What is Vitamin and Mineral Food?
Food is any material consumed to give nutrition to an organism for growth, reproduction or maintenance. In the human diet, food is composed of all edible parts of plants, animals and fungi. It also consists of some indigestible substances which are not consumed by the body. Generally, food is of animal, plant or fungal origin and has vital nutrients, including proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, iron, or other trace elements.
The major constituents of food are carbohydrates, proteins and fat. Carbohydrates are derived from plants and are used in the body in the form of glucose, for energy production; they can be stored as energy or used immediately. Proteins are major components of food, having various functions, such as building blocks of muscles and tissues, making blood cells, and providing vital immune function. Fat is the main source of energy in food, with certain plant sources (such as nuts, beans, seeds, oils) being more beneficial than animal source (for example, milk and butter).
A well-balanced diet rich in all these substances, together with a good amount of dietary fiber, can keep you fit, healthy and generally happy throughout your life. Although you can obtain all these substances from food, a better way to gain them is by adding them to your daily diet in supplements form. This way, you get all the benefits of the nutrients contained in natural food products, without the side effects. The best dietary fiber supplements are organic ones, as they are free from added chemical preservatives and artificial coloring.