Food has many roles. It’s a source of fuel, energy and nutrients. It affects our body weight. It alters our health and vital indicators, like cholesterol and blood pressure. Food is social, food is emotional and it affects our health and well-being. Just like we spring clean our homes, this fresh new season of renewal and regeneration is the perfect time to check in with our bodies and what we eat so we can thrive.
Nutrition as it applies to our daily lives means that we take in what we need to maintain our body’s healthy state. But what is our responsibility in the nutrition game? Do we understand what our nutritional requirements are, how to fulfill those requirements, and how to look for real nutritional value in our foods? (more…)