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Importance Of Nutrition
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The old adage “You are what you eat” is profound wisdom. In order to function optimally, the absorption of proper nutrients is essential. Proper nutrition includes a balance of proteins, amino acids, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and complex carbohydrates.
Today’s fast and highly processed foods have greatly depleted our bodies of essential nutrients. For example, sugar consumption in the Unites States has risen dramatically. People underestimate or are not aware of the physiological reactions that sugar triggers. In general, refined sugars stress the blood sugar control mechanism. It sets the person up for metabolic roller coaster rides that can include mood swings, excessive energy, fatigue, and concentration and memory difficulties.
Wheat (gluten) and dairy (casein) are foods that some children have sensitivity or allergy to. There are several tests to determine this. In general, it is best to eat fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, meats that are organic and free-range, and organic grains, dairy, & nuts.
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