Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients.
The Australian soldiers at Gallipoli didn’t have access to refrigeration or any safe food storage systems. Another challenge faced was supplying enough food to feed thousands of men. As a result, malnutrition and scurvy were common. Unfortunately this would have added to the number of casualties, particularly if wounds were sustained or diseases were contracted and there were not adequate nutrient stores within the body to heal them or fight off i … [Read more...]