Nutrition and Weight Loss Essay

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Nutrition and Health Worksheet

Use Ch. 1 of Contemporary Nutrition, Ch. 2 of Visualizing Nutrition, supplemental course materials, the University Library, the Internet, or other resources to answer the following questions. Your response to each question should be 75 to 100 words.

1. What is nutrition? Why is nutrition essential to our daily lives? | Wardlaw, & Smith (2011) states that Nutrition involves a combination of food intake, in which the body uses food and substances to growth, repair, and maintain a healthy body. A healthy nutritional diet is a personal lifestyle choice. The body ingests, and absorbs various foods that help to create a healthy digestive system. Nutrition is the
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Being under nourished can seriously cause irreversible damage to the body, and comprise the body immune system. Over nutrition means the body has consumed too much food, as well as vitamins and minerals over a period of time. This is why proportion size and eating in moderation is very important because the body can become over nourished to the point where it becomes unhealthy and possibly lead to death. Mainly consuming an excess amount of carbohydrates and fats contribute to the body being over nourished and this can become a danger to a person’s health. Thus, causing a person to be obese, and being obese is a psychological disorder that causes a person to over eat and become extremely unhealthy. |

7. Why is physical activity important as it relates to nutrition and health? | Being physically active and maintaining a healthy diet works together in having good health. When the body is physically active it speeds up the metabolism and therefore burns calories. Also when the body is physically active an individual will have more energy and in return have the desire to eat less. Maintaining an active lifestyle provides many benefits to an individual, such as longevity, confidence, good sleep at night, stronger muscles and bones, and easy mobility. |

8. Where might you find dietary recommendations?
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