Nutrition Handbook: Part 1 - Nutrition Definition and Overview

by Jason J. Duke - Owner/Artisan

Fresh Content: August 18, 2022 00:49

Nutrition is Food for the Body 

Nutrition is the science of feeding the body food from various sources to create complete balanced meals that contain a density of essential nutrients, like protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and unique constituents.

Supplemental foods, such as herbs, spices, superfoods, tonics, and adaptogens, and other dietary supplements, are added to a balanced diet to support, maintain and promote health.


Summary Overview of Nutrients

The body will be healthier, grow, develop, and heal itself, while experiencing less hunger, by consuming a greater density of nutrients and constituents from food.

Proteins are made up of amino acids and are required in every bodily process to make us vital and strong. They are important for recovery, growth, healing, promoting posture, and maintaining normal blood pressure.

Fats are made up of lipids and used for long-lasting stable energy, producing hormones, and necessary for the functioning of organs, such as the brain, heart and lungs.

Carbohydrates are an important source of energy for physical movement and biochemical functions, some carbohydrates can be stored in the in the muscles and liver as glycogen.

Vitamins and minerals are various essential nutrients found in food that make systems, organs, glands, and tissues function.

Spices, herbs, superfoods, tonics, and adaptogens are supplemental foods added to meals to promote healthy performance and as medicinal and herbal remedies.

Unique constituents have specific benefits and are often found in supplements, they include essential fatty acids (EFA's), probiotics, amino acids, and more.

Fermented Foods Contain Probiotics 

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