Why Nutrition Is Nutrition
INTRO TO NUTRITION
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).…