What Is Nutrition? Roxanne Evans


What is nutrition? Nutrition is proper balance from different food groups. Food is the fuel for the body. Many people make the mistake of skipping meals, they become either too busy or they think less is better. You need food to function. Processed simple carbs and fried fatty foods are empty calories. These food sources create unhealthy cravings and make you feel sluggish throughout the day. Productive foods choices would be proteins, complex carbs (whole grain breads, cereal and pasta), fruits, vegetables and essential fats. These foods are your best defense against poor health and fatigue. They enable you stabilize your blood sugar allowing you to maintain your energy level. Protein itself fuels the muscles with amino acids the building blocks for muscle tissue resulting in a higher metabolic rate. A higher metabolic rate burns fat. Fruits and vegetables compliment protein and carb intake aiding in the balance of the immune system. The foods you want to steer away from are simple carbs such as white bread, pasta, sugary cereal, pastries, cookies, candy, etc… To create the healthier you remember to eat properly and make wise choices.


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