Why is Nutrition Important?

by Cameron Willis

The importance of nutrition in health promotion cannot be overstated. Obesity, which can lead to other hazardous conditions, can occur in people who consume an excessive amount of food, particularly fatty foods. When a person does not eat enough veggies, protein, or carbohydrates, or when he or she does not want to eat at all, nutritional deficiency can arise. People should consume the necessary number of calories from the appropriate food group to be nutritionally healthy.

Because a well-balanced diet is required for optimum health, nutrition is an important part of health promotion (Falkner, 2018). Nutritional deficit leads to future issues for patients, whereas nutritional excess leads to future ailments. Patients frequently suffer from nutritional deficiencies as a result of a lack of vegetables and fruits, as well as other essential vitamins. However, some nutritional issues, particularly among rising populations, such as the intake of sweetened beverages, must be addressed. Nutrition is an important part of health promotion because it supports normal human growth, helps maintain a healthy body weight, and reduces the risk of chronic diseases, all of which contribute to overall health and happiness. As a result, appropriate nutrition within the first thousand days is critical, as reversal is extremely difficult after two years of age (Falkner, 2018). As a result, an adequate diet has risen to the top of the priority list for health promotion.

One of the dietary challenges for the rising population is the high consumption of sweetened beverages. The profusion of low-cost foods and beverages with extraordinarily high levels of calories, salt, sugar, and fat is to blame. Another issue with nutrition is that some foods are particularly difficult to obtain for some portions of the population (Falkner, 2018). As a result, the emerging population has to deal with fast food consumption on a regular basis. Another issue with nutrition is that it is incredibly difficult to interpret and use nutritional information. As a result, the growing population continues to consume insufficient amounts of calcium and dairy products, as well as fruits and vegetables, leading to poor nutritional practices.

Because nutritional shortage happens when the body does not absorb or get the necessary amount of nutrients, it creates a number of health concerns. As a result, nutritional deficiency causes digestion problems, skin disorders, dementia, and even delayed or imperfect bone formation, all of which contribute to a variety of diseases. Excessive dietary fat contributes to disease by producing chronic inflammatory diseases including cardiovascular disease and even obesity. It is caused by a lack of physical exercise, as well as the accumulation of processed carbohydrates and saturated fats in the body.

As a key fitness aim, people are now focusing on eating healthy foods. We are healthier and happier when healthy eating habits become a way of life. Eating well allows us to lose weight, feel better about ourselves, and minimize our risk of sickness. Eating healthily lowers the risk of physical ailments such as diabetes. It also improves your sleeping habits, energy levels, and overall wellness. You may have observed that your mood influences the types of foods you eat as well as the amount of food you consume. You will be able to receive the necessary number of nutrients required by the body to sustain maximum health through digestion. If you fill your stomach with delicious food, everything else will fall into place. One thing determines your ability to think properly, speak, hope, dream, obtain knowledge, earn a living, and so on: your health. You can operate properly and work hard to achieve all of your life goals if you are in good health. You cannot function efficiently without adequate nutrition, which can lead to sickness or even death.

It is without a doubt that nutrition is an essential component of living a healthy lifestyle. Your food, in combination with physical activity, can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, lower your risk of chronic diseases (heart disease, cancer, etc.), and improve your general health. Our eating habits have a significant impact on how we look and feel. Regular exercise is crucial, but eating has the greatest impact on our fitness, according to study. Food as medicine has become a prominent concept for improving one’s health


Falkner, A. (2018). Health Promotion in Nursing Care . Retrieved from Health Promotion: Health & Wellness Across the Continuum

Cameron Willis writes about Healthcare and Policy for Sarah Mason Consulting LLC.

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