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The Importance of Nutrient Balance

All of the body parts are “on call” 24 hours a day. Think of a well trained fire department. What happens when the alarm is sounded? The specific job of each nutrient varies greatly but the benefits of nutrient balance are a long and healthy life free of disease. Find out why nutrients are essential for your health and a better growth.

All of the body parts are “on call” 24 hours a day. Think of a well trained fire department. What happens when the alarm is sounded? The crew quickly goes to work. The body has a task “crew” which quickly goes to work when called upon. In order to perform its best it requires fuel. Body fuel is made up of balanced nutrients.  The specific job of each nutrient varies greatly but the benefits of nutrient balance are a long and healthy life free of disease. The benefits of eating properly are great, as are the detriments to failing to do so.

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Our bodies are complex organisms with the ability to heal itself with the proper nourishment and care. It performs many simple and complex tasks daily (even when at rest) and in order to function properly we need to understand the importance of nutrient balance. In the United States, for example, we see the result of eating diets that are high in starch and protein and low in fiber; in the high numbers of individuals suffering with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, joint pain, and obesity. Obesity in itself gives one the added risks for many other diseases. This can be alleviated by learning how to maintain nutrient balance and following a diet prescribed by one’s health care provider; one that provides the body with nutrients from each of the major food groups daily and supplementing that with a multi-vitamin daily.

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The World Health Organization recommends each individual consume at least 14 ounces of fruits and vegetables daily and at least 1 oz. of legumes, nuts and seeds to reduce the risks of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. It is also recommended that individuals partake of starches and sugars sparingly or not at all, as these add very little nutritional value and cause the individual to fill up on non beneficial foods while missing out on necessary nutrients. These foods will rob the body of needed fuel and energy causing disease, obesity, and lethargy.

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  1. Thanks Judy for this information..This is a great reminder to eat healthy!

  2. Very informative and nicely presented piece. All of us could benefit from this, thanks, Judy.

  3. Thanks, sister for this informative and great article. You’ve my “liked it”. :-)

  4. Thank you for this valuable information. We really need to use it in our diets.

    Christine

  5. eat healthy, live health. nice information to share thank you.

  6. Great nutritional info and well composed.TX

  7. Very nice… liked the information… well done!

  8. Food is medicine. So nutritive food is the best defence against all diseases.

  9. Thank you everyone for your warm support. I believe that not enough can be said about proper nutrition.

    Take care & God bless.

  10. This was a very well researched article. Reducing the risk of cancer and diseases is a great reason to eat more healthy foods. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  11. Valuable information.

  12. Very good article. I liked it!

  13. CA, Valli & Mystery61, eating a proper diet is truly worth the effort. Thank you so much for your support.

  14. Thanks for a well-laid out and thoroughly researched article, Judy.

  15. An interesting article as usual, Judy. Getting balance right is not always easy, especially when life is hectic!

  16. Great article! I try to teach similar ideas to my kindergartners. Get them living right at an early age!

  17. Hey Judy, I really really enjoy reading your health articles. Keep them coming.

  18. Thanks so much Josh. I love researching health care. I don’t believe we give it the proper attention.

  19. Good article and nicely put. I’ll show this to my daughter who just started university!!!

  20. Hazel, thank you for the support. There is much I could add to this article because nutrition is a vital and vast topic, but that should get her started. :-)
    Good luck to her. You must be so proud.
    Take care & God bless!

  21. Nutrition is the most important thing in our lives. it should be our number one priorty. We should start the kids young before they learn bad habits.

  22. Helpful and easy to understand. Good job!

  23. Ruby, you are so right. If we would start young we would have less obesity.

    Sharazad, thanks for the support.

  24. Hi Judy,
    thank you for this important and informative information. Bookmarked on Digg
    Bless you,
    Chris

  25. Very informative information!

  26. Anne, Louie, and Annie, however did I miss your comments. At least they are on the same day, but where was I? Thanks so much for the support.

    Chris and Mrs. Heart, thank you both very much for your support.

    Take care & God bless!

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