The fundamental block for good mental and physical health is proper nutrition. Nutrients are the ingredients in the food that help in the growth and repair of the body tissue. These also help to build new muscle tissue. To meet the daily nutritional requirement by the body, many foods are combined. Eating a balanced diet is very important. It is a part of maintaining good health for everyone (from child to elderly). The way you feel and the activity of the body can be affected by the kind and amount of food you eat. Proper nutrition is the key to a heart-healthy life. Therefore, poor nutrition is the starring obstacle to good health, which can only be surmounted by the smart and prudent use of nutritional supplements, fruits, and vegetables. In India, almost 38% of children are born with Low Weight for Age. It is found in a study that 36% of Urban and 44% of rural children are stunted. The magnitude of the problem at the global level is found to be poor nutrition as a rudimentary factor. In 60 % of cases, it is found responsible for the deaths in children under five years of age.
Poor eating habits include not having enough of the healthy foods in the routine diet, under- or over-eating. Each day we need, different types of food and drink, which are low in fiber or rich in fat, salt, or sugar to meet the daily nutrient requirement. The human body needs (or kilojoules) protein, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals as well as fiber and fluid for proper growth and function. Poor or improper nutrition can impair well-being, contribute to stress, tiredness, and reduce the ability to our capacity to work, lead an active and enjoyable life. It can also contribute to the risk of developing some of the health problems such as:
- Tooth decay or carries
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Stroke or heart disease
- Type-2 diabetes
- Some cancers
- Psychological diseases including depression
- Eating disorders.
Steps to good nutrition – it’s easier to follow the steps
An excellent place to start is to:
- Start by adding a good variety of healthy foods each day, from the five food groups
- Add at least two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables each day
- Try avoiding sugary, fatty, packed or salty food, and if you like these foods -you can occasionally take but only in small amounts
- Drink freshwater, avoid sugary carbonated drinks
- Shop for healthy ingredients rich in essential micronutrients, vitamins, and minerals
- Add dry fruits to your basket
- Avoid distractions such as the television while eating.
Homeopathy for poor nutrition:
Homeopathic nutritional medicines help in promoting health by correcting disorders due to poor diet lacking in nutritional values, along with several metabolic diseases. The homeopathic care modulates the inability of the body to absorb or assimilate the micro nutrients.
Although homeopathy, as a science, has always been part of nutritional medicine, homeopathic aid provides curative care and offers long term prevention of diseases. It helps to promote the body’s natural ability to fight against pathogens. Poor nutrition, including the disorders due to malnutrition and malabsorption, is over the reach of substation therapy. Homeopathy is the best comprehensive way to nutritional medicine promotes human health and handle nutritional disorders.