It’s no secret that the relationship between nutrition and overall health is recognized as legitimate and fundamental. The food we choose to put into our bodies has a profound and lasting impact on our weight, our health, and, ultimately, our longevity. A poor diet can mean a lifetime of illness and disease. But sadly, most people do not heed the advice of experts until they are facing a health crisis; at which time they embark upon nutrition and diet therapy to help put their bodies back into balance.
Nutrition and diet therapy works to eliminate those poor nutritional choices from the diet and replace them with choices focused on whole, natural foods. In some cases, it can be an overhaul in lifestyle; significantly minimizing or even eliminating foods that are fried, processed, or high in salt, sugar, or saturated fats. Nutrition and diet therapy will instead ask you to include fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat diary products as the staples in your diet.
This is by no means an easy lifestyle change for someone who is used to canned or boxed products and a steady stream of fast food. But it is a necessary change if you want to live a life of optimum health. In addition to the obvious advantages of implementing this lifestyle is the fact the payoff is immediate in terms of how you feel. You’ll immediately begin to feel healthier and more energized.
Apart from choosing the right kinds of food as a part of nutrition and diet therapy, there is also choosing the right amount of food. If most people would practice simple portion control, they could limit their calories enough to make a major impact on their weight and overall health.
Another part of nutrition and diet therapy is the flushing of your system. It is imperative that you drink at least eight glasses of water on a daily basis. Water acts as a natural appetite suppressant, hydrates and flushes the body, speeds the metabolism, and aids digestion.
Nutrition and diet therapy works to put your body back in line with what it needs to be healthy and efficient. If you are having difficulty making the right choices, work with a nutritionist to help develop a meal plan that works for you.