Diet And Nutrition: Vital Things You Ought To Know

The word “Diet” and “Nutrition” works hand in hand though there is a little difference between the duo. Diet refers to the food and drink a person consumes daily and the mental and physical circumstances connected to eating while “nutrition” on the other hand involves more than simply eating a good diet – it is about nourishment on every level i.e Nutrition is the intake of food that our bodies need to consume daily for our bodies to function optimally.

Hence, to get the proper nutrition from your diet,you should consume the majority of your daily calories (the amount of energy stored in that food) in at least 3-4 of all the classes of food which includes;

  • Carbohydrate
  • Protein
  • Fat&oil
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Water

Note: Rising levels of obesity and diabetes are prime examples of the effects of a poor diet and lack of exercise.

The center for science in public interest reports that 4 of the top leading causes of death in the U.S are directly influenced by diet. These are;

  1. Heart disease
  2. Cancer
  3. Stroke
  4. Diabetes

Although, people’s dietary choices differs and are often affected by a variety of factors including ethical and religious beliefs, clinical need or desire to control weight but put in mind that not all diets are considered healthy.

As a result of this, health agencies recommend that people maintain a normal weight by limiting consumption of energy-dense foods and sugary drinks, eating plant-based food, limiting consumption of red and processed meat, and limiting alcohol intake.

I will be telling us the different types of diet and what it works for in my next article. Stay tuned

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