WHY IS NUTRITION SO IMPORTANT?
Without a healthy diet plan with balanced nutrition, you could struggle with your weight-loss goals, feel lethargic, and have a hard time healing from physical and emotional injuries.
What most people don’t realize is that our bodies absorb both macro and micronutrients during the digestion process. Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and water all work together to make the body run and keep muscle and tissue healthy. If one of these macronutrients is consumed excessively over others, the body stumbles and isn’t able to perform its functions.
Meanwhile, micronutrients like vitamins and minerals serve as the chemists of the body. They work to make sure the body is functioning at its highest levels and prevent disease to keep you going.
HOW OUR BODY EXTRACTS NUTRIENTS.
Our body extracts nutrients through the food we eat. Food is digested in the stomach and travels through the small and large intestines where it is broken down into small pieces. When the nutrients have been extracted from the food breakdown, they pass through the intestinal wall and navigate through the bloodstream, where they are absorbed or form chemical reactions with our cells.
MACRONUTRIENTS AND MICRONUTRIENTS.
Each nutrient provides value to the body and serves different purposes to keep you healthy. There are two main kinds of nutrients found during the digestion process: micronutrients and macronutrients.
Macronutrients are the carbohydrates, proteins, fat, and water found in the foods we eat. All four of these nutrients are important to survive. While we want to consume them in moderation, macronutrients give us the energy we need to function throughout the day.
Micronutrients are made up of the vitamins and minerals that are in our food. Each of these micronutrients helps various parts of the body and are needed in specific levels. Vitamins are organic compounds which help with cell growth, while minerals are inorganic chemical elements that the body needs to regulate its systems.
Many people take nutritional supplements or daily vitamins to keep their bodies balanced. However, your doctor may recommend nutrient injections to optimize your bodily chemicals to protect your health.