Why is Nutrition Important?

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Why is Nutrition Important | Vitality and Wellness

What is Nutrition?

Nutrition is the process of providing and or obtaining food that is necessary for our health and growth. Without proper nutrition, our body cannot remain in a state of good health, tissues breakdown and disease will occur.

A good example poor nutrition is a person who eats takeaway, pre-made or preservative-laden foods, and that's washed down with a black cola drink. This person is more prone to suffer from obesity, heart disease, inflammatory disorders, immune suppression, arthritis, diabetes and the Big C - Cancer.

Nutrient-rich foods are packed with life-giving vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and phytonutrients that nourish and support all enzymatic processes and every cell and organ within the body. Nutrition helps the body maintain good health and energy while promoting disease-free longevity.

What Type of Foods Are Bad For Our Health?

It can be quite confusing deciding on whether a food is good or bad. The simple solution is, ask yourself is this food man-made or does it come from nature and has not been processed by man with minimal chemicals. It's that simple. 

Below is an example of some dis-ase producing foods or additives that may not be ideal for promoting a healthy body.

Artificial Sweeteners Lollies / Candy
Alcohol Pre-made and packaged foods
Biscuits / Cookies
Cakes Refined salt
Foods with artificial colours Sugar
Foods with artificial flavours Soft drinks / Soda
Fried food White flour products

What Type of Foods are Good for Health?

Any food that is a living food and has been grown from the ground (not hydroponic) contain the essential nutrients vital to help nurture and nourish every living cell in the human body. 

Animal protein Pulses
Beans Seafood
Dairy Seaweed
Eggs Seeds(raw or sprouted)
Fruit Sprouts
Herbs Vegetables
Legumes Water
Nuts (raw or sprouted) Wholegrains 

Why is Proper Nutrition so Important to Health?

Every cell in our body needs specific nutrients to function properly and without these nutrients our cells go from being in a state of good health to a state of poor health very quickly.

Once a cell becomes unhealthy it can affect surrounding cells making them also unhealthy. This affect multiplies eventually affecting many cells and thus creating illness and disease. This is much like a bruise on an apple, which can eventually cause the whole apple to become rotten.

What can Proper Nutrition do for me?

Nutrient rich foods can nourish the body, allowing it to gently repair damaged cells and organs, thus reducing the dis-ease and illness. 

Replacing toxic nutrient dead foods with nutrient rich foods can benefit the body in a number of ways; it can change body composition and help people loose weight, reduce inflammation, improve detoxification, reduce the stress on the body that poor nutrition causes and contribute to a reduction of pain.

The upside to improving the body's nutritional status is an increase in energy and an improvement in overall health. People generally notice improvements in their skin, hair and nails which are all outward signs that the body’s health is improving.

Does Nutrition Just Involve Diet?

Yes it can, but if a persons health is poor to start with then they may need nutritional supplementation such as herbs (which are foods anyway), vitamins, minerals and/or amino acids to assist your body in healing itself. These nutritional supplements do not need to be taken for long periods of time as once the initial health issue(s) have improved the nutrient rich diet may be all that is needed to keep a person healthy.

Is Nutrition Only Used to Improve Health Problems?

No, nutrition can benefit many areas of a persons life such as to; help build muscle, lose fat, improve sporting ability, increase concentration and improve sleeping patterns. Since nutrition benefits every cell in body it has the ability to help with anything to do with the body.

Nutrient Rich Food Guide 

This guide is FREE for you to download (PDF file 206KB). It is a small reference list of 200 nutrient rich foods which you should try to incorporate into your diet for health and wellbeing. Just click here and enjoy!

Greg Newson
Greg Newson


Greg Newson is a qualified Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist and Health Enthusiast who is passionate about wellness and dedicated in educating people of the enormous potential of natural medicine.

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