Why is nutrition important? The answer is because all living things need nutrition to survive. You need proper nutrition to stay healthy.
If you answer that question why is nutrition important by the way people eat today, you would think it is not very important. Have you ever noticed people eating at various restaurants, some of the people think it is their last meal the way they pile up the food. Maybe they think if I eat a lot of food I will get all the nutrition my body needs. Yea right.
Have you noticed what types of foods their consuming? My wife and I went to a buffet style restaurant the other day and I noticed the food section that had a lot of food remaining was the vegetable and salad section; the fried chicken and beef section was constantly running out of food. As they are eating all that food, they are not thinking why is nutrition important to me?
Maybe by defining nutrition we can find out why is nutrition important to everyone. In the Dictionary it defines nutrition as "the act or process of nourishing or of being nourished." Are we nourishing our bodies by over feeding it? In the Encyclopedia it states "For good nutrition a person should eat a well-balanced diet, that is, one that provides an adequate amount of each of the classes of nutrients each day, furnishing at the same time an adequate but not excessive number of calories for the body's energy needs. "
Would not it be great if every time we ate something, there would some type of voice or indicator stating the benefits or warnings of what we just ate or drank. For example, "Johnny you just ate some fried chicken, from this chicken you getting some protein, but you are getting a whole lot of fat that your body does not need! If that were the case just maybe people would think twice about what they are eating.
Aside from the food consumption, do we get enough nutrition from the good foods we do eat? The answer is no because nutrients in our soil have been depleted. The foods we consumed 50 years ago are not the same foods we eat today. So what do we do to get the proper nutrition our body needs? The only way I know of to get the proper nutrition that our body needs is through nutrition supplementation. To be healthy or to stay healthy, it is vital to take nutrition supplementation.