Nutrition - Is the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism, including plant or animal, assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance.
Nutrition is our fuel source - Our bodies take the food and liquids we provide it and break them down as nutrients. It helps us stave off disease, heal wounds, and provide the energy source for physical activity.
Definition: any of several units of heat defined as the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1 degree Celsius (1°C) at a specified temperature.
Definition: Compounds of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen forming an important part of the diet and contributing mainly energy. They include sugars, starches and celluloses and are structurally classified into three groups ”monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides. Starches and celluloses are polysaccharides.
Definition: any of a group of complex organic compounds containing carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur. Proteins, the principal constituents of the protoplasm of all cells, are of high molecular weight and consist of amino acids joined by peptide linkages.
Definition: Also known as lipids, fats are stored as an oily liquid under the skin and in the abdomen in thin-walled cells. Fats form the body's main energy store and are converted into fuel as required. Fat stores also form an insulant against heat loss, a mechanical shock absorber and a contouring element.
Definition: that portion of ingested foodstuffs that cannot be broken down by intestinal enzymes and juices and, therefore, passes through the small intestine and colon undigested. It is composed of cellulose (which is the skeleton of plants), hemicellulose, gums, lignin, pectin, and other carbohydrates indigestible by humans.
Definition: defend body cells against oxidative stress. Increased cellular concentrations of antioxidants have been claimed to diminish exercise-induced muscle damage, thus reducing the risk of cellular injury.
Definition: inorganic substances which are obtained in a well-balanced diet. Minerals are essential in all metabolic processes, from maintenance of cell volume and structure to muscle contraction and relaxation, regulation of acid-base equilibrium, protection from oxidative stress, bone metabolism, immune function and hemoglobin synthesis.
Wholesome Balance is managing the key aspects of nutrition, particularly through the increase consumption of whole plant based food, such as fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition, balancing nutrition with other aspects of wellness, including exercise and rest, enable the maximum benefit of good nutrition.