Essay on Nutrition : Nutrition And Nutrition

1139 Words Jan 21st, 2015 5 Pages
T&R 9am-10:15am
WHAT IS NUTRITION? When I hear the word “nutrition”, what comes to mind is nutrients. In other words, nutrition is related to nutrients. In my own understanding, nutrition is the study of nutrients that we consume, how those nutrients help our bodies when taken in right proportions, and how they can harm our bodies when taken in excess. Nutrition helps our understanding of the chemicals in our foods. Nutrition helps us as individuals to check and balance our diet. In addition, when I hear nutrition, I imagine healthy foods. I believe studying nutrition helps individuals make healthy choices regarding their diet. What is Nutrition? Nutrition is the science of foods and the nutrients and the other substances they contain, and of their actions within the body which may include ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, metabolism, and excretion (Whitney & Rolfes, 2011). Nutrition is also the supply of materials or food required by organisms or cells to stay alive; it is the science or practice of consuming and utilizing foods (Nordqvist, 2014). Each individual decides when he/she wants to eat and what he/she wants to eat. According to Whitney and Rofles, food choices are based on different factors which include; personal preferences, emotions, availability, convenience, economy, social interactions, health benefits, positive and negative associations (2011). Whichever of these reasons, our food choices…

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