Nutrition: 3 Reasons Why It Is So Important
Nutrition, is the supply of nutrients found in food to support life.
Have you ever woken up feeling guilty about what you ate and drank the night before? The feeling of fatigue and sluggishness caused by the excessive consumption of empty calorie and low nutrient foods. This feeling should give an indication of the importance of eating a balanced diet as consistently as possible.
In order to improve your nutrition and feel better, there are three things you will need to know to make this achievable:
- A balanced diet,
- the nutritional value of your food
- exercise in combination with a healthy, balanced diet.
You Feel Better When You Eat a Balanced Diet
The important take out of the night before scenario is that it is ok to occasionally have these indulgences, but it is important to remember to limit them to special occasions or treats. Always remember the rule of limiting the amount of alcohol, sweets and a high intake of unhealthy fats. Instead replace these foods with lean proteins, lots of fruits and veggies.
Obtaining a balanced diet is only worthwhile if you make sure that the food you eat has real nutritional value and you do sufficient exercise to complete the circle.
Don’t forget your water intake. Your body is about 70% water and need a regular supply of water to maintain the optimum level. We can live without food for some time, but not water.
Why Is Nutritional Value Important?
The avoidance of highly processed foods is needed to increase the nutritional value of your food and reading of food labels ensures that the food contains what we assume it would and does not contain hidden sugars, saturated fats and sodium.
Why Is Nutrition Important for Exercise?
Sufficient exercise is vital to your well-being and any level of exercise, but especially an intense level of energy requires a sufficient level of nutrition to maintain a healthy balance.
We gain energy from the food we eat, so it is important to eat sufficient food with good nutritional value. A balanced diet results when we eat a very good variety of food.
Exercise should be an integral part of the healthy triangle which includes the food you eat and the water you drink.
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