The importance of nutrition in health is often overlooked in favour of weight loss
Fad diets and mantras such as ‘calories in vs. calories out’ have conditioned us to only focus on one aspect of our health- weight loss, neglecting the harmful effects of poor nutrition.
Why is nutrition important to your health?
The food you eat is fuel for your body, it is what gives you energy and keeps everything working as it should. A nutrient rich diet will not only help you to manage your weight and fuel your exercise regime, but also boost your immune system helping you to stay healthy and fight off illness.
The effects of nutrition on health are well documented and Claremont Health can help you discover the benefits of positive health and nutrition. Our blog provides further insights into our knowledge and expertise.
Nutrition for health promotion and disease prevention
It doesn’t have to be complicated, or include an endless list of supplements. Health nutrition includes eating a well-balanced diet, that provides enough vitamins and minerals to allow your body to grow and repair. Combined with restful sleep and an active lifestyle you can manage your weight, and decrease health risks.
Health risks of poor nutrition
Not getting enough nutrients and a sedentary lifestyle can result in cardiovascular disease, type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, some cancers and even depression. On a day-to-day basis effects include feeling more tired, reduced energy and finding that it takes longer to recover from illnesses.
A few simple changes to your lifestyle can positively impact your health in the short, and longterm. Dr. Amir’s academic background and extensive experience means that we can create a programme that’s perfectly tailored to your needs, so you’ll have no problem sticking to it. Learn more about our background.
Nutrition in health and disease
‘You are what you eat’ is a simple enough saying, but what does that look like in practice? Being more aware of what you are putting into your body, and how it can cause, or prevent certain life-threatening illnesses the first step in managing your health through nutrition. Improving your diet improves overall health, but can also be a preventative measure.
Health fitness nutrition
Understanding nutrition from a scientific perspective can help you consider what you are eating, and why. Which in turn will build understanding around how what you consume affects your body as you engage in exercise.
Designing a diet to support an intensive exercise regime can transform your results. If you’re looking for a total body transformation, we recommend taking advantage of our knowledge and expertise, we make sure you are always supported.
Nutrition and dietetics for health care
Those working in the health and social care sector, carers, or even parents raising children can benefit from an increased understanding of nutrition and its impact on health, fitness and illness.
Impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing
A diet rich in nutrients and essential vitamins and minerals can increase energy and improve sleep quality, resulting in improved mood and mental wellbeing. A poor diet can cause sluggishness, reduced energy and feelings of tiredness as well as low mood. Not to mention contribute to a number of health conditions and chronic illnesses.
Nutritional wellness is the practice of focusing on improving overall health through a balanced diet. It sometimes requires working with a coach or personal trailer in order to establish the cause of current poor habits and how to overturn them in a sustainable way sot that nutritional
wellness becomes a lifestyle change, as opposed to just another diet.
What is the relationship between poor nutrition and disease?
Poor eating habits can include under eating, as well as over eating. Consuming too much fat, salt and sugar is detrimental to health, however under eating can also lead to vitamin deficiencies. Being deficient in key nutrients can weaken your immune system which can make you more likely to get infections more than other people. These illnesses may present more severely, or be harder to treat than those with a more resilient immune system that’s supported by good nutrition.
Diseases related to poor nutrition
Consistent poor nutrition can also lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, tooth decay, type-2 diabetes, and some cancers. Historically poor nutrition led to conditions such as scurvy and rickets and whilst these are rare now, anemia is still prevalent, as are deficiencies in vitamins D and B12. Both of these can serious health concerns.
The relationship between nutrition and disease is strong, but does not have to be a concern if you focus on a well-balanced and varied diet consisting of clean eating.
Diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases
To stave off chronic diseases and ensure a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet and regular exercise are key. Healthy eating prevents obesity, which is a leading factor in nutritional disease. Consuming more ‘good’ cholesterol will help to reduce harmful cholesterol that clogs the arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes. Reducing sodium intake and upping omega-3 fatty acids can all contribute to preventing long-term health conditions.
A complete life overhaul can feel quite overwhelming. We work with you using evidence-based nutritional strategies to achieve your goals and to ensure your body is stronger and fitter to prevent chronic diseases.
What diseases can be prevented through proper nutrition and exercise?
The role of nutrition in disease prevention, and treating disease with nutrition is based on a solid academic understanding of the effects of diet and exercise on the human body.
Treating disease with nutrition
If you already have a health condition such as type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure or another issue, we can work with you to create a plan that ensures you are the best, and healthiest version of yourself. Our nutrition plans are designed to suit a wide range of needs and goals. Get in touch to tell us what you would like to achieve.