World Nutrition Day: 5 Expert Tips To Give Your Meal A Nutritional Boost
The importance of good nutrients in the diet cannot be stated enough for maintaining the body’s overall health and wellbeing.
World Nutrition Day is celebrated on 28th May every year. It is an initiative supported by many institutions across the world including the Spanish Federation of Societies of Nutrition, Food and Dietetics (FESNAD). Nutrition is of the utmost importance, especially in the times that we are living today. The importance of good nutrients in the diet cannot be stated enough for maintaining the body’s overall health and wellbeing. “New realities mean that we need to look at food and diet in a new way. It’s important to restrict one’s diet without compromising on nutrition. Nutrition is key,” said Consultant Nutritionist Ishi Khosla.
Celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija also agrees on the same. “Your body is like a car, it needs fuel to function. This fuel is balanced nutrition and there are five fingers to nutrition. The fingers include carbs, proteins, fats and finally vitamins and minerals. Within these food groups, you can make smart choices about the grains, lean protein, healthy fats, fruits and vegetables you eat daily,” says Makhija.
The primary key to good health is eating a balanced diet. But more often than not, our diets tend to focus on a certain group of nutrients, leaving out others. Even in our home meals, we tend to leave out essential vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients from our preparations. These are integral to our health as much as other nutrients that constitute a balanced meal.