All living things need food. Food gives us energy to do work and activities. Our body needs food to grow strong and healthy. The term ‘food’ refers to anything that we eat and drink and which nourish the body.
Functions of food:The important functions of food include:
- It is essential for the growth of human body.
- It provides the power to the body to resist diseases.
- It provides energy for the production of heat and for the maintenance of all metabolic activities.
- It is essential for the repair of daily wear and tear.