Our body needs energy for various processes such as maintaining body temperature, sustaining metabolic activity, supporting growth and conducting daily activities.
Where does the energy come from?
The required energy is derived from metaboloising (meaning ‘burning’)
carborhydrates, fat and protein contain in food.
In general, nutritionists recommend 55-70% of energy come from carbohydrates, 15-30% from fat and 10-15% from protein. This is just a guideline.
What are food sources that provide the energy required?
Carbohydrate rich foods: rice, other cereals and tubers.
Focus on this important aspect.
Particularly important are organically grown cereals: brown rice, wheat, maize, barley, sorghum, oats, rye and millet.
Also remember that excessive intake of certain carbohydrates (such as white rice, white flour) can lead excessive energy intake and ultimately lead to over weight and obesity.