Nutrition is a science that studies the relationship between diet and health. The purposes of nutrition science is to explain metabolic and physiological responses of the body to diet.Nutritionists are health professionals who specialize in this area of study, and are trained to provide safe, evidence-based dietary advice and interventions.
Deficiencies, excesses and imbalances in diet can produce negative impacts on health, which may lead to diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, scurvy, obesity or osteoporosis, as well as psychological and behavioral problems.Moreover, excessive ingestion of elements that have no apparent role in health, (e.g. lead, mercury, PCBs, dioxins), may incur toxic and potentially lethal effects, depending on the dose. Many common diseases and their symptoms can often be prevented or alleviated with better nutrition.
The two words together should then mean the position of an individual connected or related with his nutrition. Nutritional status is the level of nutrition of an individual.
The level to which the food eaten is used by the body and the effect it has on the health of the individual is the nutritional status. An adequate amount of the right food will provide the necessary nourishment required by the body. This will lead to a good nutritional status and therefore good health.
What is the nutrition facts?
The Nutrition Facts Label helps you determine the amount of calories and nutrients in one serving of food. Nutrients include fats, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, and minerals. This information helps you know whether you’re eating a healthy, balanced diet.
What is the nutritional value of food?
The nutritional value of food simply means the quantity, range and quality energy (calories), vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that are found in a food Energy (calories) comes from protein, fat and carbs (macronutrients).