What exactly is food? Food is any material consumed to give nutrition to an organism. Food is generally of animal, plant or fungal source, and has certain important nutrients, like vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, or minerals. The main objective of eating is to provide enough nourishment to our bodies so that we can grow and develop normally. In fact, human beings are a very complex community of diverse individuals living under one roof – food is one of the important factors that define who we are as a human species.
The relationship between the food intake and human growth and development has long been a topic of interest among nutritionists. Although the exact relationship between nutrient intake and human growth and development has not been fully established, most nutritionists believe that it plays an important role in the success or failure of any diet. During a research study session, scientists try to determine what influences the rate at which different people can gain weight and how much weight people can lose. During this study session, the scientists divide the participants according to their body mass index (BMI). Those with high BMI easily gained large amounts of weight over short periods of time, while those with low BMI easily lost large amounts of weight.
During this study session, they also measured the amount of food intake by the different people. The results showed that irrespective of BMI, people with high BMIs consumed more food than those with low BMIs. Surprisingly, the difference in the intake of food between the two groups was primarily due to the presence of more carbohydrates, but the researchers were unable to explain this phenomenon. To conclude, the results of this study showed that fibre is important in terms of regulating food intake, especially when it comes to the control of fat. Therefore, fibre-rich diets are recommended for individuals who need to control fat levels in their diet.