Monday, 7 August 2017

Tuesday Food Blog - What are we?

I saw the Food section of the bbc.co.uk website this morning and could have been forgiven for thinking that I no longer qualify as a member of the group homo sapiens!

Vegetarian Italian favourites
Title: 11 ways to eat Italian without meat!!!!!


I know variety is the spice of life but Italian dishes with out meat - why?



And

Healthy takeaway
Healthy versions of your favourite takeaways.



The chances are that if you make a healthy version the food will no longer have that je ne sais quoi that makes it your favourite.

But back to the biological question.

any individual of the genus Homo, especially a member of the 
species Homo sapiens.

So that is the group we belong to so what about nutrition?

Balanced Diet

Nutrients are the substances in food that maintain the body and make it work.  Most of what one eats is made up of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.  Nutrients needed in smaller amounts, but still vital, are vitamins and minerals.  Also on the list are fiber and water.  Our diet should comprise a mix of foods that supply all necessary nutrients in the right amounts.

Now let's have a look at protein.

Proteins:
Rich sources of proteins are fish, lean meat, poultry, and beans.  Once digested, proteins supply the body with amino acids.  These building blocks are reassembled by cells into different proteins used for construction such as enzymes, and a myriad of other roles.


We are in fact omnivores, creatures designed to eat everything and anything. There are some people and organisations that would have you believe that animal protein is bad for us. THIS IS NOT TRUE.

Within that you can choose all types of meat some of which is too fatty but even then fat is part of a balanced diet.


My family going back to the 19th century. The oldest, seated gentleman was born in 1853 and was my great grandfather. All the folks in the pic were born before nutrition became a newsworthy subject.

Enjoy your tea.

God Bless