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.
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.
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.