Nutrition is about the most important aspect of our lives. We can work, move, reproduce, and even stay alive because of nutrition.
Nutrition is the process of putting all the nutrients in food substances to good use (you can also see WHO’s definition here). The process begins as you place the food substance in your mouth.
The body needs nutrients like amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, fats and oils for overall health and wellbeing.
The nutritional value of the food we eat can be measured in a number of ways. But the most popular is the glycemic load or index.
The effects of the food we eat in our body are measured via BMI (body mass index) and our blood cholesterol tests.
Nutritionists advise that we consume more of fruits and fresh vegetables as they are the safest types of food. According to the experts, the healthiest means is one containing more fresh fruits and vegetables as well as a moderate amount of animal products including milk, fish, meat, etc.
Studies also show that good nutrition is important for a nice appearance. Want to have a shiny and healthy skin as well as beautiful bright eyes and well-shaped body? Then you have to pay attention to what you eat. Good nutrition also affects fertility in humans.
The nutritional need of a developing child or an adolescent is different from what is needed by an adult. A pregnant woman also has unique nutritional needs, as well as an aged woman or man. As the human body is different at a point in time, so are the nutritional needs.
If you want to stock your home with food items, do not go buying what looks attractive. There are Mediterranean diets, vegetarian diet, and even liver cleansing diets among others. You should find out more about these before you follow them.