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The First Thing You Should Know About Nutrition

The First Thing You Should Know About Nutrition
Mar 03, 2017

Do you ever feel like you just can’t keep up with the new nutrition diet plans because they just keep changing?

With Nutrition Warehouse Canada’s nutrition supplements service we help you weed out the FAD diets and replace them with a well-balanced life style changing nutrition plans you need for weight loss, muscle building and/or mass gaining. Just by sticking to the basics of nutrition you can lead a well-balanced lifestyle free from the dangers of bad heath and obesity.

The first thing about nutrition is that it doesn’t need to be complicated. With all the research going around for new ways to supplement your diet. You need to know about the the ones that pertain to your specific goal. Below are the 5 basic nutrients that are essential for the human body and should be taken on a daily basis.

Protein
Proteins are the body’s main structural nutrient. All muscles and tissues are made from protein. The immune system uses protein. It is present in eggs, meats, fish, beans, dairy products, soy.

Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are the preferred energy source of the body.Carbohydrates supply fast energy to the muscles for activity.They are present in grains, pastas, cereals, breads, vegetables, fruits, corn syrup, anything with sugar in it.

Fats
Fats are the energy storage nutrient in the body. Fats are also used as a source of energy for low-intensity activity. They are present in all oils like olive, peanut, canola, vegetable and in butter, margarine, meats, junk food.

Water and Fiber
Water is normally not thought of as a nutrient but none the less it’s important for ever function and process of the body. It’s crucial to drink plenty of water a day, the amount of healthy intake of water depends on body size, body activity, body fat and climate. Likewise fiber is also a crucial part of the body and it is crucial to one’s diet. It is an indigestible component of carbohydrates that keeps food moving through your digestive system and makes you feel full after a meal.

Interesting Facts
Today obesity has become a major problem and a lot of money is being put in to combat it. Unfortunate as it is being healthy is nothing more than having a good diet along with common sense to make the right judgment. Here some do’s that make for a healthy body with only basic ingredients.

It’s a great idea to eat seafood 2 or 3 times a week. Fish and shellfish are excellent sources of nutrients such as omega 3 fatty acids that are healthy for the heart and make for an affordable, healthy and nutritious meal. A red juicy steak might look very appealing but keep in mind that it’s also high in negative fats and cholesterols.

Cut back on the consumption of red meats and eat more protein full foods like beans, eggs, nuts, fish, etc.  Mastering the basics of nutrition comes down to knowing what specific role nutrients play. If you want to go beyond the basics for your daily diet look out for  upcoming articles on supplement recommendations.