The act of eating is one that many people do on a daily basis. For those who are not aware of what it is, eating is simply the consumption of food, generally to give the phototrophic bacteria with nutrients and to aid in the process of metabolism. Eating is a vital part of our body’s biological functions and an important aspect of our digestive system.
Eating in the human body can be broken down into three types. This includes physical or biological, chemical or metabolic, and social or emotional. Each of these three categories of eating has different nutritional and dietary implications. There are several different kinds of foods that fall into any of these three categories, including protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and fibers.
The physiological aspect of eating is the digestion of food into energy. It is this process of digestion that takes place when you eat an apple or a banana. The chemical-like interactions in the stomach of the gastric acid and gastric juice then metabolize the food into energy for your body’s use. This is what makes eating such a critical and integral part of your everyday function.
Chemical-based food has been around longer than food that is comprised of carbohydrates and proteins. In general, the more common types of chemical based food include the foods that we can pick up from the table and eat without a second thought. Foods like bread, milk, eggs, and even the most basic food items like vegetables and fruits fall into this category.
As we age, our bodies become less capable of breaking down and processing chemical compounds as they were when we were younger. Chemical compounds have begun to accumulate in the arteries and other parts of our bodies over the course of time, affecting our health in very negative ways. This is where the role of food in the body becomes important.
There are two things that you can do to help yourself avoid getting too many chemical substances in your body through eating, especially those that may come from chemicals that you ingest through your diet. The first thing you can do is to drink plenty of water. Water is essential to our digestive system so that it is able to break down the food and other chemical compounds in your system and remove them from your body, while preventing your body from absorbing them.