Nutritional Wellness Decisions
Nutrients are any substances that provide nutritional values. For instance the minerals that are found in grains, plants, fruits, vegetable are absorbed from the soil and constitutes the food we eat. In order to make good nutritional wellness decisions, it is important to know, how the food you select is grown and processed.
- 1. The process of absorbing nutrients from food and processing them in the body to maintain health and or grow.
- 2. The science that deals with foods and their effects on health.
- 3. Foods or the minerals, vitamins, and other nourishing substances that they contain.
Nutritional Wellness Fuels The Body
Achieving true health potential depends on fueling the body. It is vitally important to eat healthy. The human body needs and craves nutrients; it is the fuel that keeps our bodies running. Putting in a constant supply of fast fuel (fast food) is the same as putting in the wrong fuel. Fast fuel is a sure way to diminish the body’s performance and power.
So, it makes perfect sense that in order to maintain a healthy body it would start with good nutrition with the right nutrients found in food, along with regular exercise to empower and fuel the body and the mind.
Nutritional Wellness Goals
To start, make a conscious effort along with a goal to increase fresh foods and reduce the low-nutrient, high-calorie foods, beverages and snacks that are consumed every day. Take one item out of your eating habits, like refined sugar.
Healthy eating begins with healthy shopping. Stock up on the wholesome wellness foods you need for your meals and snacks. Nutritional wellness foods, like whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean proteins are a must. You are now looking for foods that aren’t processed and don’t have additives.
- Start Reading the Labels
- Plan the shop and shop the plan.
- Make a list of the foods you need before you shop and stick closely to it.
Promoting Nutritional Wellness
Being well and living wellness is more than just looking good. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it tells the truth of what is going on inside. For example, if your skin is dry and patchy, you could be dehydrated or missing vital nutrients, an indication that your body is stressed.
Proper nutrition and adequate exercise lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes and a myriad of diseases, allergies and stresses caused by obesity. A nutritional lifestyle and eating meals high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low in meats along with simple exercise 3.5 hours a week will have positive effect on your health.
Once a healthy mentality about food and nutrition is adopted it becomes easier to make the choice not to eat junk food on a daily basis.
The Formula For Nutritional Wellness
Nutrients = Nutrition Found In Food = Fuel For A Healthy Body And Mind
No one is expected to go cold turkey and stop eating all the sugary and fried foods that we adore over night. When making a conscious choice to adapt new eating habits this should always be done gradually.
It’s always a good idea to start a personal journal or diary when making lifestyle changes. This is an easy way to keep track of the food and nutrient intake on a daily basis. Also note the changes you see in your energy level and metal well being.