What is Food ?
“Food is any substance consume to provide nutritional support for the body” explains Wikipedia
What does Life Science Experts say ?
They says Food – is a substance consisting essentially of protein, carbohydrate, fat, and other nutrients which are used in the body of an organism to sustain growth, vital processes and to furnish energy.
What does School teaches us ?
The absorption and utilisation of food by the body is fundamental to nutrition and is facilitated by digestion. Plants, which convert solar energy to food by photosynthesis, are the primary food source. Animals that feed on plants often serve as sources of food for other animals.
This big word Food has more in store beyond Energy.
It has healing properties. It is a big mental and emotional support which is needed for our mind and body.
Sometimes the strongest cravings hit when you’re at your weakest point emotionally. You may turn to it for comfort — consciously or unconsciously — when facing a difficult problem, feeling stressed or even feeling bored.
Emotional eating is to make yourself feel better—to fill emotional needs, rather than your stomach. Unfortunately, emotional eating doesn’t fix emotional problems.
In fact, it usually makes you feel worse. Afterwards, not only does the original emotional issue remain, but you also feel guilty for overeating. Which ultimately leads to weight gain? So the same healing properties of food start working against the individual..
WHATEVER YOUR PROBLEM IS THE SOLUTION IS NOT IN THE FRIDGE
Food is a medium for portraying all our emotions like love, attention, care giving etc
1. Attention : A child throws tantrums on food to gain attention and love from mother. It becomes a healer than.
Mothers show affection and pampers by cooking favourite dishes for kids and family.
Friends show their affection by ordering and preparing favourite food for each other.
2. Love and Affection : Feeding through own hands are a way of portraying love and affection.
3. Socio Economic status : From medieval times to present day society food denotes ones social and economic status in social circle. The layout of food in the parties depicts our socio-economic status. Number of Dishes, Different kind of cuisines, lay out of menu etc.
We get to understand different culture , climate, Cultivation of nation through its cuisines and eating pattern and suitability of its gut.
For example In a Paddy growing state like Karnataka. Rice is the major crop. People consume rice and its products more. They will be having genes to digest rice.
4. Cultural Heritage : Becoming more aware of your diet and the healing properties of it will help you to make necessary adjustments to meet the needs of your body — and it will do an enormous amount to maintain and improve your health.
Go back to your roots. Love and respect your genes.
Health conscious present generation is searching and experimenting with different cuisines but keeping a check of portion size is mandatory. These health conscious segment is ready to incorporate food items from different cuisines, Example – Now oats are widely consumed all over the world for its high fibre content and benefit for health.
Indian locally grown fox nuts and buckwheat are widely a accepted and consumed in different counties and continent as well. Different ways of cooking are also experimented with it.
Culture of different town, cities, states and countries are depicted by its local cuisine.
Food is an Art
Choice of menu and its layout is a form of Art. Food photography is a still life photography genre used to create attractive still life photographs of food. It is a specialisation of commercial photography, the products of which are used in advertisements, magazines, packaging, menus or cookbooks. It gives virtual satiety too.
What is your comfort food..? Whose memories flash when you consume it..
Always a difference between Foodie and Glutton ?
Sitting together and enjoying meal was always part of our culture. A lot more can happen with food.
Richness and diversity of culture can be depicted with food.
Food can paralyse humans too. Some live to eat. They feel very proud of it. But we human beings are born with super intelligence. We need to focus beyond food.
Only thinking about it can hinder our spiritual growth. Be master of your mind and relish every morsel.
Which when appreciated gives physiology high.
Dadi-nani key hath ka swad lingers throughout our life. They recipes are like Pandora Box. Which are passed from one generation to another to keep it secret and authentic?