What is nutrition?
Nutrition is a study of how food and drinks affect our body by paying attention to important nutrients needed to support human health. It is seen in the physiological and biochemical processes involved in food and how food in food provides energy or converted into body tissue. This nutrient, which is an energy source for our body, is classified as: carbohydrates, fat, fiber, minerals, proteins, vitamins and water. Good nutrition means obtaining the right amount of nutrients from healthy food in the right combination. The important part of nutritional studies is to see diseases that can be produced from malnutrition and the role played by food in the development of chronic diseases.
Poor nutrients can cause a lack of energy, digestive problems, food allergies, weight gain, depression and anxiety and many most common chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, cancer and adha. Having nutritional knowledge and making a choice of information about the food you eat can help you achieve optimal health during your life.
Nutrition is also about why we choose to eat the food we do, even when we know they might not be good for us, what happens to the cellular level and how it affects what we want and hence regulating food cycles that are unhealthy or damaging. Nutritionists advise people about what to eat and how to modify their diet so that they can maintain or restore optimal health or help alleviate health and combat diseases.
There are almost all daily suggestions in the media about what should be eaten and what is not eaten (and drink) and most are confusing and conflicting. Celebrity chefs and delicious meals continue to grow as popularity because they have food pods and fast diets. Food is a subject that is close to everyone’s heart (and abdomen!) And more and more people realize what you eat can affect your short-term and long-term health.
Naturopathic nutrients seek to uncover and support the causes of disease, rather than just treat symptoms such as those often do conventional drugs. Many people find that increasing a bad diet to cure one symptom often can cause other health benefits such as increasing energy levels, increasing skin and better sleep, among a number of other benefits.
Whether you take further study to become a nutritionist or not, the knowledge you get will be very valuable because your knowledge will be able to integrate into everyday life with your own health benefits and well-being.