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Fuel Your Body: The Ultimate Guide to Optimal Nutrition for Health and Energy

Updated: May 25, 2023

Are you tired of feeling sluggish, tired, and run-down? Do you wish you had more energy to tackle your busy day-to-day life? Look no further than your plate! Nutrition is the foundation of a healthy, thriving body, and making small changes to your diet can have a big impact on how you feel. In this blog, we'll explore the latest research, trends, and tips on how to optimize your nutrition for optimal health and vitality. Get ready to feel your best self yet!


What is Nutrition?

Nutrition is about supplying the body with adequate nutrients from food and

other sources, and the way in which these nutrients are processed and utilised

in the body.

Nutrition is responsible for the health, growth and overall functioning of the

body, from the breakdown and absorption of the digestive system to the

efficient and effective function of the nervous system.

Different nutrients are required for different bodily tasks such as growth and

development, reproduction, physiological functions, heat production and

synthesis of new tissues. Good nutrients are crucial for reducing the risk of


The Role of Nutrition in the Body

From energy source to hormone production. Immunity to hair growth,

everything that happens in the body is a direct result of nutrition.

Nutrition not only encompasses the food consumed, but the quality of the food

itself. For example Strawberries grown in sunlight with nutritionally dense soil

will yield much higher in vitamins and minerals than strawberries grown

hydroponically. The type of food an individual decides to consume will play a

vital role in their overall health and wellbeing, as nutrition's directly impact all

human process

Understanding the Importance of Essential Nutrients

The six essential nutrients include

1. Protein

2. Fats

3. Carbohydrates

4. Vitamins

5. Minerals

6. Water

These are called essential nutrients because they are essential for the

body for optimal health and needed for the body to function properly.

Protein - is needed for tissue repair and production, hormone

production, building muscle, enzyme production, immune function,

healthy hair, skin and nails. (eggs, beans, diary, chicken, meat)

Fats - dietary fats are classed as macronutrients that is essential in the

human body also improves satiety, stores some vitamins and plays an

important role in cardiovascular health (avocado, nuts, seeds, oily fish)

Carbohydrates - provides instant energy for the body to use

immediately, improve gut health and increase satiety (potatoes, corn,

pasta, oats)

Vitamins - are organic substances made by plants or animals, and are

essential to sustain life. There are 2 different ones that are fat soluble

and ones that are water soluble.

Minerals - is a chemical element required as an essential nutrient by

the body to perform functions necessary for life. Minerals are found in

the earth(soil) The human body cannot make minerals so to reach your

daily requirement you must do so through foods (fish, dairy products,

nuts, seeds, meat, seaweed and seafood.)

Water - is a fundamental part of the body, making up over two-thirds of

total body weight. It plays many roles in the body such as regulating

body temperature, eliminating waste, lubricating and cushion joints,

protects your spinal cord and protects body organs and tissues.

Carmen Austin from Carmen Austin Nutrition currently has a limited number of FREE consultations available to help you feel like you again. To book a free consultation you can contact Carmen via Facebook (click here).

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