OF FOOD
There are six (6) essential classes of food Nutrients, which are:
- Fats and oil
- Mineral salts