Eating Right for Your Good Health

Jeffrey Meier

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Nutrition is the foundation and in input to for health and development. Nutrition is the body of science that seeks to explain physiologic and metabolic responses to diet. With advances in biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics, nutrition is additionally developing into the study of integrative metabolism, which seeks to connect health and diet through the lens of biochemical processes.

Lifespan may be somehow related to the amount of food energy consumed. Better nutrition means stronger immune systems, better health and less illness. Healthy children learn better. Healthy people are more productive, stronger, and more able to create opportunities to gradually break the cycles of both poverty and hunger in a sustainable way. Better nutrition is a milestone to achieving better quality of life and a prime entry point to ending poverty.

Eating right is vital to promoting health and reducing the risk for death or disability due to chronic diseases such as certain cancers, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and osteoporosis. Poor eating habits are usually established during childhood. And more than 60 percent of young people eat too much fat, and less than 20 percent eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and vegetables provide essential fiber, vitamins and minerals, and other substances that are associated with good health. Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, vegetables and fruits may reduce the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer. Milk products provide vitamins and minerals, protein, and are the best source of calcium. In fact, it has been estimated that dietary changes could reduce cancer deaths in the United States by as much as 35 percent. However, fats, sweets, and oils, provide calories and little else, and should be used sparingly. Drinking enough water is also essential to keeping hydrated, carrying nutrients through the body, converting food into energy, and removing waste. Drinking too much water during activities can lead to physical discomfort; dehydration hinders an athlete’s ability. Studies have shown that an athlete that drinks before they feel thirsty stays cooler and performs better than one who drinks on thirst cues.

Freedom from hunger and malnutrition is a basic human right. Eating the right food will make a lot of change in your life. A lot of people especially children suffer form malnutrition. The world is also seeing a dramatic increase in other forms of malnutrition characterized by obesity and the long-term implications of unbalanced dietary and lifestyle practices that result in chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

Eating an unhealthy diet and being overweight will increase the risk of heart disease of any individual be it an adult or a kid. If you eat the right kind of foods and maintain a healthy weight the risk of heart disease will automatically decrease. For weight loss, it is best to avoid the high calorie foods and choose low calorie, high fiber foods like vegetables and fruits instead. If a person needs to gain a bit of weight then some of the high calorie foods will help.

Jeffrey Meier of Jam727 Enterprises at offers information articles on a wide variety of topics including health and nutrition


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