What is Nutrition? Simply said, Nutrition is the study of food at work in our bodies, our source for energy, and the medium for which our nutrients can function. Think of nutrition as the building blocks of life.

The essential nutrients for life include carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids (fats), as well as fiber, vitamins, minerals, and water—the solvent for all soluble ingredients in the blood and cells. The absorption of nutrients starts the moment we begin to digest our foods, as they are transported to assist all the metabolic processes in the human body.

Good nutrition means getting the right amount of nutrients from healthy foods in the right combinations. Having nutrition knowledge and making smart choices about the foods you eat can and will help you achieve optimum health over your lifetime, and be a key to avoiding obesity, illness, and many of today’s most prevalent chronic diseases.

Nutrition is just one key to developing and maintaining good health. Good health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being — a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Nutrition is at work during our entire life-cycle — from infancy to adolescence, adulthood and in our senior years — and can be the antidote for many of today’s common problems, such as stress, pollution, sexual vitality, and disease prevention.

For me personally, nutrition translates into health, and health is freedom. Being healthy not only makes us feel great, it enables us to enjoy life to our fullest potential, and to follow our dreams. Conversely, a poor diet can have a serious impact on health, and rob you of your freedom.

Food therapy is emerging as the latest prevention against multiple lifestyle diseases. Experts now believe it’s better to pop an apple, rather than popping a pill.  Negative influences such as stress, shock, injury, emotional upsets and worries can have a direct impact on life-long health. The good news is that the body can heal itself, if given what it needs to do its job. The nutrition in certain foods can naturally increase your body’s oxygen levels, eliminate many sources of toxins, improve your digestion, and prevent, heal, or reduce the severity of various diseases. Nutrition is about choices.

Healthy eating is the best recipe for an abundant life. Make every bite count.

What is Nutrition?

Nutrition is:

  • utilization of food to grow, repair and maintain our bodies;
  • getting the right amount of nutrients from healthy foods in the right combinations;
  • making smart choices about the foods you eat;
  • proper nutrition helps you develop and maintain good health;
  • a choice — choose good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle! Sign up for the newsletter and get free weekly Healthy Lifestyle recipes and tips.

What is Nutrition? – the website

Welcome to the world of nutrition, where we will help you discover what is nutrition and its role in your active and healthy lifestyle.

We will provide you with simple explanations on how to stay healthy with nutrition, and how the choices you make everyday influence your body’s health. Carelessness about food choices can contribute to many of today’s most prevalent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart attack, hardening of the arteries and high blood pressure. These are the killers of society today, and nutrition is your best defense.

You CAN combine your favorite foods and fun times with a nutritionally balanced diet. After all — we are what we eat!

What is Nutrition? – Quotes to live by:

“Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food” ~ Hippocrates

“The doctor of the future will give no medicines, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” –Thomas Edison

“He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.” ~ Arabian Proverb

“He that takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skills of the physician.” ~ Chinese proverb

 
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