The foods that we consume play more of a role in our health than perhaps anything else. It may be a cliché, but the saying, “you are what you eat”, rings with truth and good nutrition leads to a healthy body and a sound mind.
What is Nutrition?
Nutrition is the science that establishes the relationship between a person’s diet and their levels of health. People that specialise in this are called nutritionists or dietitians. In Australia, there are no rules governing the use of the terms ‘Dietitian’ and ‘Nutritionist’. They may be used by Dietitians, nutrition scientists and nutrition graduates, or people with very limited nutrition qualifications. To make sure you are receiving expert nutrition advice, always enquire about the qualifications of a dietitian or nutritionist.
The body requires six main things in order to function correctly: carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and water. These all need to be consumed on a daily basis. If one of these becomes low or deficient, a negative impact occurs on the body and illness or a general feeling of being unwell may result.
Practitioner: Dr Gunta Caldwell