Nutrition balance

Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition 3(2+1)
Lesson 1:Food, nutrition, and health

Nutrition balance

Normal nutrition implies a balance that avoids deficient intake, on one hand and excessive intake on the other. Effect of malnutrition in the body(Figure).

The key words in achieving the two criteria are moderation and prudence

Achieve nutritional balance:

  • It must furnish appropriate levels of all nutrients to meet the physiologic and biochemical needs of the body at all stages of life cycle.
  • It must avoid excess of calories, fat, sugar, salt and alcohol associated with increased risk of diet related diseases.

Therefore a good diet should fulfill the above criteria.

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