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Nutrition: Foods & Nutrients for a Healthier Lifestyle




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Nutrition is the science of how substances, like food and drink affects our bodies, and how essential nutrients support our health.

An important part in this science is to look at the negative effects from malnutrition and how nutrition can a play a role in the development of chronic disease.

Nutrition lays the foundation for life long health.

First we'd like to briefly introduce the concept of nutrition to you and why it's so important.

We've divided the field of nutrition into several categories. We list them below the introduction.

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What is nutrition?

Nutrition is a critical part of health and development. It is about eating a healthy and balanced diet. Food and drink provide the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy.

You could say that nutrition is getting the right food and nourishment that you need for health and growth.

Poor nutrition can lead to a lack of energy, digestive problems, food allergies, weight gain, depression, and anxiety. But it also leads to several chronic diseases.

Malnutrition

Malnutrition is a large problem. It poses a significant threat to human health. Today the world faces a double-edged problem of malnutrition, both undernutrition, and overnutrition. It affects billions of people worldwide.

Malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses, or imbalances in a person's intake of energy and nutrients. It is caused by having an inadequate diet or a problem absorbing nutrients from food.

Undernutrition

Undernutrition is when you don't get enough nutrients. Some symptoms of undernutrition are unintentional weight loss, weak muscles, low mood, and an increase in illnesses and infections.

Overnutrition

Overnutrition is when you get more nutrients than you need. The main sign of overnutrition is overweight or obesity. However, people with undernutrition can also be obese if they eat a diet high in energy but low in vital nutrients.


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Are Supplements A Viable Option?

The body usually processes food better than supplements, so keeping a nutritional diet is the most effective and efficient way to get what you need.

Of course, there are exceptions where the body can take up supplements better, for instance, folic acid, which is the synthetic form of folates that you mostly find in plant foods.

There can also be periods over a lifetime where supplements can be critical for a person’s health.

The need for nutrients changes

The need for different nutrients changes during our lifetime. Infants and children need different nutrients and quantities to adults. Men need different amounts compared to women. Pregnant women need another kind of nutrients, and so on.

Nutrition Facts Label

The Nutrition Facts label is what you find on different foods in your store. The label is required, sometimes mandatory, on most packaged food in many countries, showing what nutrients are in the food.

The labels are there to help you make quick and informed food decisions on what foods to buy. They are there to help you choose a healthy diet.


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All Our Nutrition Categories

We've divided the field of nutrition into several categories

  • Nutrition Tool
  • Supplements
  • Nutrients
  • Foods

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Care Omnia Nutrition Tool

With our nutrition tool you can find out all about the nutritional contents of the food you eat and also find alternatives that may provide even better nutrition.

We update our nutrition tool regularly.

Care Omnia Nutrition Tool - Know What Nutrients There Are In Your Food

Supplements for a healthier lifestyle

There are situations during a persons lifetime where it can be difficult to get all nutrients needed through the diet.

Supplementation can then be a viable option.

Supplements for a Healthier Lifestyle

Learn how to recognize a high quality supplement with our guide for choosing the best supplements or why not browse through the top supplements we've found using our guide?

Nutrients for a healthier lifestyle

Nutrients are compounds that we need to function properly.

Many nutrients are essential, and we must therefore obtain them through our diet, or if necessary through supplementation.

Nutrients are divided into two groups, depending on how much we need of that particular nutrient.

Macronutrients

Carbohydrates, protein, fat, and water. They make up most of your diet.

Micronutrients

Vitamins and minerals. We need them in much smaller amounts.

Nutrients for a Healthier Lifestyle

In this category, you'll be able to explore a wide variety of both macro- and micronutrients.

Healthy Food for a healthier lifestyle

Healthy eating is all about balance. Eating nutrient-rich foods is foundational for your health. There is so much you can do for your health just by eating well!

Foods for a healthier lifestyle

Good nutrition starts early, so it is important to introduce children to healthy foods as soon as they begin to eat real food.

Children need to get all the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. But also teach them what is good for them and what is not. It lays the foundation for lifelong health.

In this category, you will find a wealth of articles on a wide variety of healthy foods.

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