I can already hear you give different meanings to food in your mind. Easy, isn’t it? Anything edible can rightly pass for food, but how true is that?
I will like to share my definition. For me food is an edible substance which when eaten helps a living being achieves certain goals ie satisfaction, nourishment and growth.
How about we have some acceptable definitions? According to Wikipedia food is “any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth.”
Looking at the above definition, food is a very essential element of growth for any living organism. It is even best when it consists of all the classes of food necessary and essential for vitality.
Look at this quote very quickly “I love you like a fat kid loves cake”
In other words, if you happen to consume something edible that is harmful to your health. Better put, an edible substance such as junks or quick yet improperly cooked meals that could most probably taste nice but in the actual sense isn’t agreeably nice to your stomach or body system. It could take an adverse effect on you, on your body.
Hence, since food plays very important roles in the humans body, it is more than necessary that we try as much as we can to watch what edible things get into our mouth and down through our oesophagus and into our stomach to avoid health issues.
Moreover, a healthy meal should be well cooked with proper hygiene and a good amount of heat. So now that we know better what food is, we can sure eat better meals. Though not without this quote “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”