Is There Such a Thing As Food Waste?

Food is any material consumed in order to provide nutrition to the organisms. Food is normally of animal, plant or even fungal origin, and normally contains necessary nutrients, including proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals or both, that are required by the organisms to sustain their growth. It also comprises energy substances in the form of glucose or other sugars and carries with it the nutrients required by the organisms to function normally. Usually, a food gives the organisms what it needs on consumption, but sometimes it gets lost due to various reasons in the digestive system of the body.


These lost nutrients are not stored as fat in the body, but rather to give out some energy that could be used to burn up fat or lose weight if a person is trying to lose weight. Food that is taken in less than its required quantity or is left to remain undigested in the stomach for a long time is considered to be a food that is being wasted or left untouched because the body does not need it. Foods such as soft drinks, ice creams, chocolate, biscuits, candy, potato chips, beans, salad dressings, cheese, milk, meat, mushrooms, vegetables, potato chips, and anything that contains sugar or high fructose corn syrup can be considered as being food waste, and thus, a person consuming these types of food is not getting the nutrients they need to sustain themselves.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule. Most fruit juices, chocolate, and desserts such as cakes, donuts, and pies, contain almost no fat, but they provide only water and sugar, which are essential to maintain the body’s normal functions, so they can be called as food that is being consumed normally. There are certain examples where some forms of food can be called as being food that is being wasted if they are not included in the daily diet, because the body does not require them for its proper functioning. Some examples of these are beer, sausages, dried beans, cheese, eggs, cream, butter, cream-based soups, mustard, ketchup, tuna, peanut butter, mayonnaise, mushrooms, spicy foods, and anything that contain a lot of preservatives or artificial flavorings. These can be considered as food that is being discarded by some people, as they do not get enough nutrients in their daily diet.