What is Nutrition?
Nutrition can be defined as food at work in the body. It can also be defined as the process by which the organism ingests, digests, absorbs, transports and utilizes nutrients and disposes of their end-products. Nutrition is an important aspect of each individual’s life. It is imperative to ensure that each one of us gets a balanced nutritional diet with all components that are needed in our stage of life. Hence it is important to consult a nutrition expert to ensure that you are on the right nutritional track.
Why is nutrition important?
A famous saying “you are what you eat”. A healthy diet consists of a well-balanced diet composed of all important nutrients in right proportion. It prevents malnutrition and onset of diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, cancer & stroke to name a few.
Food that we eat acts as a fuel to the body & provide essential nutrients which further act as:
Important Nutrients required by the body:
What to eat and what not to?
It is important for us to know what to eat and what to avoid. Your plate has to be wholesome and balanced and needs to include the right ingredients to provide you the right nutrition that you need. As stated above you need carbohydrates, proteins, fats and vitamins and minerals along with water and roughage. Refer to the list below for the food items that you can add to your diet.
Carbohydrates rich foods –
Protein rich foods –
Vitamins & minerals rich foods-