What is Nutrition?
Nutrition is a science focused on the interactions between living organisms and their food. It is the study of the biological processes used by the body to break down, absorb, and utilize the nutrients contained in food.
Nutrients are the chemical substances within food that are required by the body to sustain life. They provide us with energy, contribute to our body structure, and they regulate and assist with the body processes.
There are some essential nutrients that the body cannot make and therefore those nutrients must be obtained from our diet. These nutrients should be of the best quality and balanced in our diets in order for us to truly achieve wellness.
In eating a nutrient dense diet filled with real, whole, and traditional foods you will find optimal health. Food can either be a great healer and nourish us or it can hinder our health and deplete the body of nutrients, minerals and enzymes. Eating a diet that consists largely of whole and nourishing foods is the best approach to take when making food choices in our day to day. This allows the body to have enough reserves of vital nutrients to digest and metabolize the less than ideal foods.