FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR – DR.GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Good nutrition can help prevent disease and promote health.
Good nutrition can help prevent weight gain by focusing on consuming calories that are high in nutrients, not in sugars and fat. Nutrition also plays a role in preventing and controlling diseases.
Vitamins and minerals are an important part of nutrition. Vitamins are organic substances present in food. They are required by the body in small amounts to regulate metabolism and to maintain normal growth and functioning. Minerals are vital because they are the building blocks that make up the muscles, tissues, and bones. They also are important to many life-supporting systems, such as hormones, transport of oxygen, and enzyme systems. A good nutrition plan will ensure that a balance of food groups, and the nutrients supplied by each group, is eaten Purpose of good Nutrition for Adults As children, nutrition is important for normal growth and development. As adults, nutrition still promotes health and reduces the risk of disease. Good nutrition includes Grains, vegetables, fruits, Milk, yoghurt, and cheese, Meat and beans etc, For example, poor nutrition can lead to various lifestyle disorders like high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, obesity etc.