Eating a well-balanced and nutritious diet at least daily helps a person maintain good health. Nutrition comes in very many different forms which include, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, fibers, fatty acids, and oils that the human body needs to function properly following different body processes.
In providing their roles in our body, the proteins act as bodybuilding foods, carbohydrates give us more energy, vitamins protect our body from diseases and others help keep your organs operating properly.
However, it’s important to share your experience to help others benefit from the life lessons that you have learned as the various topics are key to basic Nutrition;
Certain medical conditions such as heart diseases, obesity, diabetes, or high blood pressure, which many people have likely learned over time the importance of nutritious food choices as they require special balanced diets.
Research from public health has shown that diets high in saturated fats, sugars, and refined carbohydrates have contributed to the current prevalence of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
However, the connection between diet and these conditions takes on special significance in this time of COVID-19 has served as a reminder to physicians to pay close attention to health and wellness in all patients. It has also shed light on the importance of prioritizing preventive care, specifically addressing diet and nutrition in patients with chronic diseases.
With these conditions as a victim, you may reach a point in life where you can no longer take your favorite foods but forced to take the needful in order to maintain good health. It’s also important to share information with others who have recently been diagnosed with the same condition or have not monitored their nutrition consumption and may need special assistance in keeping their health conditions under control.
Hence nutrition should be included in the checklist that physicians go over with their patients to talk about keeping them safe, “The conversation with patients that follows can include dietary recommendations as well as discussion of the need for a referral to a dietitian for more complex needs depending on their medical conditions.
Age and Nutrition
Age is a key aspect of our daily nutritional needs especially for those in our age groups. Nutritional needs vary depending on age on different age brackets for example from a child to the adolescent stage, adulthood to old age, and hence there’s need to know that our nutritional needs change as we age.
Luckily, there are things you can do to help prevent deficiencies and other age-related changes. For example, eating nutrient-rich foods and taking the appropriate supplements can help keep you healthy as you age.
Aging is, however, linked to a variety of changes in the body, including muscle loss, thinner skin, and less stomach acid.
Some of these changes can make a person prone to nutrient deficiencies, while others can affect senses and quality of life.
For example, studies have estimated that 20% of elderly people have atrophic gastritis, a condition in which chronic inflammation has damaged the cells that produce stomach acid, Low stomach acid can also affect the absorption of nutrients, such as vitamin B12, calcium, iron, and magnesium.
The great challenge of aging is a reduced need for calories. Unfortunately, this creates a nutritional dilemma. Older adults need to get just as much, if not more, of some nutrients, all while eating fewer calories.
Fortunately, eating a variety of whole foods and taking a supplement can help you meet your nutrient needs.
As a young adult, share information about how to eat nutritious meals when you have a busy schedule which requires vigorous thinking and a lot of activities. When relating age and nutrition, certain topics include preparing meals ahead of time so they are quick to heat up and limiting the amount of meals you purchase at fast-food restaurants in an attempt to save time.
On the other hand, as one continues to grow older and older, the very helpful tips about nutritious snacks to keep with you include fruits and less carbohydrates and celery sticks instead of junk food like candy or cookies which may lead to harsher consequences during old age.
Nutrition for sportspeople
There are different sports in the world which, ranges from indoor(chess and scrabble)and outdoor games( football, athletic, volleyball and other field sport) however for one to have good health it’s usually important to be aware of the nutritional needs to be taken especially at the top of many games.
For example for athletics, sharing important information to the athletes who are new to the sport, or who are not aware of how to shape their nutritional menus, and by doing this you must include tips you have learned on using nutrition to improve your endurance and limit fatigue since certain sports usually consist of vigorous workouts while participating in the sport and also ways on how limit oils and fats intake by making more informed food choices such as vitamins, energy-giving foods, and bodybuilding foods.
Nutrition for Students
Being a student is the toughest stage in life, especially college and university students which is usually accompanied with new experiences, for example, the students being responsible for themselves without their parent’s control, being responsible for their nutritional needs and values of their meals and other basic needs among other needs.
Well,with the new-found freedom of choice, nutritious foods are not always the first choice since majority of students spend their times engaging in other co-curriculum activities besides their career.
As a good healthy student, it’s important to talk about ways to find out about the nutritional information of food served in the dining hall, which is looking it up to it manually or maybe online.
Thereafter sharing the ideas with your fellow friends and other students for highly nutritious and delicious meals that will help in reconstruction and building up the brains e.g the snacks and meals that contain calcium which is important for brain formation and meals with less calories.
Nutrition for children
Many children and families today have very tight and busy schedules however these make it hard to sit down to homemade meals every day. Many kids’ diets involve a lot of convenience and takeout food. But these foods can be unhealthy for kids’ life as they can have a negative effect on your child’s life if not properly monitored where some of the problems of unhealthy eating can continue into adulthood. They can even develop into lifelong diseases.
A balanced diet has many benefits for children which include the following; giving them energy, improving a child’s mind, maintaining a healthy weight as well as mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and stress.
Healthy eating can help prevent many chronic diseases in a child such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and deficiency diseases.
Hence the eating habits are more likely to stay with you if you learn them as a child. That’s why it’s important that you(parent) teach your children good eating habits.