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The effective management of food intake and nutrition are both key to good health. Smart nutrition and food choices can help prevent disease. Eating the right foods can help your body cope more successfully with an ongoing illness. Understanding good nutrition and paying attention to what you eat can help you maintain or improve your health.


What Is Good Nutrition?

Food and nutrition are the way that we get fuel, providing energy for our bodies. We need to replace nutrients in our bodies with a new supply every day. Water is an important component of nutrition. Fats, proteins, and carbohydrates are all required. Maintaining key vitamins and minerals are also important to maintaining good health. For pregnant women and adults over 50, vitamins such as vitamin D and minerals such as calcium and iron are important to consider when choosing foods to eat, as well as possible dietary supplements.


A healthy diet includes a lot of natural foods. A sizable portion of a healthy diet should consist of fruits and vegetables, especially ones that are red, orange, or dark green. Carbohydrates, such as whole wheat and brown rice, should also play a part in your diet. For adults, dairy products should be non-fat or low-fat. Protein can consist of lean meat and poultry, seafood, eggs, beans, legumes, and soy products such as tofu, as well as unsalted seeds and nuts.

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Food & Nutrition
Nutrition FREE 2 months, 1 week
You are what you eat
Nutritional requirements for Expectant mothers 00:00:00
Nutritional Requirements for Lactating Mothers FREE 2 months, 1 week
The diet for a lactating mother must meet the nutritional needs for her and those that enrich breast milk.
Nutritional Requirements for Infants FREE 2 months, 1 week
Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for babies during the first 6 months, but formula can be a good alternative.
Nutritional requirements for people with HIV/AIDS FREE 2 months, 1 week
People who are HIV-positive, need to have good nutrition.
Food Poisoning FREE 2 months, 1 week
Food poisoning is an illness of the stomach which occurs when one eats contaminated food

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