Food provides all the building blocks for a healthy body and mind. Sufficient amounts of quality proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals , and vitamins are essential to build and maintain a healthy body and support all its functions. A healthy body and mind will enable you to live life to the fullest and deal more easily with the daily stresses of life. Moreover, you will become more resistant to disease and will recover more easily and quickly should you become ill.
A house built with quality materials will last much longer and provide you with more comfort and protection than one that is slapped together with poor or faulty materials. So it is with your body. Poor nutrition equals poor health equals less enjoyment of life.
The good news is: You decide what goes into your body. Hence, you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to building and maintaining a healthy body and mind.
However, the most nutritious food alone cannot build a healthy body. It needs to be properly absorbed and moved into all the cells and tissues of the body. Digestion is very much affected by factors such as mood, stress, illness, medications, appetite, where we eat, and how much time we allow ourselves to eat.
Once the food is digested, the nutrients need to be carried to the tissues and cells via the blood. Further, oxygen taken in via the lungs is also moved into the tissues and cells by the blood. Hence, it is of vital importance to move the body on a daily basis, be it by walking, stretching, playing sports, or dancing, etc., to support blood circulation.
Moreover, the body needs adequate nighttime sleep to make optimal use of the nutritious food we eat. While we get our beauty rest, our bodies are working hard to repair and maintain themselves. The less we sleep, the more our bodies fall behind in this most necessary work, and we start feeling tired, irritable, and run down, as well as become less resistant to disease.
How we choose to live, the kind and amount of stress we are exposed to, our relationships (family, friends, partners), leisure time, and amount and type of work, in addition to what we eat, all affect our health and well-being. Again, you’re in charge of your health, and only you can decide how to regain and maintain it. I will be your assistant in this endeavor.
Here are all current posts related to Nutrition.
- Garlic (Food)
- Building Blocks of the Body — Minerals
- Building Blocks of the Body — Water Soluble Vitamins
- Building Blocks of the Body — Fat Soluble Vitamins
- Nutritional Needs — Diabetes
- Nutritional Needs — Whiplash Injuries
- VITAMIN C — Gums and Blood Vessels
- VITAMIN B1 (Thiamine) — Brain and Heart
- VITAMIN B3 (Niacin) — Energy and DNA
- VITAMIN B5 (Pantothenic Acid) — Blood Formation and Nerve Conduction
- VITAMIN B6 (Pyridoxal Phosphate) — Energy and Mood
- BIOTIN (A B-Vitamin) — DNA, Energy, and Blood Sugar
- VITAMIN B2 (Riboflavin) — Energy, Skin and Blood Formation
- VITAMIN D — Bones and Immune System
- FOLIC ACID — DNA, Digestion, and Cardiovascular Health
- VITAMIN B12 — Heart, Nerve Conduction, and Blood Formation
- VITAMIN E — Nerve Conduction, Cell Membranes, and Wound Healing
- VITAMIN K — Bones, Gums, Blood Coagulation
- CALCIUM — Bones, Muscle Contraction
- POTASSIUM — Nerve Conduction, Heart, and Muscles
- MAGNESIUM — Energy, DNA, Membranes, and Nerve Conduction
- SODIUM — Blood Pressure and Nerve Conduction
- VITAMIN A — Eyes and Immune System
- Nutritional Needs — Migraines And Other Headaches
- Nutritional Needs — Stroke Recovery
- Spices & Herbs For Healthy Nutrition
- Building Blocks of the Body — Proteins
- Proteins — Amino Acids
- Building Blocks of the Body — Carbohydrates
- Building Blocks of the Body — Fats/Oils