What is Nutrition?
According to the Oxford Dictionary
1. The process of providing or obtaining the food
necessary for health and growth.
2. Food or nourishment.
According to Wikipedia …
Nutrition is the science that interprets the nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, metabolism and excretion.
Nutrition is basically the food that you eat. That that feeds your body (not what makes you full – what gives your body the building blocks to be healthy) – this is my interpretation any way.
So if you are eating fresh, organic food – in theory – you should be healthy. Right? If this is true, then why do we need supplements?
Here’s the stinger. Even if you are eating healthy and only buy organic, you are not getting all the nutrients your body needs. Why?
Ever heard of the following?
All of these are impacting our food supplies. And as a result our health.
That’s why we need supplements. Because we are not getting everything our bodies need from our food any more.
But beware – not all supplements are created equal. Some are just expensive urine – not my words – words from a nutritionists I interviewed!
Also beware of the false security that taking (even good quality) supplements can give you. Just because you are getting your vitamins and minerals from a supplement doesn’t mean that you can now eat whatever you like (as in junk food) and you will be bulletproof.
That’s why – in my opinion – this is not a competition. It’s not nutrition vs supplements.
In today’s reality we need nutrition + supplements if we want to be optimally healthy – well, in other words. Did you know that there’s a difference between being healthy and being well?
Healthy = not diseased
Wellness = “Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – The World Health Organization.
If you are interested in hearing more about this, follow the link to our Facebook page and listen to the interview I had with Michelle Rumbelow, Nutritionist.