Basics of Nutrition

There are many things to learn about when it comes to nutrition. But the basic concept is “What goes in must come out.” Your body is like a machine; it takes what it needs from what you feed it and gets rid of the rest by urine and the bowels.

If you notice you have a problem with elimination, you should take it seriously, go see a doctor. Many individuals have this problem. Don’t be shy or anything, it can be very serious to your health. 

The first step is finding out if there even is a problem. First, you should see how many bowel movements you have daily (BM). If you have one per day it’s not a problem, however, it is better to have 2 to 3 BM’s a day and more if you eat more often. But if you find you are having one per week or 2 per month, then you have a serious problem.

Some people might say they don’t find the time. The reason could be they are out all day and would prefer to have their BM at home rather than a  public bathroom. But let me tell you, you will keep your colon quite happy if you go several times for the day. If you are looking for a trick it would be to eat a lot of raw fruits and vegetables, steamed beets, and using digestive enzymes with your meals. Do whatever you can; it will be beneficial to you.

Nutrition Basics: Macronutrients

The Nutrition Basics: Macronutrients lesson will introduce and explain the three most calorie-dense foods-- fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.

Nutrition Basics: Micronutrients

This lesson will give students a basic understanding of each essential vitamin and mineral, the importance of them, and their food sources.

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