Healthy Fuel for Your Body's Engine
As Gas Is to Your Car, Food Is to Your Body
Nutrition is a fast advancing science. In times past, nutrition didn't receive the attention it now enjoys, either from the scientific community or the general public. With more and more scientific research into the area of foods related to general health and well-being, consumers are able to reap the benefits of knowledge.
We all know if you put diesel fuel in a vehicle that takes unleaded gasoline, that vehicle isn't going to run for long. The same is true with our bodies, only they are much more complex than any vehicle engine could ever hope to be.
Nutrition doesn't have to be a dry and boring subject--quite the opposite is true. It's interesting and exciting to learn the potentials of various foods, to know what provides the nutrients we need to thrive. Nutrition is a lot like chemistry--each food product is examined for its building blocks and how they work with the body.
With science, there is now an identification and initial understanding of the importance of phytonutrients in overall nutrition and health. An understanding not too many decades old was basically about the carbohydrates, proteins and fats in foods has leaped tremendously.
Dietitians are important members of the health care team. Health is more than about medication or surgery. You don't have to be in ill health to consult a dietitian yourself; all you need is a desire to work toward an optimal nutrition goal for yourself.
Hubs with Nutrition Information
- Tips for Understanding Nutrition Labels
- Tips to Eating Healthy: Delicious Fruit and Veggie Smoothie Recipes
- Top Ten Antioxidants and Corresponding Antioxidant Foods
Heres a list of top ten antioxidants, including benefits of each antioxidant, as well as a list of antioxidant foods for each.
- Tips for Improving Nutritional Intake for the Elderly
When we think of nutrition, our mind immediately turns to the issue of what foods we consume. We all know that fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as grains, are a good way to go. We know that getting enough...
- MyPyramid.gov - United States Department of Agriculture - Home
- The Nutrition Source - Harvard School of Public Health
The Nutrition Source from Harvard School of Public Health is a nutrition web site designed to get you started down the path toward a healthy diet.