The feeding is the process and result of feeding (provide food to a living being or Energy to a machine). By extension, it is known as feeding the group of elements that are considered food.
So that one person or an animal subsists, it is essential that they feed: that is, eat food . Food provides them with the necessary resources to maintain vital functions and develop. The diet, however, varies according to the species and age.
In the case of human being , food not only depends on biological issues, but also cultural . He cannibalism , for example, it is prohibited by law and generates repulsion: however, throughout history there were various tribes who resorted to this form of food. Pets, such as dogs and cats, are not part of human food in the western world, although their meat could be ingested.
The latter generates great contradictions when the ideas of the veganism , which proposes the same rights for all animals, regardless of species or race , as questions arise such as "why can we eat beef but can't even think about trying dog meat?" Vegan people reach a point of compassion that prevents them from supporting the torture and exploitation system necessary for the food they call carnista, which includes all kinds of animal products.
Food, therefore, is not only related to a series of biological processes and cultural issues, but it says a lot about beginning of the person. More and more studies show that our body is not prepared for meat intake , at least not by nature: we do not have the claws and teeth necessary to hunt and tear other animals, and this should show us that we are, in essence, herbivores.
If we understand food as an essential part of our lifetime , then we have to try to carry it out responsibly, knowing that our health depends on its physical and mental level. While we are very used to buying industrially processed foods, we should not forget that eating is also relating to the planet , with the other living beings, and it is important to do it consciously.
When the diet is based on meat intake, it is qualified as carnivorous . If the food is centered on plants, beings are herbivores . Those who feed on meat and plants, on the other hand, are called omnivorous .
Once the person or animal finishes eating food, a process begins in the body known as digestion , which implies the transformation of them into nutrients. The necessary substances are absorbed by the body , while the rest is discarded through defecation.
Although we intend to have a healthy diet, not all individuals of the same species can eat the same products. Some of the most common problems in this context are indigestion, halitosis (commonly known as evil breath), allergies and intolerance. For each case there are several home remedies, as well as recommendations to avoid their appearance or minimize their effects; On the other hand, it goes without saying that medicine has its own resources to deal with them, although many people prefer to opt for natural methods.
It is important to distinguish between food (food ingested) and nutrition (the process that develops at the cellular level). Plants that take the sun's rays for energy, to name a case, turn to the autotrophic nutrition .