Nutrition is not just what you eat. That is called food. So what is nutrition? To begin a statement and question this way will open up your understanding of the fundamentals, and the science of nutrition. Physiologically, foods eaten are used for many processes in the body: Energy, building tissues, and obtaining or producing a number of regulatory substances just to name a few. Nutrition can be defined as the transformation of food molecules into useful body substances.
Food provides the body with biological substances called nutrients. These are divided into six major classes:
These nutrients must be supplied in adequate amounts from the food you eat. They are most effective physiologically when consumed together. Many cannot be properly utilized unless the right combinations are present. Would you run you automobile with two quarts of oil missing, or by putting water in the gas tank? Nope! We usually don’t view ourselves as machines, but perhaps we should. Wiser choices would probably be made. In this blog we will discuss the role of nutrients, and the importance of each.
It is important for you to realize that there is some serious misinformation about nutrition that stems from individuals who consider themselves experts. Some people may not truly understand the biochemistry behind nutrition, and some may understand but are more interested in making money by creating fad diets and gimmicks to capture your attention. Unfortunately, sometimes this quackery may be potentially dangerous.
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