Why is good nutrition important?
What is nutrition?
Nutrition studies how food and drinks affect your body. It pays special attention to the essential nutrients necessary to support your general wellbeing. These essential nutrients provide you energy or can be transformed in part of your body´s tissues.
These nutrients are:
What is good nutrition?
Good nutrition is when you get the right amount of nutrients (from healthy food) in the right combinations. On the other hand, it also studies the relationship between diseases and malnutrition and the role that food plays in the development of chronic disease for example diabetes, obesity or cancer. Those who are suffering from eating disorders may consider Oliver Pyatt eating disorder treatment program in Miami FL.
Do we eat well?
Unfortunately, NO, many people within Britain have a diet consisting largely of saturated fat, trans fat, sugar and sodium. The British should instead be consuming healthy choices such as fruits and vegetables. Remember, the food you put into your body reflects onto your health.
Why is good nutrition important?
1.Good nutrition boost your immune system
The immune system is your defence against diseases. That is why, nutrition is so important because it boosts your immune system and keeps it healthy. On the other hand, malnutrition makes you more prone to chronic diseases.
2.Proper nutrition provides you with more energy
Your body relies on energy that is outsourced from the foods and drinks you consumed. The main nutrients your body uses to get energy are carbohydrates, fats and protein.
Good carbohydrates are found in foods such as wholegrain breads and starchy vegetables like potatoes. These foods digest at a slow rate and therefore offer prolonged energy.
Water is also necessary in order to transport nutrients throughout our bodies. Dehydration can cause lack of energy.
3.What you eat influences your mood
Many people prefer diets that are low in carbohydrates, however, this can be detrimental to your mood. These diets can increase feelings of tension, stress and anxiety. Whereas diets high in carbohydrates (the good ones) tend to have an uplifting effect on your mood.
If you have a healthy diet rich in protein, reasonable carbohydrates and low in fat, you will get an adequate supply of iron, omega-3 fatty acids and iron, and your mood will be positively affected by these nutrients.
4.Improves you general well Being
Good nutrition can also help with your physical and mental health. Eating healthily allows you to have more energy, and therefore become more active. Studies have shown that two thirds of people who eat fruit and vegetables every single day report no mental health issues.
5.Good nutrition helps you live longer
Your body needs healthy food in order to be healthy and survive, however, metabolise food causes stress in the body. If you overeat, you will be creating more stress and this could potentially lead to a short lifespan. For that reason, you need to do some changes in your eating habits. You can also try alternatives, like playing, in order to reduce that stress.
When you feed your body with the wrong types of food our lifespan can hugely decline because of this. On the other hand, when your diet is rich in nutrients, and doesn´t contain processed foods, your life may be lengthened.
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6.Helps achieve and maintain a healthy weight
Proper eating habits lead you to achieve your wanted weight. Remember to have the assistance of a professional not only to achieve it, but also to maintain it through the years.
We can help with a weight loss program, a specific diet plan or sports nutrition. For more information, get in touch with a member of the team by visiting our contact page.
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