What is nutrition?

Good nutrition can help prevent disease and promote health. The first thought that comes to various people’s minds is “health food”. But knowing how much of what foods to eat to ensure good health. Technically, nutrition is defined as “The sum of the processes involved in eating, absorbing, and using nutrients”. The science of nutrition studies the processes by which the body uses food for energy, maintenance, and growth. It is particularly concerned with identifying those nutrients and substances in foods that foster the development of a strong body and promote good health.

There are six major classes of nutrients: carbohydrates, fats, minerals, protein, vitamin and water. Nutrition is also called nourishment which helps in providing the food to cells and organisms. Poor nourishment can have an injurious impact on health, causing deficiency diseases such as scury, beriberi and kwashiorkor.

What is good nutrition?

Good nutrition leads to good health, and may include a diet that contains vitamins, proteins etc. Lack of good food remains a serious problem, with about 36 million human beings starving to death every year. For good nutrition a person should eat a well-balanced diet. Children require relatively larger amounts of nutrients and calories because of their rapid growth. Good nutrition are
All fruit, Wheat, Milk, Fish, Soya beans, Brown Rice, Meat-but not to excess

What is bad/poor nutrition?

Bad nutrition leads to bad health with many diseases such as malnutrition or some other serious diseases. Bad nutrition are:
Oily foods such as chips, Fried items (Fish fingers, chickenfry), Ghee and butter, Raw eggs, Unwashed raw vegetables and fruits.
The total amount of fat you eat, whether high or low, is not really linked with disease. What really matters is the type of fat you eat. The ‘bad’ fats-saturated and trans fats-increase the risk for certain diseases.

What is Sports nutrition?

Sports nutrition is the study and practice of nutrition and diet as it relates to athletic performance. Good nutritional practice will help athletes train hard, recover quickly and adapt more effectively with less risk of illness and injury. Athletes are cautioned against the indiscriminate use of dietary supplements. The use of supplements does not compensate for poor food choices and an inadequate diet. Food can contribute not only to the enjoyment of life, but also to success in sport.

May 2, 2010 | Mohsin Ali | No Comments | 7 views