Thursday, July 11, 2013



     Lets start our blogging.. hihii. Actually, this is my 1st post in this blog.. I am new here. So, I decided to post about food because I am a food technologist. ;)
     Food? What is food? Do you know what is food? There are so many food in the world right? Do you like eating? If do you like to eat, of course you like food right? **so many question i asked.. sorry. HAHA.. Hmm alright, what I know and I learned, food is any substance normally eaten or drunk by living things. The term food also includes liquid drinks. Food is the main source of energy and of nutrition for animals, and is usually of animal or plant origin. There are 4 (four) basic food energy sources: fats, proteins, carbohydrates and alcohol. 

Type of food that has fat.

Fat is a nutrient. It is crucial for normal body function and without it we could not live. Not only does fat supply us with energy, it also makes it possible for other nutrients to do their jobs. 

At room temperature fats may be present in either liquid or solid form, this depends on their structure and composition. We tend to refer to fats which are liquid at room temperature as oils. Fats which are solid at room temperature are generally referred to as fats. The word lipids  refers to both solid and liquid forms of fat. Below is a reminder breakdown of their meanings:

·         Oils - Any fat which exists in liquid form at room temperature. Oils are also any substances that do not mix with water and have a greasy feel.
·         Fats - All types. However, fats are commonly referred to as those which are solid at room temperature.
·         Lipids - All types of fats, regardless of whether they are liquid or solid.

Type of food has protein.

Proteins are large molecules consisting of amino acids which our bodies and the cells in our bodies need to function properly. Our body structures, functions, the regulation of the body's cells, tissues and organs cannot exist without proteins. Our muscles, skin, bones and many other parts of the body contain significant amounts of protein. Protein accounts for 20% of total body weight.

Type of food has carbohydrates.

What are carbohydrates? Your body uses carbohydrates to make glucose which is the fuel that gives you energy and helps keep everything going.

Your body can use glucose immediately or store it in your liver and muscles for when it is needed.

You can find carbohydrates in the following:
·         Fruits
·         Vegetables
·         Breads, cereals, and other grains
·         Milk and milk products
·         Foods containing added sugars (e.g., cakes, cookies, and sugar-sweetened beverages)
Healthier foods higher in carbohydrates include ones that provide dietary fiber and whole grains as well as those without added sugars.

What about foods higher in carbohydrates such as sodas and candies that also contain added sugars? Those are the ones that add extra calories but not many nutrients to your diet.

One gram of protein or carbohydrate contains 4 calories, 
while one gram of fat has 9 calories.

That’s  all about my story about food. Thank you for reading. 
See you in another post. :)