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Welcome to Nutrition Australia


Nutrition is an essential element for maintaining your body' s health for optimal brain functioning and for stable and continued growth. The term “nutrition” refers to the process of taking in the food or other substances necessary for growth, health' and good body condition. Deficiencies in nutrition may lead to growth limitations and increased chances of disease including those that may be fatal. A good
nutritionists can help you map out your diet.
Nutritionists are health professionals who specialize in human nutrition, meal planning, preparation, and so on. They are trained to provide safe, evidence-based dietary advice and management to individuals (in health and disease), as well as to institutions. Poor diet can have an injurious impact on health, causing deficiency diseases such as scurvy, beriberi, and kwashiorkor; health-threatening conditions like obesity and metabolic syndrome, and such common chronic systemic diseases as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

Lifestyle and obesity related diseases are becoming increasingly predominate all around the world. There is little doubt that modern food processing technologies has contributed to this widespread development. The food processing industry is a major part of the modern economy in developed countries. This can also influence a political decision in nutritional recommendations and agricultural subsidizing. Health recommendations are hardly a priority in any known profit-driven economy; effective production of cheap foods with a long shelf-life is more the trend. In general, fresh organic foods have a relatively short shelf-life and are less profitable to produce and sell than are cheap processed foods. Thus the consumer is left with the choice between more expensive but nutritionally superior whole, fresh foods, or nutritionally inferior processed foods that could eventually lead to pain and disease in the body. Because processed foods are often cheaper and more convenient for both storage and preparation, the consumption of nutritionally inferior foods has been increasing throughout the world along with many nutrition-related health complications.

Over all, eating a wide variety of fresh unprocessed foods has proven favorable compared to poor diets based on processed foods. In particular, the consumption of whole plant foods slows digestion and provides higher amounts and a more favorable balance of essential nutrients per calorie. Thus resulting in better management of cell growth, maintenance, and cell division, as well as better regulation of appetite and blood sugar. A consistent eating schedule (every few hours) has proven more wholesome than infrequent, haphazard ones.

Nutrition Australia provides you with knowledge you need in order to maintain good health through proper nutrition. This includes the differences in nutrition requirements between men and women, and the unique and special nutrition needs of pregnant women. Malnutrition is a leading cause of third-world pregnancy difficulties and even death, especially during childbirth. Lack of proper nutrition on the mother's part during pregnancy will similarly effect the health of the newborn, and impact the baby's ability to grow and thrive normally. Governments of countries around the world are constantly educating mothers and families about the critical and basic nutrition requirements for having and raising healthy children.

Please feel free to browse the pages of Nutrition Australia to help educate yourself, your family and those in your community on subjects and concepts related to good nutrition, so that you can take the right steps to keep yourself and your loved ones as healthy as possible. A balanced diet is the key principle to good nutrition, and diet requirements will change over your lifetime and according to your age and living conditions. If you have any questions or comments while you are browsing through the site please feel free to contact us in the contact us link below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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