The complete physiological process by which the human body or any organism obtains the food that is necessary for its development and growth is defined as nutrition. Eating food is not sufficient as it has to be broken down and turned into energy for any organism to carry on. This is more like a general definition of nutrition for the animal kingdom.
The Human Definition
Nutrition, for humans, is an important process since it is aimed at the reconstruction of tissues with the aid of food and other supplies. The origin of the word nutrition is from the Latin world nutritio or French word nutrition–both meaning sustenance. Without this so-called sustenance, no human being will be able to go on living and he would cease to grow. As a human being is continuously deprived of food, he would soon weaken and eventually die.
Correct or proper nutrition is more than just being physically fit. There are more aspects to proper nutrition such as having a very optimistic view on one’s life and have a healthy and spiritual mind. This justifies the saying–a healthy mind in a healthy body.
A body that is not happy would lead into a mind that is not able to think clearly. As stress sinks in, it would finally create a twisted view of one’s self and how you view life in general. Nutrition is what fuels all the mechanisms in your body and when this is neglected, dire consequences are sure to follow.
Nowadays, where stressful living is quite common, it is more important to live a balanced life and get rid of the foods that can do damage to your body. Replacing junk food with healthy food would be one of the most important decisions that you have to make in your entire life.
Promoting Proper Nutrition
ADA or The American Dietetic Association is the nation’s biggest organization of nutrition experts and professionals. This group has about 65,000 members and they all aim at promoting healthy nutrition. These experts give advice to people who want to have a go at changing their lifestyles for the better. All members of the ADA are food and nutrition specialists and they put all the theories that they have learned into practical solutions.
The appearance of junk food in the market for the last few decades has proven to be an almost insurmountable task for nutrition experts. Incorrect nutrition (which is unfortunately more common among modern men) always comes with an unbalanced life.
America, together with the rest of the world, continues to battle obesity. Modern man is now used to being sedentary and this lack of movement makes large deposits of unused fats as well as calories into the body. Fat affects all human internal organs and would eventually cause health issues such as problems on blood circulation, heart failure, hard breathing and even cancer.
Looking at it, the solution is quite simple–have a healthy diet by eating fruits, vegetables, drinking lots of water, doing some forms of exercise, as well as keeping a healthy disposition in life is all it takes. Oh, if only mankind would follow these few, simple ways of life!
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