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Importance of Healthy Nutrition

Importance of Healthy Nutrition


There are many important factors that determine the recovery or failure in a person. A person with high energy levels and a good spirit will recover faster than a person who has low energy levels and a bad spirit. The recovery of a person depends upon the factors like the quality of the foods they intake, their recovery speed after the treatment and their state of mind. Healthy nutrition and energy levels have a direct link. If you recover slowly from any illness you should not just blame the doctor but also the foods that you consumed and the emotions that you felt at the time.

Many seniors are generally aware of the importance of healthy foods and energy levels. But many of them do not follow a nutritious diet, as they are not aware of the effect it will have on their health. They do not make any changes in their eating habits like increasing the quantity of fruits and vegetables or changing their eating pattern. This is because they have become used to the same old food which they get easily from fast-food joints and supermarkets. Hence the seniors tend to feel unhealthy when they eat something new or they have an excess of some vitamins and minerals than what they require.

There are many diseases that have a strong connection with a poor state of energy and a poor state of good health. Cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease are some of these diseases. All these diseases have been shown to have a connection with poor nutrition and high energy levels.

Prolonged suffering from one of these diseases makes people get weaker and their chances of recovering get smaller. Hence if we can reduce the chances of getting affected by these diseases through a healthy diet then the recovery rate will be much higher. Let us focus on some healthy diet tips that can help a lot in improving the recovery rate of a person who has been affected by any of the diseases mentioned above. The first tip to follow is to eat a well-balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and proteins.

Nutrient intake needs to be carefully watched by nurses too. They need to make good nutritional choices in order to improve the health of their patients and to help them get rid of some of the diseases that they are prone to. A good example of healthy food choices for nurses is to eat whole grains, good sources of proteins, and some fats. Whole-graingrain foods include oats, barley, oat bran, and wheat.

Fruits are also good source of vitamins and minerals apart from being delicious. Fresh fruits like oranges, berries, apples and watermelon are always on top of the list of healthy foods for a nurse. Vegetables are a good source of proteins and fibers. Different kinds of beans are also good for this purpose.