Let me provide you an overview of nutrition and diet. You can then decide what you want to know next.
Eating the right food is one of the tools to prevent the onset of lifestyle-related and other diseases. Food has been at the center of human health management from the very beginning. Hippocrates (470 BC – 370 BC) stated, “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”.
In addition to natural foods, today there’s a myriad type of supplements available, and it is often difficult to make an informed choice on what’s best for an individual.
Supplements are widely available in multiple formats — gummy, pill, and liquid drinks. People with various conditions will learn about the various types of supplements available today and make an informed choice on what is appropriate for them.
Our body requires plenty of things for growth, sustenance, and well-being, such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals, and phytochemicals. Our needs for nutrients vary with age, physical and mental activity. When growth is the focus in the early stages of life, protein-rich food becomes critical as that provides the body its building blocks.
Natural foods collectively provide us a range of nutrients. Regardless, the quantity of nutrients in a single portion of food is often not enough to meet the body’s needs. Sometimes a nutrient does not become available to the body because of poor bioavailability. In such cases, the option available to us is food products and nutraceuticals developed to correct any deficiency of a single or a group of nutrients.
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Nutrition Facts – a guide to good health