What is Nutrition? - Duke's Materia Tonica

January 1, 2019 11:13

What is Nutrition?

Nutrition is the science of feeding the body food.

The body will be healthier, heal itself, and experience less hunger the more nutrition it receives. Nutrition is made up of various parts of food that make up complete meals, such as nutrients like protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, plus other supplemental foods that are added to a balance diet to support, maintain and promote health, such as spices, medicinal herbs, superfoodstonics, adaptogens, and other unique constituents.

Types of Nutrition in Food

  • Proteins are required in every bodily process, they make us strong, and are important in maintaining healthy recovery, growth, and healing.
  • Fats are essential for long-lasting stable energy, hormones, and the health of organs, such as the brain, heart and lungs.
  • Carbohydrates are an important source of quick short-lasting energy.
  • Vitamins and minerals are various essential nutrients found in food that make organs, gland and tissues work.
  • Spices, herbs, superfoods, tonics, and adaptogens are supplemental foods added to meals to promote healthy performance and as medicinal remedies.
  • Other unique food constituents like essential fatty acids (EFA's), probiotics, amino acids, and more, which have specific benefits.