May 28, 2011

Nutrition – Why So Important

We knew that every stage of life, healthful eating fuels fitness. If children and teens are well nourished, they grow, develop, and learn better. It is said that nutrition helps ensure a healthy pregnancy and successful breastfeeding. And healthful eating and active living help people feel their best, work productively, and lower their risks for some diseases.

It has been mentioned that heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, stroke and osteoporosis are some of the main causes of disability and death. Your chance for developing these problems can drop dramatically by eating healthily.

Good nutrition can also lower your risks for obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol - all risk factors for serious diseases.

To protect yourself from these health problems, you are wise to know more. Know your family health history – and that of any close relatives who have any risk factors. And learn to manage your weight, body fat, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol levels through food choices and an active lifestyle.

Your food choices have been influenced by many factors; Your culture, your emotions, your surroundings, the people around you, your view of yourself, the foods available to you, and certainly what you know about food and nutrition.

The Gumamela Flower in my garden at the side of our house

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