Good nutrition is a vital component of good health and well being for everyone. Healthy, nutrient rich diets are essential for children to grow, develop and do well in school. No matter what your age or life stage, eating well will enable you to work more productively and feel your best.
Together with physical activity, healthy eating plays a key role in slowing down the ageing process and preventing many diseases. Eating the right foods can reduce your risk for chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, certain cancers, and osteoporosis; all of which are leading causes of death and disability among USns. High blood pressure and high blood cholesterol are very common and can often be managed with simple changes to your diet instead of medications.
So what foods should you be eating and in what quantity? Your nutritional needs change throughout your life. The amount of calories and specific nutrients required will vary based on your age, gender, pregnancy, activity level, any any health conditions you have. Proper nutrition means getting the right balance of calories (for energy) and the proper nutrients. Eating more calories than you need leads to weight gain and obesity, which can impact your fertility and also increase your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Furthermore, calories and nutrients don’t always go hand in hand so many people who are overweight are getting more calories than they need but not enough nutrients, because health and nutrition the foods they are eating are calorie dense and nutrient poor.
A dietitian can assess your diet and provide you comprehensive, personalised nutrition advice to help you achieve your goals, optimise your nutrition status and improve your well being.
When it comes to nutrition and diet, there is so much misinformation on the internet and in the media that it is often difficult to sort through the fact from the fiction. That’s where a consultation with a dietitian can really make a difference.
As an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist, I can analyse your diet and life stage requirements, optimise your nutrition and create a personalised diet plan for you that will: